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Acer Aspire ES1-531 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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Top Seller

Across all notebook PCs, the Aspire ES1-531 is one the fastest selling products currently available according to sales data from Amazon.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Acer Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Acer medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Acer is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Aspire ES1-531 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (320 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-531 is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire ES1-531 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and type. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-531 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire ES1-531 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531 also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the G500[pl_2433548_price], or the G500[pl_2585649_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2741911_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire ES1-531 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-531.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2741911_price], the Toshiba L50-C[plb_2943817_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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26 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

At only 600 megahertz, the Aspire ES1-531 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The slowest on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire ES1-531 is 600MHz, the fastest is 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 750MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire ES1-531 that we have assessed the maximum internal memory supported by processor of, the Aspire ES1-531's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-531 is 17GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Aspire ES1-531 is a four PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Aspire ES1-531 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-531 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Aspire ES1-531 is a two SATA connector laptop.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 5.5 hours, the Aspire ES1-531 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the B50-80[pl_3812194_price] (6.2h), or the G50-80[pl_3258707_price] (7h) both from Lenovo.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the G500[pl_2433548_price], and the B50-10[pl_3445241_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (SSD), the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2802546_price] (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531 is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Aspire ES1-531 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Toshiba C40-C[plb_2972022_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Z50-70[pl_3075592_price] (1.7GHz), or the G50-80[pl_3258707_price] (1.9GHz) both from Lenovo or the HP 250 G4[plb_3099702_price] (1.9GHz).

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Acer Aspire ES1-531 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire ES1-531 ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Heavy

The average weight of notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 2kg. With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Aspire ES1-531 is one of the heavier medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-531 amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 2.4kg heavy laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2964452_price].

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Aspire E5-573[pl_3007094_price] (2.4kg), or the Aspire E5-573[pl_2987233_price] (2.4kg) both from Acer.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire ES1-531 have between two and three processor threads, including the Acer Aspire ES1-531 which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB. At only 8,192 megabytes, the Aspire ES1-531 has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire ES1-531.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 36 watt-hours, the Acer Aspire ES1-531 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-531. The battery capacities of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531 range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire ES1-531 has a quite small cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire ES1-531. The smallest cache memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire ES1-531 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price].

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire ES1-531 is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-531 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer Aspire ES1-531 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Acer Aspire ES1-531 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531. The display brightnesss of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of laptops of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-531 is 0.3MP, the highest is 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Acer Aspire ES1-531 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire ES1-531.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-531 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-531 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire ES1-531. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year, the Aspire ES1-531's maximum turbo frequency of only 2.16 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire ES1-531 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Thick

The Aspire ES1-531 is fairly thick (26.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average height of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire ES1-531 is 27mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-531

Average Screen Size

The Acer Aspire ES1-531 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo G500[plb_2433548_price].

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire ES1-531 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the HP 350 G2[plb_2889567_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Z50-70[pl_3075592_price] (1TB), or the G50-80[pl_3258707_price] (1TB) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3009234_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Aspire ES1-531 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire ES1-531.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Lenovo G500[plb_2433548_price], or the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2964452_price] which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z50-70[plb_3075592_price] (8GB).

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Specification

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Form Factor
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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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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 Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers es1531c5, es1531c5e, es1531c02, es1531c5eu, es1531c02r, acer es1531c66, acer nxmz8ek025, acer es1531c66y, acer nxmz8ek018, apple es1531networkcard101001000gigabitfa, apple es1531networkcard101001000gigabitfas, apple es1531networkcard101001000gigabitfast, apple es1531networkcard101001000gigabitfaste, apple es1531networkcard101001000gigabitfastet
Barcodes 04713392157226, 04713392157233, 04713392172472, 04713392193996, 04713392201677, 04713392482472

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