Top 5 Reasons to BUY or NOT buy the Acer Aspire 3 (A315-42)
Acer Aspire 3 (A315-42) is a good entry-level notebook that offers configurations with the new AMD Ryzen CPUs. You can view our review here.
Of course, like every other product, it has its strong selling points as well as some cons. You can check our Top 5 picks a bit down below.
You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/acer-aspire-3-a315-42/
Acer Aspire 3
- AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000, 15W)
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
3 reasons to BUY the Acer Swift 3 (SF314-57)
1. The design
Its modern and simplistic design will last for years. It is not a high-end machine but it looks good at every angle which adds a bit of a premium look in the whole “picture”. The profile is just 20mm and the weight is low – 1.90 kg.
2. Ryzen ULV CPUs
Yes, the latest Ryzen tech is inside. That means a better price/performance ratio that the Intel rivals as well as good efficiency. The powerful iGPUs like AMD Vega 8 and Vega 10 are inside too.
For such low price tag the upgradability is fine – two RAM DIMMs, NVMe slot, and a 2.5″ SATA slot – good amount of upgrade options.
2 reasons to BUY the Acer Swift 3 (SF314-57)
1. The display
The display (Innolux N156HGA-EA3 CMN15F5) of the Acer Aspire 3 (A315-42) isn’t a good one. It is a TN panel with bad viewing angles, poor contrast ratio (310:1), and very low sRGB color coverage – 54%.
2. The build quality
The other drawback is the build quality. You can’t open the lid with one hand. If you try it, the plastic over the display will bend in a bad way. Speaking of plastic, it is an all-plastic build and the laptop can be scratched easily.