Analysis of the Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir – A4-9120 from Acer.

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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir the right choice for surfing the internet?

Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is to respond to this type of need that Acer has developed this Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Material that seem to be well-designed.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The manufacturer offers a processor A4-9120; A mid-range orientation. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 1000 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. This Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 5 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. 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 A315-22-49FX Noir the right choice for watching movies ?

This Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
For this model, Acer thought big. A 15 inches screen, and a resolution of 1366×768 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
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. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor A4-9120, 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. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Acer installed by default. 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. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
With AMD Radeon R3, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
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.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. 5 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see. 

Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir the right choice for travelling connected ?

It Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX 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 A315-22-49FX Noir. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.9 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Too bad for the processor A4-9120 that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
The result is a poorer autonomy. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 5 hours before the breakdown.
This laptop will therefore rather be intended to stay on the desk or to be taken away from time to time at the weekend. The moving parts that make up the hard drive can get damaged and cause the loss of the data it contains. Equipped with a standard 1000 Gb hard disk, it will make possible an almost unlimited number of writing cycles (recording/erasing). The disadvantage is that the boot phases will be slower than on an SSD technology disk.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. Indeed, because of its size, 15 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
Acer provides 3connectors on this model. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir for travel use.

The Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir for audio or video editing ?

Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor A4-9120. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
With 1000 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.This size is one of the best on the market in this product range. And that’s what you’ll need to store your films and music locally. Regarding the speed at startup, Acermade the choice of the conventional hard drive. Flash memory, which is useful when you need to run a program quickly or run several tasks in parallel.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 5 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A result in the average of the competitors.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. As you will have understood, it Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir proposes a rather basic oriented use. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.

The Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir for online or local games.

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir, it may be better to go to other models. Clearly, Acer has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. 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.
Our tests have shown that for Acer this computer is not intended for playing video games. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 1000 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
For online gaming, it Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir has high quality Wi-Fi. 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.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.9 Kg and is 15 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 5 hours.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir one. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

The Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir for office automation.

Access on efficiency, this Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
It’s not Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir equipped with all the applications you’ll need. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Acer in this product line. In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Average weight, with 1.9 Kg.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
This Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1000 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.

The Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX Noir – in summary

This Aspire 3 A315-22-49FX 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 :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks