Acer Aspire E5-471-59RT
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire E5-471-59RT
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
At the end of the day, the Acer Aspire E5-471-59RT is a satisfactory desktop replacement for the general user who simply needs a Windows PC to use traditional programs like office apps, and browse the Internet, including full compatibility with plug-ins. It's a good choice if you only have $500 to $550 to spend on a laptop. That said, the Lenovo Flex 2 (15-inch) holds on to its Editors' Choice for budget desktop-replacement laptops, due to its innovative folding hinge, keyboard, and 1080p touch screen, though you will pay about $175 more for those features.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The $500 Acer Aspire E5-471-59RT does a lot of things right. It has strong processing power for the money, great battery life and a solid keyboard wrapped in a sleek raspberry coating. While I wish the display were better and that Acer had included an extra 4GB of RAM, the Aspire E5-471-59RT is a solid budget machine than can compete with more expensive 14-inch systems from ASUS and Dell.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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.
70%: 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.