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Acer Aspire E5-721
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Acer Aspire E5-721 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 2GHz 4GB May 2015
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The new Aspire E Series laptops provide a comprehensive range of choices for every-day users, with lots of appealing feature options and an attractive design that exceeds expectations. With many... More
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6 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 2,666 user and expert reviews, Acer has good reviews for its portable PCs. Acer also has good reviews specifically for its many processor core portable PCs compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Aspire E5-721 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire E5-721 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

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

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Aspire E5-721 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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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 frequently found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire E5-721 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The internal memory of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E5-721 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Aspire E5-721 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Aspire E5-721 has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire E5-721. The average processor cache of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4.8MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. The Aspire E5-721 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Aspire E5-721 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire E5-721 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire E5-721 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 16 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire E5-721 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire E5-721

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Acer laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Aspire E5-721 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Aspire E5-721 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Acer Aspire E5-721 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire E5-721.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Aspire E5-721 has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Aspire E5-721 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire E5-721 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire E5-721.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
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® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features

User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 January 2013 by Derek S.

This is the proper device for windows 8 to show what it does best. It also has a solid design, feels like a quality device, and hasn't shown any real issues since purchase. I have owned it for... Read more…

Lightweight, Fully functional windows 7(or 8) pro tablet. I ran this with windows 7 for only a few days before switching over to windows 8. I must say, on a proper device such as this tablet, windows
Lightening fast love it
Lightening fast shipping
New Egg Best retailer in man's history
Got it cheap (on sale for 69.99 wfree ship) Went into my girlfriend's new build to replace an older Phenom IIDD 2 800 tower. Works just as well if not better and more efficiently. Received it (and the
There really isn't much to gripe about. . The battery life could possibly be better, but due to the weightsizepower of the device, I think it would be difficult to get more out of the same form factor
None yet. Am quite happy and she seems to be too : )
This was my first cpu install, I freaked when my rig wouldn't boot at first. Found that I hadn't set the screw into the locked position. Not really a con but just be wary of it when intalling
None, other than I have the wrong chipset to support it
The SD card slot is in front and does not go in all the way like previous models. I do not like that at all, plus the sd card slot is not working as of today

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers e552180, e5521874, e5721810, e552180y, e552180ys, e55218948, e5521874g, e5721810r, nxmlfaa011, nce552181gk, NX.MLFAA.011
Barcodes 00887899808579, 00887899978098, 00888863069194, 04713147574759, 04713147665822, 04713147832972, 04713147907533, 08878998085796
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