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Acer Aspire E1-531 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 6GB Jun 2013
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11 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Aspire E1-531 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire E1-531. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Aspire E1-531 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Good Brand

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire E1-531 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire E1-531.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E1-531 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At 750 gigabytes, the Aspire E1-531 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-531.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Aspire E1-531 has a front camera.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-531 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Aspire E1-531 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Portable PCs of this age and spec have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At 750 gigabytes, the Aspire E1-531 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire E1-531.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Aspire E1-531 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Very Short Battery Life

Portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. With a battery life of only 4.5 hours, the Aspire E1-531 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire E1-531.

If this laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the DELL Vostro 14 5000[plb_2373664_price] (4.6h), or the Lenovo G500[plb_2014473_price] (5h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire E1-531 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire E1-531 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Acer Aspire E1-531 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E1-531 processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Aspire E1-531's L3 cache of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest L3 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-531 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 notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Acer Aspire E1-531 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire E1-531. The smallest processor cache of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Heavy

The average weight of laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-531 is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The Aspire E1-531 is quite heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire E1-531.

Alternative 2.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo T530[plb_1526497_price] which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire E1-531 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire E1-531 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E1-531 range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. 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 on the market 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 Three Years Ago

Acer released the Aspire E1-531 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire E1-531 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E1-531.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Acer Aspire E1-531 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (17.3").

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Aspire E1-531 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
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
S/PDIF Out Port
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 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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
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 VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

User Reviews

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers acer nxm12ek023
Barcodes 00887899115905

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