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Acer Aspire ES1-331 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 2GB Jul 2015
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They may serve as essential devices, but Acer's Aspire E Series laptops go beyond the everyday tasks. The E Series is a touch smarter, faster and easier to use than most essential laptops. The E... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Acer medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all portable PCs manufactured by Acer.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire ES1-331 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 320 megahertz, the Aspire ES1-331 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-331.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Aspire ES1-331 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an HDD storage medium. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire ES1-331.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire ES1-331 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-331 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire ES1-331 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year, the Aspire ES1-331 has a front camera.

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Light

Across all the laptops of this type and age the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Aspire ES1-331 is quite light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V3-371 (1.5kg).

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Narrow

The narrowest notebook PC of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-331 is 28mm wide and the widest is 430mm. With a width of only 327 millimeters, the Aspire ES1-331 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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25 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 600 megahertz, the Aspire ES1-331 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 600MHz, the fastest is 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 750MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 17GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-331 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-331.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-331 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Aspire ES1-331 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 is a two SATA connector portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire ES1-331 have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the total storage capacity of the Aspire ES1-331 of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo E31-70 (£345.00) (128GB).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-331 that we have checked, the internal memory of the Aspire ES1-331 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire ES1-331 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP 250 G4 (£266.82) (4GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Aspire ES1-331 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 14 G2 (£932.39) (14"), or the Lenovo T450s (£982.61) (14").

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Very Short Battery Life

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 5.5 hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 5.5h battery life portable PCs and we think the Acer Aspire ES1-131 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo B50-70 (6h) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Aspire ES1-331 has one of the slowest processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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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 frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Aspire ES1-331 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops that were released around the same time as it. Notebook PCs of this type and age processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-331 is 19GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. At only 8,192 megabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 is a two processor thread portable PC.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-331 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Small Cache Memory

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has one of the smaller cache memories (only 2 megabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire ES1-331 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The processor caches of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire ES1-331, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire ES1-331 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Aspire ES1-331 has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst laptops of this age. The average front camera resolution of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire ES1-331 is 1MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-331 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops that were released more than a year ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The Aspire ES1-331 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this type and age is 2.9GHz. At only 2.16 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-331.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Aspire ES1-331 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of a similar type and age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-331 is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-331

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the Aspire ES1-331 over a year ago.

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Execution Unit
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Boot Technology Version
Intel Secure Boot
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 January 2016 by RDO

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Worked fine with my MSI 61M- 31 8 motherboard that had bios version 3.0 on it. Working with Vmware ESXI home server. Working with Corsair CM 8G 3 1 1600 11 memory
Impressive for dual core, I normally get amd products but after really looking into intels more you get a litle more power
Cheap, benchmarks well in single-threaded apps, energy efficient, snappy performance
Inexpensive
Low Temp
Does not support storage passthrough to client machines but that is well documented on Intel's website
Not that I can think of
Nothing really, maybe a better cpu fan design for intel's stock cpu coolers
Not really a con, but I think for some users, the "celeron" name is an automatic turn-off. That's too bad because the new celeries are really nice cpu's for day-to-day use (like web browsing, email, s
Not for gaming except old ones. T 2 runs great but Battlefield 3 is unplayable 4 threads required

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers es1331c5, es1331c2, es1331c8, es1331c5z, es1331c2z, es1331c8p, es1331c5zf, es1331c2zw, es1331c8pg, es1331c6s6
Barcodes 04713392036811, 04713392126468, 04713392135750, 04713392155512

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