Our take on the Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2
Running under Windows 11 ProAcer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2 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 daily use and great responsiveness provided by a fast SSD. is for Storage with a large capacity of 1 TB. This dark silver laptop is also equipped with GeForce RTX 2050 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card which is not too demanding and which accelerates multimedia processing. There’s also a backlit keyboard and connectivity with USB-C Thunderbolt 4.
Features of 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 (Maximum)
|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 processor and integrated 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 19.9 mm
The Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2 faces competition
Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2 is currently displayed Promotion in Acer France And it’s positioned as the only one in its category to offer such a large amount of RAM in such a large and thin form factor with such a large-capacity SSD and Thunderbolt connectivity, all under Windows Pro.
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Chassis, Connections, Screen of Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53G-73E2
Cooled by 2 fans, 2 copper heat pipes and an air grill, 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, practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a monitor or TV. But 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees 10 times faster transfer than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.
In dimly lit environments, you can activate the chiclet keyboard’s backlighting for better contrast.
The screen adopts classic specifications with its remarkable vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology. But its anti-reflective treatment makes it quieter on the eyes in long-term use than a glossy panel and more readable in bright environments (eg outside).
The screen is also suitable for Full HD content including videos with its 16:9 format.
Performance, autonomy of 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 multipurpose use.
It clearly stands out twice the average, with its large RAM of 32 GB to clearly see this level coming. It goes without saying that it combines seamlessly with the processor, the low-consumption Alder Lake Core i7-1255U with 10 hybrid cores and the Iris Xe integrated graphics solution.
This gives very good performance in daily 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 done on this laptop as it has a dedicated GeForce RTX 2050 graphics card that makes it faster under GPU computing power, such as VSDC, Sony Vegas or software from the Adobe suite.
However, be careful: for often heavy multimedia processing, it is better to turn to a PC equipped with a non-low consumption processor with a large number of efficient cores.
Equipped with NVIDIA Ampre architecture, GeForce RTX 2050 Ray Tracing will appeal to those who want to play less demanding games. Demanding gamers will choose a model with a more powerful graphics card.
Optimus switches between irises in practice automatically and in real time
This battery has a light usage time of around 6 hours, which is enough to interest some people looking for a thin, large format student laptop for which weight is not a critical criterion.
With either Iris Xe or GeForce RTX 2050, one can play light games in addition to viewing photos and videos.
Storage demanding users will be delighted because it is assigned to a 1 TB SSD, which thanks to the large capacity allows you to install and store multiple software, games and files, including personal creations.
Remember that an SSD is more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient, quieter and faster than a hard drive.
As a result, SSDs guarantee better fluidity and responsiveness on a day-to-day basis than hard drives.
As with multimedia processing and software/game launch, start/stop is faster with an SSD than a hard drive, and you can access online game cards faster.
Finally, expect heat and noise under heavy loads (eg processing, gaming) from this versatile, large-format multimedia-oriented laptop.
If necessary, it can be attached to a ventilated support to limit its temperature (Remember to check the dimensions carefully!).