I purchased this Acer Aspire E 11 ES1-111M-C40S laptop last week and this 11.6-inch machine has been running very well ever since. The small one drawback for me is the storage size, which is a 32GB and after installed other programs, like another browser, and my preferred anti-virus, it will be about 11GB left, but it’s still OK because I can still use the SD card slot to add extra storage.
This 11-inch laptop will not beat better specs-ed laptops, purchased the most reasonable price on Amazon, but it is definitely a better laptop than any laptops that have an atom processor.
The N2840 processor is an updated version of Atom, this is why it’s more fast and powerful.
Acer Aspire e 11 es1-111m-c40s Specs
Then again, compared with my older Chromebook, this Acer Aspire E 11 ES1-111M-C40S has better functionality as I can run all Windows programs here.
|Processor||1MB Cache 2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2840|
|Operating System||Preinstalled Windows 8.1 with Bing|
|Storage||32GB non-upgradable eMMC|
|Memory||2GB DDR3L SDRAM (upgradable max 4GB)|
|Screen||11.6-inch (no touchscreen)|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics|
The keyboard keys are very responsive and the buttons feel really nice, not to low placed or too high, no sticking keys. Even though the buttons need a while to get used to, because they are smaller than regular keyboard keys, they are well laid out.
The 2.16 GHz Intel Celeron N2840 processor is not as powerful as i5 or i7 but faster than Atom CPUs.
The processor is actually the same processor that is used in most Chromebooks, and therefore, the benchmarks test result is almost similar to Chromebook 2 from Toshiba.
Out of the box, it does work very well other than running heavy tasks. A lot of websites while browsing are loaded surprisingly fast, except those websites that have a lot of images and video, this laptop can run all Windows softwares that doesn’t require heavy resources.
As for gaming, I didn’t actually plan to play games with this Acer Aspire E 11 ES1-111M-C40S, but I was able to play minecraft in it, since it’s based on Windows OS, and not Chrome OS (Chromebook).
For the ports, there are 2 USB ports included, one is USB 2.0 and the other is USB 3.0, then there are HDMI, SD card slot and ethernet port (if you are considering HP 11, HP 11 doesn’t have ethernet port).
While the HDD is not upgradable, you can expand the memory from 2GB to 4GB, how to upgrade the memory is also discussed in this forum.
And this black Acer laptop itself is fanless, which is a plus, I first thought fanless laptop would get warm easily and, but I was wrong, fanless laptop doesn’t generate any noises, but it gets warm slightly, but no heat at all.
The battery life is the most amazing feature, it lasts very long! Truly 5-6 hours from internet browsing. I am quite sure that I can get easily 7/8 hours if I set the brightness to lower setting and turn off the wifi.
Am I Happy?
It’s much better than my old chromebook, so I am happy that I bought Acer Aspire E 11 ES1-111M-C40S as I am now not crippled anymore, to be online if there are no solid wifi connetion around due to its ethernet port.
And for its price? About this price on Amazon for a laptop, of course, I am very happy with this purchase.