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Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Martina Osztovits), 12/18/2015

Typewriter. Acer charges just under 330 Euros (~$357) for the Extensa. You will get a quiet 15.6-inch Braswell notebook with a surprisingly good keyboard.

For the original German review, see here.

The Extensa belongs to the low-priced notebooks in 15.6-inch format. Currently, the device costs just under 330 Euros (~$357). The computer is not unknown to us. Several months ago we reviewed the Acer Aspire ES1-512-P1SM sibling with the same design. The Extensa has many competitors, since almost all manufacturers have low-priced notebooks in their portfolio. There are for example the HP 250/255, the Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15, the Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15, and the Toshiba Satellite C50D-B. In addition, Chromebooks like the Acer Chromebook 15 are also rivals.

Since the Extensa and the Aspire ES1-512-P1SM use the same design, we will not cover case, connectivity, input devices and speakers in detail here. Information about these are available in our review of the Aspire.

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Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC (Extensa 2519 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), Core: 313-600 MHz, Single-Channel, 10.18.15.4248
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3-1600, single channel, no RAM slot, RAM module is soldered
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, ChiMei N156BGE-E32, TN LED, glossy: no
Storage
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 430 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Cherry Trail / Braswell SoC - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8HC
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26.1 x 381.6 x 258 ( = 1.03 x 15.02 x 10.16 in)
Battery
37 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD-Webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, Foxit PhantomPDF, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial version), MS Office (trial version), WPS Office, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds), Power Supply: 280 g ( = 9.88 oz / 0.62 pounds)
Price
330 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity

If you want to replace the integrated HDD with an SSD, you will have to open the case completely. This is done easily: Once you have removed all the screws from the underside, you have to turn the top side up again and remove the top side of the base unit with a putty knife. Take care: the top shell is connected to the motherboard with two ribbon cables, which have to be carefully disconnected.

The incorporated memory card reader is rather slow. It achieves a maximum transfer rate of only 29.9 MB/s when copying big data blocks. It transfers 250 jpg files (about 5 MB each) at 11.8 MB/s. Thus, the memory card reader is one of the slower models. We use a reference SD card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II) to test card readers.

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

Acer has equipped the Extensa with a matte 15.6-inch display with a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Brightness (230.9 cd/m²) and contrast (388:1) are very low. However, these values are acceptable in view of the computer's price range. PWM flickering exists up to brightness levels of 90%. However, the frequency (990 Hz) is very high. Thus, even sensitive people should not have problems with their eyes.

241
cd/m²
248
cd/m²
241
cd/m²
216
cd/m²
252
cd/m²
219
cd/m²
217
cd/m²
220
cd/m²
224
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
ChiMei N156BGE-E32
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 252 cd/m² Average: 230.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 206 cd/m²
Contrast: 388:1 (Black: 0.65 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.18 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 11.65 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
58% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.24

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 990 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 990 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 990 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9377 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The display shows a DeltaE 2000 color deviation of 11.18 out-of-the-box, which is usual in the budget segment. A value smaller than 3 would be ideal. In addition, the display is very bluish.

CalMAN -  Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN -  Gray levels
CalMAN - Gray levels
CalMAN -  Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 47 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
62 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27 ms rise
↘ 35 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 96 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.8 ms).

Acer has equipped the Extensa with a TN display. Thus, you cannot read the display from all angles. The device can be used outdoors if the sun shine is not too bright.

direct sun
direct sun
sun from behind
sun from behind

Performance

In the Extensa, you will get a simple 15.6-inch office notebook. The integrated processor is suitable for simple office and internet applications. Our test model costs about 330 Euros (~$357). At the time of writing, we could also find two other configurations. The cheapest model, the Extensa 2519-C6N uses the same components as our test model, but it comes without a Windows operating system for about 270 Euros (~$292). Other configurations can be found among the Aspire ES1-512 series with the same design.

Processor

With the Celeron N3050 (Braswell) dual core processor, the Extensa uses a weak CPU. Its performance is sufficient for office and Internet applications. For any higher requirements, you should consider a different notebook. The processor clocks at up to 2.16 GHz. The performance gain compared to its Bay Trail predecessor (Celeron N2815) is small (a few percent). This was to be expected since the architectures differ only marginally. The Braswell processor works at full speed in both mains and battery operation.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
2328
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
2150
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
1134
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
9.86 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
0.8 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.41 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
12.31 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
65 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
34 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
34 Points ∼16%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
42 Points ∼19% +24%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
47 Points ∼22% +38%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
70 Points ∼32% +106%
Asus F200MA-CT067H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
34 Points ∼16% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
43 Points ∼20% +26%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
46 Points ∼21% +35%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
39 Points ∼18% +15%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
67 Points ∼31% +97%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
49 Points ∼22% +44%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
32 Points ∼15% -6%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
37 Points ∼17% +9%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
65 Points ∼1%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
157 Points ∼4% +142%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
157 Points ∼4% +142%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
187 Points ∼4% +188%
Asus F200MA-CT067H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
62 Points ∼1% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
158 Points ∼4% +143%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
146 Points ∼3% +125%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
171 Points ∼4% +163%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
129 Points ∼3% +98%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
164 Points ∼4% +152%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
119 Points ∼3% +83%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
127 Points ∼3% +95%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
0.41 Points ∼17%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
0.5 Points ∼20% +22%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
0.57 Points ∼23% +39%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
0.79 Points ∼32% +93%
Asus F200MA-CT067H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.4 Points ∼16% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
0.5 Points ∼20% +22%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
0.55 Points ∼23% +34%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
0.75 Points ∼31% +83%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.74 Points ∼30% +80%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.6 Points ∼25% +46%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
0.39 Points ∼16% -5%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.45 Points ∼18% +10%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
0.8 Points ∼2%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1.92 Points ∼6% +140%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1.94 Points ∼6% +143%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2.01 Points ∼6% +151%
Asus F200MA-CT067H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.76 Points ∼2% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1.9 Points ∼6% +138%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1.62 Points ∼5% +103%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
1.84 Points ∼6% +130%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.45 Points ∼4% +81%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2.04 Points ∼6% +155%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1.43 Points ∼4% +79%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.74 Points ∼5% +118%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1134 Points ∼10%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1379 Points ∼13% +22%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1858 Points ∼17% +64%
Asus F200MA-CT067H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1068 Points ∼10% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1383 Points ∼13% +22%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1709 Points ∼16% +51%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
2528 Points ∼23% +123%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2510 Points ∼23% +121%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1850 Points ∼17% +63%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1205 Points ∼11% +6%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1381 Points ∼13% +22%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2150 Points ∼4%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4750 Points ∼10% +121%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5575 Points ∼11% +159%
Asus F200MA-CT067H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2038 Points ∼4% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
4759 Points ∼10% +121%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
5309 Points ∼11% +147%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
5730 Points ∼12% +167%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4852 Points ∼10% +126%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5785 Points ∼12% +169%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4171 Points ∼8% +94%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3598 Points ∼7% +67%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1167 Points ∼4%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3267 Points ∼10% +180%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3534 Points ∼11% +203%
Asus F200MA-CT067H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1343 Points ∼4% +15%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3223 Points ∼10% +176%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3230 Points ∼10% +177%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2592 Points ∼8% +122%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3792 Points ∼12% +225%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2762 Points ∼9% +137%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3146 Points ∼10% +170%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
829 Points ∼17%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
988 Points ∼20% +19%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1244 Points ∼26% +50%
Asus F200MA-CT067H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
781 Points ∼16% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
992 Points ∼21% +20%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1209 Points ∼25% +46%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1468 Points ∼30% +77%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1287 Points ∼27% +55%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
868 Points ∼18% +5%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
991 Points ∼21% +20%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
444.5 ms * ∼5%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
303.3 ms * ∼3% +32%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
254.3 ms * ∼3% +43%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
321.1 ms * ∼4% +28%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
309.2 ms * ∼3% +30%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
182.1 ms * ∼2% +59%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
181.5 ms * ∼2% +59%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
253 ms * ∼3% +43%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
427.3 ms * ∼5% +4%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
346.9 ms * ∼4% +22%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C9GR
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3205U
334.7 ms * ∼4% +25%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
36.675 Points ∼10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
5790.3 ms * ∼10%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
6205.4 ms * ∼10% -7%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
6278.9 ms * ∼11% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
6182 ms * ∼10% -7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
6880.3 ms * ∼12% -19%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4079.5 ms * ∼7% +30%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
6200.1 ms * ∼10% -7%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
9672.3 ms * ∼16% -67%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
8267.9 ms * ∼14% -43%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C9GR
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3205U
2332.4 ms * ∼4% +60%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
5606 Points ∼11%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
5052 Points ∼10% -10%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5574 Points ∼11% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
5006 Points ∼10% -11%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
5334 Points ∼10% -5%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
7963 Points ∼15% +42%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
6074 Points ∼12% +8%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3727 Points ∼7% -34%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4580 Points ∼9% -18%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C9GR
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3205U
13238 Points ∼25% +136%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
587 Points ∼9%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
842 Points ∼14% +43%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1108 Points ∼18% +89%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
861 Points ∼14% +47%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
957 Points ∼15% +63%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1793 Points ∼29% +205%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1136 Points ∼18% +94%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
720 Points ∼12% +23%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
868 Points ∼14% +48%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C9GR
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3205U
2905 Points ∼47% +395%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The Extensa will not break any performance records. Nevertheless, the system runs smoothly and flawlessly. The results in the PCMark 8 benchmarks correspond to the integrated SoC. It performs significantly worse than Core i notebooks. The Extensa performs better than comparably Bay Trail notebooks, since the GPUs of the Braswell generations are significantly faster than their predecessors. It is possible to increase the system performance of the Extensa by replacing the hard drive with an SSD.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1634 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
1682 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
1311 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1634 Points ∼27%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1946 Points ∼32% +19%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2092 Points ∼34% +28%
Asus F200MA-CT067H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1324 Points ∼22% -19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1462 Points ∼24% -11%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1880 Points ∼31% +15%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2151 Points ∼35% +32%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2451 Points ∼40% +50%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1685 Points ∼28% +3%

Storage Devices

Acer has equipped the Extensa with a conventional 2.5-inch hard drive with a revolution speed of 5400 RPM and a capacity of 500 GB. The transfer rates are normal for a 5400 RPM model.

Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Transfer Rate Minimum: 3.7 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 109.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 84.3 MB/s
Access Time: 18.8 ms
Burst Rate: 162.7 MB/s
CPU Usage: 12 %

Graphics Card

Graphics output is rendered by Intel's HD Graphics (Braswell) GPU. It supports DirectX 12 and works at clock rates of up to 600 MHz. The new graphics core is significantly faster than its Bay Trail predecessor - albeit at a low level. This is not surprising, since the new GPU is based on the Broadwell architecture, while the predecessor used the Ivy Bridge architecture. The results are on par with AMD's Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema) and Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) graphics cores in the 3DMark benchmarks.

The GPU comes with an H.265 decoder. Thus it can reduce the load of the processor when playing such videos. The H.265 format will replace the wide-spread H.264 format in the coming years. It allows smaller files with the same image quality. The hardware accelerated playback of H.265 media has to be supported by the media player. Otherwise, videos will stutter. Under Windows 10, the included Film & TV app does so. When we played our test video (4k, H.265, 60 fps), the CPU load was just under 20%.

3DMark 11 Performance
442 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
18186 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
1529 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
236 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
442 Points ∼1%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
268 Points ∼1% -39%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
788 Points ∼2% +78%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
784 Points ∼2% +77%
Lenovo B50-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
218 Points ∼1% -51%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
238 Points ∼1% -46%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
782 Points ∼2% +77%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
752 Points ∼2% +70%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
574 Points ∼2% +30%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1640 Points ∼5% +271%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
592 Points ∼2% +34%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
688 Points ∼2% +56%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
693 Points ∼2% +57%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
421 Points ∼1% -5%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
444 Points ∼1% 0%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
236 Points ∼1%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
473 Points ∼2% +100%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
479 Points ∼2% +103%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
472 Points ∼2% +100%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
446 Points ∼2% +89%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
316 Points ∼1% +34%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
843 Points ∼3% +257%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
347 Points ∼1% +47%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
427 Points ∼2% +81%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
425 Points ∼2% +80%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
219 Points ∼1% -7%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1032 Points ∼2%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1846 Points ∼3% +79%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2244 Points ∼4% +117%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
500 Points ∼1% -52%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1773 Points ∼3% +72%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1493 Points ∼2% +45%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1780 Points ∼3% +72%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1348 Points ∼2% +31%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1545 Points ∼3% +50%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1618 Points ∼3% +57%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
982 Points ∼2% -5%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1529 Points ∼2%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1444 Points ∼2% -6%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2853 Points ∼5% +87%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3581 Points ∼6% +134%
Lenovo B50-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
511 Points ∼1% -67%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1417 Points ∼2% -7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2763 Points ∼4% +81%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
3276 Points ∼5% +114%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2426 Points ∼4% +59%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4032 Points ∼7% +164%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2244 Points ∼4% +47%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2291 Points ∼4% +50%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2642 Points ∼4% +73%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1638 Points ∼3% +7%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
18186 Points ∼2%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
17701 Points ∼2% -3%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
31626 Points ∼3% +74%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
33875 Points ∼3% +86%
Lenovo B50-30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2815, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
5578 Points ∼1% -69%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
17547 Points ∼2% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
30714 Points ∼3% +69%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
30090 Points ∼3% +65%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
27941 Points ∼3% +54%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
39458 Points ∼4% +117%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
27138 Points ∼2% +49%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
23939 Points ∼2% +32%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
29842 Points ∼3% +64%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
14703 Points ∼1% -19%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16523 Points ∼1% -9%

Gaming Performance

Even if the SoC's graphics performance is significantly better than that of its predecessor, it is not sufficient for most games. Only a few games such as “Sims 4” achieve playable frame rates. Significantly more usable games can be found in the Window Store under Casual Games.

low med. high ultra
Diablo III (2012) 25.516.713.2fps
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 12.211.510.4fps
Dead Space 3 (2013) 28.6139.9fps
Crysis 3 (2013) 9.35.72.1fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 2312.18.2fps
Alien: Isolation (2014) 13.78.8fps
World of Warships (2015) 16.811.9fps

Emissions & Energy

System Noise

The cooling requirements of the integrated SoC are low. As a result, the fan stands mostly still while idling and you can only hear the noise of the hard drive. When the HDD is replaced by an SSD the system would become silent. The fan does not even get loud during load. During the stress test we measured a noise level of 34.7 dB(A) - a very good value.

Noise Level

Idle
32.9 / 32.9 / 32.9 dB(A)
HDD
32.9 dB(A)
DVD
36.6 / dB(A)
Load
33.5 / 34.7 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1 Arta (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The Extensa during the stress test
The Extensa during the stress test

Our Extensa behaves the same way during our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) whether on mains operation or on battery. The processor clocks at 1.44 GHz and the graphics core at 500 MHz. In view of the weak hardware, it is not surprising that the Extensa does not get particularly hot. The 40 degrees Celsius (~104 degrees Fahrenheit) level is only exceeded in a single measurement quadrant during the stress test. The temperatures are significantly lower at the other segments.

Max. Load
 26.9 °C
80 F
29.7 °C
85 F
22.9 °C
73 F
 
 25.8 °C
78 F
30.6 °C
87 F
22.5 °C
73 F
 
 19 °C
66 F
19 °C
66 F
19 °C
66 F
 
Maximum: 30.6 °C = 87 F
Average: 23.9 °C = 75 F
24.2 °C
76 F
34.8 °C
95 F
28.5 °C
83 F
24.1 °C
75 F
40.9 °C
106 F
34.2 °C
94 F
19 °C
66 F
19.6 °C
67 F
20 °C
68 F
Maximum: 40.9 °C = 106 F
Average: 27.3 °C = 81 F
Power Supply (max.)  46.4 °C = 116 F | Room Temperature 19 °C = 66 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 23.9 °C / 75 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 30.6 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.9 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 21.7 °C / 71 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 19.7 °C / 67.5 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (+8.4 °C / 15.1 F).

Power Consumption

While idling, the energy demand of the Extensa is below 10 watts - this is a normal value for a ULV notebook in 15.6-inch format. Even under load, the power consumption does not get unexpectedly high. We recorded 15.4 watts during the stress test. The power consumption would be higher if CPU and GPU did not throttle. There is some room for improvement, since the power adapter is rated at 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.3 / 8.2 / 8.3 Watt
Load midlight 15.6 / 15.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

With our realistic Wi-Fi test we simulate the load during web-surfing. The "balanced" profile is active and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The Extensa lasts 5:40 h on a single charge. So, it is on par with its sibling.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
5h 40min
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
340 min ∼63%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
349 min ∼65%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
199 min ∼37%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
238 min ∼44%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
350 min ∼65%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
290 min ∼54%
HP 255 G3
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
190 min ∼35%
HP ProBook 455 G2
Radeon R4 (Kaveri), A6 Pro-7050B, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
244 min ∼45%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C9GR
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3205U
540 min ∼100%
WiFi (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
427 min ∼126%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
391 min ∼116%
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
397 min ∼117%
Fujitsu Lifebook A514
HD Graphics 4400, 4005U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
350 min ∼104%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
283 min ∼84%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
338 min ∼100%

Pros

+ matte display
+ does hardly get warmer
+ works quietly
+ good keyboard
+ good battery life
+ 2-years warranty

Cons

- no maintenance hatch

Verdict

In review: Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC. Test model provided by CampusPoint.
In review: Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC. Test model provided by CampusPoint.

The CPU performance is sufficient for office and Internet applications. Thanks to the decoder integrated into the GPU, the Extensa can play all common video formats. Thereby, the computer always works quietly and hardly gets warm. Thanks to a 500 GB hard drive, the computer does not lack storage capacity. If you want to replace the hard drive with an SSD, you will have to open the case since the computer does not have a maintenance hatch. The integrated keyboard stands out positively and is suitable for prolific writers. The battery runtimes are good. In view of the price range, it is not surprising that the display will not win any awards. It has a low brightness, a low contrast and narrow viewing angles. At least, Acer has incorporated a model with matte surface. As is usual with Acer, this low priced notebook comes with a 2-year warranty.

Prospective buyers of the Extensa should be aware that they will only get a device for simple typing and Internet tasks and video playback. It stutters slightly when opening web sites, since the weak processor has to handle many involved elements.

Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC - 12/12/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
72 / 98 → 73%
Keyboard
85%
Pointing Device
75%
Connectivity
63 / 80 → 79%
Weight
60 / 20-67 → 85%
Battery
89%
Display
76%
Games Performance
44 / 68 → 65%
Application Performance
43 / 92 → 47%
Temperature
95%
Noise
88%
Audio
31%
Camera
39 / 85 → 46%
Average
66%
76%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2015-12-18 (Update: 2018-05-15)