The Acer Aspire E15 is the new family of multimedia laptops from the Taiwanese company for the home. These models are committed to a standard size of 15.6 inches and stand out for the color of their design since we can choose our laptops in up to five different colors. As usual, in these cases, we will find numerous configurations in the processor and the screen (which can be of lower or higher resolution or touch) or the internal memory. These teams will reach the Spanish market next August for 500 euros. We will tell you all the details about these teams in an in-depth analysis.
Design and screen
Undoubtedly, the big bet of Acer Aspire E15 laptops is color. The Taiwanese company has brought an increasingly widespread trend in smartphones and tablets to launch models in several colors. In this case, we can choose black, silver, brown, sapphire blue, and wine color configurations. Thanks to this, we can customize these laptops to our liking. In the field of the screen, we are also offered a range of options according to our needs.
On the one hand, we can count on a screen with an HD resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels in touch and non-touch format. In this second case, you can also bet on a panel with a resolution full HD of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels that allows us to enjoy high-quality movies and videos. In addition, you can also choose between a glossy and a matte screen. Although this second option is less attractive at first glance, it becomes an excellent option when using the equipment outdoors. The company has included a technology called Zero Air Gap to improve panel contrast and offer better visibility in brightly lit environments.
memory and power
Acer will offer several different configurations for this equipment in terms of storage and in the processor field. In the first case, the main bet consists of a hard drive, which can have a capacity of 500 GB or 1 TB. This format will allow us to store more multimedia files, although the speed achieved with memory in SSD format is lost. As for the processor, the user can choose between different configurations of Intel Core chips (both Intel Core i3 and Intel Core i5) and AMD chips. One of the most powerful configurations is the one that uses an Intel Core i5-4210U processor dual-core with a power of 1.7 GHz per core. Thanks to Turbo Boost technology, we can reach up to 2.7 GHz when we need a higher processing speed. In addition, it is possible to work through Hyper-Threading as if we had four physical cores. The available RAM configurations vary between 4 GB and 8 GB (going through 6 GB on some models). Users needing more capacity can reach a maximum of 16 GB. The multimedia use of these teams is reinforced with the option of integrating dedicated NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards or AMD Radeon graphics.
operating system and applications
The operating system chosen for these laptops is Windows 8.1. Microsoft‘s latest bet is an ecosystem that wants to serve tablets, laptops, and PCs of a lifetime. To do this, it combines a classic desktop interface very similar to the one found in Windows 7 with a main screen that uses different blocks to access apps and files on the computer. The problem is that the connection between these two universes was very poor, especially for users who use a classic keyboard and mouse platform. Microsoft wanted to fix this hole with the latest Windows 8.1 Update, which enhances mouse use. And it is that users who use this accessory can access all open programs through the taskbar, regardless of the app in which they are. Be that as it may, the full use of this system occurs when betting on a touch screen.
Regarding the available applications, we can enjoy the entire universe of desktop applications compatible with Windows 7. In addition, you also have access to the Microsoft app store, although it must be recognized that this market still needs more maturity to become a solid alternative. One of the aspects reinforced in these laptops is the quality of the webcam and the microphone, with which a richer experience is achieved when making video conferences with Skype.
Connectivity and multimedia
In the field of connections, the Acer Aspire E15 stands out for the presence of a USB 3.0 port, a protocol that allows transfer rates ten times faster than traditional USB. We also have two USB 2.0 ports to plug in devices that don’t need that speed, such as less powerful USB sticks or mice. Another of the connections that could not be missing in a multimedia laptop is an HDMI port to transmit the laptop’s contents in high quality to the television. We also have a VGA port to connect the laptop to a traditional monitor and an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet via cable. The connections are completed with Wi-Fi to connect at home or a public hotspot and Bluetooth to sync with compatible devices. In the multimedia field, the use that we can give to the equipment will depend a lot on the choice of a panel that we make since if we opt for a Full HD screen, we can see movies and games with a higher level of detail.
Autonomy, price, and opinions
According to official data regarding the autonomy of these teams, the Acer Aspire E15 moves between five and seven hours of use. It is an average time that allows us to take the equipment on shorter journeys and trips. These models will hit the market next August at a starting price of 500 euros. In short, the Acer Aspire E15 has become a fairly affordable alternative to having a laptop at home. Some equipment stands out above all for the color of its design, with up to five different configurations that enhance its level of customization. In addition, the user can choose to enhance its features through a Full HD panel or touch functionality.
Although it has been on the market for a few years, this Acer Aspire E15 laptop is still available in some Spanish stores. Here is the updated price and the link to buy it on Amazon Spain.
|Models and design||Acer Aspire E15
Available in Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Silver, Brown, and Wine Red
|Memory||500 GB or 1 TB hard drive|
||LED panel with HD (1,366 x 768 pixels) or Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) resolution
Acer Zero Air Gasp
Possibility of including touch functionality
|Multimedia||Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon graphics|
|Processor and RAM
||AMD, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5
RAM: from 4 GB to 16 GB
|operating system and applications||Windows 8.1
Compatibility with most desktop applications
Skype, Mail, People, Weather, Messages
|controls and connections||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Webcam and microphone
|Autonomy||Between five and seven hours depending on the model|
|Price||From 499 euros|
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