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Acer Aspire E3
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Acer Aspire E3 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Sep 2014
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Thin and with an easy grip, it's an ideal partner to go anywhere and work anytime. With 7 hours1 of battery you stay connected all day. And with AcerCloud you stay in sync with everything you... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Good Brand

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

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire E3 is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Aspire E3 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E3.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire E3 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire E3.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire E3, the Acer Aspire E3 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Light

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire E3 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Aspire E3 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Narrow

At only 291 millimeters, the Aspire E3 is very narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E3. The widths of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire E3 range from 28mm to 430mm.

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21 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 792 megahertz, the Aspire E3 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire E3 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago that we have assessed, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Aspire E3 of only 21.32 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 21GB/s and 35GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB. The Acer Aspire E3 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire E3.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Aspire E3 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire E3 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire E3 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Aspire E3 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire E3 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Acer Aspire E3 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire E3 has one of the smallest internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (£439.00) (4GB), or the Lenovo L450 (£350.00) (4GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E3, the screen size of the Aspire E3 of only 11.6 inches is one of the smallest. The average screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 15".

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820 (12.5").

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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire E3 range from 2.5h to 24h. The Aspire E3 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 5 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Aspire E3 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops of this type and age range from 1MB to 6MB. When compared to other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire E3 that we have assessed the processor cache of, the Aspire E3's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Aspire E3 has one of the smallest hard drive capacity amongst portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Aspire E3 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have between two and three processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Aspire E3 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Acer Aspire E3 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire E3 is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Aspire E3 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire E3.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire E3 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At only 2.58 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire E3 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E3.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire E3

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the Aspire E3 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire E3 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo B50-80 (£295.00) (2.2GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the Aspire E3 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T450 (£897.16) (360GB), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (360GB) both from Lenovo.

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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
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(22)
1 May 2015

Acer Aspire E3-111 comes with a decent keyboard and eye-catching design. It is suitable for people who want a basic notebook at a budget price.It's a stylish notebook, meant for people who're...

Build quality, compact size, lowpriced, beautiful design, impressive battery life
Good looks and construction quality
Impressive battery life
Portable and affordable
Compact size
No touch screen, belowaverage performance
Belowaverage performance
Bottom Line
The Acer Aspire 3 111- 1BW is a compact budget consumer laptop that will get you online and let you take your PC on the go, but the slow performance and polarizing color keep it from getting our top
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11 November 2014

It isn't just a simple matter of performance anymore - customers have loads of choices at the entry-level now, and no single type of product is necessarily better than any other. The Acer Aspire...

9 November 2014

A cheap but cheerful 11.6in netbook, the Acer Aspire E3-111 can handle the basics without a fuss...

24 September 2014

The Acer Aspire E3-111-C1BW is a compact budget consumer laptop that will get you online and let you take your PC on the go, but the slow performance and polarizing color keep it from getting our...

21 August 2014

Owing to the very decent keyboard and the matte screen, Acer's Aspire E3-111 primarily solicits itself as a low-priced typewriter. The term "portable" can only be used to a very limited extent in...

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User Reviews

(92)
Reviewed 20 January 2012 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Because the built-in H264 encoder offloads some of the work from the host PC, the C920 may make it easier to use this camera across a wide range of older, slower PC's, and it may give a more... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Davemass

Otherwise capable computer done in by a barely functioning touchpad. I had to slam instead of tap and NO sensitivity adjustment in mouse controls. Got tiring very fast. Returned it...

Reviewed 30 April 2012 by Joel E.

I am going to have to waste my time calling up Logitech and figuring out what I have to do to my lovely USB 3.0 ports to get them to look like USB 2.0 to this camera. I'm sure that will mean... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2015 by MJGfromNC

I bought this for school, and over all it is pretty good. I wanted something small so that it was easy to carry. Its lightweight and fits easily into my backpack. The biggest complaint I have is... Read more…

Reviewed 11 June 2012 by Copy P.

It does what I need to do, Video conferences via Skype are very clear and the audio works very well. I was a tad disappointed with Motion Detection though, it doesn't seem to stay recording after... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers e3112c0, e3111c7, e3111c6, e3111c5, e3112c0c, e3111c6s, e3111c5h, e3111285, e3112c0x, e3111c7w, e3111285e, e3112c0xy, e3112c1b5, e3112c5m7, e3111c7wa, e3112c0cr, e3111c6sr, e3112c466, acer 5400, e3111c5hr, acer 5400r, acer 5400rp, acer 5400rpm, acer e3111c5, acer e3111c5g, acer e3111c5gl
Barcodes 04713147442904, 04713147485314, 04713147496150, 04713147565795, 04713147565825, 04713147751068, 04713147756704, 04713147842797

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