The Aspire A315 – Ryzen 5 3500U from Acer : a good compromise for office automation

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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.

Aspire A315 compatible with internet use?

Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.Here you have an almost perfect product.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the Aspire A315 from Acer seems to be.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Ryzen 5 3500U. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Aspire A315is a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 512 Gb provided. This Aspire A315 allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 5 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Aspire A315 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.

Is Aspire A315 okay to watch videos ?

Making this Aspire A315 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Acer. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
For this model, Acer thought big. Large by size, with 15.6 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.9 kg.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Aspire A315 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Ryzen 5 3500U. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 8, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, Acer has made efforts with available 3 ports. It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Aspire A315 seems inappropriate. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.

The Aspire A315 to use while travelling.

It Aspire A315 is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It Aspire A315 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.9 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. For 15.6 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
With its Ryzen 5 3500U, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. Mainly related to low voltage, this processor allows an above-average autonomy (on paper).
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 Gb SSD hard drive. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Aspire A315 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it Aspire A315 has 3 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Finally with the Aspire A315, Acer deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.

Aspire A315 the right choice for audio or video editing ?

If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Aspire A315 is the right choice. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Ryzen 5 3500U, and the size of the storage space of 512 Gb, will allow you to do so.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Acer made the choice to put only one SSD. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Aspire A315 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. On this point Acer could have done much better.
For the connector part, the Aspire A315has the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.

Aspire A315 for video games?

With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this Aspire A315, Acer has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
A high-end graphics card, AMD Radeon Vega 8, combined with a high-performance processor Ryzen 5 3500U provide a quality result. Playing abilities are increased. And despite the power of the components, the engineers at de Acer have designed an efficient cooling system.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 512 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
For online gaming, it Aspire A315 has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15.6 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
For autonomy, 5 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 15.6 inches, thin and rather light (1.9 Kg), make this Aspire A315 an excellent one for a video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. The right tool for maximum performance!

Aspire A315 the right choice for office automation ?

Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This Aspire A315 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. In short, an average laptop with 1.9 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
This Aspire A315 eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.

Finally, the Aspire A315….

This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the Aspire A315 remains reasonable in terms of price.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– making audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks