Acer Aspire E5-573G-59C3 15.6 inch Laptop Review

Acer Aspire E5-573G-59C3 15.6 inch Laptop Review

15.6" Acer Aspire E5-573G-59C3 Notebook
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Acer Aspire E5-573G-59C3 is a modern 2015 model computer with enough power to handle very demanding tasks including multimedia editing and some gaming with a dedicated but lower end NVIDIA 940M graphics card, at a rather low price for high end specs and features. It has the latest i5 processor, plenty of RAM and space to store all your files and even a small size SSD to improve the start-up speed. You will be able to run any program with ease and it is very much suitable for both home and office users.

Acer Aspire E5-573G comes with the dual core Broadwell Intel i5-5200U processor at 2.2 GHz base speed that is taken up to 2.7GHz by turbo boost function, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM at 1600MHz which is a lot of memory for the majority of computer users and is upgradeable up to 16GB, very large 1TB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm spindle speed and 8GB Solid State Drive so you get to boot up faster and Windows 8.1 that is not the most popular operating system but is going to be replaced by the newer Windows 10 very soon.

Glossy 15.6 inch non-touch regular high definition display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution offers decent image quality and you can get 1080p FHD resolution on an external monitor or your large HDTV. Either way you can play games just fine and they look good on this laptop's HD screen and the discrete NVIDIA GeForce 940M card with 2GB video memory for better gaming performance as it can run most games at medium to high settings and frame rates per second. Call of Duty, Battlefield 4, WOW, Planetside and others are not a problem at all and it will use both this discrete and integrated Intel HD 5500 GPU for lighter tasks so it won't use as much power. Sound is not the best with speakers located at the bottom of the machine and it also has a high definition webcam with 1280x720 resolution.

Acer Aspire E5-573G-59C3 15.6 inch Laptop Review
Acer Aspire weighs 5.3 pounds and measures 15.02 x 10.08 x 1 inches- is slim and lightweight and build quality feels good, looks quite sharp with faux vinyl black lid that is not prone to smudges and white/cream keyboard and palmrest area. Keyboard is not backlit, has a 10 key numpad on the side and the keys on keyboard feel a little light to touch and the Precision Touchpad is all right. There is no Optical Drive and that may be a problem for some people but at this day and age almost everything is available online for downloading or streaming. You will find 802.11ac wireless for fast wireless internet access that also offers larger coverage than the older 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0 an HDMI output and a VGA output for connectivity.

Conclusion: Acer Aspire E5-573G-59C3 is a very cool computer with decent specs at a reasonable price despite very small flaws. It has the fifth generation Intel i5 5200U offers enough power and speed for all your daily and more demanding tasks- work, school and entertainment as it scores around 3500 Passmark benchmark points at the time of this review. Fans are quite efficent and keeps this laptop cool even after hours of operation. Battery life is up to 5-6 hours on average from the 4-cell lithium ion battery (2500 mAh) thanks to the power saving capability of the fifth generation ultra low processor but it is not easily replacable. 8GB RAM will let you play several apps and browsers at once without problems and the memory upgrade is possible and you can add another 8GB- maximum allowed is 16GB as they don't cost much if you'd like more multitasking power but will take a bit of effort of taking out a few screws. Full HD display with IPS panel could be nice and a bit hard at this price point and the Ge Force 940M is an entry level one but clearly faster than the built-in Intel HD 5500 graphics card that can play heavy games at medium setting and light games like World of Warcraft at the highest settings and resolutions.

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