Finding a notebook that fulfills your needs while staying within your budget is quite difficult. The Acer Aspire E 15 solves this problem by offering many features while staying within a reasonable range.
This notebook has a width of 15-inch, depth of around 10.1-inch, and thickness of 1.2-inch. It is a bit heavy and weighs around 5.95 pounds. It offers a full keyboard, and the distance between the keys is around 1.9 mm, which is suitable for users with every kind of typing speed. The touchpad is bigger than most notebooks’ and is more on the left of the notebook than in the center. This notebook also supports a 15.6-inch anti-glare touch screen, and above the screen, there is a webcam.
The left side of the notebook has a VGA out, an Ethernet slot, HDMI out, two USB 3.0 slots, and one audio jack, which works for both microphones and headphones. The right side of the notebook has a USB 2.0 port and power jack. The front of the notebook has status indication LEDs as well as an SD card reader. The two speakers are present on each side of the palm rest.
The notebook supports a dual-core 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-5500U, which can be boosted up to 2.8GHz and is programmed with Windows 10. The 15.4-inch screen supports a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and uses anti-glare technology to give its user the best view. The notebook also supports 8GB DDR4 dual channel memory and has 256GB SSD. Furthermore, the Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics card with 2GB of DDR5 memory has the ability to fulfill the increasing demands of entertainment of users. The keyboard is backlit which makes the notebook usable in even the most dimly lit areas.
The touchpad may be problematic for some users because of its size and placement, and users with bigger hands might need more space for the palm rest on the left side. On the bright side, the display is quite better than most notebooks in this range but only from specific viewing angles; other angles may not give the best results to the user.
Since the speakers are on the bottom rather than the sides, users will most probably have to use external speakers or a headset to get better sound quality. The graphics provided by the notebook are much better than the other notebooks that fall in this range. The battery life can last from 5 to 12 hours.
Acer Aspire E 15
Where this notebook has its cons, it has its pros as well. Its display is good, but the quality will decrease if viewed from certain angles. The speakers also lack quality, and the users will most probably have to buy external speakers. The notebook has its advantages over other notebooks in this price range thanks to its hardware performance, which is much better than any other notebook in this range. In the end, if the user can ignore the problems in display and audio, this notebook is certainly worth buying.