Acer eMachines E520
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer eMachines E520
Processor: Intel Celeron M 585
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 400 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer eMachines E520
A sturdy and usable laptop, but vastly bettered by just about all comers. On its own merits, the eMachines E520- 571G16Mi is a decent laptop at this price. Against its rivals, however, it's almost impossible to recommend, as both the HP Compaq Presario CQ60-214EM and Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1FO are better options and outperform this laptop in nearly every way.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
A reasonable specification and good battery life, but lacking in overall quality. The eMachines brand is Acer's entry-level range, offering similar styling to its Aspire laptops, but using cheaper materials and components. As such, the eMachines E520-571G16Mi (£299 inc. VAT) may look familiar to existing Acer owners, but is a truly affordable option. If all you need is a cheap laptop for the daily commute, putting battery life above features, then the eMachines E520- 571G16Mi may be worth a look. Just don't expect high quality, as it's obvious where compromises have been made.
70, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität 80, Verarbeitung 40
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 40%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.
585: Single core processor based on the Merom core but with reduced features (like the missing Speedstep).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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