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Acer Aspire E1-531 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 6GB Jan 2013
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Aspire E1-531 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire E1-531 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Acer have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Aspire E1-531 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Aspire E1-531 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that have been available for more than two years the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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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 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this type and age ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Aspire E1-531 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Acer Aspire E1-531 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-531. The lowest speaker power of laptops of this age and type is 1W and the highest is 11W.

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Fairly Big Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the Aspire E1-531 has a fairly big megapixel count compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire E1-531. The megapixels counts of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Acer Aspire E1-531 has a quite high front camera resolution (1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-531. The front camera resolutions of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-531 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire E1-531 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Acer Aspire E1-531 of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire E1-531. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-531 is 17GB/s, the fastest is 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years 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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Quite Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 0.125 gigabytes, the Aspire E1-531 has a quite small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire E1-531. The average on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 1.4GB, and the on-board graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.12GB to 4GB.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Aspire E1-531 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire E1-531.

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Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-531 is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Aspire E1-531 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire E1-531.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years 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 notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

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

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Quite Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire E1-531 that we have checked, the Aspire E1-531's on-board graphics adapter memory of only 128 megabytes is one of the smallest. The on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire E1-531 range from 120MB to 2.1GB.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-531 have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB. When compared to other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire E1-531, the Aspire E1-531's L3 cache of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between two and three processor threads, including the Aspire E1-531 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Portable PCs of this spec and age have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire E1-531 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire E1-531.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire E1-531 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-531 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire E1-531 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire E1-531.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Aspire E1-531 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E1-531.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Aspire E1-531 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-531.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Z30 (£1,075.00) (8GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
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
Docking Connector
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 Identity Protection Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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…

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 531b9606g75, 531b9606g75m, 531b9606g75mn, 531b9606g75mnk, acer nxm12ek023, 531b9606g75mnks
Barcodes 04712196363086, 04712196554330

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