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Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
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Features

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i3 8130U Processor 2.2 GHz (Up to 3.2GHz)
  • 15.6 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED lit Display
  • 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB HDD and 8x DVD
  • Up to 13.5 Hours of battery life
  • Windows 10 Home. Operating System Architecture 64-bit
  • TIP: try a battery pin-hole reset procedure, a different AC adapter, or pressing the key combination FN + F6 to make sure the system is outputting the video to the notebook's internal display

Description

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U Processor 2.2GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.4GHz, Windows 10 Home, 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 8X DVD Double-Layer Drive RW (M-DISC enabled), Secure Digital (SD) card reader, Acer True Harmony, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, 802.11ac Wi-Fi featuring MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), 1 - USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port (up to 5 Gbps), 2 - USB 3.0 ports (one with power-off charging), 1 - USB 2.0 port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, 6-cell Li-Ion Battery (2800 mAh), Up to 13.5-hours Battery Life, 5.27 lbs. | 2.39 kg (system unit only) (NX.GRYAA.001). Processor Core - Dual-core.Processor Speed: 2.20 GHz.


Standing screen display size 15.6 Inches


Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels


Memory Speed 3.2 GHz


Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 620


Chipset Brand Intel


Card Description Integrated


Graphics Card Ram Size 2 GB


Wireless Type 802.11ac


Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1


Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3


Average Battery Life (in hours) 13.5 Hours


Brand Acer


Series Aspire E series


Item model number E5-576-392H


Hardware Platform Laptop


Operating System Windows 10


Item Weight 5.27 pounds


Product Dimensions 15.02 x 10.2 x 1.19 inches


Item Dimensions L x W x H 15.02 x 10.2 x 1.19 inches


Color Obsidian Black


Processor Brand Intel


Processor Count 2


Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM


Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA


Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM


Optical Drive Type DVD-RW


Power Source Battery Powered


Voltage 100240 Volts


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Manufacturer Acer


ASIN B079TGL2BZ


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available April 2, 2018


ASIN B079TGL2BZ


Customer Reviews 3.9 out of 5 stars 2,948 ratings 3.9 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,054 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) #269 in Traditional Laptop Computers


Date First Available April 2, 2018


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Features

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i3 8130U Processor 2.2 GHz (Up to 3.2GHz)
  • 15.6 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED lit Display
  • 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB HDD and 8x DVD
  • Up to 13.5 Hours of battery life
  • Windows 10 Home. Operating System Architecture 64-bit
  • TIP: try a battery pin-hole reset procedure, a different AC adapter, or pressing the key combination FN + F6 to make sure the system is outputting the video to the notebook's internal display

Description

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U Processor 2.2GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.4GHz, Windows 10 Home, 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 8X DVD Double-Layer Drive RW (M-DISC enabled), Secure Digital (SD) card reader, Acer True Harmony, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, 802.11ac Wi-Fi featuring MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), 1 - USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port (up to 5 Gbps), 2 - USB 3.0 ports (one with power-off charging), 1 - USB 2.0 port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, 6-cell Li-Ion Battery (2800 mAh), Up to 13.5-hours Battery Life, 5.27 lbs. | 2.39 kg (system unit only) (NX.GRYAA.001). Processor Core - Dual-core.Processor Speed: 2.20 GHz.


Standing screen display size 15.6 Inches


Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels


Memory Speed 3.2 GHz


Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 620


Chipset Brand Intel


Card Description Integrated


Graphics Card Ram Size 2 GB


Wireless Type 802.11ac


Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1


Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3


Average Battery Life (in hours) 13.5 Hours


Brand Acer


Series Aspire E series


Item model number E5-576-392H


Hardware Platform Laptop


Operating System Windows 10


Item Weight 5.27 pounds


Product Dimensions 15.02 x 10.2 x 1.19 inches


Item Dimensions L x W x H 15.02 x 10.2 x 1.19 inches


Color Obsidian Black


Processor Brand Intel


Processor Count 2


Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM


Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA


Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM


Optical Drive Type DVD-RW


Power Source Battery Powered


Voltage 100240 Volts


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Manufacturer Acer


ASIN B079TGL2BZ


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available April 2, 2018


ASIN B079TGL2BZ


Customer Reviews 3.9 out of 5 stars 2,948 ratings 3.9 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,054 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) #269 in Traditional Laptop Computers


Date First Available April 2, 2018


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This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

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Returns

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Features

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i3 8130U Processor 2.2 GHz (Up to 3.2GHz)
  • 15.6 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED lit Display
  • 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB HDD and 8x DVD
  • Up to 13.5 Hours of battery life
  • Windows 10 Home. Operating System Architecture 64-bit
  • TIP: try a battery pin-hole reset procedure, a different AC adapter, or pressing the key combination FN + F6 to make sure the system is outputting the video to the notebook's internal display

Description

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U Processor 2.2GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.4GHz, Windows 10 Home, 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 8X DVD Double-Layer Drive RW (M-DISC enabled), Secure Digital (SD) card reader, Acer True Harmony, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, 802.11ac Wi-Fi featuring MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), 1 - USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port (up to 5 Gbps), 2 - USB 3.0 ports (one with power-off charging), 1 - USB 2.0 port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, 6-cell Li-Ion Battery (2800 mAh), Up to 13.5-hours Battery Life, 5.27 lbs. | 2.39 kg (system unit only) (NX.GRYAA.001). Processor Core - Dual-core.Processor Speed: 2.20 GHz.


Standing screen display size 15.6 Inches


Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels


Memory Speed 3.2 GHz


Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 620


Chipset Brand Intel


Card Description Integrated


Graphics Card Ram Size 2 GB


Wireless Type 802.11ac


Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1


Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3


Average Battery Life (in hours) 13.5 Hours


Brand Acer


Series Aspire E series


Item model number E5-576-392H


Hardware Platform Laptop


Operating System Windows 10


Item Weight 5.27 pounds


Product Dimensions 15.02 x 10.2 x 1.19 inches


Item Dimensions L x W x H 15.02 x 10.2 x 1.19 inches


Color Obsidian Black


Processor Brand Intel


Processor Count 2


Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM


Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA


Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM


Optical Drive Type DVD-RW


Power Source Battery Powered


Voltage 100240 Volts


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Manufacturer Acer


ASIN B079TGL2BZ


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available April 2, 2018


ASIN B079TGL2BZ


Customer Reviews 3.9 out of 5 stars 2,948 ratings 3.9 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,054 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) #269 in Traditional Laptop Computers


Date First Available April 2, 2018


abunda_amazon_reviews I've found three real cons for this laptop: 1. The screen isn't the best, but it is acceptable. Doesn't compare to my i7, 4k touchscreen laptop, but it's also about $800 cheaper. 2. The 1tb HDD is very slow, only 5400 RPM (really common on laptops without an SSD). 3. The memory installed is a single 4gb and a second 2gb module, so no dual channel. Really, under 8 gig of memory, just say no. When using the on CPU graphics, this is a serious handicap (not dual channel). Pluses: Built in DVD drive. Probably not important to a lot of people nowdays, but a plus still. Latest gen CPU from Intel, the i3 may be pretty mediocre, but if you are comparing it to a machine 3 years old, you'll be VERY happy. VERY easy access (3 small phillips head screws) to upgrade memory, hard drive, and an empty M.2 slot for an SSD (screw & standoff included). I've read people complaining that upgrading it themselves was "not easy". Acer unlike most companies makes it easy to upgrade, but it does require knowledge. The system as configured is indeed a cheap laptop, and poor performer. You can make it a very pleasant midrange performer by upgrading memory and adding an SSD. The SSD would give you the most noticeable improvement, the memory would allow more open tabs on your browser. Upgrade details: First get an 8 gig or larger USB stick. I used this: https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-8GB-Traveler-Flash/dp/B00G9WHMHC/ Then go to Microsoft and use their media creation tool to create a bootable Windows 10 installer (64 bit). Use a #0 tip phillips head screwdriver to remove the 3 screws on the cover on the bottom. There is a small notch on one corner of the cover, pry it up from there (yes, it can seem like you'll break it). When you open the cover, to the left would be a hard drive, I recommend removing it. Just slide it to the left away from the connector it is plugged into, it's stiff, but once unplugged you can lift it out. Next to the two filled memory slots on the right, between the two memory sticks and the HDD, is the M.2 slot, and down toward you on the circuit board is the standoff that Acer has kindly provided the screw for. Remove the screw, slide your SSD at an angle into the M.2 slot, once seated (can't see the gold fingers on the dge of the SSD), it should hinge down to the top of the spacer, insert the screw you removed and tighten gently. Next, the two memory dimms, pop them out by taking the two levers (one on each side) and gently pulling away from the dimms, they should pop up. Angle in the two (matching) memory dimms, and again when seated properly (can't see the gold edge connecters) angle them down and the two latches should pop into place. Put the cover back on. Insert the USB key drive. Power it up, should boot into installing Windows 10. Select "custom Install". Select new install (not upgrade). Should bring up a screen to select the disk drive, if you've removed the hard drive and have a new SSD, just select the only drive and tell it to use it. If you've tried and failed on your SSD, delete all the disk partitions, and let it use the blank disk (no need to create partitions, format, or anything, just remove all the existing partitions). Microsoft will automatically read the license key where it is stored in non-volatile memory. Takes about 20-30 minutes to fully install windows, reboot, connect to a network, and install updates. This gives you a nice machine with dual channel memory, and an SSD. You can reinstall the HDD and format it to use as extra storage (that's what I did). It'll now boot in about 15 seconds to your desktop in Windows 10 if you use the two cheap options below. Might boot faster with the NVME drive, but you really won't notice. Bonus, nice clean install of Windows 10, without "extra" programs you don't need. WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-500GB-SSD-WDS500G2B0B/dp/B073SBX6TY/ Memory 16gb dual channel (2x8gb DDR3 PC3L-12800 204 PIN SODIMM) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KEAEX54/;;Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Easy upgrade, solid performer.;;Kindle Customer;;;SUMMARY The E 15 is a fast computer with plenty of ports and great battery life, but the washed out screen holds it back. DESIGN With a bevy of ports including VGA and a DVD drive, plus its heavy weight, the E 15 screams "work computer!" This isn't a bad thing, because it also feels substantial, including the monitor hinge. Many laptops in this price range feel like they need to be babied to survive long. There is a physical Ethernet port, an HDMI port, three USB 3.0 ports, and up to date 802.11ac WiFi. One nice touch is that the matte plastic has that brushed look, giving it a bit more traction and style. More importantly, and unlike many modern laptops, it is easy to service or upgrade. PERFORMANCE The 8th gen Core i3 2.2 Ghz CPU and 6 GB memory combine to give swift performance for most common tasks like word processing, web browsing in many tabs, and streaming video. One shocking thing to me is how well it handled running its own 1080p screen, a second 1080p screen over USB 3.0, and a third 2560x1440 screen all at once without issue. I was running multiple HD video streams and web browsing at the time on different screens. My previous laptop that cost much more and had a dedicated GPU dropped a lot of frames in this configuration. I only notice the weaker CPU compared to my more expensive laptop with CPU intensive or heavy 3D tasks. If you are running those, including things like gaming beyond the basics or rendering video, this may not be the right choice. With that said, at this price, there is no great solution. I see another review talking about how slow the computer is, which makes me wonder if Windows was still installing updates. Any new computer is going to be slow while all that happens in the background. The network is being pushed, the hard drive is being run heavily, and the CPU is periodically busy. The only thing noticeably slow is startup. An SSD upgrade would speed things up substantially. SOFTWARE While I have to use Mac OS and Linux for work, Windows 10 is my favorite OS. It is flexible and easy to work with, with the most support for hardware and usually no headaches installing new devices. This version of Windows 10 is almost clean, but includes a few things that I would delete. Namely, Norton Antivirus, which can cause issues and slowdown. It is easy to delete and Windows 10 has an antivirus built in. DISPLAY It is obvious where costs were cut to get the low price when you see the monitor in action. It has a large bezel, which is not such a big deal. However, the colors are washed out and even more washed out when not looking directly at it. It is one of the worst screens I have seen in a long time, and the main reason for dropping my score. It is passable, but I would personally spend a little more for a screen with better blacks and sharper details if I was going to do a lot of writing on it. While people rarely use laptops outside, the screen is also not bright enough for that. As someone who usually cranks down the brightness to save my eyes, that aspect is fine with me. If you are going to be docking it and using standalone monitors, it supports higher resolutions well. INTERFACE There is no touch screen, which I surprisingly miss because touch controls are so good in Windows 10. But, they aren't critical. The keyboard has nice travel and a proper full layout. The trackpad isn't as responsive as a high end laptop and the clicks aren't as snappy, but it works properly and I haven't had to fight with it. BATTERY Wow, the long battery life is so much better than my previous laptop, whichcould last through a movie and then be done for. This is likely due to the newest Intel CPUs being built for low power consumption in combination with Acer's lack of concern over a big heavy battery. The result is that, as long as I charge it at night, battery life just isn't a concern. There is even a charging port for phones or tablets that is functional with the laptop off, making this a replacement for USB batteries. The charging itself could be improved, with a relatively large power brick. I was hoping they allowed charging over USB, but I don't think that is available. I could be missing how to do it. EDIT: I forgot to mention the bright blue light that stays on when it is charging and shut down. It is very annoying to have it in my bedroom. A bit of electrical tape fixes it, but I wish it wasn't there to begin with.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Fast Value Laptop with Washed Out Screen;;Nerd Alert

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer - Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2018
Easy upgrade, solid performer.
I've found three real cons for this laptop: 1. The screen isn't the best, but it is acceptable. Doesn't compare to my i7, 4k touchscreen laptop, but it's also about $800 cheaper. 2. The 1tb HDD is very slow, only 5400 RPM (really common on laptops without an SSD). 3. The memory installed is a single 4gb and a second 2gb module, so no dual channel. Really, under 8 gig of memory, just say no. When using the on CPU graphics, this is a serious handicap (not dual channel). Pluses: Built in DVD drive. Probably not important to a lot of people nowdays, but a plus still. Latest gen CPU from Intel, the i3 may be pretty mediocre, but if you are comparing it to a machine 3 years old, you'll be VERY happy. VERY easy access (3 small phillips head screws) to upgrade memory, hard drive, and an empty M.2 slot for an SSD (screw & standoff included). I've read people complaining that upgrading it themselves was "not easy". Acer unlike most companies makes it easy to upgrade, but it does require knowledge. The system as configured is indeed a cheap laptop, and poor performer. You can make it a very pleasant midrange performer by upgrading memory and adding an SSD. The SSD would give you the most noticeable improvement, the memory would allow more open tabs on your browser. Upgrade details: First get an 8 gig or larger USB stick. I used this: https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-8GB-Traveler-Flash/dp/B00G9WHMHC/ Then go to Microsoft and use their media creation tool to create a bootable Windows 10 installer (64 bit). Use a #0 tip phillips head screwdriver to remove the 3 screws on the cover on the bottom. There is a small notch on one corner of the cover, pry it up from there (yes, it can seem like you'll break it). When you open the cover, to the left would be a hard drive, I recommend removing it. Just slide it to the left away from the connector it is plugged into, it's stiff, but once unplugged you can lift it out. Next to the two filled memory slots on the right, between the two memory sticks and the HDD, is the M.2 slot, and down toward you on the circuit board is the standoff that Acer has kindly provided the screw for. Remove the screw, slide your SSD at an angle into the M.2 slot, once seated (can't see the gold fingers on the dge of the SSD), it should hinge down to the top of the spacer, insert the screw you removed and tighten gently. Next, the two memory dimms, pop them out by taking the two levers (one on each side) and gently pulling away from the dimms, they should pop up. Angle in the two (matching) memory dimms, and again when seated properly (can't see the gold edge connecters) angle them down and the two latches should pop into place. Put the cover back on. Insert the USB key drive. Power it up, should boot into installing Windows 10. Select "custom Install". Select new install (not upgrade). Should bring up a screen to select the disk drive, if you've removed the hard drive and have a new SSD, just select the only drive and tell it to use it. If you've tried and failed on your SSD, delete all the disk partitions, and let it use the blank disk (no need to create partitions, format, or anything, just remove all the existing partitions). Microsoft will automatically read the license key where it is stored in non-volatile memory. Takes about 20-30 minutes to fully install windows, reboot, connect to a network, and install updates. This gives you a nice machine with dual channel memory, and an SSD. You can reinstall the HDD and format it to use as extra storage (that's what I did). It'll now boot in about 15 seconds to your desktop in Windows 10 if you use the two cheap options below. Might boot faster with the NVME drive, but you really won't notice. Bonus, nice clean install of Windows 10, without "extra" programs you don't need. WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-500GB-SSD-WDS500G2B0B/dp/B073SBX6TY/ Memory 16gb dual channel (2x8gb DDR3 PC3L-12800 204 PIN SODIMM) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KEAEX54/

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Nerd Alert - Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2018
Fast Value Laptop with Washed Out Screen
SUMMARY The E 15 is a fast computer with plenty of ports and great battery life, but the washed out screen holds it back. DESIGN With a bevy of ports including VGA and a DVD drive, plus its heavy weight, the E 15 screams "work computer!" This isn't a bad thing, because it also feels substantial, including the monitor hinge. Many laptops in this price range feel like they need to be babied to survive long. There is a physical Ethernet port, an HDMI port, three USB 3.0 ports, and up to date 802.11ac WiFi. One nice touch is that the matte plastic has that brushed look, giving it a bit more traction and style. More importantly, and unlike many modern laptops, it is easy to service or upgrade. PERFORMANCE The 8th gen Core i3 2.2 Ghz CPU and 6 GB memory combine to give swift performance for most common tasks like word processing, web browsing in many tabs, and streaming video. One shocking thing to me is how well it handled running its own 1080p screen, a second 1080p screen over USB 3.0, and a third 2560x1440 screen all at once without issue. I was running multiple HD video streams and web browsing at the time on different screens. My previous laptop that cost much more and had a dedicated GPU dropped a lot of frames in this configuration. I only notice the weaker CPU compared to my more expensive laptop with CPU intensive or heavy 3D tasks. If you are running those, including things like gaming beyond the basics or rendering video, this may not be the right choice. With that said, at this price, there is no great solution. I see another review talking about how slow the computer is, which makes me wonder if Windows was still installing updates. Any new computer is going to be slow while all that happens in the background. The network is being pushed, the hard drive is being run heavily, and the CPU is periodically busy. The only thing noticeably slow is startup. An SSD upgrade would speed things up substantially. SOFTWARE While I have to use Mac OS and Linux for work, Windows 10 is my favorite OS. It is flexible and easy to work with, with the most support for hardware and usually no headaches installing new devices. This version of Windows 10 is almost clean, but includes a few things that I would delete. Namely, Norton Antivirus, which can cause issues and slowdown. It is easy to delete and Windows 10 has an antivirus built in. DISPLAY It is obvious where costs were cut to get the low price when you see the monitor in action. It has a large bezel, which is not such a big deal. However, the colors are washed out and even more washed out when not looking directly at it. It is one of the worst screens I have seen in a long time, and the main reason for dropping my score. It is passable, but I would personally spend a little more for a screen with better blacks and sharper details if I was going to do a lot of writing on it. While people rarely use laptops outside, the screen is also not bright enough for that. As someone who usually cranks down the brightness to save my eyes, that aspect is fine with me. If you are going to be docking it and using standalone monitors, it supports higher resolutions well. INTERFACE There is no touch screen, which I surprisingly miss because touch controls are so good in Windows 10. But, they aren't critical. The keyboard has nice travel and a proper full layout. The trackpad isn't as responsive as a high end laptop and the clicks aren't as snappy, but it works properly and I haven't had to fight with it. BATTERY Wow, the long battery life is so much better than my previous laptop, whichcould last through a movie and then be done for. This is likely due to the newest Intel CPUs being built for low power consumption in combination with Acer's lack of concern over a big heavy battery. The result is that, as long as I charge it at night, battery life just isn't a concern. There is even a charging port for phones or tablets that is functional with the laptop off, making this a replacement for USB batteries. The charging itself could be improved, with a relatively large power brick. I was hoping they allowed charging over USB, but I don't think that is available. I could be missing how to do it. EDIT: I forgot to mention the bright blue light that stays on when it is charging and shut down. It is very annoying to have it in my bedroom. A bit of electrical tape fixes it, but I wish it wasn't there to begin with.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer - Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2018
Easy upgrade, solid performer.
I've found three real cons for this laptop: 1. The screen isn't the best, but it is acceptable. Doesn't compare to my i7, 4k touchscreen laptop, but it's also about $800 cheaper. 2. The 1tb HDD is very slow, only 5400 RPM (really common on laptops without an SSD). 3. The memory installed is a single 4gb and a second 2gb module, so no dual channel. Really, under 8 gig of memory, just say no. When using the on CPU graphics, this is a serious handicap (not dual channel). Pluses: Built in DVD drive. Probably not important to a lot of people nowdays, but a plus still. Latest gen CPU from Intel, the i3 may be pretty mediocre, but if you are comparing it to a machine 3 years old, you'll be VERY happy. VERY easy access (3 small phillips head screws) to upgrade memory, hard drive, and an empty M.2 slot for an SSD (screw & standoff included). I've read people complaining that upgrading it themselves was "not easy". Acer unlike most companies makes it easy to upgrade, but it does require knowledge. The system as configured is indeed a cheap laptop, and poor performer. You can make it a very pleasant midrange performer by upgrading memory and adding an SSD. The SSD would give you the most noticeable improvement, the memory would allow more open tabs on your browser. Upgrade details: First get an 8 gig or larger USB stick. I used this: https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-8GB-Traveler-Flash/dp/B00G9WHMHC/ Then go to Microsoft and use their media creation tool to create a bootable Windows 10 installer (64 bit). Use a #0 tip phillips head screwdriver to remove the 3 screws on the cover on the bottom. There is a small notch on one corner of the cover, pry it up from there (yes, it can seem like you'll break it). When you open the cover, to the left would be a hard drive, I recommend removing it. Just slide it to the left away from the connector it is plugged into, it's stiff, but once unplugged you can lift it out. Next to the two filled memory slots on the right, between the two memory sticks and the HDD, is the M.2 slot, and down toward you on the circuit board is the standoff that Acer has kindly provided the screw for. Remove the screw, slide your SSD at an angle into the M.2 slot, once seated (can't see the gold fingers on the dge of the SSD), it should hinge down to the top of the spacer, insert the screw you removed and tighten gently. Next, the two memory dimms, pop them out by taking the two levers (one on each side) and gently pulling away from the dimms, they should pop up. Angle in the two (matching) memory dimms, and again when seated properly (can't see the gold edge connecters) angle them down and the two latches should pop into place. Put the cover back on. Insert the USB key drive. Power it up, should boot into installing Windows 10. Select "custom Install". Select new install (not upgrade). Should bring up a screen to select the disk drive, if you've removed the hard drive and have a new SSD, just select the only drive and tell it to use it. If you've tried and failed on your SSD, delete all the disk partitions, and let it use the blank disk (no need to create partitions, format, or anything, just remove all the existing partitions). Microsoft will automatically read the license key where it is stored in non-volatile memory. Takes about 20-30 minutes to fully install windows, reboot, connect to a network, and install updates. This gives you a nice machine with dual channel memory, and an SSD. You can reinstall the HDD and format it to use as extra storage (that's what I did). It'll now boot in about 15 seconds to your desktop in Windows 10 if you use the two cheap options below. Might boot faster with the NVME drive, but you really won't notice. Bonus, nice clean install of Windows 10, without "extra" programs you don't need. WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-500GB-SSD-WDS500G2B0B/dp/B073SBX6TY/ Memory 16gb dual channel (2x8gb DDR3 PC3L-12800 204 PIN SODIMM) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KEAEX54/

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Nerd Alert - Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2018
Fast Value Laptop with Washed Out Screen
SUMMARY The E 15 is a fast computer with plenty of ports and great battery life, but the washed out screen holds it back. DESIGN With a bevy of ports including VGA and a DVD drive, plus its heavy weight, the E 15 screams "work computer!" This isn't a bad thing, because it also feels substantial, including the monitor hinge. Many laptops in this price range feel like they need to be babied to survive long. There is a physical Ethernet port, an HDMI port, three USB 3.0 ports, and up to date 802.11ac WiFi. One nice touch is that the matte plastic has that brushed look, giving it a bit more traction and style. More importantly, and unlike many modern laptops, it is easy to service or upgrade. PERFORMANCE The 8th gen Core i3 2.2 Ghz CPU and 6 GB memory combine to give swift performance for most common tasks like word processing, web browsing in many tabs, and streaming video. One shocking thing to me is how well it handled running its own 1080p screen, a second 1080p screen over USB 3.0, and a third 2560x1440 screen all at once without issue. I was running multiple HD video streams and web browsing at the time on different screens. My previous laptop that cost much more and had a dedicated GPU dropped a lot of frames in this configuration. I only notice the weaker CPU compared to my more expensive laptop with CPU intensive or heavy 3D tasks. If you are running those, including things like gaming beyond the basics or rendering video, this may not be the right choice. With that said, at this price, there is no great solution. I see another review talking about how slow the computer is, which makes me wonder if Windows was still installing updates. Any new computer is going to be slow while all that happens in the background. The network is being pushed, the hard drive is being run heavily, and the CPU is periodically busy. The only thing noticeably slow is startup. An SSD upgrade would speed things up substantially. SOFTWARE While I have to use Mac OS and Linux for work, Windows 10 is my favorite OS. It is flexible and easy to work with, with the most support for hardware and usually no headaches installing new devices. This version of Windows 10 is almost clean, but includes a few things that I would delete. Namely, Norton Antivirus, which can cause issues and slowdown. It is easy to delete and Windows 10 has an antivirus built in. DISPLAY It is obvious where costs were cut to get the low price when you see the monitor in action. It has a large bezel, which is not such a big deal. However, the colors are washed out and even more washed out when not looking directly at it. It is one of the worst screens I have seen in a long time, and the main reason for dropping my score. It is passable, but I would personally spend a little more for a screen with better blacks and sharper details if I was going to do a lot of writing on it. While people rarely use laptops outside, the screen is also not bright enough for that. As someone who usually cranks down the brightness to save my eyes, that aspect is fine with me. If you are going to be docking it and using standalone monitors, it supports higher resolutions well. INTERFACE There is no touch screen, which I surprisingly miss because touch controls are so good in Windows 10. But, they aren't critical. The keyboard has nice travel and a proper full layout. The trackpad isn't as responsive as a high end laptop and the clicks aren't as snappy, but it works properly and I haven't had to fight with it. BATTERY Wow, the long battery life is so much better than my previous laptop, whichcould last through a movie and then be done for. This is likely due to the newest Intel CPUs being built for low power consumption in combination with Acer's lack of concern over a big heavy battery. The result is that, as long as I charge it at night, battery life just isn't a concern. There is even a charging port for phones or tablets that is functional with the laptop off, making this a replacement for USB batteries. The charging itself could be improved, with a relatively large power brick. I was hoping they allowed charging over USB, but I don't think that is available. I could be missing how to do it. EDIT: I forgot to mention the bright blue light that stays on when it is charging and shut down. It is very annoying to have it in my bedroom. A bit of electrical tape fixes it, but I wish it wasn't there to begin with.