Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests onAspire A114-32-C717…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.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Aspire A114-32-C717 enough for internet use?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. With this Aspire A114-32-C717, the company wanted to design a very basic model. 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. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. The manufacturer offers a processor N4000; A mid-range orientation. 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. 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. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it Aspire A114-32-C717 is a fair one. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Your computer will work better and longer.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 64 gigabytes will be enough. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Last point about the autonomy. the Aspire A114-32-C717 can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Aspire A114-32-C717 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
The Aspire A114-32-C717- the right model for streaming and videos ?
Acer presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Aspire A114-32-C717 is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
Acer has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1366×768, is a good compromise. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.7 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Acer is primarily intended for film lovers the Aspire A114-32-C717. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
On the sound side, it Aspire A114-32-C717 has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. 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 N4000, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 600 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Aspire A114-32-C717 seems inappropriate. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
The Aspire A114-32-C717 to use while travelling.
Making this laptop an easily transportable computer may not seem to be a priority in Acer the design of this Aspire A114-32-C717. We tested several functions depending on their intended use : for holidays, weekends, or continuously on public transport for work. The bottom line is this : If you need to go on holiday and commuting, and because of its configuration size/weight/quality materials, it is a very good choice.
It Aspire A114-32-C717 weights 1.7 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. 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. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
No backlit keyboard on this Aspire A114-32-C717. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
The processor N4000 is inferior to other competitive products.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 64 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The Aspire A114-32-C717 is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
On the connector side, it Aspire A114-32-C717 has 3 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
In brief, this Aspire A114-32-C717 can be considered useful when you decide to travel.
The Aspire A114-32-C717- the right model for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Aspire A114-32-C717 can suit you. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor N4000 does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 64 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Aspire A114-32-C717 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 64 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (5 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the Aspire A114-32-C717has the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The Aspire A114-32-C717 for online or local games.
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. With this Aspire A114-32-C717, 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 Acer technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
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.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 64 Gb it Aspire A114-32-C717is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For Wi-Fi technology, Acer decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.7 Kg and 14 inches), comparable to most similar products.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Aspire A114-32-C717 a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
Aspire A114-32-C717 the right choice for office automation ?
Acer has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Aspire A114-32-C717. It is a mature product.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10S.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. In short, an average laptop with 1.7 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
This Aspire A114-32-C717 has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
The storage of this model, 64 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive Aspire A114-32-C717can be quickly filled.
Ultimately, this Aspire A114-32-C717 is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
The Aspire A114-32-C717 in conclusion
The conclusion of the test Aspire A114-32-C717 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks