Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
up to 8GB
OS
No OS, Windows 10 Home
Dimensions
363.4 x 238.4 x 19.9 mm (14.31" x 9.39" x 0.78")
Weight
1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0
  • 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 VGA
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2 Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington Lock Slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Buy our profiles for BOE NT156FHM-N61 (BOE07CB) / 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

$4.96
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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)
price
684
performance

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
price
1929
performance

 

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35) in-depth review

In the course of a pandemic, that put the entire world on its head, a lot of people were required to equip themselves with a computer. And most of them needed a portable one. Hence, the laptop world completely exploded, before running to a halt, when supplies started to run dry. But which devices sold best? Without a doubt - the least expensive once. After all, most of them were used in very light work scenarios. One such device is the Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35). It uses a body that looks moder[...]

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Pros

  • Aggressive pricing
  • 1x M.2 NVMe + 2x RAM SODIMM
  • Good optimization
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (BOE NT156FHM-N61 (BOE07CB))

Cons

  • No MicroSD card slot and USB Type-C port
  • Covers only 50% of the sRGB gamut (BOE NT156FHM-N61 (BOE07CB))
  • Narrow viewing angles and poor contrast ratio (BOE NT156FHM-N61 (BOE07CB))

Inside Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

 

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