What is up with the Acer Aspire E 15?
Premium notebooks have it easy– sleek, attractive-looking design, top-of-the-line hardware, and in many cases, extreme portability too. But, although models like Apple’s MacBooks are popular, the top shelf isn’t within most folks’ reach.
The 2016 version of the Acer Aspire E 15 (also referred to as the Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG, MSRP $549.99) doesn’t have the sleek design, top-of-the-line construction, or portability of a luxury notebook, that’s for sure. What it lacks in flashy engineering and classy materials, it makes up for in bang-for-your-buck performance.
For around $550 (or $700 for a Core i7-powered model), you’ll be treated to substantially better-than-average performance, a boatload of onboard memory, a flash-based solid-state drive standard, stellar battery life, and a host of upgrade opportunities ensure a positive roi.
Unfortunately, a few its flaws are hard to ignore; a washed-out display stares you in the face and a plasticly, think build nags you every time you transport it. But if you’re strong-willed– and just strong enough to carry a nearly-5.3- pound laptop– the Aspire E 15 will serve you well.
A little about the Aspire E 15
Acer may have cut some corners with the Aspire E 15, but it made sure to bolster areas that typical mid-range computers neglect. I’ll touch on the E 15’s sheer amount valuable shortly, but also for now, let’s have a look at what we’re dealing with.
– Intel Core i5-6200U dual-core processor
– 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
– 15.6-inch 1920×1080 LED display
– Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics processor with 2 GB GDDR5 RAM
– 256GB M. 2 SATA SSD
– WiFi AC/Bluetooth
– CD/DVD Multidrive (Reads/Burns DVDs and CDs).
– 2,500 mAh lithium-ion battery with approximately 64W of power.
Our review unit is the $550 model with these specsheet, but Acer also offers a version of the E 15 with a Core i7 processor. Given that every single version is equipped with an SSD, 8 GB RAM, discrete graphics, and even an optical drive, it’s not surprising that this model frequently tops the Amazon charts.