The Acer Aspire E 14 are the new notebooks of the mid-range of this Taiwanese brand. A model that seeks to satisfy the productive needs of any user, but without dispensing with leisure and entertainment . And it is that their configurations touch different areas but maintaining a 14-inch screen that makes them comfortable for transporting and playing movies, and with a TouchPad or digital mouse capable of supporting any type of task. All in an overwhelming variety of colors, thinking of users who want to transmit their personality also through their laptop. Here we present the details of its technical sheet and analyze it thoroughly.
Design and display
Design is one of the strengths of these Acer Aspire E 14 . And it seems that the Chinese brand has been concerned about the external appearance of both these laptops as much or more than what they carry inside. This can be seen in the wide variety of colors that the user can choose from: piano black, pearl white, bright copper, ruby red, topaz blue and jade green . All of them for the flip top, which also has a geometric print that adds a youthful and attractive touch to the overall design.
The rest of the lines of these notebooks accompany and marry perfectly with the concept that Acer wants to convey. With beveled edges and curved ends , the design is clean and very attractive. In addition, in its widest part, which coincides with the back of the device, it barely exceeds 3.14 centimeters in height , reducing to 2.64 centimeters in its narrowest area, the front of the laptop. Something that added to their 2.3 or 2.45 kilograms , depending on the configuration, weight make them comfortable computers to take anywhere.
As for the panels that this range of laptops mounts, we have to talk about different configurations. Of course, all of them reaching 14 inches in size as their name indicates, and with LED technology in LCD screens . Thus, users who decide on any of the Acer Aspire E 14 will have to pay attention to choose a touch screen or not . This means having a panel that recognizes up to 10 points of contact simultaneously, offering all kinds of resources, gestures and management options thanks to the Windows 8.1 operating system.that they carry inside. A whole improvement in the user experience to be able to zoom or scroll just by touching the screen.
Yes, choose the configuration to the touchscreen users will opt only to panels with a maximum resolution HD capable of displaying images at 1366 x 768 pixels . A good quality for most audiovisual content, but it may fall short for the most demanding users . And it is that Acer does not offer Full HD combinations in its non-touch panels for this Aspire E 14 range , maintaining the same resolution. Along with this, the user can also choose between screens with a bright or matte image , according to their needs and tastes. Zero Air Gap technology closes the visual experienceincluded in these displays, which increases the contrast of colors and makes the image visible even in bright environments .
Memory and power
Turning inside, the Acer Aspure E 14 also present different options according to the needs of each user. Thus, in this range you can find fourth generation AMD or Intel Core processors . More specifically, it is possible to choose between Intel Core i5 chips (1.70 GHz), or Intel Pentium (2.16 GHz) . Brains with enough power to carry out almost any task that the user may pose in their day to day such as creating and editing documents , playing multimedia content , editing photographs, etc. To accompany this power also range Aspire E 14 has memories RAM of 4 or 8 GB,expandable up to 16 GB maximum . A capacity, if this maximum option is chosen, perfect to give fluidity to all the applications and programs that run on these laptops.
For their part, all the combinations in this range come with a 500 GB capacity hard drives . More than acceptable to save all kinds of content without worrying too much about reaching the top in a short space of time with normal use. In addition, it is always possible to use AcerCloud2 technology to have photos, videos and documents in the cloud and access them from any device thanks to the applications. The best option to keep any of these contents safe.
Operating system and applications
The entire Acer Aspire E 14 range comes with the Windows 8.1 operating system . The latest version of this Microsoft operating system that has its characteristic start menu where you can place shortcuts to all kinds of applications. And, to the store to access the Windows Store , the user has thousands of applications available to meet your needs information , of entertainment , of photography , of health , etc. All this with the basic tools that Windows 8.1 already has such as the calculator, weather information, relevant news and a wide variety more.
In addition, the Acer brand wants its users to find these laptops fully operational from the moment they are started for the first time, so they come with their own applications installed. Tools such as Acer Remote Files to access files stored on other computers or devices, Acer Photos to edit and retouch images, Acer Documents to create or consult text files or Multimedia Make to play videos and movies.
Connectivity and multimedia
More advanced users will know that laptop power is not everything when it comes to enjoying multimedia options. And, in this regard, the graphics card also has a lot to say about it. Therefore, Acer has included different models of Intel cards . Options that allow you to bring the image to the maximum resolution that the screen offers both in videos and movies and in video games, although without too many demands. Thus, leaving aside the most gamer users, in this range of laptops it is possible to see Intel HD Graphics cards with DDR3 SDRAM and shared memory to offer basic functionality in terms of image and multimedia.
They also have two speakers to create stereo sound . Speakers that have technology and capacity to emit HD or high definition sound. A quality that allows enjoy the maximum of multimedia content such as movies and video games .
In its connectivity section, the Aspire E 14 meet the requirements that any average user may need a laptop. Thus, they have an HDMI video output to connect to larger monitors or televisions, and a VGA output for older monitors. It also has three USB ports to transmit data between pendrives , external hard drives, connect mobile phones or attach some type of peripheral. Of course, they also have an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet via cable, and a WiFi antenna for IEEE 802.11b / g / n connections.
Also noteworthy is its Precision TouchPad . A digital mouse that eliminates involuntary movements and is capable of supporting different gestures to control Windows 8.1 comfortably. Even gestures that use three fingers.
Finally, this range also has a webcam and microphone to hold conversations and videoconferences through applications such as Skype .
It is of little use to have a balanced laptop to work and enjoy multimedia content if it barely has autonomy. That is why the Acer Aspire E 14 have a Li-Ion battery of up to 2500 mAh capable of giving them a maximum of 7 hours of operation without the need to remain connected to the current. A time that depends on the type of use and configuration that the laptop charges.
Price and availability
The different variations of the Acer Aspire E 14 range will go on sale from next August . With six different cover colors for the user to choose at will. All this at a price starting at 499 euros , which can vary according to the configuration of each team.
Conclusions and technical sheet
In short, the Acer Aspire E 14 range presents a collection of very balanced laptops. Terminals capable of meeting the professional needs of the average user who needs portability and not be anchored to a wall. With its 14-inch touch screen , its highly capable TouchPad and a price tag of 499 euros , it is a good option for those users who want a work and entertainment center on a tight budget.
|Dimensions and weight||14 inches. Between 2.3 and 2.45 kg, depending on configuration|
|Memory||500 GB hard drive. AcerCloud Internet Storage Service|
|screen||HD quality LCD panel|
1,366 x 768 pixel resolution
Touch (10 points) / non-touch
|Multimedia||HD sound |
Graphics card Intel HD Graphics
|Processor and RAM||Intel Core i3, i5 or Intel Celereon. Between 1.70 and 2.16 GHz|
RAM memory: from 4 and 8 GB up to 16 GB
|Operating system and applications||Windows 8.1|
Compatibility with most desktop applications
Skype, Mail, People, Time, Messages,
Office 2013 for home and student
|Controls and connections||WiFi 802.11n|
HDMI and VGA port
Webcam and microphone
|Autonomy||Li-Ion battery up to 2500 mAh. Up to 7 hours.|
|Price||From 499 euros|