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Acer Extensa 15 Series

Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UXProcessor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U, Intel Core i3 5005U, Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500, Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.9kg, 2.4kg, 2.5kg
Price: 500, 699 euro
Average Score: 76.6% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: 64%, features: 41%, display: 71%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 92%

 

Acer Extensa 15 EX2511G-58VK

Specifications

Acer Extensa 15 EX2511G-58VKNotebook: Acer Extensa 15 EX2511G-58VK
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Acer Extensa EX2511G – работа на результат
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; good price; classic design. Negative: Low display resolution; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2015

 

Acer Extensa 2511-31B7

Specifications

Acer Extensa 2511-31B7Notebook: Acer Extensa 2511-31B7
Processor: Intel Core i3 5005U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
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Foreign Reviews

Leistungsstark, aber ...
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2016

 

Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX

Acer has introduced its next invention, the Extensa 15 EX215-51. This product can be simply viewed as a 15.6-inch office laptop. The system is powered by a Comet Lake processor. This laptop carries a weight of 1.9 kg and a thickness of 2 cm, which makes this Extensa a much lighter and thinner laptop than similar models. As for the design, Acer has relied completely on black plastic, as no high-end materials such as aluminium or magnesium has been used to form the chassis. It is a an all-black plastic composition. While the surfaces on the back of the lid and the top base unit are smooth and matte, the sides and bottom of the device are quite textured. The battery is fixed and not removable, which might be a drawback for some users. However, the single added advantage of such a battery is the longer battery life, which allows for whole-day usage without the need to recharge. This is definitely a rather favorable laptop for those looking for a thinner laptop with minimum recharging.

This product definitely lacks in terms of rigidity, as the base unit yields to pressure on the left and right areas of the keyboard; it is also susceptible to twisting. The lid is not an exception, as it can also be twisted without much force. This leads to slight distortions on the display as well. Some even went on to describe the Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51 as a workhorse with a disappointing display, as some users pay extra attention to and demand an awesome display for a better user experience. The TN panel that has been incorporated within the display is obviously outdated and results in poor contrast ratio and narrow viewing angles. This is a huge drawback and disappointment, as such a poor construction is not reflected in the price range in which the Extensa 15 EX215-51 has been marketed.

Apart from that, the Extensa 15 EX215-51 incorporates RAM which only runs in single-channel mode. This is due to the fact that there is only a single RAM slot with no pre-installed, soldered RAM which prevents the possibility of enabling dual-channel mode. This laptop also does not cater for extra graphic power, since there is no dedicated video card incorporated within it. Some reviews even claim this Extensa model produces noise when completing demanding tasks, which might just intrude on the whole user experience overall. The main drawback with this model has to be the low return for such a demanding price, which could be rather disappointing. However, this Extensa can definitely perform general basic tasks easily without any disruption due to its long-lasting battery, as there is no need to keep recharging.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UXNotebook: Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 699 euro
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76.6% Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51 in review: Work horse with a disappointing display | Notebookcheck
Strengths of the Extensa 15 include the Core i5 processor, NVMe SSD, low noise level and the moderate surface temperatures. The system's biggest weakness is the display. At a price of 650 to 700 Euros (~$705 to ~$759), the device is not exactly a bargain, either.

 

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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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 940M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i3:

5005U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Comet Lake:

i5-10210U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


76.6%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-07-28 (Update: 2016-07-28)