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Acer Aspire E1-531 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.1GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.1GHz 6GB Nov 2012
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs 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 E1-531 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Aspire E1-531. Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Aspire E1-531 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Acer is one of the superior laptop brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Acer also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Aspire E1-531 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire E1-531. The screen sizes of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire E1-531 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-531 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Aspire E1-531 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-531.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire E1-531 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire E1-531 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Aspire E1-531 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Aspire E1-531 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-531 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 180GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Aspire E1-531 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Aspire E1-531 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire E1-531. Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire E1-531 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire E1-531 use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Aspire E1-531 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Acer Aspire E1-531 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire E1-531 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire E1-531 which have a front camera.

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Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire E1-531 is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. At only 4.5 hours, the Aspire E1-531 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (5h and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire E1-531 have a full-size keyboard, however the Aspire E1-531 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a similar 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.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Acer Aspire E1-531 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This Acer laptop has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this age and spec is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The Aspire E1-531 has a fairly small L3 cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The L3 caches of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire E1-531 have between two and three processor threads, including the Acer Aspire E1-531 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Aspire E1-531 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire E1-531 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

The heights of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire E1-531 range from 2.4mm to 300mm. At 33.2 millimeters, the Aspire E1-531 is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-531.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire E1-531

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire E1-531 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-531.

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Average Weight

The Acer Aspire E1-531 has a relatively average weight (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire E1-531.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire E1-531 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 7 November 2013 by John D.
(Verified Purchase)

For a sub $400 dollar machine there are no complaints. I shopped around for several days and I kept coming back to this unit. This is a Christmas gift for my teenage step daughter and it will be... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2013 by Peterson C.
(Verified Purchase)

To increase volume, go to control panel>sound , right click your speaker (named Realtek High Definition audio) and click "Properties" then click the Enhancements tab and UNcheck "Disable Sound... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 531b9506g75, 531b9506g75m, 531b9506g75mn, 531b9506g75mnk, 531b9506g75mnks, acer nxm12ek023
Barcodes 04712196343903

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