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Acer Aspire 3 (15.6-inch, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 880 reviews of Acer Aspire 3 (15.6-inch, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the touchpad. The energy efficiency and sound get less positive opinions.

performance, usability, portability, price, battery

durability, reliability, sound, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire 3 (15.6-inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-41-R98U)

 

This AMD Ryzen-based version of Acer's Aspire 3 budget laptop offers healthy pep for the money, but the touchpad, the battery, and the 15.6-inch display let down the team.

Ryzen CPU/Vega graphics deliver impressive pep for price. Comfortable keyboard. Easy RAM and storage upgrades. Empty 2.5-inch drive bay.

Short battery life. Dull, low-res screen. Flimsy touchpad. No USB Type-C ports.

Bottom Line: This AMD Ryzen-based version of Acer's Aspire 3 budget laptop offers healthy pep for the money, but the touchpad, the battery, and the 15.6-inch display let down the team.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire 3 A315-41 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Simple office notebook. Acer's 15.6-inch laptop scores some major points with its hardware combination of a powerful Ryzen 3 2200U APU, a fast SSD and 8 GB of dual-channel RAM. However, the screen and thermal performance disappoint.

matte screen ; SSD ; doesn't overheat ; fast SD card reader

TN panel with poor contrast and viewing angles ; average battery life at best ; only one USB 3.1 Gen 1 port

The Aspire 3 A315-41 is a 15.6-inch office notebook that is powered by a Ryzen 3 2200U APU. The APU offers more than enough computing power for such usage scenarios as office work and Internet browsing. The notebook does not become hot even under full...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire 3 A315-51 (i3-8130U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Core i3 – now with Turbo. The Aspire 3 A315-51 scores well for its powerful processor, fast SSD, and reasonable price. There is no Windows OS installed though, and the display and battery life are unimpressive.

matte display ; Full HD display ; SSD ; maintenance cover ; AC Wi-Fi ; fast memory card reader

dark and low contrast display ; poor viewing angles ; average battery life ; no USB Type-C port

Acer has delivered a simple 15.6-inch office notebook with the Aspire 3 A315-51. The built-in Core i3 processor offers more than enough performance for typical office and Internet applications. Thanks to Turbo Boost, the first Core i3 processor to...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire 3 (i3-6006U, HD520) Laptop Review

 

Third round. The current model has an Intel Core i3-6006U processor and differs only marginally in terms of the price, when compared to the previously reviewed sibling models. We examine in this review whether this particular laptop is worth buying.

good maintenance options ; good price-to-performance ratio ; quiet operation ; SSD and HDD

outdated ports ; low-res panel

In our review, the Aspire 3 with Intel’s Core i3-6006U proves to be more powerful than the AMD-based alternative and, in terms of battery life, it lasts longer than the Core i5-7200U-based variant. The system performance and the hardware components are...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire 3 A315-21 (A6-9220, Radeon R4) Laptop Review

 

Simple office computer. Acer's 15.6-inch laptop offers an AMD APU from the Stoney Ridge generation, a quick SSD, and an additional 2.5-inch hard drive. The battery life leaves something to be desired.

matte display ; barely warms up ; SSD+HDD ; maintenance hatch ; AC-WLAN ; quick memory-card reader

dark, low-contrast display ; average battery life at best

Acer's Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y is a simple 15.6-inch office laptop to use at home. The APU has sufficient performance power to handle office and Internet-related applications. The laptop hardly warms up at all. It could also run quietly under every level...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire 3 (7200U, HD 620) Laptop Review

 

Solid worker. Acer has produced a well-equipped 15-inch notebook that needs not fear comparison with similarly equipped competitors. Find out how our test unit did in our detailed review.

affordable price ; nice size ; sufficient performance for simple applications ; low system noise ; many upgrade possibilities

short battery runtime on Wi-Fi ; only one USB-3.0 port ; display is easily warped ; low brightness

Acer's Aspire 3 is a good entry-level device that can manage more than just simple processes in everyday use and knows how to handle multi-tasking. It can even be used for some simple image processing, but apart from that you must not expect too much...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by (laptopmedia.com)

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-34) review – the most affordable one of the bunch

 

Here is another Acer Aspire 3 iteration. We've yet seen the A315-55G, the A315-42 (which was equipped with an AMD chipset, and now we have the A315-34, which is the most affordable of the bun…

Very affordable;Decent battery life;Wide upgradability options;Doesn’t use aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment (Innolux N156HGA-EA3 (CMN15F5))

Weird cooling;No Type-C port, nor an SD card reader;TN panel has naturally poor viewing angles (Innolux N156HGA-EA3 (CMN15F5));Poor contrast ratio and only 53% of sRGB color coverage (Innolux N156HGA-EA3 (CMN15F5))

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (laptopmedia.com)

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-42) review – the bare minimum

 

Here comes another daily driver from Acer. It is the Aspire 3 (A315-42), and it looks more like the Aspire 5 (A515-52G) than its sibling from the Aspire 3 line-up – the A315-55G, that we test…

Simplistic design;Latest Ryzen ULV processors;Wide upgradability options;Doesn’t use aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment (Innolux N156HGA-EA3 (CMN15F5))

Poor build quality;No Type-C port, nor an SD card reader;TN panel has naturally poor viewing angles (Innolux N156HGA-EA3 (CMN15F5));Poor contrast ratio and only 54% of sRGB color coverage (Innolux N156HGA-EA3 (CMN15F5))

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (laptopmedia.com)

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-55G) review – a non-obnoxious notebook for the average Joe

 

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-55G) aims to be the ultimate multimedia laptop for people that are not willing to part ways with a huge amount of their money. Most of the time, this means that the user is offe…

Thin and lightweight;Efficient and somewhat powerful hardware;Supports NVMe drives

Not the best build quality (uses only plastic);No Type-C ports;TN panel has naturally poor viewing angles

Oct, 2019

Expert review by (laptopmedia.com)

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-21) review – good budget laptop

 

Today we shall have a look at yet another product meant for those who do not want to invest a lot of money into expensive and powerful laptops but do want a regular budget machine at a low price &#…

Good build quality;Lack of PWM (AUO38ED);Good sound quality;Matte screen finish;Relatively low price;Support for M.2 PCIe storage

Low battery runtimes;Modest color gamut coverage (AUO38ED);Uncomfortable viewing angles

Aug, 2018

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