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.
I compared another machine, that has a DVD tray and an i3 processor. Then after considering the price, specs and reviews, I chose this Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-512-C88M. Except of the hyperthreading ability on the i3 laptop, it’s the same machine, but almost 150 bucks cheaper in price.
|Processor||2.16 GHz Processor 1MB Cache Intel Dual-Core Celeron N2840|
|Memory||4GB DDR3L SDRAM|
|OS||Preinstalled Windows 8.1 Bing|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics|
The hard drive with 500GB storage space can store more than tablets, like the newest Surface. And 4GB of RAM is more than adequate memory for a laptop at this cheap price.
Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-512-C88M Lower Point
To me the big issue is, there are tons of bloatware installed with this Acer Aspire E 15 ES1, which is pretty standard with new Windows 8.1 PCs at this price point, I removed the McAfee software and replaced it with my preferred security software.
Then, there isn’t optical drive with it, I think this is why this diamond black laptop is lightweight and easy to carry around.
But it has amazing battery life! I watched YouTube and downloading stuff, also browsing it can give me 6-7 hours battery life, it depends on the usage.
And yes, Skyrim or Minecraft works with this laptop! I have a little tip for you, if you want to play Minecraft, you will need to lower your settings, try on 30 fps and set your Java to high priority. And for Skyrim, the laptop will set everything on the settings automatically.
All in All
In summary, this laptop is my best buy so far, recommend this place to get it, it wins on battery life and its decent specs.
With dual-core Intel processor, 4GB memory, and 500 GB hard drive, this machine will do your basic home computing smoothly, and importantly, it will not destroy your wallet.