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Acer Aspire ES1-331

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Acer Aspire ES1-331. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical 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 ES1-331 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire ES1-331-C5KL Notebook Review

 

Braswell upgrade. Acer's 13.3-incher delivers long battery runtimes, a decent keyboard, and a matte display. It is priced at about 380 Euros (~$424). However, the computer also showed weaknesses.

Matte display, Big storage capacity, Long battery runtimes, Two years warranty

The fan produces a quiet whistling noise., Occasional system freezes under load

The Acer Aspire ES1-331-C5KL is a simple 13.3-inch notebook which is suitable for office and Internet applications. Thanks to the combination of matte display, decent keyboard, long battery life, and quite low price (400 Euros, ~$447), you'll get a...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire ES 13 (ES1-331)

 

Quick, light, cheap

Tiny Disk (unable to update windows unless on external drive) - Take Note !!

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire ES 13 (ES1-331)

 

light weight

too small screen !

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire ES 13 (ES1-331)

 

It's light and portable

I don't like that there are no separate keys for clicking on the cursor. Being integral with the main pad makes it difficult for me to use

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire ES1-331

 

very lightweight, great performance, overall a brilliant laptop

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire ES1-331

 

Cheap

You get what you paid for. So slow.

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire ES1-331

 

Not satisied with quality as well as performance of the laptop

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire ES1-331

 

Was working very smoothly until screen started freezing

screen started freezing after a month, very frustrating

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire ES1-331

 

light. Good size. Looks good. Nice size screen.

battery doesn't last for long. around 5 hours from fully charged.

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire ES1-331

 

Small, light and perfect for a student to quickly grab! Has good battery life and has good screen brightness so you don't get a headache when writing up long essays.

Gets pretty warm, the keyboard could be larger and the screen could also be a little larger.

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3320 / 3500
Battery life (max):5.5
Battery performance:3220 / 3320 / 3500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.4
Number of battery cells:3
Number of battery cells (tablet):3

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 5.0

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:13.3
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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12 / 16
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:320 / 400
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 640 / 700
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0 / Y
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):600
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 400

Keyboard

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

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100 / 1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD
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

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / 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
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
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 power:45

Processor

Chipset:Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2, 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2, 1x4, 2x2, 2x1, 4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 2x2, 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:N3050 / N3060 / N3150 / N3160 / N3700
Processor boost frequency:2.08 / 2.16 / 2.24 / 2.4 / 2.48
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Braswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:N3050 / N3060 / N3150 / N3160 / N3700
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Celeron Processor N3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Stepping:C0 / D1
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
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 / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: 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
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:87257 / 87258 / 87261 / 91831 / 91832
Processor code:SR29E / SR29F / SR29H / SR2A7 / SR2A8 / SR2KN / SR2KP
Processor package size:25 / 25 x 27
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial version), Microsoft office 2013 Trial version (30 days trial version)
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux Linpus / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2013, McAfee Internet Security Suite

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Flash memory:32
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1 / 1000 / 500 / 5000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:32
Storage media:Flash / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 32 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.98
Height:0.815
Height (front):0.815
Height (rear):0.815
Weight:0.0529 / 3.31
Width:12.9