Updated 26 Jul 2018

Acer

Aspire 3 A315-21-49UK

Snapshot: The Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-49UK laptop has a 15.6-inch screen. It has an AMD A4-9120 processor and 4GB RAM. How good is its display?

Aspire 3 A315-21-49UK
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$549

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Test results

Overall score
62
Design and use
?/10
Performance
?/10
Battery life
?/10
Display
?/10

Good points

  • Good design and use.
  • Just OK performance.
  • OK colours on the screen.
  • Fair amount reflectance.
  • Good brightness and contrast.
  • OK video playback.
  • OK viewing angles.
  • Has a USB 3.0 port and an HDMI port.
  • RAM can be upgraded.
  • Hard drive can be upgraded.
  • Keyboard feels comfortable to use.
  • Large trackpad.

But

  • Just OK battery life.
  • Just OK audio.
  • Front camera only.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Design and use (35%) includes status lights/indicators, connections, laptop design, general use as a laptop, overall style and mobility as well as evaluating its security, manual and recovery options (if provided). For hybrids we also test laptop-to-tablet conversion and general use as a tablet. We also assess the audio quality of the speaker.

Performance (25%) is assessed using 3 benchmark software tools to evaluate the laptop’s performance during a range of tasks as well as its storage capabilities.

Battery life (20%) looks at the battery consumption for both heavy and light usage. Heavy usage is defined as playing an HD-quality video on loop, with power management features set for maximum performance, screen brightness at 100% and connected to a network with WiFi. Light usage is daily tasks, such as browsing the internet and checking email.

Display (20%) includes colour accuracy, brightness, depth and contrast, vertical and horizontal angle of view and glare and surface reflections.

Price is from a July 2018 survey.

Key data

Brand survey results

Brand reliability (%)
84
Brand satisfaction (%)
60
Brand value for money (%)
60

Model

Avg price
$549
Type
Standard
Full model number
Aspire 3 A315-21-49UK (NX.GNVSA.013)
Body type
Clamshell

Specifications

Screen size (in)
15.6
HDD (GB)
500
SSD (GB)
n/a
Available user space (GB)
431
RAM (GB)
4
Processor type
AMD A4-9120
Cores
2
Processor model
AMD A4-9120, 2.2GHz
Video type
AMD Radeon R3
Video RAM (GB)
Shared
Native resolution
1366 x 768
Weight with / without keyboard (kg)
1.873
Weight of power supply (kg)
0.258
Size HxDxW (mm)
24 x 259 x 382
Trackpad size (mm)
106 x 78
Average heavy use battery life (hr:min)
4:06
Average light use battery life (hr:min)
8:03

Features

Operating System supplied
Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
Stylus included
n/a
Optical (DVD or CD) drive
No
USB 2.0 ports
2
USB 3.0 ports
1
USB-C ports
0
Thunderbolt port
0
Ethernet port
Yes
Headphone / microphone port
No
Microphone port
No
Headset port
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Mini DisplayPort
No
WiFi (GHz)
2.4 / 5
WiFi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
No
Memory card reader
Yes
Front camera
Yes
Rear camera
No
Backlit keyboard
No