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Acer Aspire E (E5-551)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Acer Aspire E (E5-551). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the energy efficiency and touchpad.

performance, usability, price, portability, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire E (E5-551) 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 E (E5-551)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Aspire E (E5-551) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Many are critical about the performance.

performance

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire E5-551 15.6-inch Notebook (AMD A8-7100 1.8GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDMDL, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1)Acer Aspire E5-551 15.6-inch Notebook (AMD A8-7100 1.8GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDMDL, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire E5-551 review

 

Can AMD's Kaveri APU make up for this mid-range laptop's misgivings?

DVD drive ; Keyboard and clickpad ; Runs cool and quiet

Display ; Heavy and chunky ; Battery life ; Last-gen Wi-Fi

An unremarkable mid-range laptop that's average in just about every department. With more appealing SSD-based alternatives out there, it's hard to get excited about the E5-551 - even if it does have AMD's latest APU processor inside.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Aspire E5-551

 

Is Acer's latest a back to school bargain or bottom of the class?

Decent build quality, Decent performance, Reasonable battery life

Poor screen, Heavier and thicker than competitors

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Overall - Good

 

Challenge 1 Find a compatible Internal DVD burner for This Acer Aspire E5-551-T374

Price for performance

No CD\DVD ROM ; There is a slot for you to buy and install an internal Drive but I'm having some trouble locating the correct Size of drive for this Notebook ; SO MUCH Acer BloatWare... so much... Roughly 30% of Bloated Memory to delete. I'm going to...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Well rounded laptop for the money

 

This is the one you want at the price. Update all of your drivers via Acer's website for your specific OS, delete unneeded bloatware, disable unnecessary startup items and you will be loving it! I must say I am impressed with this Acer's chassis, it...

Does everything you need it to do well, but not great. It's like a B+ student. Browses the web nicely, plays newer games at low to medium settings, boots quick for a HDD. Lot's of features for the price. Good chassis quality. Nice keyboard layout....

Honestly, I can always find at least one con in everything when looking at things objectively, but cannot find any. So subjectively, no backlit keyboard which it states in the specs, no dvd, which it states in the specs, bloatware, which can be easily...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Well rounded laptop for the money

 

This is the one you want at the price. Update all of your drivers via Acer's website for your specific OS, delete unneeded bloatware, disable unnecessary startup items and you will be loving it! I must say I am impressed with this Acer's chassis, it...

Does everything you need it to do well, but not great. It's like a B+ student. Browses the web nicely, plays newer games at low to medium settings, boots quick for a HDD. Lot's of features for the price. Good chassis quality. Nice keyboard layout....

Honestly, I can always find at least one con in everything when looking at things objectively, but cannot find any. So subjectively, no backlit keyboard which it states in the specs, no dvd, which it states in the specs, bloatware, which can be easily...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not Upgradeable.

 

When I called acer they told me they have no documentation on how to take it apart. They said it has to be brought to an acer certified tech but that there are none in my area.

Nice laptop for the money as long as you don't want to upgrade memory or HDD

No memory or hard drive cover plates on the back. To upgrade you have to take the whole laptop apart. If you don't do that for a living you are probably going to break some of the plastic clips so it will never go back together right. I just can't...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Quality Product

 

Cheap, effective laptop. A good middle ground between performance and cost. Good battery life, primarily used for word processing, internet and world of warcraft

Not a super gaming computer, but thats not why i bought it

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Snappy lappy

 

a good everyday laptop for anyone.

Good everyday laptop with plenty of storage ; Has some "zip" to it

none

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Snappy lappy

 

a good everyday laptop for anyone.

Good everyday laptop with plenty of storage ; Has some "zip" to it

none

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Would have been a great case!!!

 

a good everyday laptop for anyone.

Good everyday laptop with plenty of storage ; Has some "zip" to it

none

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500 / 4400 / 4700 / 5000 / 56
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56
Battery life (max):5 / 7
Battery performance:2500 / 4400 / 4700 / 5000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 5.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / 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 output voltage:11.1
AC adapter power:48.8 / 65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4250 / No / Not available
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon R6
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon R6

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:104 / 107
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 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600 / 667
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking Type:Gigabite Ethernet
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
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

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / MS - Sound
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display Technology:LCD/TFT
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):N
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:3-pin 90W AC / AC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

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
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 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:11.1
AC adapter power:48.8 / 65

Processor

Chipset:AMD A76M / AMD A76M FCH / AMD M880G
Motherboard chipset:AMD A76M / AMD A76M FCH / AMD M880G
Processor:A10-7300 / A8-7100 / P320
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.2
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD Athlon II
Processor frequency:1.8 / 1.9 / 2.1
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor model:A10-7300 / A8-7100 / P320
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:Socket FP3
Processor threads:4

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
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 Virtualization 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 / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:Acer eRecovery Management, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, eSobi, Google Setup, Google Toolbar, Norton Online Backup, McAfee Virus Definitions, Cyberlink PowerDVD, NTI Media Maker, Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Live Essentials, Acer Assist, Acer Identity Card, Acer Registration, Acer Updater / 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:Windows 10 Home / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMCmicro, MS PRO, SD / MMC, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
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) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:120
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 120 / 2000 / 250 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

Display Technology:LCD/TFT

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 9.96
Height:0.996 / 1 / 1.19 / 1.2
Height (front):0.984 / 0.996 / 1
Height (rear):1 / 1.19 / 1.34
Weight:4 / 5.51 / 5.73 / 5.95
Width:15