If you are still looking for a laptop with dependable specs within $600 price range, here it is the Acer Aspire E 15, you might interest on this one in term of performance.
This laptop may have all the things which meet your requirements to help you through everyday tasks. However, when talking about portability, it also has the stuff you might don’t want the most.
- Brand: Acer
- Product: Aspire E
- Item Model Number: E5-576G-5762
- Weight(lbs): 5.27
- Color: Obsidian Black
- Editor’s Rating: 8 out of 10
Acer Aspire E 15
Acer Aspire E 15 notebook model featured with 8th Generation Intel Core family processor, 8 GB of memory, the Solid State Drive storage type, and NVIDIA GeForce MX 150.
To put in briefly, Aspire E 15 model may be more than a great laptop. Featured by these reliable components makes it able to do multitasking activities such as web surfing, blogging, word-processing, and so on. As for gaming performance, this is a mid-range laptop.
Additionally, it has reliable connectivity, which can connect almost every peripheral and external devices for your everyday tasks. However, this model is quite large and still featured with the old VGA port and optical drive.
- Screen Size: 15.6 Inch
- Screen Display: Full HD widescreen LED-lit IPS Display
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Processor: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U
- Processor Count: 4 (Quad-Core)
- Base Performance: 1.6 GHz
- Max Performance: 3.4GHz
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce MX 150
- Graphics Card RAM: 2 GB
- Card Description: Dedicated
- Storage Type: Solid-State Drive
- Storage Capacity: 256 GB
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- RAM/Memory: 8 GB
- Optical Drive Type: DVD-RW
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches
- Wireless Type: 802.11.ac
As for the design, being in a 15-inch laptop category, and weighing approximately five pounds cause Aspire E 15 a little too heavy to consider it as an ultraportable, but neither as an enormous laptop.
I think the weight is not a big deal, because it’s still can be practicable, and can and fit into a 15-inch laptop backpack to carry around.
Although, you may start to feel it once you put along with its AC adapter and some other essential peripherals. So, based on its design, it is only a laptop and doesn’t have enough quality for being ultraportable.
A convenient compartment door or removable panel at the bottom of its body is designed to make its users able to access and upgrade the Hard Drive and RAM or Memory with ease.
Keyboard & Touchpad
One of the specs that significantly or worthy of attention come from this notebook is its keyboard. Acer Aspire E 15 designs with backlight keyboards included with a numeric pad which may offer a comfortable typing experience.
More than that, the original keyboard keys and button has a well-spaced design, which makes it easy to discover by your fingertips and may help its user increase efficiency on working with the word-processing.
Acer claims this laptop has more responsive than traditional touchpads, with the Palm Rejection technology that ignores any of the unintentional motions.
There is no such thing as Thunderbolt 3 ports on this laptop model, however, on the left side you’ll find a lock slot for security, ordinary USB Type-C port (up to 5GBps speed), Ethernet jack, a VGA port, HDMI port, and pair of USB 3.0 Type A ports, which suitable for everyday use.
While a charging port, DVD-RW, USB 2.0 port and an audio jack are on the right side of this notebook, it also has an SD memory card reader slot on the left side of the front edge.
The Acer Aspire E 15 has a webcam that sits on the top bezel. The webcam feature with 720p (1280×720 pixels) or 0.9-megapixels. Which most of the modern laptops have.
Screen & Display
The display quality, Acer Aspire E 15 comes with 15.6-inch Full-HD (with 1920 x 1080 pixels max resolutions) widescreen LED-lit IPS Display. However, for some reason, Acer reduces its display quality somewhere.
By the way, in this case, it might not a problem at all when it is for indoor viewings such as at home and office. Although, it is hard to use it and viewing at outdoors environment, especially when it’s bright out.
A Full-HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolutions is still an outstanding screen display colors for a laptop within this budget range.
Acer has claimed the battery life is up to 15 hours long. But, it is almost certainly has calculated with the minimum processing load and the lowest percentage of screen brightness.
While gaming, this laptop using the dedicated graphics card, and it shortens the battery life half or more of it, while for standard usages, it can serve you up around 9 to 10 hours.
Judging from its 2800 mAh capacity, it’s not bad at all and more than enough, which means you can use it on a day at office or college without carrying the AC charger in your laptop bag.
With the Acer TrueHarmony sound technology, the particular speaker design even able to boost the volume while limits the audio distortion and produces a broad of bass.
In short, the speaker features with unique combinations to add strength and flexibility, which has provided more realistic audio quality.
So by using this technology, Acer has made this notebook more realistic when it comes to watching videos online. Besides, it also makes games more attractive and songs more entertaining.
Overall, this machine has excellent performance for productivity and daily tasks such as open more than 15 browser tabs, photo editing, and many other works, though it is a mid-range gaming purpose, it’s not bad at all.
With all the features, still, you can get this laptop within the $600 price range. It also has an excellent keyboard and battery performance. However, a little disappointment from this model because of its dim display.
The Asus VivoBook F510UA offers a fingerprint sensor, brighter screen display, lighter, and thinner in design than Acer Aspire E 15, and it comes with the same price categories. But, in term for gaming performance, Aspire E 15 is better.