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Acer Aspire ES1-512
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Acer Aspire ES1-512 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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They may serve as essential devices, but Acer's Aspire E Series laptops go beyond the everyday tasks. The E Series is a touch smarter, faster and easier to use than most essential laptops. The E... More
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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)

7 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Acer is one of the superior laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Acer also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512, the Aspire ES1-512 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP905S3G is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago only have one USB 2.0 port, however the Aspire ES1-512 has two USB 2.0 ports.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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28 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire ES1-512 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Aspire ES1-512 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 854 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Acer Aspire ES1-512 has one of the slowest maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst laptops of this age. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire ES1-512 is 10GB/s, the fastest is 77GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops that have been on the market for more than a year range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-512's maximum internal memory supported by processor is one of the smallest amongst many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-512.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire ES1-512 use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Acer Aspire ES1-512 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Aspire ES1-512 is a four PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Acer Aspire ES1-512 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 313 megahertz, the Acer Aspire ES1-512 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-512. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of this age and spec range from 200MHz to 850MHz.

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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of portable PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 3.1h to 5,200h. The Aspire ES1-512 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4.5 hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Toshiba Satellite C75D ($598.99) which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Samsung NP905S3G (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-512 that we have checked the PCI Express slot version of, the Acer Aspire ES1-512's PCI Express slot version of only 2 is one of the oldest. The PCI Express slot versions of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512 range from 2 to 3.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-512 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. At only 1.83 gigahertz, the Aspire ES1-512 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 455 (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo Z50-75 (1.9GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Aspire ES1-512 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512.

Across comparable types of laptop the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Aspire ES1-512 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This Acer notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

An Intel Celeron processor family is actually the worst processor family across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512.

The best processor family amongst similar types of portable PC is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-512 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The smallest internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.7GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Samsung NP905S3G which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire ES1-512 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the HP Pro ($759.95) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire ES1-512 have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 21GB. The Acer Aspire ES1-512 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories (only 8,192 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Acer Aspire ES1-512 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-512.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 36 watt-hours, the Aspire ES1-512 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-512. The average battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512 is 77Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 2,700Wh.

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Very Small Cache Memory

The Aspire ES1-512 has a fairly small cache memory (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The cache memories of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-512 range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average cache memory is 4.2MB.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Aspire ES1-512 is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512.

The best memory slots across comparable types of laptop is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Acer Aspire ES1-512 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Acer Aspire ES1-512 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The Aspire ES1-512 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m².

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire ES1-512 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2.1MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Aspire ES1-512 has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire ES1-512 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-512 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Aspire ES1-512 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.25 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512 range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire ES1-512 range from 250GB to 2TB. The Aspire ES1-512 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

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

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-512

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Acer released the Aspire ES1-512.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Aspire ES1-512 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-512.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the MSI GP70 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Acer Aspire ES1-512 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.4kg heavy portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50 is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire ES1 (2.4kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-512 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-512.

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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
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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN 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
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Display
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

Expert Reviews

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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers es1512c6, es1512c5, es1512c8, es1512c9, es1512c4, es1511c50, es1512c5l, es1512c59, es1512c8x, es1512c9j, es1512c5r, es1512c4f, es1512c97, es1512c6h, nxmrwec013, nxmrwev017, es1512c1n2, nxmrweg009, es1512c97r, es1511c665, es1512c6hu, es1512c915, nxmrweg006, es1512c810, es1511c50c, nxmrwev006, es1512c5lv, es1512c59l, es1512c8xv, es1512c9jr
Barcodes 00012302364797, 00887899694004, 00887899903120, 00887899983917, 04713147463022, 04713147504381, 04713147546077, 04713147640027, 04713147645442, 04713147645596, 04713147666904, 04713147727377, 04713147766543, 04713147819690, 04713147849024, 04713147958337, 04713392024979, 08878996940042
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