Acer eMachines E520

Specifications

Acer eMachines E520Notebook: 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
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: 40%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer eMachines E520

60% Acer eMachines E520-571G16Mi review
Source: Techradar English
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.
60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Acer eMachines E520-571G16Mi review
Source: Techradar English

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%

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.8 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


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 %

Acer reviews


65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Toshiba Satellite L300-2C7
Pentium Dual Core T4300
» Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile V6535
Pentium Dual Core T4200
» Lenovo 3000 G530
Pentium Dual Core T3200
» Sony VAIO VGN-NS230E
Pentium Dual Core T3400
» Zoostorm Versa 81-2200
Pentium Dual Core T4200
» Sony Vaio VGN-NS30E/W
Pentium Dual Core T4200
» Sony Vaio VGN-NS30E/S
Pentium Dual Core T4200
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1FO
Pentium Dual Core T3400
» Toshiba Satellite L305-S5921
Pentium Dual Core T3400
» Lenovo G530
Pentium Dual Core T3400
» Advent 5611
Celeron Dual-Core T1600
» LG R510-G.APCAG
Pentium Dual Core T3200
» Acer Extensa 5230
Celeron M 575
» Sony Vaio VGN-NS20E/S
Pentium Dual Core T3400
» Toshiba Satellite Pro S300
Pentium Dual Core T3200

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite C660-15z
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad L410
Core 2 Duo P8700, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron Duo 1090
Atom N550, 10.1", 1.6 kg
» Samsung R540-JA0BUK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Zoostorm 3389-9426/A
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch EU-046
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.7 kg
» Schenker Xesia E500-2EC
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Samsung RV510-A04UK
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Dell Vostro V130D-158
Core i5 470UM, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» HP 620-WS843EA
Celeron M 900, 15.3", 2.4 kg
Acer eMachines E520
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-03-29 (Update: 2012-07-18)