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Acer Aspire E5-521
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Acer Aspire E5-521 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.8GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Thin and with an easy grip, it's an ideal partner to go anywhere and work anytime. With 7 hours of battery you stay connected all day. And with AcerCloud you stay in sync with everything you need,... More
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10 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 1,714 expert and user reviews, Acer has good reviews for its portable PCs. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its many processor cores laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire E5-521 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. The average total storage capacity of many processor cores laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire E5-521 is 730GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire E5-521 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire E5-521 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire E5-521 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 2.5h to 22h, and the average battery life (max) is 6.7h. With a battery life (max) of 8 hours, the Acer Aspire E5-521 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

If this Acer laptop battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 645[plb_2659451_price] (9h) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 790GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Acer Aspire E5-521 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Aspire E5-521 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

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

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Aspire E5-521 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Aspire E5-521 has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The processor frequencys of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Acer Aspire E5-521 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire E5-521 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Aspire E5-521 has one of the smallest processor caches amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire E5-521 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire E5-521 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Aspire E5-521 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire E5-521.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire E5-521 range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.2GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.4 gigahertz, the Aspire E5-521 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire E5-521.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Acer Aspire E5-521 has a L2 processor cache which is better than the L3 processor cache found on most many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L2) is actually the worst processor cache level across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire E5-521.

The best processor cache level across comparable types of notebook PC is L3.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire E5-521 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Aspire E5-521 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire E5-521.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Aspire E5-521 is a four processor threads laptop.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire E5-521

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Aspire E5-521 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire E5-521.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Aspire E5-521 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire E5-521.

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Average Weight

The Aspire E5-521 has a pretty typical weight (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire E5-521.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Aspire E5-521 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type. 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included

Expert Reviews

(1)

Silencieux et doté d'une grande autonomie. L'Aspire E5-521 devrait plaire avec une faible nuisance sonore et une bonne autonomie. L'espace de stockage est conséquent, le seul point noir restera... Read more…

Matte screen
Quiet operating noise
Low temperature development
Plenty of storage
Very good battery life
Dark, lowcontrast screen
Dalle sombre
Contrastes
Geringe Leistung
Miges Display

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 20 August 2015 by A.M
A.M would recommend the Acer Aspire E5-521

Great design and performance...

Perfoamnce
Have two installed in a moderately busy web server and very pleased with performance. Running a stack of VMs. Boot swarms are no longer a problem
Svelt, clean lines. Great picture, seamless Wifi
Great picture quality
Low TDP
Price (obviously)
Intel needs to be a bit more forthcoming about their advertising here. A 3.9 turbo assumes you've only activated one core in the bios. With all cores active, turbo is only 3.3
Incomplete, partially functional internet browser. Does NOT work with Comcast's Xfinity streaming media
Specs were wrong
Cost: the Xeon 2687W 150w TDP) is 1 5 faster, depending on your benchmark and prices at 1 800 rather than 2 000

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers e552167, e552148, e552140, e552165, e552169, e5521432, e5551g88, e552169x, e5551g87, e5521g61, e552167b, e552148q, e552140r, e552165b, e5521610, e5551g88b, e555186k9, e552169xk, e552168m5, e5551g87l, e5521g61r, e552167bl, e552148qr, e552140rb, e555183y5, e552165bl, e5521610p, e5521432t, e5551g88bw, e5551g87lh
Barcodes 04713147183982, 04713147184033, 04713147392049, 04713147426317, 04713147426362, 04713147468645, 04713147511730, 04713147514175, 04713147599523, 04713147754106, 04713147974399

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