Acer Aspire 3 (A315-59) review – affordable but slightly impractical

There is one thing that should be at the forefront when you’re looking for a new notebook – your budget. Sometimes, you can afford to spend the big bucks, but more often than not, the price bracket is quite a constraint. This is where laptops like the Acer Aspire 3 (A315-59) come in.

Essentially, this is one of the most populated segments of the mobile computer market. The competition is fierce, but all of the manufacturers have to deal with one major issue. How to balance the cost-cutting measures.

A first glance at the Acer Aspire 3 (A315-59) reveals that the company has made plenty of the right choices. The first one is the use of Intel Alder Lake-U processors. They are immensely powerful and super efficient, thanks to the P-core/E-core structure of the die.

In addition to that, you get the opportunity to upgrade your notebook down the line. This allows you to reserve a portion of your budget for something else, and improve your device after a month, or a year. Plus, as far as we know, the laptop is offered only with an IPS display as of the moment of writing this review.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System:


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-59 / A315-59G) - Specs

  • Innolux N156HCA-EAB
  • Color accuracy  4.1  3.1
  • up to 1000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 + 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 36GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro, No OS
  • Battery
  • 40Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 362.9 x 241.3 x 19.9 mm (14.29" x 9.50" x 0.78")
  • Weight
  • 1.78 kg (3.9 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • 2x Microphones
  • Speakers
  • 2x Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive

All Acer Aspire 3 (A315-59 / A315-59G) configurations



All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here:;2

What’s in the box?

Inside this device’s packaging, you will find some paperwork and a 45W charger.

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1 month ago

Buenos dias, tardes o noche. Tengo una duda, se puede colocar HDD en el espacio libre? Con un adaptador o esta bloqueada la opcion devido al doble m.2, y tambien si version con la nvidea mx 550 (a315 – 59 514E )usa la misma placa madre.