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Acer Aspire E5-521

Acer Aspire E5-521 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 2GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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Thin and with an easy grip, it's an ideal partner to go anywhere and work anytime. With 7 hours of battery you stay connected all day. And with AcerCloud you stay in sync with everything you need,... More
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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 2,666 expert and user reviews, Acer has good ratings for its laptops. Acer also has good ratings specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire E5-521 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire E5-521 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire E5-521 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire E5-521 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire E5-521 also have 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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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8 Reasons Against

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

The Acer Aspire E5-521 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire E5-521 is 8.4GB. The Aspire E5-521 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire E5-521 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire E5-521 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire E5-521 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.4 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire E5-521 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E5-521. The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3.2GHz.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E5-521 have between four and seven processor threads, including the Aspire E5-521 which has four processor threads.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E5-521 is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2 gigahertz, the Aspire E5-521 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire E5-521

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Acer laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Acer Aspire E5-521 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire E5-521.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VJ[plb_2377738_price].

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Acer Aspire E5-521 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire E5-521.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Aspire E5-521 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs of this spec and age.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that have been available for more than two years. 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
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size 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 HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer ram1, acer ram1t, acer ram1tb
Barcodes 04713147392117, 04713147557950

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4 core AMD A 2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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