Acer Aspire E1-531-20204G50Mnks
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Reviews for the Acer Aspire E1-531-20204G50Mnks
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 85% performance: 65%
Model: Acer has developed yet another simple yet practical offering with the Aspire E1-531. Featuring a 15.6 inch LED display and excellent hardware, it is meant to be an affordable alternative for everyday use. On the outside, it is made of understated polished grey tones accentuated with black and silver highlights, giving it a serious yet simple look. The edges are rounded and soft and it has a thickness of 18 mm. It weighs about 2.5 kg, which makes it relatively easy to transport. The HD 15.6” screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and sufficient brightness and contrast. However, the screen is rather reflective and is therefore a challenge to view in bright light.
Hardware wise, this machine comes packed with a 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 2020M processor and 4 GB DDR3-RAM clocked at up to 1.6 GHz. There are a 500 GB SATA HDD and an Intel HD graphics card with shared memory. The entire system runs on a Linux Linpus OS. The battery has a rather moderate life span of 4.5 hours without being plugged in which can be troublesome for those that like to work outdoors. However, this is a very small price to pay as the entire package is designed to be budget friendly.
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge): In the mobile Ivy Bridge Celeron and Pentium CPUs integrated processor graphics card. The HD Graphics is the slower, GT1 called, part with less execution units (EUs) and only one texture sampler - compared to the GT2 HD Graphics 4000.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
2020M: Dual-core processor based on the Ivy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
73%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.