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Acer Aspire ES1-331

Acer Aspire ES1-331 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

4 Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 2GB Jul 2015
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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Aspire ES1-331 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.7GB.

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average Acer many processor core portable PCs have good ratings as do all laptops built by Acer.

SSD Storage Medium

The Aspire ES1-331 has a better storage medium than most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most many processor core portable 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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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 similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-331 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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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 have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Aspire ES1-331 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this age and type amongst laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs that were released one year ago the weights range from 580g to 3.8kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo 11e[plb_2936284_price] (1.5kg).

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Narrow

The average width of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Aspire ES1-331 is 380mm. With a width of only 327 millimeters, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 is one of the narrower many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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21 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-331, the on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of the Aspire ES1-331 of only 640 megahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-331 the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 640MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 830MHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 2GB to 64GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-331 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Aspire ES1-331 is a four PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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

The Aspire ES1-331 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-331 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire ES1-331 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-331's total storage capacity is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-331. The average total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 780GB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Zbook 15 G2[pl_2966265_price] (256GB), or the Omen 15-5110nr[pl_2986047_price] (256GB) both from HP or the DELL Latitude 11 3160[plb_2985893_price] (250GB).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has one of the smallest internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-331 range from 2GB to 32GB.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-45[plb_3747024_price] (4GB), the Acer Aspire ES1-531[plb_3002477_price] (4GB), or the DELL Latitude 11 3160[plb_2985893_price] (4GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-331. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire ES1-331 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16".

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of only 2, the Aspire ES1-331 has one of the older PCI Express slot versions amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 that we have assessed, the Acer Aspire ES1-331's processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

If this Acer notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G50-45[plb_3747024_price] (1.8GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

An Intel Celeron processor family is actually the worst processor family across all laptops of this age and type.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-331 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire ES1-331 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-331. The average processor cache of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 is 4.2MB.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has a maximum memory slots of 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the worst memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Across similar types of laptop the best memory slots is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Aspire ES1-331 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire ES1-331 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-331 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire ES1-331. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire ES1-331 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this type and age is 3.1GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.08 gigahertz, the Aspire ES1-331 has one of the slowest maximum turbo frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-331

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Battery Life

At 5.5 hours, the Aspire ES1-331 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
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
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

(1)
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 es1331c30, es1331c30p

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