Now it is not difficult to find a laptop for your requests. The choice is vast. However, many models with even average characteristics are quite expensive. Finding a decent device at an affordable price is hard. But you can. One of these is the Acer Aspire 3. Let's tell you more about it.
This laptop has an all-plastic case. With a thickness of 2 cm, it weighs a little less than two kilograms. This is a bit too much for such parameters, but not critical.
Lovers of color varieties will appreciate the presence of several colors. You can buy a gadget in a black, blue or red case.
The laptop has already been subjected to several tests. One of the tests - for twisting, he passed flawlessly. This is due to the availability of quality parts and good assembly. Here, the panels are carefully adjusted, and all other components do not play and have verified, minimal gaps.
Not everyone will like the fact that the lid of the device cannot be opened with one hand, but this is a trifle.
Screen and keyboard
Notebook Acer Aspire 3 received a 15.6-inch TFT-screen with HD-resolution (1366x768 pixels). The picture does not have high details, and the color rendition suffers from oversaturation of cold tones.
The latter will not help fix even the functionality of Windows. Therefore, some users who like to configure everything especially carefully will have to work hard for this.
The advantages of such a screen include the presence of: narrow bezels, matte finish and a wide range of brightness controls.
The laptop keyboard does not flex even after significant impact. The keys here are dense, rough, with a small depth of travel. This is a plus for those who love touch typing.
Not everyone will like the touchpad. It squeezes when pressed and does not always work immediately. Therefore, it is better to get a computer mouse.
The heart of the Acer Aspire 3 is the AMD Athlon 300u dual-core, quad-thread 2.4 GHz processor. A Radeon Vega 3 chip is installed to process graphics.
The device does not heat up much, but keeping it on your lap for a long time is not very comfortable because of the constantly running cooler. At its maximum, it emits mournful, loud noises that are annoying.
The gadget received only 4 GB of DDR4 RAM, but that's okay. Two slots are empty here, so this volume can easily be increased to 16 GB.
Another plus of the device is the availability of NVMe M.2 SSD from Western Digital. Its size is not large by today's standards - 128 GB, but here you can add memory.
Device for the office and not only
The gadget has good performance. It quickly wakes up from sleep mode, and launches any office application without unnecessary time pauses.
Working in a browser is comfortable: the picture is smooth, without brakes and with a quick transition between tasks.
The device can be used for gameplay. Users have tested it on demanding CS: GO. At maximum graphics settings, the frame rate was kept at 20 frames per second.
All operating processes in the laptop are controlled by Windows 10. It is also equipped with a large number of pre-installed software. Especially interesting is the availability of convenient photo and video editors from Acer, Care Center for analyzing the state of the laptop and updating drivers.
Video lovers will appreciate the support for 5 GHz (802.11ac). This will contribute to stable signal reception, will not allow the film to stop at the most interesting place. It is worth remembering that the laptop speakers are located at the bottom of the laptop. They are easy to close, so you should choose the best location for the gadget while viewing content.
There is a webcam here, but it's weak. Her abilities are only sufficient to provide video communication capabilities.
Surely everyone will like the large number of ports and connectors. There are two USB 2.0, one USB 3.1, HDMI, LAN port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The needs of any user with such an arsenal will be met.
Battery and autonomy
The Acer Aspire 3 is equipped with a 4810 mAh battery. The time of its autonomous work depends on the operating conditions and the tasks performed. One charge is enough, for example, for eight hours of watching videos or videos on YouTube. If you surf the Internet (in medium performance mode), the battery will drain even faster - in four hours.
During gameplay, it is better to connect your laptop to the network. This way, the charge will not be wasted and the performance will remain at an acceptable level.
A 45W adapter is available to replenish lost energy. It can fully charge the laptop battery in two hours.
Customers choosing the Acer Aspire 3 will have a generally balanced device. The device costs its own 28,000 (on average) rubles. It is perfect for the average user to perform most of the average tasks.
At the same time, you should not expect something supernatural from him. It's hard to get more performance out of a dual-core processor. You can improve the dynamics of the device by adding RAM. There are design possibilities for this.
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