Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6


Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6 (Aspire E15 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema), Core: 200-800 MHz, single-channel, Catalyst Omega 14.12 (14.501.1003.0)
4096 MB 
, DDR3, single-channel, two memory banks (one bank filled)
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, Chi Mei N156BGE-E31, TN LED, glossy: no
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0, 1024 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 880 GB free
AMD Hudson-3 FCH High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: brightness sensor
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8E2Q
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.3 x 381.6 x 256 ( = 1 x 15.02 x 10.08 in)
56 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1 V, 5000 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Security (trial), MS Office (trial) , 24 Months Warranty
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 394 g ( = 13.9 oz / 0.87 pounds)
400 Euro



Average Score: 68.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 41%, features: 76%, display: 65% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6

78% Acer Aspire E5-521 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Quiet long-lasting runner. The Aspire E5-521 can boast with a low operating noise and very long battery life. The laptop also has plenty of storage capacity. Its only real shortcoming is the dark, low-contrast screen.
59% Einsteiger-Notebook mit Top-Laufzeiten
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 59% price: 57% performance: 29% features: 83% display: 58% mobility: 44% ergonomy: 77%
69% Günstiges Marathon-Notebook
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 93% performance: 37% features: 79% display: 64% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 76%


AMD Radeon R4 (Beema):

Integrated GPU on select AMD Beema APUs. Based on the GCN architecture with 128 shader units and a core clock up to 800 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
A6-6310: Quad-core APU for entry-level devices and sub-notebooks, codenamed Beema. Based on the Puma+ architecture and integrates a Radeon R4 GPU.» 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.
2.3 kg:

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.

68.67%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-09-24 (Update: 2014-09-24)