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Acer Aspire E1-531

alaTest has collected and analyzed 949 reviews of Acer Aspire E1-531. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire E1-531 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire E1-531

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Acer Aspire E1-531 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire E1 15.6-inch Laptop (Black/Silver) - (Intel Pentium B960 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 64-bit)Acer Aspire E1 15.6-inch Laptop (Black/Silver) - (Intel Pentium B960 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 64-bit)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire E1-531

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 user reviews of Acer Aspire E1-531 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the screen and image quality.

performance, usability, price, portability, reliability

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire E1-531-2438 15.6" Laptop (1.9 GHz Intel Celeron 1005M Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD - DVD plus/minus RW DL Drive, Windows 7 Home PremiumAcer Aspire E1-531-2438 15.6" Laptop (1.9 GHz Intel Celeron 1005M Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD - DVD plus/minus RW DL Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Karl Stiefel (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire E1-531 Notebook

 

An extra helping. Acer's Aspire E1-531 promises a big 15.6-inch s

Good image contrast; Generous working memory; Viable battery life; Affordable price

Reflective screen; Weak CPU / GPU combination; Moderate keyboard

Small speakers featuring a decent sound - good vibrations are ensured in any event. 6 GB of working memory will postpone upgrading needs for a while.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: mad shrimps (madshrimps)

Acer Aspire E1-531 Laptop Review

 

The Aspire E-531 laptop from Acer is priced competitively and is equipped with a Pentium B960 CPU, 4GB of RAM and also a 500GB HDD from Western Digital (5400RPM). The quality of the build is decent and if we do not mind the glossy display, we can use...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Acer Aspire E1-531-B9502G50Mnks

 

Acer Aspire E1-531-B9502G50Mnks is a stylish notebook featuring Pentium Dual Core (2nd Generation) 2.2 GHz processor, with Upto 8 GB DDR3 RAM and 320 GB HDD that gives you ample space for all your music, movies, etc. This is a powerful budget laptop...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

The Aspire E1-531 NX.M12SI.023 is indeed a superb device if you are on a low budget and want a nicely performing laptop. It comes with impressive credentials and powerful specifications giving you a very interactive, easy usage.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Jeff B. (newegg.com)

Acer E1-531-2438

 

worked for a while

got real slow at startup (20 minutes) ....gets slower and slower....it is unusable

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Jeffrey B. (newegg.com)

Acer E1-531-2438

 

worked for a while

got real slow at startup (20 minutes) ....gets slower and slower....it is unusable

Oct, 2015

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

black screen of death

 

The laptop worked great for the wife from 12/2013 until 8/2014 Then one day it acted as if it hadn't booted up, just a black screen no beeps etc.,but I hear drive noises. After a few reboots it came on and worked for almost another week. Then I started...

lasted about 8 months

lasted about 8 months

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Charles H. (newegg.com)

black screen of death

 

The laptop worked great for the wife from 12/2013 until 8/2014 Then one day it acted as if it hadn't booted up, just a black screen no beeps etc.,but I hear drive noises. After a few reboots it came on and worked for almost another week. Then I started...

lasted about 8 months

lasted about 8 months

Aug, 2014

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

Wonderful!!

 

I absolutely love this computer! It's my first personal computer and I love having it! It's fast, reliable and even though I have had it for a year, I still have a lot of memory on it! Loving it

Can't complain about anything

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael O. (newegg.com)

DOA

 

Good price

Dead on Arrival

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500 / 4.5 / 4400 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5 / 4.50 / 5
Battery performance:2500 / 4.5 / 4400
Battery recharge time:2
Battery Technology:Li-Ion polymer / 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
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Grey / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Market positioning:Beginner
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
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
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GT 710M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1 / 2

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N / No
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
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 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3 / 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 features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3 / 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 data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:16
CD write speed:16 / 24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD, DVD / CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL / DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:4 / 5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:6 / 8
Labelflash: No
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Diagonal (metric):15.6
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Internal modem: No
Media types supported:DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included: 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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB port:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 2x16, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:1000M / 1005M / 2020M / 2117U / 967 / B820 / B830 / B950 / B960 / I3-3110M / I5-3210M
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:1000M / 1005M / 2020M / 2117U / 967 / B820 / B830 / B950 / B960 / I3-3110M / I5-3210M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA 1023 / BGA1023 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:L1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:55627 / 59802 / 59836 / 65700 / 65708 / 67193 / 71141 / 71142 / 71469 / 72060 / 75193
Processor code:SR07V / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0U1 / SR0VQ / SR103
Processor package size:31 / 31 x 24 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Linpus / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 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 / 320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive:Y
Display Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.2 / 9.96
Depth (imperial):10
Height:0.902 / 0.906 / 0.984 / 1 / 1.18 / 1.3 / 1.31
Height (front):1
Height (imperial):1.3
Height (rear):1.31
Power adapter weight:11
Weight:4 / 5.07 / 5.4 / 5.51 / 5.6 / 5.73
Width:15
Width (imperial):15