• CPU: Intel Celeron N4500
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD + 2000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)


  • 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)


  • 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 (A317-33) - Specs

CPU Performance #138
  • Intel Pentium Silver N5000 15.7%
  • Intel Core i7-7Y75 13.4%
  • Intel Celeron N4500
  • Intel Pentium N4200 9.4%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 26.9%
  • Intel Celeron N3450 9.7%
GPU Performance #231
  • AMD Radeon 520 (2GB GDDR5) 0.6%
  • Intel UHD Graphics
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 0.3%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 0.4%
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB DDR3) 0.4%
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LG LP173WF5-SPZ1 (LGD0671)
Color accuracy 4.7 -> 4.1
1TB SSD + 2TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x M.2 NVMe slot See photo
Windows 10 Home
36.7Wh, 2-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
403.5 x 263.7 x 20.9 mm (15.89" x 10.38" x 0.82")
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
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera VGA
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Digital Microphone
  • Speakers 2x Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

Name LG LP173WF5-SPZ1 (LGD0671)
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Brightness 299 cd/m2
sRGB 52%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)
Contrast 1080:1
dE Color Checker 4.7 4.1
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics

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