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Acer Aspire E5 Review

Updated on April 13, 2015

The Acer Aspire E5. This Laptops has many variants, so to specific, this review is about the Acer Aspire E5-471PG-539R. This model is considered a gaming laptop as it has a dedicated graphics card. The Laptop's shell has an elegant pattern with a glossy finish. The shell is made out of plastic and will collect many scratches if not protected. The keyboard keys are also sized perfectly with enough space between them. The 14 inch display is LCD, meaning there will be poor viewing angles and poorly saturated color. The Aspire P3's colors are much vibrant than the E3's.

Portability

The device weighs about 2.3 KG which is certainly heavy to carry around. The device is also very thick, 34.6 CM. If you really wan't to sacrifice performance for portability, then buy the P3. The P3 is a tablet which comes with a keyboard case. The V5 is also a good option as it comes with the same specs in a slimmer and lighter package but loses the M-Disc Drive.

Specifications

  • Inter Core I5 5200U (Dual Core 1.7 GHz - 2.4 GHz)
  • 4 GB of RAM ( Maximum 16 GB)
  • 500 GB Normal HDD
  • 14 Inch Display
  • Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
  • 1366 x 768 Resolution
  • LED Backlight Display
  • Nvidia Geforce 820M (2 GB of dedicated VRAM)
  • WiFi Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Ethernet Port Available
  • HDMI port x 1/ USB 2.0 port x 2/ USB 3.0 port x 1
  • Windows 8.1 Single Language

Performance

The device only froze one time in one year of usage. Load time of programs are mediocre. It does take sometime to load graphic intensive websites. Watching movies on the device isn't very pleasurable, luckily there is a HDMI port. The boot time is also mediocre. The good thing is that once programs are loaded, you won't find any problems. The speakers of the device are very terrible. It screeches at maximum volume. Overall, the device is very responsive.

Games

The Nvidia GPU gives the E5 a power boost when it comes to games. Playing Emulated PS2 games like Kingdom Hearts 2 were pleasurable. There was no drop in frame rate even with increase resolution. Although, PC games like from Aeria does have choppy frame rates, but it is still playable. Overall the GPU is good enough for the average gamer.

Warning

My Acer Laptops E5 and V5 have showed poor build quality. During my use, the screws of the laptops fell of and the laptops began to fall apart. One of my older Acer laptop, Aspire 4349 gave no problems like this. I think that Acer began to use cheap material for the manufacturing of the laptops. I hope that I didn't hurt anyone from saying this.

Thank you for reading my article and have a nice day.

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