Acer Aspire ES1-111-C56A
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire ES1-111-C56A
Little companion. Netbooks still have a purpose. A small, light, and portable Windows device does not have to be expensive. But what can the buyer expect for a price below 250 Euros (~$310)?
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
It seems unfair to be too harsh on a laptop which costs a measly £175, but such a low price isn't the headline-grabbing feature it once was. There are plenty of excellent rivals available for similar money - not least the HP Stream 11 - and the Acer just isn't consistently good enough to win itself an award. If battery life is a prioroty, however, we wouldn't rule it out completely.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tecbuy DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 65% mobility: 65% workmanship: 80%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 58% price: 70% performance: 35% features: 31% display: 63% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 76%
Model: The Acer Aspire ES1-111-C56A is a lightweight, functional laptop with good build quality. Design is kept simple with the entire laptop sporting a matte dark gray chassis. The top cover has a unique texture and sports the Acer branding towards the left side. Input devices come in the form of an island style keyboard, which can feel spongy at times and a comfortable looking trackpad. The Acer Aspire ES1-111-C56A is equipped with an 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixels display, which is sufficiently clear with good saturation. An Intel Celeron N2840 dual-core processor powers the Windows 8 system.
Moreover, the Acer Aspire ES1-111-C56A comes with an Intel Graphics GPU, 2 GB of DDR3L RAM and a 32 GB SSD as internal storage. These components allow a low-end price. Audio quality is decent with the stereo speaker setup and the laptop comes with an integrated webcam for basic video calls. Other features found on the laptop are two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, a card reader, Bluetooth 4.0 HS, and an HDMI out. A 3-cell Lithium Polymer cell makes for battery life.
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
N2840: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.58 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops 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.
72.25%: 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.