Acer Aspire ES1-512-C8JU
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Reviews for the Acer Aspire ES1-512-C8JU
The Aspire ES1-512 could have been a much better laptop but the guys at Acer seem to have hit the right note given how popular the laptop is. I still believe that it would be worth investing a tad extra to get a laptop with a more powerful processor, as the rest of the configuration is more than adequate.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The Acer Aspire ES1-512-C8JU is an entry level laptop of the Acer Acer Aspire ES1 Series. It features an Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHz dual core processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, an Intel HD Integrated Graphics (Bay Trail) and a 1 TB hard disk drive. The laptop measures at 38.16 x 25.8 x 2.61 cm and weighs starting at 2.4 kg. Its 15.6 inch LED display has a glossy surface, an HD resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) and a 16:9 aspect ratio. As Microsoft Windows 8.1 is pre-installed, the device is ready to go upon purchasing.
The laptop's 3220 mAh 3-cell lithium-ion battery delivers a battery life of up to 7 hours. The laptop features an integrated camera with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and a microphone for video telephony. In addition, it comes with a DVD super multi double-layer drive to burn CD and DVD on the go. For internet connectivity, it has a LAN port for Ethernet and WiFi 802.11n for WLAN. As for input/output ports, it comes with an SD card reader, a HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a headphone/microphone combo jack, and a Kensington Lock slot.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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
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.
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.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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