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Acer Aspire ES1-331

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

4 Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 2GB Aug 2015
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-331 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 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 Notebook PC Reviews

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

SSD Storage Medium

The Aspire ES1-331 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it 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 laptops of this spec and age.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire ES1-331 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire ES1-331 also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire ES1-331 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Across all laptops of this spec and age the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Very Light

The lightest portable PC of a similar age and spec to the Aspire ES1-331 is 580g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg. The Aspire ES1-331 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this type and age (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo 11e[plb_2936284_price] (1.5kg).

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Narrow

At only 327 millimeters, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The narrowest notebook PC of this type and age is 260mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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20 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-331 is 25GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 640MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 830MHz. The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency (only 700 megahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-331.

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

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire ES1-331 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Aspire ES1-331 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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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 were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has a very small total storage capacity (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331. The total storage capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331 range from 32GB to 2.2TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015479_price] (256GB), or the Lenovo B50-10[plb_3020751_price] (500GB).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-331 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-331 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire ES1-331 range from 10" 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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire ES1-331 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

The processor clock speeds of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-331 range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz. The processor clock speed of the Aspire ES1-331 of only 1.6 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-331.

We compared all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might 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 the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Aspire ES1-331 has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This laptop has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-331 is Intel Celeron and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-331 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The processor caches of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache 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.

This portable PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots across all laptops of this spec and age.

The best memory slots amongst comparable types of portable PC is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire ES1-331 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Aspire ES1-331 which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire ES1-331 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Aspire ES1-331 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this age and type is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.4 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Aspire ES1-331 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-331 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Acer Aspire ES1-331 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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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 Acer portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5.5 hours, the Aspire ES1-331 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire ES1-331.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] (7.5h and higher rated).

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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
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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 Resolution
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 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
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual 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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers es1331p8, acer 150, acer 150m, es1331p8x, es1331p8xu, acer 150mb, acer 150mbs
Barcodes 04713392229176

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