The Acer Aspire E15 are the new family of multimedia notebooks from the Taiwanese company for the home. These models opt for a standard size of 15.6 inches and stand out for their colorful design, since we can choose our laptop in up to five different colors. As is usual in these cases, we will find numerous configurations both in the processor , as in the screen (which can be of lower or higher resolution or touch) or the internal memory. These teams will reach the Spanish market from next August at a price of 500 euros. We tell you all the details about these teams in a thorough analysis.
Design and display
There is no doubt that the big bet of the Acer Aspire E15 notebooks is color. The Taiwanese company has brought an increasingly widespread trend in the world of smartphones and tablets to launch models in several different colors. In this case, we can choose configurations in black, silver, brown, sapphire blue and wine color . Thanks to this, we can customize these laptops to our liking. In the field of the screen, we are also offered a range of options according to our needs. On the one hand, we can have a screen with HD resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels in both touch and non-touch formats . In this second case, you can also bet on a panel with resolutionFull HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels that allows us to enjoy movies and videos in high quality. In addition, you can also choose between a glossy and a matte screen. Although this second option is less attractive at first glance, it becomes an excellent option in the case of having to use the equipment outdoors. Indeed, the company has included a technology called Zero Air Gap to improve the contrast of the panel and offer better visibility in bright environments.
Memory and power
Acer will offer several different configurations for this computer both in terms of storage and in the processor field. In the first case, the main bet consists of a hard disk, which can have a capacity of 500 GB or 1 TB. The use of this type of format will allow us to store a greater number of multimedia files, although the speed that is achieved with memory in SSD format is lost. As for the processor, the user can choose between different configurations of Intel Core chips (both Intel Core i3 and Intel Core i5) and AMD chips . One of the most powerful configurations is the one that uses an Intel Core i5-4210U processordual-core with a power of 1.7 GHz per core. Thanks to Turbo Boost technology, we can reach speeds of up to 2.7 GHz at times when we need a higher processing speed. In addition, through Hyper-Threading you can work as if we actually had four physical cores. The available RAM memory configurations vary between 4 GB and 8 GB (going through 6 GB in some models). Users who need more capacity can go up to a maximum of 16 GB. The multimedia use of these computers is reinforced with the option of integrating dedicated NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards or AMD Radeon graphics .
Operating system and applications
The operating system chosen for these laptops is Windows 8.1 . Microsoft's latest bet is an ecosystem that wants to serve both tablets and laptops and PCs of a lifetime. To do this, it combines a classic desktop interface very similar to that found in Windows 7 with a main screen that uses different blocks to access apps and files on the computer. The problem is that the connection between these two universes was so far very poor, especially for users using a classic keyboard and mouse platform. Microsoft wanted to fix this hole with the latest Windows 8.1 Update, which enhances the use of the mouse. And it is that users who use this accessory will be able to access all open programs through the taskbar, regardless of the app in which they are. Be that as it may, the full use of this system occurs when you bet on a touch screen.
As for the applications available, we can enjoy practically the entire universe of desktop applications that are compatible with Windows 7 . In addition, you also have access to the Microsoft app store , although it must be recognized that it is a market that still needs greater maturity to become a solid alternative. One of the aspects that have been reinforced in these laptops is the quality of the webcam and the microphone, with which a richer experience is achieved when making video conferences with Skype .
Connectivity and multimedia
In the field of connections, the Acer Aspire E15 stands out for the presence of a USB 3.0 port , a protocol that allows to achieve transfer rates ten times faster than traditional USB. We also have two USB 2.0 ports to plug in devices that do not need that speed, such as mice or less powerful USB memories. Another of the connections that could not be missing in a multimedia laptop is an HDMI port, to transmit the contents of the laptop in high quality to the television. We also have a VGA port to connect the laptop to a traditional monitor and an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet via cable. Connections are completed withWiFi to connect at home or at a public hotspot and with Bluetooth to sync with compatible devices. In the multimedia field, the use that we can give to the equipment will depend a lot on the choice of panel we make, since if we opt for a Full HD screen we will be able to see movies and games with a higher level of detail.
Autonomy, price and opinions
As for the autonomy of these teams, the Acer Aspire E15 move between five and seven hours of use according to official data. It is an average time that allows us to take the equipment to shorter trips and trips. These models will hit the market from next August at a starting price of 500 euros . In short, the Acer Aspire E15They become a fairly affordable alternative to having a laptop at home. Some teams that stand out above all for the color of their design, with up to five different configurations that enhance their level of customization. In addition, the user can choose to enhance its features through a Full HD panel or touch functionality.
Although it has been on the market for a few years, this Acer Aspire E15 laptop is still on sale in some Spanish stores. Here you have the updated price and the link to buy it on Amazon Spain
|Models and design||Acer Aspire E15|
Available in Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Silver, Brown and Wine Red
|Memory||500GB or 1TB hard drive|
|screen||LED panel with HD resolution (1,366 x 768 pixels) or Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels)|
Acer Zero Air Gasp
Possibility of including touch functionality
|Multimedia||Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon graphics|
|Processor and RAM||AMD, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5|
RAM memory: from 4 GB to 16 GB
|Operating system and applications||Windows 8.1|
Compatibility with most desktop applications
Skype, Mail, People, Time, Messages
|Controls and connections||WiFi 802.11 b / g / n|
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Webcam and microphone
|Autonomy||Between five and seven hours depending on the model|
|Price||From 499 euros|