A laptop made for audio video editing: Acer Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir – Ryzen 3 3250U

Foreword

Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.

Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir the right choice for surfing the internet?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Acer; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
With a 15 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Ryzen 3 3250U. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Acer comes with this Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 5 hours of tranquility. With this laptop Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir it will therefore be necessary to always keep the power cable within easy reach. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.

Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir the right choice for watching movies ?

Acer has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Acer presents this model in a large size version. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.9 kg.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Ryzen 3 3250U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
As far as applications are concerned, did Acer not install any. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 3, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
As for battery life, it Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 5 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average. 

The Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir to use while travelling.

It Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays.  Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
No backlit keyboard on this Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The processor Ryzen 3 3250U is inferior to other competitive products.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Acer; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 5 hours.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
This Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir on holiday.

Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir the right choice for audio or video editing ?

If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noircorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by Acer, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Ryzen 3 3250U does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of Acer have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. The available battery life is of 5 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
With the Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.

Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir the right choice to play online?

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, Acer decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 5 hours.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. But it can be a good choice for office functions.

Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir for office automation ?

Acer has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It’s not Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir equipped with all the applications you’ll need. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Acer in this product line. It is one of the laptops available in the range. Average weight, with 1.9 Kg.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
This Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
About storage, this model has average space . About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.

What about the Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir ?

This Aspire 3 A315-23-R11P Noir will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– playing video games
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– making audio and video editing