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Acer Aspire E3 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 11.6" Laptop

4 Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 2GB Jan 2015
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12 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Acer notebook PC is 74% based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, notebookcheck.net and notebookcheck.biz.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this portable PC rated it as 82 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A few people who bought the product considered that it was cheap. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The Acer Aspire E3-111-C1BW ($329.99) is an inexpensive little laptop done up in eye-catching pink, with a quad-core Celeron processor that promises basic Windows capability”. Pcmag.com also said “The Acer Aspire E3-111-C1BW is a compact budget consumer laptop that will get you online”.

One Acer Aspire E3 owner who reviewed this laptop considered that it was good value for money. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “They are still popular because they are usually a good compromise of a low price, compact size”.

One person who bought it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “A cheap”.

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Good Size

Some Acer Aspire E3 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was compact.

Nice Design

One Acer Aspire E3 owner who reviewed it thought it was good looking.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 1,714 user and expert reviews for Acer portable PCs and found that on average Acer has good ratings. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically for its many processor cores laptops.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire E3, the Aspire E3 has a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the HP ENVY 17-j127cl[plb_2502519_price], and the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2527948_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and spec.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Light

Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire E3 have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg. The Aspire E3 is one of the lightest laptops of this age and type (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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24 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz. At only 854 megahertz, the Aspire E3 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Aspire E3 is a notebook PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only Four Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Acer Aspire E3 is a four maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

The Acer Aspire E3 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz. The Aspire E3 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 313 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire E3 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. The internal memory of the Acer Aspire E3 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire E3.

We compared all the other 2GB internal memory portable PCs to this laptop and we think the Asus X200MA[plb_2316409_price], and the HP 255[plb_2320497_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2339245_price] (4GB), the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2527948_price] (4GB), or the Asus F551MA[plb_2622134_price] (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire E3 have a full-size keyboard, however the Aspire E3 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the HP ZBook[plb_2499614_price], or the Lenovo Edge E540[plb_2504840_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E3 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 16". With a display diagonal of only 11.6 inches, the Aspire E3 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared all the other 11.6" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Aspire V3[pl_2339245_price], and the Aspire V5-122P[pl_1569231_price] both from Acer or the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2329531_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the EliteBook 725[pl_2371743_price] (12.5" and higher rated), the EliteBook 825[pl_2388385_price] (12.5" and higher rated), or the EliteBook 725[pl_2403845_price] (12.5" and higher rated) all from HP.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slots Version

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for more than two years the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.9. The Aspire E3 has one of the oldest PCI Express slots versions (only 2) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.83 gigahertz, the Aspire E3 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire E3. Comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire E3 have processor frequencys of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz.

If you want a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the 11e[pl_2422465_price] (1.86GHz), or the 11e[pl_2636631_price] (1.86GHz) both from Lenovo or the Asus F551MA[plb_2622134_price] (1.86GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Aspire E3 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family. Across all many processor cores laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire E3 the processor family ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire E3 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire E3. Across all the many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the Precision M6700[pl_1410333_price], and the Latitude E6440[pl_2079002_price] both from DELL or the HP 250 G2[plb_2161840_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP OMEN 15[plb_2549923_price] (512GB), the DELL Precision M2800[plb_2737132_price] (512GB), or the Asus Zenbook NX500JK[plb_2401511_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire E3, the Aspire E3 does not have a touchscreen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touchscreen to this notebook PC and we think the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price], the N550JK[pl_2513098_price], or the N550JK[pl_2648302_price] all from Asus is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire E3 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,670 milliamperes * hour, the Aspire E3 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire E3. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire E3 is 45mAh and the biggest is 9,300mAh.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire E3 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Acer Aspire E3 which has three number of battery cellss.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The biggest memory slots of the Acer Aspire E3 is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is in fact the worst memory slots across all many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire E3.

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

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Aspire E3 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire E3 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.25 gigahertz, the Aspire E3 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire E3. The processor boost frequencys of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Aspire E3 range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Aspire E3 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire E3 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire E3 is 790GB. When compared to other many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire E3 that we have checked, the Acer Aspire E3's hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Aspire E3 is a four processor threads laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Aspire E3 have between four and seven processor threadss.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire E3

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the Aspire E3.

HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision M6700[plb_1410333_price], the Acer Aspire ES1[plb_2493030_price], or the HP ZBook[plb_2499613_price].

If the storage medium of this Acer portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price] (SSD), or the N550JK[pl_2636187_price] (SSD) both from Asus or the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2507934_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 5 hours, the Acer Aspire E3 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire E3.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5h battery life portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the Acer Aspire V3-551G[plb_1477480_price], or the Lenovo G700[plb_1607264_price].

Portable PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 17-f010us[plb_2341705_price] (5.25h), the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B[plb_2701179_price] (5.6h), or the Lenovo B50-45[plb_2386764_price] (6h) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
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Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
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Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(22)
1 May 2015

Acer Aspire E3-111 comes with a decent keyboard and eye-catching design. It is suitable for people who want a basic notebook at a budget price.It's a stylish notebook, meant for people who're...

Build quality, compact size, lowpriced, beautiful design, impressive battery life
Good looks and construction quality
Impressive battery life
Portable and affordable
Compact size
No touch screen, belowaverage performance
Belowaverage performance
Bottom Line
The Acer Aspire 3 111- 1BW is a compact budget consumer laptop that will get you online and let you take your PC on the go, but the slow performance and polarizing color keep it from getting our top
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11 November 2014

It isn't just a simple matter of performance anymore - customers have loads of choices at the entry-level now, and no single type of product is necessarily better than any other. The Acer Aspire...

9 November 2014

A cheap but cheerful 11.6in netbook, the Acer Aspire E3-111 can handle the basics without a fuss...

24 September 2014

The Acer Aspire E3-111-C1BW is a compact budget consumer laptop that will get you online and let you take your PC on the go, but the slow performance and polarizing color keep it from getting our...

21 August 2014

Owing to the very decent keyboard and the matte screen, Acer's Aspire E3-111 primarily solicits itself as a low-priced typewriter. The term "portable" can only be used to a very limited extent in...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 January 2012 by Anonymous
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Because the built-in H264 encoder offloads some of the work from the host PC, the C920 may make it easier to use this camera across a wide range of older, slower PC's, and it may give a more... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Davemass

Otherwise capable computer done in by a barely functioning touchpad. I had to slam instead of tap and NO sensitivity adjustment in mouse controls. Got tiring very fast. Returned it...

Reviewed 30 April 2012 by Joel E.

I am going to have to waste my time calling up Logitech and figuring out what I have to do to my lovely USB 3.0 ports to get them to look like USB 2.0 to this camera. I'm sure that will mean... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2015 by MJGfromNC

I bought this for school, and over all it is pretty good. I wanted something small so that it was easy to carry. Its lightweight and fits easily into my backpack. The biggest complaint I have is... Read more…

Reviewed 11 June 2012 by Copy P.

It does what I need to do, Video conferences via Skype are very clear and the audio works very well. I was a tad disappointed with Motion Detection though, it doesn't seem to stay recording after... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers e3112c70, e3111c3w0, e3112c70g
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