Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V 15.6-Inch Laptop Review

Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V 15.6-Inch Laptop Review

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Diamond black Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V is a practical 15.6 inch laptop with nice features and fair amount of power and performance, decent display and audio to help you browse the net, connect with the world, do your everyday computing things smoothly despite its very low price. It has a dual core Intel processor, good amounts of memory and storage, HDMI and USB 3.0 ports and a variety of current connectivity options. A great value computer to consider if you’re on a budget.

Acer Aspire ES1 has a 2.16 GHz clock speed dual core Intel Celeron N2830 processor Bay Trail Mobile processor (1 MB Cache- not a lot but adequate at this price level) with Intel Burst Technology that takes the speed up to 2.41 GHz efficiently depending on tasks at hand. This is an entry level processor and although a much more energy efficient one it is below an Intel i5 or i3 processor overall, costs much less too and will be just fine for day-to-day tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, Skype chats and browsing the internet etc.

Having a 4GB DDR3L SDRAM helps the performance levels and the ability to run a few apps and software simultaneously too- efficient multitasking and it can be upgraded to a total of 8GB of memory. You’ll find a single memory slot on this computer, which is occupied by the 4GB RAM, you can replace it with an 8GB card. 500GB SATA hard drive at 5400 rpm rotating speed is what you’ll find in most entry level laptops these days and offers sufficient storage space for most of your files. 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system comes pre-installed, which is the common size and speed in the latest laptops and desktops.

Acer ES1-511-C59V comes with a 15.6 inch HD Active Matrix TFT Color Widescreen (16:9 cinematic aspect ratio) CineCrystal LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution supporting 720p HD playback. The graphics card is the integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics which normally shares the memory with the CPU but this one has a 64MB graphics memory allocated to itself. This is again an entry level graphics card that is not suitable for high-end games (also having the Celeron professor) but you can play many lower end- less demanding games at lower settings easily. Two integrated powerful stereo speakers with HD Audio Support means great immersive sound for the price level when you’re listening to your songs and watching your movies. HDMI port allows easy connection to the large screen HDTV. The (640 x 480) webcam with built-in digital microphone offers clear video chats and the ability to take still photos.

Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V 15.6-Inch Laptop Review
Diamond black Acer Aspire ES1 weighs 2.4 kg- 5.29 lbs, has the dimensions of 15.02 x 10.16 x 1.07 inches so it is not bulky at all and has the maximum power supply of 40 watts. Its 3-cell lithium ion battery (3220mAh) is reported to offer around 4.5 hours battery life in average usage- but more like 3 to 4 hours in practice. There is no DVD drive but a USB 3.0 port for ten times quicker data transfers and 2 x USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, Acer Nplify 802.11 bgn wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting to speakers, printers etc. wirelessly with AcerCloud (Cloud storage for access to your files on whichever device wherever you are), Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45, Digital Media Card Reader - Secure Digital (SD) Card, an Audio jack, Acer Precision touchpad supporting multi-gestures to use comfortably on Windows 8.1 and a built-in webcam with HD microphone.

Conclusion: Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V is one of the thinnest laptops in this low-cost 15.6 inch laptop category with its 1 inch body, looks nice and stylish too- simplistic pure design with elegant curves like you wouldn’t expect- doesn’t look cheap at all. It is designed for basic day-to-day computing- Intel Celeron processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and a good variety of connectivity ports including Bluetooth, HDMI and USB 3.0 ports. There is no DVD drive but not many people need them these days as far as we know and lack of it contributes to the laptop’s slim design. It also has a good quality screen, rich sound and proper webcam and microphone so you’re getting quite a lot of value for such a low price. Very much recommended to those on a budget.

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