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Acer Extensa 2519-P35U (N3710, HD405) Laptop Review

Mike Wobker (translated by Stanslav Kokhanyuk), 09/23/2018

Simply simple. With the Extensa 2519, Acer presents a very low-priced notebook. With a Pentium Processor and a 500 GB HDD, the laptop can perform most simple, daily tasks. Read our review to learn what you can expect from the cheap Acer notebook.

Acer Extensa 2519-P35U

Like many other manufacturers, Acer offers a whole range of low-priced notebooks with entry-level hardware. For less than 350 Euros ($411), buyers get a simple device that is suited for surfing the web and office work. The Acer Extensa 2519 is also available with better specifications, but at a higher price.

Our review device comes with the Intel Pentium N3710, which features Intel’s integrated HD Graphics 405. The device also has 4 GB of RAM and a 500 HDD. There is a slot for a DVD/Blu-ray drive. However, Acer forgoes an optical disc drive with this configuration.

There is not a lot of competition in this price range. Therefore, we have included in this review similar devices, some of which cost up to 100 Euros ($117) more. The competing devices include: Acer’s own Aspire 3 A315-51, the 255 G6 from HP and Dell’s Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4.

Acer Extensa 2519-P35U (Extensa 2519 Series)
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3L
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 100 PPI, AU Optronics AUO71EC, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Braswell
Storage
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 430 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC235 @ 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: combined audio jack, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26 x 382 x 258 ( = 1.02 x 15.04 x 10.16 in)
Battery
3500 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 5.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.3 MP, 4:3 (640x480)
Additional features
Keyboard: chiclet-style, Keyboard Light: no, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
350 Euro

 

Case & Connectivity – The Acer Extensa 2519 comes in black

The case of the Extensa 2519 is made of simple plastic. It seems quite rigid and does not produce any creaking noises when you carry the notebook in the hand. However, the materials are not rigid enough for the display lid, which is why it wobbles slightly. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms (~5.5 lb), the Acer notebook is as heavy as its competitors. The dimensions are also quite common for a 15-inch laptop.  

Against the current trend, Acer has put a lot of ports on the back of the device. However, the standard selection of ports is only suitable for simple tasks. There is an optical disc drive slot on the right side of the device, which is protected with a cover. Inside, there is a connector, which can be used to install a disc drive.

The integrated SD card reader achieves subpar read and write rates with our reference-grade SD card Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II. The same applies to the built-in Wi-Fi adapter. In our Wi-Fi benchmark, the Acer laptop achieves only about 100 MB/s, both when sending and receiving data. This is why the low-priced notebook takes last place in our comparison chart.

Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Left side: Kensington Lock, one USB 3.0 port, SD card reader
Left side: Kensington Lock, one USB 3.0 port, SD card reader
Right side: Optical disc drive slot
Right side: Optical disc drive slot
Back side: Power socket, combined audio jack, one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI-out, Ethernet port
Back side: Power socket, combined audio jack, one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI-out, Ethernet port
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼100% +270%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=227)
60.8 MB/s ∼70% +159%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
30.9 MB/s ∼36% +31%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.5 MB/s ∼27%
HP 255 G6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
18.4 MB/s ∼21% -22%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=204)
78.2 MB/s ∼100% +196%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.5 MB/s ∼48% +42%
HP 255 G6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.5 MB/s ∼38% +12%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.4 MB/s ∼34%

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Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
345 MBit/s ∼100% +229%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
337 MBit/s ∼98% +221%
HP 255 G6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
186 MBit/s ∼54% +77%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
105 MBit/s ∼30%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
347 MBit/s ∼100% +237%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
339 MBit/s ∼98% +229%
HP 255 G6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
261 MBit/s ∼75% +153%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
103 MBit/s ∼30%

Input Devices – Acer laptop with a modest ClickPad

The Acer Extensa 2519 has a simple keyboard with a numeric pad. The surface of the keys is slightly rough, which is why they offer quite a bit of grip when typing. However, the actuation point is rather shallow and the keys wobble slightly in their cutouts. The keyboard is suitable for long typing sessions. That being said, the arrow keys are a bit too small.

The Acer laptop features a ClickPad, which serves as a mouse replacement. The surface is not very smooth. Therefore, moving the cursor is not easy at times. The mouse clicks are registered mechanically. The TouchPad is not very responsive.

Input devices
Input devices

Display – Extensa screen with a low brightness

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The screen of the Acer Extensa 2519-P35U features a TN panel with a resolution of 1366x768. The average brightness of 194 cd/m² is very low. Nevertheless, the Acer laptop is quite comparable to other devices in this price range and therefore takes a spot in the middle of our comparison chart. For a premium, the Extensa 2519 can be had with a Full HD panel with a resolution of 1920x1080.

207
cd/m²
205
cd/m²
215
cd/m²
191
cd/m²
202
cd/m²
200
cd/m²
173
cd/m²
192
cd/m²
165
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 215 cd/m² Average: 194.4 cd/m² Minimum: 14.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 77 %
Center on Battery: 168 cd/m²
Contrast: 412:1 (Black: 0.49 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 14.24 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3, calibrated: 2.95
ΔE Greyscale 15.46 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
57% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.55
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
AU Optronics AUO71EC, , 1366x768, 15.6
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Chi Mei N156HGA-EAB, , 1920x1080, 15.6
HP 255 G6
Chi Mei CMN15E3, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Innolux JMC9X 156BGA, , 1366x768, 15.6
Response Times
-41%
-15%
-48%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45 (24, 21)
40 (22, 18)
11%
48 (26, 22)
-7%
50 (28, 22)
-11%
Response Time Black / White *
13 (8, 5)
25 (20, 5)
-92%
16 (11, 5)
-23%
24 (20, 4)
-85%
PWM Frequency
25000 (20)
26320 (80)
250 (20)
Screen
10%
10%
12%
Brightness middle
202
185
-8%
226
12%
197
-2%
Brightness
194
166
-14%
203
5%
195
1%
Brightness Distribution
77
76
-1%
77
0%
78
1%
Black Level *
0.49
0.37
24%
0.47
4%
0.43
12%
Contrast
412
500
21%
481
17%
458
11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
14.24
11.26
21%
11.78
17%
10.35
27%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
23.76
18.65
22%
20.05
16%
16.02
33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.95
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
15.46
11.56
25%
12.18
21%
11.25
27%
Gamma
2.55 86%
2.1 105%
2.13 103%
2.08 106%
CCT
20358 32%
11788 55%
13366 49%
11592 56%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36
38
6%
38
6%
38
6%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
57
60
5%
59
4%
60
5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-16% / 2%
-3% / 6%
-18% / 2%

* ... smaller is better

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
13 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 10 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 21 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. » 70 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41.1 ms).

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 not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8811 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

color space coverage - 57% of sRGB
color space coverage - 57% of sRGB
color space coverage - 36% of AdobeRGB
color space coverage - 36% of AdobeRGB

Our measurements reveal that the display of the Extensa 2519 has a low contrast ratio of 412:1 and a high black value of 0.49 cd/m². The Acer laptop covers only 36% of the Adobe RGB color space and 57% of the sRGB color space. These values are below average for notebooks in this price range. Moreover, the display also suffers from a bluish cast, which persists after calibration.

The TN panel in the Acer Extensa 2519 has very poor viewing angles. When looking at the screen from the sides, the content appears washed-out. The colors become distorted when you look up or down at the screen from sharp angles. Because of a low brightness, the Acer notebook can only be used in the shade. But even then, the screen content is very hard to read.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Color accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - Saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN - Saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN - Grayscale (after calibration)
CalMAN - Grayscale (after calibration)
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance – A simple office notebook from Acer

Our review device uses the Pentium N3710 as the CPU and Intel’s HD Graphics 405 as the GPU. In addition, it has 4 GB of RAM and a 500 GB HDD. This configuration provides enough performance for simple office applications and web-browsing. Users who need more power can choose a different configuration.

The available CPUs range from a simple Celeron N3060 up to the Core i5-7200U. Acer does not offer any Extensa 2519 models with a dedicated GPU. However, there are models with more RAM, SSDs and an optical disc drive. Those who would like to forgo Windows can get an Acer notebook with Linpus Linux preinstalled.

Processor

The Intel Pentium N3710 is a quad-core processor that is mostly found in entry-level notebooks. The clock rates range between 1.6 and 2.5 GHz. With its low TDP of 6 watts, the N3710 is suitable for passively cooled devices.

In our Cinebench loop, the Extensa 2519-P35U can maintain its full performance at all times.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

The Acer notebook performs as well as other laptops in this price range. For 50 to 100 Euros ($58 to $117) more, prospective buyers can get almost double the performance.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Intel Core i3-8130U
140 Points ∼68% +241%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 178, n=467)
108 Points ∼52% +163%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
107 Points ∼52% +161%
HP 255 G6
AMD A6-9220
68 Points ∼33% +66%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Intel Pentium N3710
41 Points ∼20%
Average Intel Pentium N3710
  (39 - 42, n=6)
40.7 Points ∼20% -1%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Intel Core i3-8130U
338 Points ∼11% +127%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=471)
315 Points ∼10% +111%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
306 Points ∼10% +105%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Intel Pentium N3710
149 Points ∼5%
Average Intel Pentium N3710
  (105 - 152, n=6)
140 Points ∼5% -6%
HP 255 G6
AMD A6-9220
109 Points ∼4% -27%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
41 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
149 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
14.11 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
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System Performance

In the PCMark benchmarks, the Extensa 2519 achieves subpar results. In both PCMark 8 and PCMark 10, the Acer notebook performs worse than the competing devices. In day-to-day use, long loading times make navigating through Windows annoying and programs also start with a noticeable delay. The loading times vary depending on the utilization level, but even opening the Internet browser takes several seconds. 


You can see how the Intel Pentium N3710 stacks up against other processors on our CPU Benchmarks page.

PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, Kingston RBUSNS8180S3128GI1
3302 Points ∼54% +84%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
3185 Points ∼52% +78%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4458, n=345)
3000 Points ∼49% +67%
HP 255 G6
Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), A6-9220, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2520 Points ∼41% +40%
Average Intel Pentium N3710, Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
  (1651 - 2114, n=6)
1853 Points ∼30% +3%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), N3710, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
1794 Points ∼29%
PCMark 10 - Score
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, Kingston RBUSNS8180S3128GI1
3230 Points ∼42% +196%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 4269, n=88)
3105 Points ∼40% +185%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
2534 Points ∼33% +132%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), N3710, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
1090 Points ∼14%
Average Intel Pentium N3710, Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
 
1090 Points ∼14% 0%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1794 points
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Storage Devices

The Acer Extensa 2519 comes with a conventional HDD from Western Digital. It offers 500 GB of storage space and operates at a speed of 5400 RPM. The read and write rates are not comparable to those of SSDs. In our benchmark, the conventional HDD in the Acer laptop performs somewhat worse than other notebooks with traditional hard drives.

You can learn how the HDD in the Acer laptop compares against other storage devices on our HDD/SSD Benchmarks page.

Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Kingston RBUSNS8180S3128GI1
HP 255 G6
Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Average Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
6247%
4%
16%
6%
4066%
Write 4k QD32
1.243
114.7
9128%
0.952
-23%
0.47
-62%
1.179 (1.026 - 1.412, n=6)
-5%
108 (0.154 - 706, n=641)
8589%
Read 4k QD32
0.952
211.6
22127%
0.881
-7%
1.267
33%
0.976 (0.72 - 1.395, n=6)
3%
138 (0.015 - 652, n=641)
14396%
Write 4k
1.111
73.52
6517%
0.984
-11%
0.123
-89%
1.143 (0.981 - 1.368, n=6)
3%
40.2 (0.009 - 197, n=653)
3518%
Read 4k
0.327
34.88
10567%
0.429
31%
0.418
28%
0.3953 (0.327 - 0.501, n=6)
21%
15.3 (0.218 - 148, n=653)
4579%
Write 512
47.58
142.8
200%
44.97
-5%
95.94
102%
50 (47.1 - 58.3, n=6)
5%
191 (13.7 - 1863, n=650)
301%
Read 512
30.24
295.6
878%
36.65
21%
41.77
38%
33.7 (30.2 - 39.4, n=6)
11%
234 (16.3 - 1799, n=650)
674%
Write Seq
94.45
281.8
198%
102.8
9%
126.7
34%
97.2 (70.9 - 110, n=6)
3%
260 (21.1 - 1995, n=653)
175%
Read Seq
93.87
428.6
357%
109.2
16%
137.2
46%
101 (88.9 - 113, n=6)
8%
368 (37.1 - 2860, n=653)
292%
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
Sequential Read: 93.87 MB/s
Sequential Write: 94.45 MB/s
512K Read: 30.24 MB/s
512K Write: 47.58 MB/s
4K Read: 0.327 MB/s
4K Write: 1.111 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 0.952 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 1.243 MB/s

Graphics Card

In the Acer Extensa 2519, the integrated Intel HD Graphics 405 is responsible for image rendering. While this GPU cannot run demanding 3D games, it has no trouble playing back 4K/H.265 video.

In the 3DMark 11 benchmark, the Acer notebook provides slightly above-average results, when compared to other notebooks with the Intel HD Graphics 405. There are other laptops in this price range that offer a little bit more GPU power. 

To find out what kind of performance you can expect from Intel’s HD Graphics 405, visit our GPU Benchmarks page.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8130U
1366 Points ∼100% +178%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 4967, n=592)
1212 Points ∼89% +146%
HP 255 G6
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), AMD A6-9220
989 Points ∼72% +101%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), Intel Pentium N3710
492 Points ∼36%
Average Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
  (408 - 496, n=7)
469 Points ∼34% -5%
3DMark 11 Performance
548 points
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Gaming Performance

The Extensa 2519 is not suitable for gaming. Even old games do not run smoothly on low settings and the detail settings in demanding casual games will have to be lowered to achieve playable frame rates.

To learn which games you can run with the Intel HD Graphics 405, visit our Gaming Benchmarks page.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 17.7fps
Thief (2014) 6fps

Emissions & Energy – Low power draw

System Noise

System Noise
System Noise

During normal use, the Acer Extensa 2519-P35U is basically silent. The fans stand still under low load and only start to spin when the system is taxed. The fans produce a quiet rustling sound, which is quickly drowned out by the ambient noise. Therefore, the Acer Extensa 2519 is suitable for quiet environments.

Noise Level

Idle
31.8 / 32.1 / 32.1 dB(A)
HDD
32.3 dB(A)
Load
33 / 35 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)   environment noise: 30.5 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.736.432.435.733.72532.137.731.635.832.13137.237.633.137.537.24035.133.831.431.535.15036.937.135.536.636.96329.42929.327.629.48029.629.131.427.229.610028.428.732.625.128.412526.825.525.325.826.816024.924.424.624.324.920024.424.82423.124.425023.624.423.322.723.631523.725.823.421.723.740022.724.821.320.722.750021.923.721.22021.963021.523.620.519.821.580021.923.521.218.621.9100025.228.523.818.225.2125022.426.121.117.922.416002426.120.617.824200018.721.218.517.518.7250018.32017.917.618.3315018.318.618.117.918.3400018.218.4181818.2500018.218.418.218.118.2630018.118.118.118.118.1800018.318.118.218.218.31000018.218.218.118.118.21250018.118.118.11818.11600018.218.118.118.118.2SPL3335.132.130.633N1.71.91.51.31.7median 21.9Acer Extensa 2519-P35Umedian 23.6median 20.6median 18.2median 21.9Delta2.83.72.922.8hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

When idle, the surface temperatures of the Extensa 2519 barely exceed the 30 °C (86 °F) mark. Under load, the temperatures reach 42 °C (107.6 °F). This is why the Acer notebook feels really warm. However, it can still be used without any problems. During our one hour stress test, the core temperatures peak at 80 °C (176 °F), which leads to the clock rate falling significantly below the base clock. At the end of the test, the clock rates stabilizes at 1.9 GHz. Because our stress test represents an extreme case scenario, users should not encounter any issues associated with thermal throttling during normal use.

Max. Load
 30 °C
86 F
34 °C
93 F
28.6 °C
83 F
 
 29.3 °C
85 F
32.8 °C
91 F
28 °C
82 F
 
 24.9 °C
77 F
25.6 °C
78 F
26.2 °C
79 F
 
Maximum: 34 °C = 93 F
Average: 28.8 °C = 84 F
26.4 °C
80 F
41.7 °C
107 F
36.6 °C
98 F
25.4 °C
78 F
42 °C
108 F
33.1 °C
92 F
24.4 °C
76 F
25 °C
77 F
24.7 °C
76 F
Maximum: 42 °C = 108 F
Average: 31 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 23.2 °C = 74 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
Heat distribution at idle (upper side)
Heat distribution at idle (upper side)
Heat distribution at idle (underside)
Heat distribution at idle (underside)
Heat distribution under load (upper side)
Heat distribution under load (upper side)
Heat distribution under load (underside)
Heat distribution under load (underside)

Speakers

The speakers of the Acer Extensa 2519 are not very loud and have a poor sound quality. The lows are almost completely missing and the mids as well as the highs are not reproduced in a balanced manner. The speakers are barely good enough for casual use. Whenever possible, we recommend using external speakers or headphones.

Pink noise
Pink noise
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203335.7332534.935.834.93139.437.539.44034.831.534.85036.936.636.96329.427.629.48029.427.229.410030.425.130.412526.925.826.916025.424.325.420025.923.125.925041.622.741.631549.121.749.140051.620.751.650054.32054.363057.419.857.480062.918.662.910005918.259125061.117.961.1160060.617.860.6200063.417.563.4250057.617.657.6315059.117.959.1400063.81863.8500064.118.164.1630060.618.160.6800067.118.267.11000061.618.161.61250063.81863.81600063.618.163.6SPL7430.674N30.31.330.3median 59.1Acer Extensa 2519-P35Umedian 18.2median 59.1Delta8.928.935.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (67.07 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.2% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 68% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 57% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 47%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Consumption

The Acer Extensa 2519 is an energy-efficient notebook. A power draw of 8 watts when idle and 18.7 watts under load can be described as low. Therefore, the included 45-watt AC adapter should have no trouble supplying the notebook with enough energy.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.46 / 0.52 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5 / 6.9 / 7.8 Watt
Load midlight 14.4 / 18.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

In our practically oriented Wi-Fi test, the Extensa 2519 lasts for 2 h and 45 m. This is an average result for a notebook in this price range. However, laptops that cost 50 to 100 Euros ($58 to $117) more can provide significantly longer battery runtimes.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Average of class Office
  (105 - 964, n=284)
406 min ∼15% +148%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
8130U, UHD Graphics 620, 37 Wh
281 min ∼11% +71%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
2200U, Vega 3, 42 Wh
251 min ∼10% +53%
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U
N3710, HD Graphics 405 (Braswell),  Wh
164 min ∼6%
HP 255 G6
A6-9220, Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), 31 Wh
149 min ∼6% -9%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
2h 44min

Pros

+ low price
+ optional optical disc drive
+ good keyboard

Cons

- poor battery life
- low display brightness
- poor system performance

Verdict – Low-priced notebook for office work and Internet-browsing

In review: Acer Extensa 2519-P35U. Review device provided courtesy of: notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Acer Extensa 2519-P35U. Review device provided courtesy of: notebooksbilliger.de

The Acer Extensa 2519-P35U is a simple notebook for simple applications. Occasional office tasks and Internet browsing present no problems for the Acer laptop. For complex office tasks and flawless playback of media content, buyers should get a configuration with better hardware.

The Acer Extensa 2519-P35U is a simple notebook for simple tasks.

Moreover, buyers will have to contend with poor battery life and subpar system performance. With some patience, users can do simple image editing or launch simple games. However, the loading times are quite long.

Acer Extensa 2519-P35U - 09/20/2018 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
73 / 98 → 74%
Keyboard
85%
Pointing Device
66%
Connectivity
37 / 80 → 46%
Weight
60 / 20-67 → 85%
Battery
67%
Display
70%
Games Performance
39 / 68 → 57%
Application Performance
47 / 92 → 51%
Temperature
94%
Noise
91%
Audio
38%
Camera
37 / 85 → 43%
Average
62%
73%
Office - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-09-23 (Update: 2018-09-23)