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Acer Aspire 5 A517-53G 17.3 Inch Laptop - (Intel Core i7-1260P, 16GB, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050, Full HD Display, Windows 11, Iron)

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That’s likely down to the Aspire 5’s larger chassis and better thermals — the Dell did demonstrate more throttling than the Acer. The Aspire 5’s display is fine for productivity work but doesn’t offer the colors needed for creative tasks. The demo seems to confirm that Thunderbolt will be capable of 80 Gbps speeds and it marks the first time that Intel has publicly shown off the speed. Compared to the Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-72MD, it's about 2 cm more compact on both sides and also 5 mm thinner.

Wireless connectivity is the usual combination of Wi-Fi 6 with Bluetooth, both provided by MediaTek’s MT7921 wireless LAN card. We also have designs with generously sized screens that are ideal for home offices or for watching movies on the sofa. The disappointing color performance is paired with a strong contrast ratio of up to 1300:1, which is respectable for a budget laptop.All in all, the A517 offers quite a generous connectivity, which is certainly also due to the space available in the 17. Try to lift the Aspire 5's screen lid single-handedly and the entire chassis comes along for the ride. To that end, my review unit was equipped with the Intel Core i5-1235U, a 15-watt 10-core (two Performance and eight Efficient), 12-thread CPU that slots in the middle of Intel’s 12th-gen lineup for thin-and-light laptops. Featuring an all new interface, improved Start menu and multi-tasking tools to enhance your productivity, Windows 11 is almost here. Brightness is a slight weak point and the Aspire 5 wouldn't be much fun to use in indoor environments with high levels of ambient light.

However, this is sufficient for normal users without professional demands, especially since color reproduction looks pleasing and quite balanced. As with the vast majority of devices, they can't compete with the 2016 Apple MacBook 12 reference model by a long shot, but they offer a somewhat acceptable sound.Alongside the announcement of Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs, AMD also announced the brand-new AM5 socket and 600-series chipsets that AM5 boards will feature. A 512GB Solid State Drive provides plenty of handy storage space, as well as ensuring a quick boot-up and fast loading times.

This recent demo didn't seem to show any additional features of the new Thunderbolt 5 other than the speed.Innovative new architecture matches the right core to the right workload, so background tasks won’t interrupt your game - giving you the freedom to chat, browse, stream, edit, record, and play without skipping a beat.

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