Acer Aspire E1 is a 15.6 inch notebook that is the cheapest of company’s range, if you exclude their super cheap netbooks. Thus, do not expect it to blow its premium notebooks and most of the notebooks out there in terms of performance, especially from its entry level model – E1 531 2697 that comes with Intel Celeron B820 processor.
If the Celeron B820 performance is not good enough for (mind you, it got 2080 in the passmark benchmark test), you can go for E1-531-4444, E1-571-6650 or E1-571-6492 that come with Intel Pentium B950, Intel Core i3 2370m 2.4GHz and Intel Core i5 2450M dual core 3.1GHz processor.
Common specs include 15.6 inch screen, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, Intel HD 2000 graphics, 4GB RAM (upto 8GB maximum RAM, 2 slots), 320GB hard disk (500GB HDD in E1-571-6650 and E1-571-6492), 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, 3x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, multi format card reader, 6 cell battery, DVD writer and Windows 7 home premium operating system.
Prices for E1 531 2697, E1-531-4444, E1-571-6650 and E1-571-6492 are $380, $400, $480 and $550 respectively.
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