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Acer Aspire E1-731
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Acer Aspire E1-731 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Move quickly and confidently while web browsing, communicating and playing videos on the Aspire E with Intel or AMD processing and ample memory. Enjoy control of Windows 8 with an HD touchscreen,... More
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20 Reasons For

Acer Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,561 expert and owner reviews, Acer has good reviews for its portable PCs. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Aspire E1-731 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire E1-731. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Acer Aspire E1-731 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-731 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Very Big Screen Size

When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731, the Acer Aspire E1-731's screen size of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest. The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire E1-731 range from 10" to 18".

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire E1-731 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire E1-731.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire E1-731, the Aspire E1-731 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus N56V[plb_2297307_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire E1-731 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Very Fast CD Rewrite Speed

The CD rewrite speeds of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1x to 16x. The CD rewrite speed of the Aspire E1-731 of 16 CD-speeds is one of the fastest amongst laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the DVD+R double layer read speed of the Acer Aspire E1-731 of 8 CD-speeds is one of the fastest. Comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 have DVD+R double layer read speeds of between 1x and 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.5x.

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Very Fast CD-RW Write Speed

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire E1-731, the CD-RW write speed of the Aspire E1-731 of 24 CD-speeds is one of the fastest. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 the CD-RW write speeds range from 1x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 6.8x.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The average DVD-R double layer read speed of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-731 is 6.5x, and the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 1x to 8x. With a DVD-R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Aspire E1-731 has one of the faster DVD-R double layer read speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast DVD-RW Write Speed

When compared to other laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 that we have assessed, the DVD-RW write speed of the Aspire E1-731 of 8 CD-speeds is one of the fastest. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the DVD-RW write speeds range from 1x to 8x, and the average DVD-RW write speed is 6x.

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Very Fast DVD-RAM Read Speed

When compared to other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire E1-731 that we have checked the DVD-RAM read speed of, the Aspire E1-731's DVD-RAM read speed of 8 CD-speeds is one of the fastest. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the DVD-RAM read speeds range from 1x to 8x, and the average DVD-RAM read speed is 5x.

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Six Battery Cells

The Aspire E1-731 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire E1-731 have between one and eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Display Response Rise/fall

Medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-731 have display response rise/falls of between 8ms and 35ms. With a display response rise/fall of only 8 milliseconds, the Acer Aspire E1-731 has a fairly small display response rise/fall compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731.

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19 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Aspire E1-731 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Acer Aspire E1-731 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Short Battery Life

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Aspire E1-731 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 4,400h. The Aspire E1-731 has a very short battery life (only 3 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-731.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this Acer laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. The Aspire E1-731 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Acer Aspire E1-731 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731 processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Slow DVD+RW Write Speed

At only 6 CD-speeds, the Aspire E1-731 has a very slow DVD+RW write speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-731. Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 have DVD+RW write speeds of between 1x and 24x, and the average DVD+RW write speed is 8x.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire E1-731 have L3 caches of between 1MB and 6MB. With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Acer Aspire E1-731 has one of the smaller L3 caches amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Acer Aspire E1-731 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Portable PCs of this spec and age have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz. The memory clock speed of the Aspire E1-731 of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-731.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Portable PCs of this age and spec have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire E1-731 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-731.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire E1-731 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire E1-731 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Aspire E1-731 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Aspire E1-731 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-731. The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire E1-731 is 12GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

At 3.2 kilograms, the Aspire E1-731 is very heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731. The weights of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-731 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Thick

The heights of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 range from 12mm to 310mm, and the average height is 28mm. The Aspire E1-731 is fairly thick (34.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire E1-731

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Aspire E1-731 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire E1-731.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire E1-731 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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Networking
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TV Out Port
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HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
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LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Integrated TV Tuner
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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Intel Visual Technology

User Reviews

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Reviewed 24 February 2015 by Richard R.
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