Acer eMachines E520
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer eMachines E520
A sturdy and usable laptop, but vastly bettered by just about all comers. On its own merits, the eMachines E520- 571G16Mi is a decent laptop at this price. Against its rivals, however, it's almost impossible to recommend, as both the HP Compaq Presario CQ60-214EM and Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1FO are better options and outperform this laptop in nearly every way.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
A reasonable specification and good battery life, but lacking in overall quality. The eMachines brand is Acer's entry-level range, offering similar styling to its Aspire laptops, but using cheaper materials and components. As such, the eMachines E520-571G16Mi (£299 inc. VAT) may look familiar to existing Acer owners, but is a truly affordable option. If all you need is a cheap laptop for the daily commute, putting battery life above features, then the eMachines E520- 571G16Mi may be worth a look. Just don't expect high quality, as it's obvious where compromises have been made.
70, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität 80, Verarbeitung 40
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 40%
CommentIntel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse. 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.
Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.
585: Single core processor based on the Merom core but with reduced features (like the missing Speedstep).» 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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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