Acer Aspire E5-471G-53XG
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Reviews for the Acer Aspire E5-471G-53XG
Source: PC Mag
The Acer Aspire E5-471G-53XG is a good desktop-replacement laptop, and is certainly a passable choice if you need to replace an older system and still keep compatibility with older programs and peripherals. Its longer battery life is its one advantage over the Lenovo Flex 2 (15-inch). However, the Flex 2 holds on to its Editors' Choice award, due to its innovative hinge and larger 1080p full HD touch screen for a list price of just $80 more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Aspire E5-471G-53XG is a laptop clearly made for the average mid-range user. It measures about 1.25 by 13.75 inch (3.18 x 35 cm) and weighs about 4.4 pounds (2 kg), which is certainly light enough to carry around the house but might be slightly bulky for the ultimate "go-user". The 14-inch screen has a resolution of 1366x768 pixels, which is common for budget systems. Apart from that, its mediocre display lacks any touchscreen functionality, a function rather important for maximizing the Windows 8 experience.
Around the corners, you'll find a mix of old and modern I/O ports including a USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, an SD card reader, an Ethernet port, and VGA and HDMI for video output. The Aspire E5-471G-53XG comes with the standard connectivity options, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. Under the hood are a mid-range Intel processor, the i5-4210U, 8 GB of RAM, a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 820M graphics and a 500 GB hard drive. The lack of an SSD kills the hopes of any instant Windows start-up but for a mid-range laptop, this is fine.
Battery life is where the Acer Aspire E5-471G-53XG shines. Its suggested battery life is around 10 hours on standby. This laptop is a perfect laptop for a mid-range user looking to replace a desktop with something that is easier to carry around.
NVIDIA GeForce 820M:
Entry level 28nm Fermi GPU from the GeForce 800M series based on the GT 620M and 710M.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these 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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.