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Acer Aspire ES1-523

alaTest has collected and analyzed 496 reviews of Acer Aspire ES1-523. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and battery. The portability and price also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the energy efficiency. Some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability.

usability, price, portability, battery, design

performance, reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire ES1-523 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: mNick (argos.co.uk)

Good laptop

 

Good laptop. It would have been lovely more battery life and general performance .

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: bully4u (argos.co.uk)

Does what I require

 

A low budget machine that works well, though only owning it for three weeks to early to tell on reliability etc. I only use the laptop to browse the WWW, do emails and store some music. So far so good I must say.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: L21 (argos.co.uk)

Great price

 

Good laptop bought it for college work, basic but meets my needs

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Anneton (argos.co.uk)

Not a good buy.

 

Keyboard reminded me of a Sinclair spectrum. Plenty of programmes but none of them relevant to me. I would have prefered more information on how to operate the lap too rather than being able to connect to netflix. Disappointing attempt at replacing my...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Penguin32 (argos.co.uk)

Lap top is cheap and nasty

 

The online purchase and collect from Sainsburys the next day, failed! Wrong item sent, so had to return to the store the next day to collect. Purchased this as a replacement for an HP. It is very slow, very cheap feel to the keys. Most of the programs...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Javko (argos.co.uk)

Very pleased with product

 

Quick service and delighted with the product

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: S (argos.co.uk)

Acer Aspire ES 15.6 Inch AMD E1 4GB 500GB Laptop - Black

 

Excellent laptop at a great price.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Nas (argos.co.uk)

New laptop

 

New laptop is working fine, takes a little getting used to after the last one

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Sporadicfrog (argos.co.uk)

Perfect laptop for perfect price

 

Got it for my son for school work and it's worked out brilliantly. May get another for me

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: aly63 (argos.co.uk)

Acer laptop

 

It's a nice looking laptop with great storage.It's a bit slow but great for price

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220
Battery capacity (Watt hours):36
Battery life (max):5 / 6.5
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, White / Red / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:LCD / TFT
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

AMD FreeSync:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400 / 686 / 800 / 847
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon R7

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:N / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N / No

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45

Processor

PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:1.5 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD E
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.2
Processor lithography:28
Processor Model:A4-7210 / A6-7310 / A8-7410 / E1-7010
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Socket:Socket FP4 / Socket FT3b
Processor threads:2 / 4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 65

Processor special features

Supported instruction sets:AVX

Security

Fingerprint Reader:N / No

Software

Bundled software:https://www.acer.com/ac/en/AU/search?q=ES1-523 / McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial version), Microsoft office 2016 Trial version (30 days trial version)
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Linpus / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Operating System Language:ITA / Italian
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite / McAfee Internet Security Suite, Microsoft office 2016 / McAfee Internet Security Suite, Microsoft office 2016 Trial version

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 1000 / 128 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.8 / 258
Height :2.46 / 2.71 / 24.6 / 27.2
Height (front):2.46 / 2.71
Height (rear):2.46 / 2.71
Weight:2.23 / 2.4
Width:38.2 / 381.6 / 381.8