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Acer Aspire ES1-523

alaTest has collected and analyzed 598 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. Reviewers really like the screen and battery. The portability and price also get good reviews. The touchpad and reliability get critical comments. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency.

usability, price, portability, battery, screen

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: Jon (

The computer is just what we needed


The computer works brilliantly it's just what we needed it meets our requirements would definitely recommend to family and friends

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Smudger (

Neat and compact


Nice compact laptop. Big screen and keyboard. Easy to use. Bought separate mouse make it easier to use.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Maz (

My laptop does exactly what it is designed for.


This laptop does exactly what I need it to do. Has a quick start up. Easy to navigate around.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: James (

New Acer Laptop


Bought this laptop to upgrade from my old notebook style laptop. Needed something a little faster and with a hard drive!! So far the laptop is working well and is just what I needed. Only time will tell if it stands up to the wear and tear of daily...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: DaveR (

Poor replacement


This is supposed to be an upgrade of the ES15 but despite being more expensive, is considerably poorer in speed & built in accessories. It has fewer USB ports & no cd drive which the previous model had. Although neither model is majorly fast, the AMD...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Jack (



Just terrible, slow and a waste of money. I regret buying this laptop.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Hscertii (

It does the job.


It's great piece of technology, from my perspective anyway (not a tech guy). It does the job. I'd say the only downside is that some times it lags, but only for a few seconds; not a big deal really. Overall, great but.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: trevor (

It's an office PC, not a mediocre game PC


I basically purchased this PC for the wrong requirement. It's gameplay on games like world of tanks, warships or warplanes will play on reduced graphics which still isn't acceptable as it gets choppy. Over time, I would have liked to have upgraded the...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: shug (

competent laptop, working wel


Laptop is working well up to now and has presented no problems.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Hannah (

Slow startup but apart from that its fab


slow startup but apart from that it run great, nice size screen and ideal for coursework and internet surfing

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications


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


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


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




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


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


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


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


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


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
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


AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45


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


Fingerprint Reader:N / No


Bundled software: / 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


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