Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52 / A517-52G)

Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52 / A517-52G) - Specs

  • BOE NV173FHM-N49 (BOE084E)
  • Color accuracy  5.0  4.1
  • up to 4000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
  • RAM
  • up to 36GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, No OS
  • Battery
  • 48Wh, 3-cell, 48Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9 mm (15.89" x 10.38" x 0.78")
  • Weight
  • 2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2 Speakers, Acer TrueHarmony
  • Optical drive


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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.

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.


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.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52 / A517-52G) series.

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52 / A517-52G) series.

Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52 / A517-52G) in-depth review

Acer has a bit of catching up to do with their Aspire lineup. Both Lenovo (with their Ideapad), and ASUS (through its Vivobook brand) have done a great job with their latest low-budget machines. This leaves the Aspire stuck in the past. Well, we hope that's no more, as today we're going to show you the Aspire 5 (A517-52G), which is a 17-inch model with a 1080p IPS display and a bit more than meets the eye.This particular version comes with a dedicated graphics card, hence the "G" in its name. Well, don't expect a GTX, or an RTX GPU. After all, this is an everyday device, not a gaming prod[...]


  • 1x SODIMM, 1x M.2 PCIe x4, 1x 2.5-inch SATA
  • Decent performance
  • Comfortable viewing angles and good contrast ratio
  • No PWM
  • SATA accessories inside the box
  • Lowkey design + optional fingerprint reader
  • Good battery life


  • Covers only 53% of the sRGB gamut
  • No SD card reader and Thunderbolt 4

Inside Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52G) - disassembly and upgrade options

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