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Acer Aspire E1 (E1-522)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of Acer Aspire E1 (E1-522). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and durability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the battery and screen.

performance, price, usability, durability, reliability

sound, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire E1 (E1-522) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire E1 (E1-522)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Acer Aspire E1 (E1-522) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and durability are overall positive. The price and usability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the battery. Opinions are divided on the sound.

performance, usability, price, durability, reliability

battery

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire E1-522 15.6-inch Laptop (AMD E2-3800 1.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDML, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1)Acer Aspire E1-522 15.6-inch Laptop (AMD E2-3800 1.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDML, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Aspire E1 (E1-522)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Acer Aspire E1 (E1-522) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the price, whereas many are critical about the reliability and performance.

price

performance, reliability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire E1-522-3407 Notebook, E1-2500, 1.4G, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 15.6-Inch, Windows 8, BlackAcer Aspire E1-522-3407 Notebook, E1-2500, 1.4G, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 15.6-Inch, Windows 8, Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire E1-522-45004G50Mnkk Notebook

 

Moonlighter. Buyers expect sufficient power for typical applicati

Sufficient application performance; Low emissions; Low power consumption; Ergonomic input devices; USB 3.0

Dark, glossy screen; Casing susceptible for fingerprints; Not suitable for games

A DVD burner in an office laptop? And VGA will apparently never be extinct.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Acer Aspire E1-522

 

The Acer Aspire E1-522 laptop runs on Windows 8 (64 bit) OS and has powerful AMD A4 1.5 GHz quad core processor. It comes with AMD Radeon HD 8240 graphics processor with 512MB of dedicated graphics memory. The Acer Aspire E1-522 laptop has a 500 GB...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Does the job

 

I am a college student, and it does the job. I do not like, are not used to, windows 8. I wish it had win7. I may reformat to win7 but win 8.1 is coming out soon.

Fast A6 CPU, 6gb RAM, decent HDD, at a fair price. What more can I say? I use it mainly for daily tasks that of a college student. It does really well under pressure, I load it with lots of things to do ; I am pretty knowledgeable when it comes to...

Battery life doesn't last me a full day at college. (minus 1/2 egg) ; For some reason all my plug ins (power, USB, etc) were a bit hard to get the cord to go into. (minus 1/2 for the scare) All is well though ; I do have a strange issue with it not...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: julie (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire E1-522 NX.M81EK.002

 

great

nothing bad just never used windows 8 but getting to know little bits now

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire E1-522 NX.M81EK.002

 
Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire E1-522 NX.M81EK.002

 

Selection of "CHARMS" is not positive enough. Sound reproduction is poor.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire E1-522 NX.M81EK.002

 

Selection of "CHARMS" is not positive enough ; Sound reproduction is poor

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire E1-522 NX.M81EK.002

 

None

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500 / 4400
Battery life (max):3.5 / 4 / 4.5
Battery performance:2500 / 4400
Battery recharge time:2
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 3.0 / ACPI 4.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TFT / TN
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:497 / 600
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 8000
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8240 / AMD Radeon HD 8280 / AMD Radeon HD 8330 / AMD Radeon HD 8400 / No

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Spanish
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0 / 4.0+HS
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):N

Other features

Thunderbolt technology: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / USB
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included:No / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Chipset:AMD A68M
L2 cache:2
Motherboard chipset:AMD A68M
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:A4-5000 / A6-5200 / E1-2500 / E1-3800 / E2-3800
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD E
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4 / 1.5 / 2
Processor lithography:28
Processor model:A4-5000 / A6-5200 / E1-2500 / E1-3800 / E2-3800
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:Socket FT3
Processor threads:2 / 4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 25

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial version), Microsoft office 2013 Trial version (30 days trial version)
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux Linpus / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2013, McAfee Internet Security Suite, NTI Media Maker Trial v9

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD / SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 10.2
Height:0.984 / 0.996 / 1
Height (front):0.476 / 0.512 / 0.528 / 0.531 / 0.961 / 1
Height (rear):0.984 / 0.996 / 1
Weight:4 / 4.41 / 5.18 / 5.29 / 5.51
Width:15