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Acer Aspire 3 A315

alaTest has collected and analyzed 400 reviews of Acer Aspire 3 A315. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the image quality and sound. The reliability and screen get mixed reviews.

usability, price, portability, design, durability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire 3 A315 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Aspire 3 A315-51

 

The Acer Aspire A315 is a decent budget laptop for families and students. Acer Aspire 3 A315-51.

Attractive and solid design ; Decent connectivity ; Comfortable, comprehensive typing experience

Limited performance ; Very basic display

Overlook the basic display and the Aspire A315-51 is a decent everyday laptop, available for a low asking price.

Apr, 2018

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

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Aspire 3 A315-51 15.6" Intel® Core™ i3 Laptop - 128 GB SSD, Black

 

Its great. So much faster than my previous computer.

No

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Aspire 3 A315-51 15.6" Intel® Core™ i3 Laptop - 128 GB SSD, Black

 

Not expensive Good quality

Screen! It is too dark. I would not buy again. It is really tiring looking at the dark screen. Sad I did not listen other people who left the same feedback

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Aspire 3 A315-51 15.6" Intel® Core™ i3 Laptop - 128 GB SSD, Black

 

It makes a very good vacuum cleaner as the screen static sucks up unbelievable amounts of dust.

1. BIOS only has UEFI or Legacy, to swap between the two one must keep entering the BIOS. 2. No warning lights for Cap Locks, Charging, Wifi, not even on/off. 3. No matter how you set the Bluelight Shield it switches on/off when it feels like it. 4....

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Aspire 3 A315-51 15.6" Intel® Core™ i3 Laptop - 128 GB SSD, Black

 

Speed

Mar, 2019

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:N / Y
Built-in subwoofer:Y
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Number of microphones:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3246 / 4810 / 4870
Battery capacity (Watt hours):36 / 37 / 48 / 4810
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5 / 5.5 / 6 / 6.5 / 7 / 7.5 / 8
Battery recharge time:6
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.4 / 7.7
Continuous video playback time:8
Number of battery cells:2 / 3 / 4
Removable battery:Y

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 3

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 4.0 / ACPI 5.0 / CE / CE, ACPI 4.0

Design

Colour name:Black / Obsidian Black
Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Red / Blue / Grey / Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Red / Blue / Grey / Red
Product Type:Chromebook / Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:1.78:1 / 15:9 / 16:10 / 16:4 / 16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1980
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD+ / WXGA
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:LCD
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

AMD FreeSync:N
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 520 / AMD Radeon 530 / AMD Radeon 530X / AMD Radeon 535 / AMD Radeon 535DX / AMD Radeon R5 430 / AMD Radeon Vega 10 / AMD Radeon Vega 3 / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR4 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32 / 8
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12 / 16 / 18
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300 / 320 / 400 / 800 / 847
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 650 / 700 / 750 / 900
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 650 / 700 / 750 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R / AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon Vega Graphics / Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3184 / 0x3185 / 0x5916 / 0x5917 / 0x5A84 / 0x5A85 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter memory:4
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:N / Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:N / Y
Keyboard language:Belgian / English / English, Italian / French / German / Hungarian / Italian / Nordic / Swiss / UK English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:107
Number of touchpad buttons:1 / 2
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:Y
Windows keys:N / Y

Logistics data

Quantity per layer:26
Quantity per pallet:78
Shipping carton height:31
Shipping carton length:6.5
Shipping carton weight:3.18
Shipping carton width:46.8

Memory

ECC:N
Internal Memory:12 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 12 / 16 / 20 / 32 / 4 / 64 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):12 / 16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:1x1
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000 / 1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:N / Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

On/off button:Y
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapter quantity:1
AC adapters quantity:1
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Package depth:65
Package height:310
Package weight:3.18
Package width:498
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y
Microphone in:N / Y
On/off button:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:N
Volume Control:Digital

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 15 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):1
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
Number of QPI links:15
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2+2x1,4x1 / 1x2,1x2+2x1 / 1x2,1x2+2x1,1x4,2x1,4x1 / 1x2,1x2+2x1,1x4,4x1 / 1x4+1x2,2x1+1x2+1x2,4x1 / 1x4,2x2 / 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 2.20 / 2.4 / 2.40 / 2.48 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.56 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 2.7 / 2.70 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L2 & L3 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Apollo Lake / Braswell / Gemini Lake / Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.10 / 1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.00 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor lithography:14 / 28
Processor Model:2200U / 2500U / 2700U / A4-9120 / A4-9125 / A6-9220 / A6-9220e / A6-9225 / A9-9400 / A9-9410 / A9-9420 / A9-9425 / E2-9000 / i3-6006U / i3-7020U / i3-7100U / i3-7130U / i3-8130U / i5-7200U / i5-8250U / N3060 / N3350 / N3450 / N3710 / N4000 / N4100 / N4200 / N5000
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 32-bit,64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Core i3-6000 Mobile Processor Series / Intel Pentium Processor N4000 Series for Mobile / Intel® Pentium N3000 Series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1090 / BGA 1170 / BGA 1296 / BGA 1356 / Socket FP4
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4 / 4.8
Stepping:B0 / D1 / H0 / Y0
System bus rate:2.5 / 4 / 5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 25 / 6
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90 / 95

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1,00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:N / Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
Processor ARK ID:122590 / 124967 / 124977 / 128983 / 128988 / 128990 / 137977 / 91157 / 91830 / 91832 / 95442 / 95443 / 95592 / 95596 / 95598
Processor code:SR2KN / SR2ZU / SR2ZW / SR3LA / SR3RZ / SSSR2KL / SSSR2UW
Processor package size:24 x 31 / 25 x 24 / 25 x 27 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y

Software

Bundled software:Acer Care Center, Acer Portal
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Linux Linpus / N / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Operating System Language:Italian
Pre-installed software:Acer Care Center, Acer Porta / Acer Care Center, Acer Portal
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2016 / Office 2016

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 200 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA
HDD Speed:5400
Intel® Optane™ Memory module capacity:16
Intel® Optane™ Memory module installed:Y
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 129 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III / Serial ATA,Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+Flash / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total SSDs capacity:128
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 628

Technical Details

USB connector type:USB Type-A

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.9 / 21.6 / 259 / 259.1 / 262.8 / 263
Height :12.6 / 20.8 / 20.9 / 21 / 21.6 / 24.9 / 25 / 259 / 26.1
Height (front):2.1 / 2.16
Height (rear):2.1 / 2.16
Weight:2.09 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3
Width:378 / 381 / 381.5 / 381.6 / 81.6