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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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23 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire E1-731 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Aspire E1-731 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Acer Aspire E1-731 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Acer Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We checked 2,666 user and expert reviews for Acer notebook PCs and found that on average Acer has good ratings. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Aspire E1-731 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The screen sizes of laptops of a comparable type and age 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 faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire E1-731.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire E1-731 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire E1-731 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Aspire E1-731 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Fast CD-RW Write Speed

Comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have CD-RW write speeds of between 4x and 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731 that we have assessed the CD-RW write speed of, the Acer Aspire E1-731's CD-RW write speed of 24 CD-speeds is one of the fastest.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Fast DVD-RW Write Speed

With a DVD-RW write speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Aspire E1-731's DVD-RW write speed is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-731. Laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731 have DVD-RW write speeds of between 6x and 8x, and the average DVD-RW write speed is 6.1x.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD-R double layer read speed of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-731 is 4x and the fastest is 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 comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The average DVD+R double layer read speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire E1-731 is 6.6x, and the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x. The Aspire E1-731 has one of the faster DVD+R double layer read speeds (8 CD-speeds) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Fast DVD-RAM Read Speed

The Acer Aspire E1-731 has a very fast DVD-RAM read speed (8 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731. The slowest DVD-RAM read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 is 5x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD-RAM read speed is 5.1x.

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Very Fast CD Rewrite Speed

The slowest CD rewrite speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731 is 4x, the fastest is 16x, and the average CD rewrite speed is 5.9x. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the CD rewrite speed of the Acer Aspire E1-731 of 16 CD-speeds is one of the fastest.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Acer Aspire E1-731 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Acer Aspire E1-731 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. At 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the Aspire E1-731 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Display Response Rise/fall

The Acer Aspire E1-731 has one of the smaller display response rise/falls (only 8 milliseconds) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average display response rise/fall of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 14ms, and the display response rise/falls range from 8ms to 35ms.

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20 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Aspire E1-731 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Aspire E1-731 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Aspire E1-731 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The average battery life of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731 is 24h. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-731 that we have assessed, the battery life of the Aspire E1-731 of only 3 hours is one of the shortest.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Aspire E1-731 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops that have been around for more than two years the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Slow DVD+RW Write Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the DVD+RW write speeds range from 6x to 24x, and the average DVD+RW write speed is 8x. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the DVD+RW write speed of the Aspire E1-731 of only 6 CD-speeds is one of the slowest.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The Aspire E1-731 has a fairly small L3 cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire E1-731. Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Acer Aspire E1-731 is a two processor thread laptop.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Aspire E1-731 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. The average memory clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Aspire E1-731 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire E1-731 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Acer Aspire E1-731 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Acer Aspire E1-731 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-731 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire E1-731 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire E1-731 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Acer Aspire E1-731 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire E1-731 that we have assessed, the Aspire E1-731's weight of 3.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire E1-731 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Very Wide

The Aspire E1-731 is fairly wide (414.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire E1-731. The widths of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-731 range from 38mm to 430mm.

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Thick

The Aspire E1-731 is quite thick (34.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire E1-731. The average height of notebook PCs of this age and type is 27mm, and the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire E1-731

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Acer notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Aspire E1-731 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

The Aspire E1-731 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-731.

If this laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (6GB).

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Specification

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Processor Threads
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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
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Bus Type
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Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Display Response Rise/fall
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
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DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
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DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
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CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
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CD Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
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Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Orientation Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
Proximity Sensor
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Built-In Touchpad
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Face Recognition
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Mouse Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

User Reviews

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Reviewed 24 February 2015 by Richard R.
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