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Acer Aspire ES1-520
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Acer Aspire ES1-520 2 Core AMD E 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.4GHz 4GB Sep 2015
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
The new Aspire E Series laptops provide a comprehensive range of choices for every-day users, with lots of appealing feature options and an attractive design that exceeds expectations. With many... More
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Acer Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Acer is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Acer also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire ES1-520 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-520.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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16 Reasons Against

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

The Aspire ES1-520 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire ES1-520 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire ES1-520 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-520 is 2.5h and the longest is 24h. The Aspire ES1-520 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 5 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-131 (5.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-520 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The processor clock speed of the Aspire ES1-520 of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba C40-C (1.6GHz).

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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 frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Aspire ES1-520 has an AMD E processor family which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This laptop's processor family (AMD E) is actually the worst processor family across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-520.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-520 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (£495.20) (6GB).

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Heavy

The average weight of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire ES1-520 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. At 2.4 kilograms, the Aspire ES1-520 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-520.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 (£328.84) (2.4kg).

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 3.1MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Aspire ES1-520 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-520.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Aspire ES1-520 is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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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 ES1-520, the Aspire ES1-520 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Acer Aspire ES1-520 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-520 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire ES1-520 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Thick

The average height of laptops of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-520 is 27mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm. The Aspire ES1-520 is fairly thick (27.15 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-520

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Acer released the Aspire ES1-520.

Average Screen Size

The Acer Aspire ES1-520 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-520.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-520 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-520.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s (£986.69) (512GB).

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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
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers es152039, es152039n, es152031s4, es152039nd, es152037c7
Barcodes 00888863253456, 04713392126567, 04713392173042, 04713392229411

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2 core AMD E 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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2 core AMD E 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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