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Acer Aspire ES1-521
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Acer Aspire ES1-521 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.8GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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Everything you needAspire ES Series laptops are the perfect companions for work and play. With unique features like Acer BluelightShield TM software and optional M-DISC Ready optical drive*, the... More
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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We calculated the average ratings for all Acer notebook PCs and also specifically for Acer many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Acer had good ratings.

Has a Front Camera

The Aspire ES1-521 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire ES1-521 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11n|802.11b|802.11g WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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10 Reasons Against

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

The Aspire ES1-521 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year 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

Most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the Acer Aspire ES1-521 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. 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

The processor clock speeds of laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire ES1-521 range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. At only 1.8 gigahertz, the Aspire ES1-521 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-521.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the Toshiba Satellite L50D[plb_3012058_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the G50-45[pl_3023649_price] (2GHz), or the B50-10[pl_3020751_price] (2.16GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire ES1-521 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire ES1-521 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Acer Aspire ES1-521 is 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 amongst all laptops that came out more than a year ago.

The best memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Aspire ES1-521 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only SATA Hard Drive Interface

This portable PC has a SATA hard drive interface, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Aspire ES1-521 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-521

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire ES1-521 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire ES1-521.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-521 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-521.

If this laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50D[plb_3012058_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Aspire ES1-521 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-521.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the ZBook 17 G2[pl_3015479_price] (17.3"), or the ZBook 17 G2[pl_3015481_price] (17.3") both from HP.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Aspire ES1-521 has an AMD A processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Acer Aspire ES1-521 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Aspire ES1-521 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire ES1-521.

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Specification

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Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
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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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
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
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
Battery
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Power
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Product Identifiers

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4 core AMD A 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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4 core AMD A 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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Five More Battery Cells
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4 core AMD A 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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