Acer Aspire ES1-512-P84G 15.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black) Entry Laptop

Main reasons why I purchased this Acer Aspire ES1-512-P84G laptop are, this Acer Aspire has a 500 GB HDD, one port USB 3.0, bluetooth 4.0, and it has pentium quad core N3540 processor. It is not the fastest laptop you can get, but for under 250, it has enough hard drive space, and you can use MS Office on it, to me, it was better than getting Chromebooks with the same price.

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To do serious computing job, I have my desktop, so I bought this solely to run MS Word when I am on traveling for work, listen to music, and browsing websites.

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Enough Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-512-C88M 15.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black)

I needed a budget laptop that I can use for college, a little bit of gaming, other than a 11.6 inch, and can last me a while. With this Acer Aspire E 15 ES1, I really was not expecting a lot, and I am positively surprised as it works and does its daily job so well.

Another surprise, it was unexpected with reasonable price on Amazon!

Honestly, I was skeptical due to its “Intel Celeron” CPU, so this Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-512-C88M was very tough to decide.

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Acer Aspire E 11 ES1-111M-C40S 11.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black) No Chromebook

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.

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Works But Acer Aspire E3-111-C5GL 11.6-Inch Laptop (Cool Silver)

I was looking for a device that I can carry everywhere (11 inch range, go here if you look for a 15.6 inch) since I needed to have access to my office remotely.

I had a tablet, but it has less processor power and a desktop for the home computer. Then I settled on this Acer Aspire E3-111-C5GL to fit my needs, just fit in my purse, didn’t even feel it is actually with me.

Acer Aspire E3-111-C5GL SpecsDetails
Processor2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2830
HDD320 GB 5400 RPM
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
Screen11.6″ with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution

Flaws of This Acer Aspire E3-111 model

Screen Brightness.

This laptop doesn’t have the best screen, but it isn’t the worst either. For my daily computing tasks, the 1366 x 768 pixels screen resolution is still ok, but couldn’t have it at the perfect brightness.

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Not for Everything Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V 15.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black)

First of all, if you pay for a laptop that costs less than 250 bucks, you can’t expect a high-end Windows 8 OS laptop.

This Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V laptop just works, it performs your basic computing.

Acer Aspire ES1 – Few Minors

Important to know, this laptop doesn’t have a touchscreen feature, so if you are looking for Windows 8 laptop with a touchscreen, I suggest you to choose another laptop like this one, it has 15.6″ touchscreen and still affordable.

Microsoft Office is not included in this Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V 15.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black), so you would need to purchase it separately.

No DVD drives, so if you are regularly playing DVDs on a laptop, this could be a problem for you. I myself, haven’t used a laptop’s DVD drive for years, and a DVD drive isn’t something that you will need often. Lighter thinner laptops usually don’t have DVD drives anyways.

Alternatively, you can get an external DVD drive.

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Furthermore, the 15.6″ screen is a glossy one, and it isn’t a 1080p HD screen resolution but if you check about the price again, then it’s quite fair. Check out this tips to watch 1080 HD YouTube videos instantly.

Since the graphic processor is actually an integrated one, combined with 1366 x 768 screen resolution, this Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V laptop is very low for 3D project editing or gaming. So if you are a heavy graphic designer, check out other laptops.

Keyboard has no Numpad, but the key spacing is good so typing on it is just comfortable.

So far, that’s the “troubles” I found with this device, otherwise, it works.

Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V 15.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black) Decent but not For everything

Overall, you will like the price, check this page for the best offer.

The black color – solid built feeling although it is made from plastic. But it’s thin and light for a 15.6″ laptop, it will just fit in your backpack.

This is the highlight of this laptop, the processor is a 2.16 Ghz Intel Celeron N2830, in comparison with a AMD Dual-Core E1-6010 processor, the clock speed is 60% faster (60%!), and it’s more energy efficient.

Intel Celeron N2830AMD Dual-Core E1-6010
1MB L2 Cache1MB L2 Cache
2.16 GHz Clock Speed1.35 GHz Clock Speed
22 nms28 nms
313 MHz350 MHz
Supports only 1066Mhz DDR3LSupports 1333Mhz DDR3\+L

More comparison, visit CPUboss.

There are 3 USB ports that came with this laptop, 1x USB 3.0, and 2x USB 2.0, I use the 2.0 USB for my external mouse, and the other 2 are for many things. The USB 3.0 took only 4 minutes to move almost 10 gigs files from my laptop to an external hdd. So to transfer files, you must use the USB 3.0 port.

If you really have a tight budget and need a working laptop then I will recommend this laptop. The specs are enough to do your basic computing and games, it does all and the price will make you jump, under 250!