Acer Aspire E15 Review – Big Screen Laptop to Match your Work and Entertainment Needs

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Acer Aspire E15 Review – Big Screen Laptop to Match your Work and Entertainment Needs

With 15.6 Inches of Screen and a 1080P display, the versatile Acer E15 continues to be a bestseller. How does it perform?

If you are looking for a big screen in an affordable laptop, Acer Aspire E series is something that we would recommend you take a close look at. One of the most reviewed and bestselling laptops on Amazon is the Acer Aspire E-15 laptop.

Acer Aspire E Series

The Acer Aspire E series might very well be one of their most popular laptop series. This range provides users with one of the fastest laptops from Acer at a very affordable price range. All the laptops in this series are equipped with great features, including fast processors, improved graphics, larger screen size, and enhanced screen resolutions.

Apart from the basic hardware specs, its software is equally impressive. It runs on Windows 10, one of the most preferred operating systems for laptops and contains custom software from Acer. You might find that the default screen resolution in many laptops from the series to be a little dull, and low on brightness, but that is what provides you with a longer battery life. The screen resolution has not been compromised, so although the images might not be too bright, they are certainly sharp and crisp. The design is modern and simplistic. Since these are heavy laptops with big screens, they may be a bit bulky for frequent travelers.

The Aspire E series from Acer has been created to provide you with an enhanced computing experience for your everyday life and the series offers you with more than 45 different laptop models to choose from! The E series incidentally has the widest range of Laptop versions rolled out by a brand under one series.  The series offers laptops in different shapes, sizes and features including models with both Intel and AMD processors. This only goes on to show how long running and trusted the Acer Aspire E series is.

Acer Aspire E5 – 575G – 53VG

Commonly known as the Acer Aspire E-15, this laptop has been created with the idea to deliver an advanced product while retaining design simplicity. It offers you the best of features and is put together in an easy to use manner. The laptop has a 6th generation processor, along with blazing fast connectivity options. The keypad is spacious with a highly responsive touchpad.

These laptops have been created to be suitable for all kinds of usage patterns – at home, for gaming, or for work. It comes with NVIDIA graphic cards which make it great for gaming and still has enough space for storage, and flexibility for memory additions. This makes it suitable for home as well as work use.

Since it comes packed with Windows 10, you can also make use of Cortana (the digital assistant from Windows). This will enhance your experience of using the laptop even more. The keyboard comes with a backlight, making it easier for you to use it in the dark. An additional USB type C port enhances connectivity with other devices and also allows for quick transfers and charging of other devices. While doing this you can leave your laptop in sleep mode. An additional advantage is the battery saving mode available on the laptop that is now becoming pretty common with Windows 10 laptops.

Key Specifications

Screen: The screen size of Acer Aspire E15 is 15.6 inches, and the screen resolution is 1080p. It offers a Full HD display, but might not be a very portable option due to its big screen and considerable weight of 5.7 pounds. In spite of an impressive color gamut, the screen can appear dull. The brightness of the screen can be adjusted so you can maintain it at a higher level as needed. The benefit you get from an inherently dull screen is the long battery life, which according to many is more important.

Processor: The Acer Aspire E 15 has a 6th generation Intel i5 processor. It is a 2.3 GHz dual-core processor. Intel processors are the most commonly used processors in the world today. The i5 variant ranks amongst the middle to the top rung of processors from the Intel stable. The mid range i5 processor provides you with just the perfect amount of speed that is needed for different kinds of computer operations. In addition to it, the processor is dual-core, which means that it can give you the power of two cores for better multitasking. This processor is certainly the one with great speed. If you need an even faster processor for more complex operations, you can buy the model with an i7 quad core processor from the Acer Aspire E series.

RAM: The Random Access Memory of the Laptop is 8 GB. Meaning it can store up to 8 gigabytes of data at any instance, which is ideal for an i5 processor. Since the processor has greater speed, the amount of data it can process also gets increased. An 8GB RAM is more than sufficient to handle various kinds of operations, ranging from games, net surfing, film downloads, and creating documents. And if you feel that an 8GB RAM is not sufficient for you, you can extend it to 32 GB. There are two DDR4 slots of memory allows you to add more RAM on your own.

Hard Disk: The storage space provided is 256 GB, which is enough if you are not one to store lots and lots of files, photos, videos, and documents. The SSD storage drive can store all types of data but is not extendable. A limited storage option automatically keeps you away from storing trash on the laptop. You’ll probably nurture a good habit of cleaning the cache files on the laptop from time to time. An external hard drive can solve the problem easily, or just use the cloud.

What’s Great About the E15

Keyboard and Touchpad: Since this laptop comes with huge screen real estate, it will naturally have a larger and clearer keypad. The keypad also has an additional backlight, which makes the keys a lot more visible when you use them in darker spaces. The backlight is a feature that is still found in a few midrange laptops. Along with a bigger and better keyboard, it also has an amazingly responsive touchpad. And since the keys are well spaced, the chances of pressing the wrong key are reduced to a great extent.

Graphics: Acer Aspire E15 supports a 940 MX INVIDIA 2 GB graphic card. This is good news for people who like to game on their laptops from time to time. Although this is not the latest or the best for 4K games, it can definitely provide you with decent clarity in plenty of Full HD games. This will enhance your gaming experience by providing you with good images and graphics. If you are into gaming or animation, the graphic card gives a decent performance that you’ll be happy with.

Battery Life: The battery life in Acer Aspire E15 is one of the best you will find in laptops of this size. It claims to last for 12 hours. In our testing, we found that you can easily get a battery life of 10 hours with a full charge. Whether you use the laptop with or without Wi-Fi will also have an impact on how long the battery of your laptop lasts. So far it has averaged between 9 – 11 hours, and we’re not complaining.

Overall Performance

The Acer Aspire E15 is a good mid-range laptop. It offers great battery life. The connectivity options in the machine are plenty. You can connect them and instantly transfer files at high speed and great ease. The machine comes loaded with the Windows digital assistant Cortana.

The i5 processor, paired with an 8 GB RAM, is a lot more than what one would need on a daily basis. At 15.6 inches, it offers great screen real estate. One of the few downsides of the laptop would be its dull screen, but you can still turn the brightness up if you are not that hung up about battery life.

See complete list of features for the Acer Aspire E15 from Amazon here.

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