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Acer Aspire E1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews of Acer Aspire E1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and portability are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, but many are negative about the touchpad and energy efficiency. Opinions are divided on the battery.

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keyboard, durability, sound, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire E1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Aspire E1 review

 

The Aspire E1 may be inexpensive, but Acer sacrificed a lot to cram powerful hardware into a laptop that sells below $600.

The Acer Aspire E1 may have some of the latest hardware from Intel and Nvidia, but it remains a laptop that’s rooted in the past. A lackluster display, poor battery life and a thick, bulky chassis make the E1 feel as if it was designed a few years ago....

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire E1-572-6870

 

The Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is a laptop for the budget-minded power user.

Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor. Full numeric keypad. Six hours of battery life. Removable battery. HDMI and VGA.

Lots of pre-loaded programs. Only 1,366 by 768 resolution (Display is limited to 1,366 by 768 resolution). Could use more USB 3.0 ports. Some screen-door effect on display. No touch screen.

And there's the rub: The Aspire E1-572-6870 is one of those systems that skirts the mainstream and the budget categories, and at this price or higher you really want a touch screen. With a list price of $580, the Aspire E1-572-6870 is $200 more than...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Rougeau (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire E1 review

 

A budget laptop with some maddening flaws

Affordable ; Attractive design ; Great keyboard ; HDMI-out and 3 USBs

Poor touchpad & button ; Too heavy ; Filled with bloatware ; Mediocre battery life

Scores in depth These days, buying a budget laptop doesn't always mean compromising everything you need from a computer. For this notebook, unfortunately, compromise rears its ugly head. Acer's Aspire E1-472G-6844, priced at $599.99 (about £350,...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (alphr.com)

Acer Aspire E1 review

 

A 15.6in laptop for only £350? The Acer Aspire E1 promises all the essentials at a bargain price. Here's our Acer Aspire E1 review.

You don’t expect perfection for £350, but the Acer Aspire E1 puts in a good all-round performance for the money. The specification is generous, the performance ample and – at this price – it’s easy to forgive the mediocre battery life.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Acer Aspire E1 431 Core i3

 

The Acer Aspire E1-431 (Core i3) laptop supports a sleek and stylish design. This portable laptop has powerful Intel Core i3 (2nd Generation) 2.3 GHz processors coupled with 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD for all your music, videos, etc and an Optical DVD...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Piotr (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire E1-570p NX.MFSEK.001

 

all good

just memory sometimes is too slow

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Roland (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire E1-570p NX.MFSEK.001

 

Well built and lighter than my previous laptop and faster too.

Get time to know how to use Windows 8.1 Problem of compatibility with encrypted pre-loaded Norton and Mcafee antiviruses with my own one. This seems to have created Faults bucket Error systems

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Stan (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire E1-570p NX.MFSEK.001

 

touch screen; finish; dvd writer; i5 processor

low ram; integrated graphics low resolution. not much really!

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Chris (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire E1-570p NX.MFSEK.001

 

Although reconditioned the laptop was "as new" in condition.

Battery life appears poor and not holding charge as I thought it would.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire E1-570p NX.MFSEK.001

 

Having a touch screen when running windows 8 is crucial, and the Acer Aspire's touch screen is very responsive and accurate. The touch screen also makes other tasks a pleasure to do. The Aspire E1-572p is very powerful with the i5 processor. Fast sleek...

The only bad point I've found so far is windows 8. The app screen is a good idea like tablets'; overall, 8 is not good. The Aspire E1-572p is too good for windows 8. Only has 4Gb memory. i5 on windows 8 should have 6 - 8Gb min.

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500 / 4400
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6
Battery performance:2500 / 4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, White / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 313 / 350
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:756 / 844 / 854
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 756 / 844 / 854
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 8000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8240 / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDAudio
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

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
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 10 / 12 / 4
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x2,1x4,4x1 / 1x4, 2x4 / 4x1, 1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:2117U / 2957U / 3556U / E1-2500 / I3-3217U / i5-4200U / N2820 / N2920 / N3520
Processor boost frequency:2 / 2.39 / 2.42 / 2.6
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:AMD E / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.86 / 2.13 / 2.166
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:2117U / 2957U / 3556U / E1-2500 / I3-3217U / i5-4200U / N2820 / N2920 / N3520
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168 / BGA1170 / Socket FT3
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:B3 / C0 / D0 / L1 / P0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 7.5
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: 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 / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
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 / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y / Yes
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 / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
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 / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 71469 / 75459 / 76621 / 78942 / 79049 / 79052 / 79053
Processor code:SR0N9 / SR0VQ / SR170 / SR1DV / SR1SE / SR1SF / SR1SG
Processor package size:25 / 31 / 40 / 40 x 24 x 1.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:Y

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Linux Linpus / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1 / 9.65
Height:0.996
Height (front):0.472 / 0.476 / 0.567 / 0.748
Height (rear):0.996 / 1.02
Weight:4.63 / 5.18
Width:13.5 / 15