• CPU: Intel Celeron N5100
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics
  • Display: 17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 2x 4GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • Weight: 2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)

Pros

  • Adequate pricing
  • 1x M.2 NVMe + 2x RAM SODIMM
  • Budget processor with a decent amount of performance
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (LG LP173WF5-SPZ1)

Cons

  • Battery life is only average
  • No MicroSD card slot and USB Type-C port
  • Covers only 52% of the sRGB gamut (LG LP173WF5-SPZ1)

Acer Aspire 3 - Specs

CPU Performance #115
  • Intel Pentium Silver N6000
  • Intel Core i7-7560U 19.5%
  • Intel Celeron N5100
  • Intel Core i5-7200U 16.6%
  • Intel Core i5-8200Y
  • Intel Core i3-1000NG4
GPU Performance #230
  • AMD Radeon 520 (2GB GDDR5) 0.1%
  • Intel UHD Graphics
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 0.8%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 0.9%
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB DDR3) 0.9%
Display
17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
2x 4GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
OS
No OS
Battery
36.7Wh, 2-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
403.5 x 263.7 x 20.9 mm (15.89" x 10.38" x 0.82")
Weight
2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera VGA
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Digital Microphone
  • Speakers 2x Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

DISPLAY: 17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN

Name 17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 106.11 ppi
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1600 x 900
Becomes "Retina" from 33 inches (83 cm)

 

Acer Aspire 3 in-depth review

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GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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