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Acer Aspire E11 (E3-111)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Acer Aspire E11 (E3-111). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the glare and energy efficiency.

price, performance, usability, portability, size

keyboard, touchpad, reliability, energy, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire E11 (E3-111) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire E11 (E3-111)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Acer Aspire E11 (E3-111) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and usability. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the glare and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the keyboard.

price, performance, portability, usability, size

reliability, glare

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire E3-111 11.6-inch Notebook (Silver) - (Intel Celeron N2830 2.16GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, WindoAcer Aspire E3-111 11.6-inch Notebook (Silver) - (Intel Celeron N2830 2.16GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windo

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire E3-111-C1BW

 

The Acer Aspire E3-111-C1BW is a compact budget consumer laptop that will get you online and let you take your PC on the go, but the slow performance and polarizing color keep it from getting our top recommendation.

Compact size. Budget-friendly price. Some people will love the color.

No touch screen. Laggy performance. Some people will hate the color.

Conclusion With so many inexpensive options on the market right now, it's hard to get by on a low price and eye-catching color alone. The Acer Aspire E3-111-C1BW is a valid choice for anyone who wants both the software Windows-equipped machine and the...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire E3-111 review

 

A cheap but cheerful 11.6in netbook, the Acer Aspire E3-111 can handle the basics without a fuss

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Ashok Pandey (pcquest.com)

Acer Aspire E3-111

 

It's a stylish notebook, meant for people who're willing to sacrifice performance and features for price — Ashok Pandey Aspire E3-111 is a budget notebook that is compact in size, gets metallic finish and comprises a decent keyboard. Under the

Build quality, compact size, low-priced, beautiful design, impressive battery life

No touch screen, below-average performance

Acer Aspire E3-111 comes with a decent keyboard and eye-catching design. It is suitable for people who want a basic notebook at a budget price.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Acer Aspire E3-111 CON4

 

Acer Aspire E3-111 CON4 laptop runs Windows 8.1 64 bit OS. It has Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz dual core processor and Intel HD graphics. The laptop has 500 GB HDD and 2 GB DDR3 RAM. It has an 11.6 inch HD Active Matrix TFT color LCD display with 1366 x 768...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Acer Aspire E3-111 Review: The New Netbook

 

Good looks and construction quality Impressive battery life Portable and affordable

Below-average performance

It isn't just a simple matter of performance anymore - customers have loads of choices at the entry-level now, and no single type of product is necessarily better than any other. The Acer Aspire E3-111 is a good example of an entry-level laptop with no...

Consumer review (newegg.com)

DOA, Poor assembly

 

No, it's clear they skimped on assembly and parts here.

Case and packing are nice

Got "no bootable device" on startup. I opened the bottom only to find that half the motherboard screws are missing, and there were no screws holding down the hard drive. The only thing holding the hard drive onto the motherboard was friction. I tried...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great product - Track pad unusable

 

Sometimes just a gentile touch to the touch pad causes a left button select and often no matter how hard the tap it will not execute. Sometimes a gentle touch causes the cursor to slid off screen. I would be happy if I could just turn tapping off. Acer...

Set up with 1TB SSD drive restored factory default OS Win7Home and all went well until I tried the Trackpad. I use a wirless mouse most of the time on my Netbooks. The mouse cursor would not move so I called Acer and they were able to make it work by...

The Synaptic Drivers are necessary to adjust the tapping functions and I wanted to eliminate tapping as it was so eratic.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fits my Needs

 

Great price, Bought it because I needed something to use in my classes. Works well and goes fast. Runs basic programs as well as a few non-resource intensive games. Very light weight. The battery life is pretty great as it can hold a charge for 5-6...

No con's here, pretty content.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fits my Needs

 

Great price, Bought it because I needed something to use in my classes. Works well and goes fast. Runs basic programs as well as a few non-resource intensive games. Very light weight. The battery life is pretty great as it can hold a charge for 5-6...

No con's here, pretty content

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice laptop once you fix everything

 

I could have sworn that I saw something that said this laptop had two memory slots, with a 4GB stick in one of them, so I purchased another 4GB stick to do an immediate upgrade to 8GB. I was wrong. There's only one slot, although it supports up to 8GB....

Excellent price for the specs. Very sleek looking. Nice and light. For me, the 11.6" screen is about perfect. We use the laptop while we're watching TV and traveling, so small and portable is good. (For actually being productive we have a desktop.)

Let me start by saying that I think this machine is going to work out really well for me, despite all of the things I talk about below. That said, I probably wouldn't actually buy this machine again, just because of the amount of tinkering and fixing I...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2540 / 2640 / 3220
Battery life (max):5 / 5.5 / 7
Battery performance:2540 / 2640 / 3220
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

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

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black / Anthracite / Blue / Brown / Pink / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TFT
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:311 / 313
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:750 / 792 / 854 / 896
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):750 / 792 / 854 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
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:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 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 / Yes
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: 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
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
PCI Express configurations:1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:N2830 / N2840 / N2930 / N3530
Processor boost frequency:2.16 / 2.41 / 2.58
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.83 / 2.16
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:N2830 / N2840 / N2930 / N3530
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):7.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: 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 Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: 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
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):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: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
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):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:81071 / 81073 / 81074 / 82103
Processor code:SR1W2 / SR1W3 / SR1W4 / SR1YJ
Processor package size:25 / 25 x 27
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

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

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux Linpus / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 with Bing
Trial software:Microsoft Office, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.31
Height:0.799 / 0.835
Height (front):0.831 / 0.835
Height (rear):0.831 / 0.835
Weight:2.84 / 3.06
Width:1.15 / 11.5