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Acer Aspire ES1-512
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Acer Aspire ES1-512 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB May 2015
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Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-512-C88M 15 6 inch Laptop Diamond Black Review
Reviews Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-512-C88M 15.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black)

9 Reasons For

Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the Aspire ES1-512 is a popular choice amongst people who bought portable PCs in the last 3 months.

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.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 792 megahertz, the Aspire ES1-512's on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is one of the fastest amongst laptops of this age and spec. The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512 is 750MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-512 is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Aspire ES1-512 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (311 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-512, the Acer Aspire ES1-512 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the Lenovo B50-30 ($410.07) or you might consider a better rated portable PC such as the Lenovo G500 are also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP Probook 450 G2 ($449.95).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire ES1-512, the Aspire ES1-512 has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo B50-30 ($410.07) which is cheaper.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the HP Probook 450 G2 ($449.95), or the Lenovo G50-80 is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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28 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-512 that we have checked, the Acer Aspire ES1-512's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 792 megahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 35GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Aspire ES1-512 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire ES1-512 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB. The Aspire ES1-512 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Aspire ES1-512 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire ES1-512 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Aspire ES1-512 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Aspire ES1-512 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512 have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Acer Aspire ES1-512 which has two SATA connectors.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the Lenovo G50-70 or you might consider a higher scoring laptop such as the Lenovo G500.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1 (SSD and higher rated); or the HP Stream 11 Pro (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Aspire ES1-512 has a better processor family than most laptops of this type and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-512 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Heavy

The Aspire ES1-512 is one of the heavier comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago (2.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo G50-70 (2.5kg and cheaper).

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The average cache memory of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512 is 3.1MB, and the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-512, the cache memory of the Aspire ES1-512 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Aspire ES1-512 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The processor caches of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-512 range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-512, the Acer Aspire ES1-512's maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-512 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Aspire ES1-512 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-512. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire ES1-512 have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Aspire ES1-512 is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 36 watt-hours, the Aspire ES1-512 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and type have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago, the Aspire ES1-512 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo B50-30 ($410.07).

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Aspire ES1-512 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire ES1-512 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 270 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Acer Aspire ES1-512 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512.

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire ES1-512 is 5.4GB, and the on-board graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.12GB to 200GB. With an on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.65 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-512 has one of the smaller on-board graphics adapter memory capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-512, the front camera resolution of the Aspire ES1-512 of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest. The average front camera resolution of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512 is 4.3MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-512 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-512.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-512 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire ES1-512 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.7GHz and 3.7GHz. At only 2.58 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire ES1-512 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-512

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Aspire ES1-512 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire ES1-512.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the HP Stream 11 Pro which is cheaper; or the HP Stream 11 which has better reviews.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1 (2.5GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Aspire ES1-512 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 15.6" laptops currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo G500.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire ES1-512 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-512.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-512 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

The Acer Aspire ES1-512 has a fairly typical battery life (7 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 640 ($299.99) (11.25h).

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Average Internal Memory

The Aspire ES1-512 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo G500 is also worth considering.

If this Acer laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-70 (8GB), or the MSI GP62 2QD (8GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Display
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

Expert Reviews

(1)
19 August 2015

Un bon "start". Le nouvel entrée-de-gamme du Taïwanais Acer porte le nom à rallonge d'Aspire E15 Start ES1-512-P1SM. Résolument bureautique, l'appareil brille entre autre par une bonne... Read more…

Windows 8.1 included
Robust, matte surfaces
Decent keyboard
Fullsized number pad
Large touchpad
With low resolution and poor viewing angle stability
Touchpad's sensitivity fitting
GPU's Turbo not fully utilized
High CPUGPU temperatures in the stress test
No maintenance cover

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers es1511c59, es1512c3v7, es1511c59v, acer nxmrwek002, acer nxmmlek016
Barcodes 00887899711893, 00887899764097, 00888863066568, 04713147276943, 04713147451371, 04713147501731, 04713147526321, 04713147544967, 04713147565405, 04713147590711, 04713147591442, 04713147663378, 04713147694952, 04713147826735, 04713147836185, 05055792305852
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