Our opinion on the Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2
Running under Windows 11 ProAcer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2 is a versatile laptop PC with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen equipped with a large amount of 32 GB RAM and an Intel Alder Lake Core i7-1255U processor for good performance in everyday use and great responsiveness provided by the fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB. This dark silver laptop is also equipped with a GeForce RTX 2050 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card suitable for games that are not too demanding and which accelerates multimedia processing. There is also a backlit keyboard and connectivity with USB-C Thunderbolt 4.
Features of the Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2
|17.3” Full LED IPS ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)
|Intel Core i7-1255U Alder Lake (10 cores: 2P 1.7 GHz, 8E 1.2 GHz, TDP 15W)
|Installed RAM (max)
|32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
|NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 2050 4GB dedicated GDDR6, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus
|1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
|3 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI
|6-axis Wi-Fi (2×2, Intel AX211), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
|Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
|Announced autonomy / Battery
|6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|2.4 Kg / 402.1 x 257.9 x 19.9mm
The Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2 faces the competition
The Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2 is currently displayed in promotion at Acer France and is positioned as one of the only ones in its category to offer such a high amount of RAM with such a large capacity SSD and Thunderbolt connectivity in such a large and thin format, all under Windows Pro.
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Chassis, connections, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2
Cooled by 2 fans, 2 copper heat pipes and air grilles, this slim, lightweight large-format laptop has an elegant and discreet look thanks to its silver design.
It runs Windows 11 Pro, a more complete system than classic Windows 11 with its advanced network management and security tools like BitLocker.
This versatile laptop offers good connectivity including 1 USB-C, 6-ax Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a monitor or a TV for example but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are plugged into them.
In a dimly lit environment, you can activate the backlighting of the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish them.
The screen adopts classic specifications with its significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology. But also its anti-reflective treatment making it more restful for the eyes in prolonged use than a shiny panel and more readable in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
The screen is also suitable for Full HD content, including videos with its 16:9 format.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2
The Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2 is a relatively thin 17-inch laptop designed for everyday multimedia-oriented use.
It clearly stands out with its large amount of RAM of 32 GB, twice the average, to clearly see this level coming. It goes without saying that it seamlessly accompanies the processor, a low-consumption Alder Lake Core i7-1255U with 10 hybrid cores and Iris Xe integrated graphics solution.
This gives very good performance in everyday use.
This core is also suitable for light multimedia processing using RAM and multi-core, such as photo editing or video conversion.
More demanding multimedia processing can also be carried out on this laptop since it has the dedicated GeForce RTX 2050 graphics card which accelerates them under software using GPU computing power, such as VSDC, Sony Vegas or those from the Adobe suite.
Be careful, however: to often carry out heavy multimedia processing, it is preferable to turn to a PC equipped with a non-low consumption processor with a large number of efficient cores.
Equipped with the NVIDIA Ampre architecture, the GeForce RTX 2050 ray tracing will interest those who wish to play games that are not too demanding. Demanding gamers will opt for a model with a more powerful graphics card.
Optimus switches in practice automatically and in real time between the Iris
This is around 6 hours on battery in light use, enough to interest some people looking for a slim, large format student laptop for whom weight is not an essential criterion.
Viewing photos and videos but also playing light games is possible, whether with the Iris Xe or the GeForce RTX 2050.
The storage will delight demanding users because it is entrusted to a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity thanks to which you can install and store multiple software, games and files including personal creations.
Remember that an SSD is more resistant to shock than a hard drive, more energy efficient, quiet and much faster.
As a result, the SSD ensures much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a hard drive.
Starts/stops are much faster with the SSD than with a hard drive, as are multimedia processing and software/game launches, and you can access online game cards more quickly.
Finally, expect heat and noise under heavy loads (e.g. processing, gaming) from this versatile, large-format multimedia-oriented laptop.
If necessary, it can be associated with a ventilated support to limit its temperatures (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).