•  Date Published: 20 Feb 2018
  • Intel Core i5-7200U
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2GB DDR3)
  • 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB
  • 2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)


  • Decent build with small exceptions
  • Best in class display - bright, vibrant and with wide sRGB coverage
  • No PWM at any brightness level
  • Good price/performance ratio
  • Impressive battery runtimes for a budget 17-inch laptop


  • Wobbly touchpad
  • No keyboard LED illumination
  • Just a few flexible areas - the lid and interior


  • 256GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slot (2280) 
  • RAM
  • 8GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Plastic exterior, aluminum interior)
  • Dimensions
  • 423 x 290 x 28 mm (16.65" x 11.42" x 1.10")
  • Weight
  • 2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Gigabit LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac
  • Audio jack
  • Features
  • Web camera
  • HD 720p
  • Microphone
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

  • Name
  • LG LP173WF4-SPF5
  • Diagonal
  • 17.3"
  • Pixel density
  • 127.34 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 404 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 90%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 27 inches (69 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1140:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 5.8 3.1
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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Acer Aspire 5 A517-51 in-depth review

The last few years, Acer is the OEM with one of the best value notebooks and it aims to uphold its reputation with the new Acer Aspire 5 lineup. The series delivers a variety of configurations packed in a decent 15-inch and 17-inch bodies without too much compromise in build quality. The most interesting models, however, are the ones with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core-U processors. Luckily, we now have the chance to test the Core i7-8550U processor that features not two but four compute cores while retaining the 15W TDP from the previous generation. We can expect considerably better multi-core performance without losing the energy-efficient nature of the chip. Most of the Aspire 5 sell without a discrete GPU and rely on the updated Intel UHD Graphics 620 but in our case, the [...]

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