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| ACER ASPIRE E 15: КЛАВИАТУРА И ТАЧПАД

Клавиатура Acer Aspire E 15 довольно удобная, но как она придется вам будет зависеть от того, к чему вы привыкли. Для тех, кто регулярно пользовался клавиатурами ультрабуков, длина хода в 1,1 мм на Aspire E 15 покажется приемлемой, но некоторые могли бы желать большего.

Тонкости в сторону, клавиши кажутся надежными и быстрыми, разнесены клавиши прекрасно. Довольно удобной кажется цифровая клавиатура – не похоже, что клавиши кажутся получились слишком маленькими в результате добавления цифровой клавиатуры.

Тачпад ноутбука в полном порядке, но он, безусловно, не
сможет похвастаться чем-то похожим на MacBook, чей тачпад считается лучшим. Тем не менее, он оставался
отзывчивым большую часть времени и прекрасно реагировал на такие жесты, как
масштабирование. Не приходится жаловаться на размеры тачпада, его будет
достаточно для большинства пользователей.

Acer Aspire E 15 design

The Aspire E 15 is what we’ve come to expect from a 15-inch budget laptop. It’s big, heavy and not particularly easy on the eyes. The laptop’s smooth black deck is made of chunky plastic, but a brushed metal texture gives it a deceivingly premium appearance.

Similarly, subtle cross-etching on the dark-gray lid and chrome trim around the touchpad spice up an otherwise plain design. Also on the lid is an offset chrome Acer logo.

At 15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches, the Aspire E 15 is larger than the Acer Spin 3 (13.2 x 9.1 x 0.8 inches) and the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (12.9 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches). As expected, the Aspire E 15 is also heavier than those 14-inch laptops, weighing in at 5 pounds compared with the 3.8-pound Spin 3 and the 3.2-pound VivoBook Flip 14. Unlike these 2-in-1s, the E 15 has a standard clamshell design with a non-touch-screen display.

Acer Aspire E 15 keyboard and touchpad

The Acer Aspire E 15’s keyboard is comfortable to type on, but the keys should have more travel. At 1.1 millimeters, it falls short of our recommended 1.5mm minimum. The good news is that, even with a number pad, the full-size keys are well-spaced. The keys are also pleasantly springy, and an actuation force of 72 grams gives them a weighty feel (anything over 60 grams is ideal).

In the 10fastfingers.com typing test, I reached 111 words per minute with an accuracy of 95 percent. That is slightly below my average speed of 119 wpm, but matches my 5 percent error rate.

The 4.1 x 3-inch touchpad on the Aspire E 15 is large and responsive. It quickly reacted to a series of Windows 10 gestures, including pinch-to-zoom, a three-finger swipe upward to see all open tabs, and a four-finger tap to open the Action Center.

Acer Aspire E5-573-346E

The entry level category is rarely updated these days. Manufacturers focus on their tablets/hybrids, mid-range and high-end laptops. Acer Aspire E5-573-346E is an affordable entry level laptop ideal for students or home users. The laptop measures at 29.2 x 381.6 x 256 (1.15 x 15.02 x 10.08 in) and weighs at 2.4 kg (84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds). It is quite a heavy and big laptop, but for a low price, this is acceptable. As for the design, the chassis of this laptop is made of plastic, lacquered in grey and black. The exterior of the laptop is matte and clean. It doesn’t look premium but doesn’t look cheap as well. Featuring an Intel Core i3-5005U dual-core processor and 4GB RAM definitely puts it on top of the entry level category. Its 256GB Solid State Drive storage is also an upgrade to the HDD commonly used in entry level models. The RAM of the laptop is upgradable to a maximum of 16GB by having two 8GB RAM on both RAM slots available on the mainboard.

The Acer Aspire E5-573-346E offers a 15.6 inch 16:9 LED Backlit TFT display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The texture of the screen is matte which does not capture fingerprint and reflect a lot less environmental lighting compared to glossy display. However, due to the TFT display, viewing angles are very bad. It is then only suitable for work and not really good for media playback. The touchpad is placed slightly to the left side of the laptop, more like a gaming laptop. It features a backlit chiclet keyboard with number pad. The keys have good travel distance but the layout is quite classic and the keys are too close to each other. For convenience concerning video calling, it features an HD webcam with 1.3 megapixels. Besides that, it is very convenient to read or write CD/DVD with a DVD +/- RW Double Layer optical drive included. This is something very rare today. Some users might not mind losing a bit of aesthetics for a built-in DVD burner. A brightness sensor is also built into the laptop to detect brightness and adjust screen accordingly. The laptop runs on Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit.

For networking options, the laptop is built in with LAN Card for Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac for WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. As for input/output ports, it supports a number of classic connection options along with the latest connection options. It includes a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a VGA port, an HDMI port and a DisplayPort. With many connection options on this laptop, this laptop is open to connect external or larger displays which is an advantage. The laptop is also capable of delivering up to 5 hours of runtime according to Acer. The Aspire E5-573-346E is certainly a good entry-level laptop but for users who seek a little more portability, this might not be something that will suite them.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Notebook:Acer Aspire E5-573-346EProcessor:Graphics Adapter:Intel HD Graphics 5500Display:Weight:Price:Links:Acer homepageAcer notebook sectionAspire E15 E5 (Series)

ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКИ ACER ASPIRE E 15

  • Процессор: Intel Core i3-8130U;
  • Оперативная память: 6 Гб;
  • Дисплей: 15,6-дюймовый (1920 х 1080);
  • Физическая память: 1 Тб HDD;
  • Порты: USB-C, USB 2.0, x3 USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, 3,5-мм;
  • Время работы: не менее 9 часов;
  • Подключение: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1;
  • Размеры: 381,6 х 259 х 30,2 мм (Ш х Д х В);
  • Вес: 2,25 кг.

На тестах ноутбук набрал 7871 балл в Geekbench 4.1, что лучше большинства
других ноутбуков за те же деньги. Acer Spire 3 получил лучший результат – 8543 балла, но он на 10000
рублей дороже.

Что ещё важнее, Aspire E 15 прекрасно работает на практике. И это несмотря на то, что
ноутбук сопровождается огромным количеством рекламного (партнерского)
программного обеспечения. Ему потребовалось несколько секунд, чтобы открыть Firefox, но как только
ноутбук справился с этой задачей, мы смогли открыть более десятка вкладок, без
каких-либо замедлений. Несмотря на то, что вентиляторы немного раскрутились,
ноутбук оставался довольно прохладным в большинстве тестов, нагреваясь только
под нагрузкой, как редактирование больших фотографий в GIMP с одновременным воспроизведением видео
из YouTube.

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Если всё, что вы хотите, играть в простые аркадные игры, не
требующие высокой графической производительности, как Cuphead или Fortnite, то Aspire E 15 прекрасно справится с
этой задачей (хотя вам потребуется полноценный игровой ноутбук для более
требовательных игр). Ноутбук запустил гонки Dirt 3 со скоростью 56 кадров в секунду, превосходя большинство
других бюджетных ноутбуков в этой ценовой категории.

| ACER ASPIRE E15: ДИСПЛЕЙ

Как и дизайн, дисплей Aspire E 15 довольно скучноват – но он справляется со своими задачами. Экран не получил сенсорной панели, имеет диагональ в 15 дюймов и классическое разрешение 1920 х 1080.

Изображение на экране Е 15 остается достаточно четким и
детальным, но цвета немного приглушены. Это не является проблемой, пока вы
смотрите веб-страницы и работаете с текстом, но, если вы большой поклонник
мобильного кино или занимаетесь графическим дизайном, вероятно, следует
подумать о другом ноутбуке. Приглушенные цвета могут быть вызваны тем, что
ноутбук покрывает только 62,3 процента цветовой гаммы sRGB, что не является хорошим
результатом. Другие ноутбуки в этом ценовом диапазоне, включая машины Acer, как Spin 3, демонстрируют лучший результат.

Тем не менее, мы полагаем, что большинство пользователей
останутся довольны экраном. Это особенно верно, когда вы беспокоитесь о работе
и подобных задачах.

Acer Aspire E 15 audio

The Aspire E 15’s speakers are loud enough to fill a large room, but the overall sound quality is poor. When I listened to Band of Horses’ «The Funeral,» the vocals sounded hollow and distant. At high volumes, the speakers distorted, and even at around 60 percent, the guitar treble pierced my sensitive ears.

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I played «A Change Is Gonna Come,» hoping to hear Sam Cooke’s silky-smooth delivery. Instead, the instruments overtook the song, pushing vocals to the background. The midrange wasn’t much better when I listened to Travis Scott’s «Sicko Mode,» but at least the audio was well-balanced and clear.

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)

Some games you can play on this laptop

DOTA 2

quality
average

LOW
94 fps

NORMAL
77 fps

HIGH
54 fps

MAX
44 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

CS:GO

quality
average

LOW
117 fps

MED
96 fps

MAX
74 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

GTA V


SEE HOW IT RUNS(GAMEPLAY VIDEO)

quality
average

NORMAL
82 fps

HIGH
33 fps

VERY HIGH
X

MAX
X

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

TC: Six Siege

quality
average

MED
50 fps

HIGH
44 fps

VERY HIGH
40 fps

ULTRA
32 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Rise of the Tomb Raider


SEE HOW IT RUNS(GAMEPLAY VIDEO)

quality
average

LOW
39 fps

MED
29 fps

VERY HIGH
X

MAX
X

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

For Honor

quality
average

MED
31 fps

HIGH
29 fps

EXTREME
22 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

FIFA 19

quality
average

LOW
104 fps

MED
98 fps

ULTRA
66 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Fortnite

quality
average

LOW
144+ fps

MED
90 fps

EPIC
26 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Click to see some games you CANNOT play on this laptop

Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-576G) — Specs

Acer laptops with the same specs (sorted by price)

#1

Acer Swift 3
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • More Info
  • $1199.10

#2

Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-576G)
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • More Info
  • $1999.11

Laptops with the same specs, All brands (sorted by price)

#1

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510)
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • More Info
  • $728.00

#2

ASUS VivoBook F510
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • More Info
  • $779.00

#3

Acer Swift 3
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • More Info
  • $1199.10

#4

Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-576G)
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • More Info
  • $1999.11

#5

ASUS VivoBook X510
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • More Info
  • $0.00

Some games you can play on this laptop

DOTA 2

quality
average

LOW
94 fps

NORMAL
77 fps

HIGH
54 fps

MAX
44 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

CS:GO

quality
average

LOW
117 fps

MED
96 fps

MAX
74 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

GTA V


SEE HOW IT RUNS(GAMEPLAY VIDEO)

quality
average

NORMAL
82 fps

HIGH
33 fps

VERY HIGH
X

MAX
X

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

TC: Six Siege

quality
average

MED
50 fps

HIGH
44 fps

VERY HIGH
40 fps

ULTRA
32 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Rise of the Tomb Raider


SEE HOW IT RUNS(GAMEPLAY VIDEO)

quality
average

LOW
39 fps

MED
29 fps

VERY HIGH
X

MAX
X

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

For Honor

quality
average

MED
31 fps

HIGH
29 fps

EXTREME
22 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

FIFA 19

quality
average

LOW
104 fps

MED
98 fps

ULTRA
66 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Fortnite

quality
average

LOW
144+ fps

MED
90 fps

EPIC
26 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Click to see some games you CANNOT play on this laptop

Acer Aspire E 15 performance

Equipped with an 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U CPU, 6GB of RAM and a 1TB 5,200-RPM hard drive, the $349 Acer Aspire E 15 offers an excellent price-to-performance ratio. The laptop had enough oomph to load 10 Firefox tabs with ease, even when I played a YouTube video at 1080p. I started noticing minor lag only after I doubled the number of tabs, played two more full- HD YouTube videos and watched a Twitch stream.

The Aspire E 15 scored a solid 7,871 in the Geekbench 4.1 overall performance benchmark. The Core i3-equipped Acer Spin 3 (8,543) achieved an even better result, while the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (5,696) and the budget laptop average (5,021) were far behind.

The Aspire E 15’s poor performance in our hard-drive test was expected, considering it has a slow-spinning mechanical HDD. The 1TB hard drive duplicated 4.97GB of mixed-media files in 2 minutes and 32 seconds for a rate of 33.5 megabytes per second. That is faster than the Acer Spin 3 (28.6 MBps) and the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (29.4 MBps), but much slower than the budget laptop average (50.93 MBps).

On our Excel spreadsheet test, the Aspire E 15 matched 65,000 names with their corresponding addresses in 2 minutes and 12 seconds. Again, the Aspire came out on top, accomplishing the task faster than the Acer Spin 3 (2:31), the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (3:35) and the budget average (6:00).

We pushed the Aspire E 15 to its limits by making it convert a 4K video to 1080p using the HandBrake app. It did a solid job, completing the task in 31 minutes and 40 seconds. The Acer Spin 3 (34:59) took slightly longer, while the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (52:34) and the budget laptop average (53:33) took nearly twice as long.

The Acer Aspire E 15 doesn’t have the chops to play the latest games, but its graphics performance is good for a budget machine. The Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU in the Aspire E 15 scored a 63,817 on the Ice Storm Unlimited graphics test. The Acer Spin 3, with the same GPU, scored higher (70,217), while the Asus VivoBook Flip 14’s UHD Graphics 615 GPU couldn’t keep pace (51,586). The average score for budget laptops is 21,138.

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The Aspire E 15 dominated the competition in our real-world gaming benchmark. It played the racing game Dirt 3 at 56 frames per second, drifting past the Acer Spin 3 (38 fps), the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (31 fps) and the budget laptop average (27 fps).

DISPLAY: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS

Some games you can play on this laptop

DOTA 2

quality
average

LOW
94 fps

NORMAL
77 fps

HIGH
54 fps

MAX
44 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

CS:GO

quality
average

LOW
117 fps

MED
96 fps

MAX
74 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

GTA V


SEE HOW IT RUNS(GAMEPLAY VIDEO)

quality
average

NORMAL
82 fps

HIGH
33 fps

VERY HIGH
X

MAX
X

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

TC: Six Siege

quality
average

MED
50 fps

HIGH
44 fps

VERY HIGH
40 fps

ULTRA
32 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Rise of the Tomb Raider


SEE HOW IT RUNS(GAMEPLAY VIDEO)

quality
average

LOW
39 fps

MED
29 fps

VERY HIGH
X

MAX
X

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

For Honor

quality
average

MED
31 fps

HIGH
29 fps

EXTREME
22 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

FIFA 19

quality
average

LOW
104 fps

MED
98 fps

ULTRA
66 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Fortnite

quality
average

LOW
144+ fps

MED
90 fps

EPIC
26 fps

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Click to see some games you CANNOT play on this laptop

Acer Aspire E5-571G-536E

The Acer Aspire E5-571G-536E is a capable laptop with the performance expected for its price point and decent design. The completely black chassis is finished with a brush metal pattern and looks simple and professional. There is a full sized island-style keyboard which suggests that typing on the laptop is comfortable and responsive.

The Windows 8.1 64-bit system is powered by an Intel Core i5-4210U processor clocked at 1.70 GHz, 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM (up to 16 GB supported), and Nvidia GeForce 840M GPU with 2 GB VRAM. Storage space is 1 TB, which is a nice option to have.

The specifications are pretty impressive especially since there are also a DVD burner, which is absent from many notebooks these days, SD card reader and a webcam with microphone. Users get to interact with a 15.6 inch ComfyView Full HD LCD with LED technology. Other hardware includes 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, HDMI out adapter and even VGA. Business users can be assured that their laptop is equipped for older projection hardware for their critical presentation. The 2.5 kg laptop is also equipped with a 6-cell lithium ion battery rated at 2500 mAh.

Specifications

Notebook:Acer Aspire E5-571G-536EProcessor:Graphics Adapter:NVIDIA GeForce 840MDisplay:Weight:Price:Links:Acer homepageAcer notebook sectionAspire E15 E5 (Series)

| ACER ASPIRE E 15: ДИЗАЙН

Первое, что вы заметите в Acer Aspire E 15, его дизайн, который не отличается эстетическими изысками. Размером 381,6 х 256 х 30,2 мм Aspire E 15 гораздо меньше, чем вы могли бы ожидать. Он, безусловно, толще ASUS VivoBook 15, который измеряется 18 мм, а также характеризуется большим весом, 2,25 кг. Если вы ищите машину, которую будет удобно носить с собой, лучше взглянуть на 14-дюймовые и 13-дюймовые ноутбуки.

В основном ноутбук изготовлен из пластика, но он прочный и не выглядит так, словно сломается в нормальных условиях эксплуатации. Тем не менее, его пластиковый корпус получил похожу на металл отделку – что делает его внешний вид лучше, чем тот мог быть, если бы не пластиковая конструкция. На крышке вы найдете только логотип Acer с левой стороны, выглядит неплохо.

Как только вы откроете крышку, устройство потеряет все намеки на шарм. Вы увидите полноразмерную клавиатуру с цифровой панелью справа и тачпадом, смещенным левее от центра. Дисплей окружают довольно толстые рамки с веб-камерой вверху. Мы рассчитываем, что лицевые панели начнут сокращаться в ближайшее время в этой ценовой категории. Веб-камера отлично подходит для простого видео-чата, но в целом ничего впечатляющего.

По краям вы найдете солидный выбор портов и даже оптический
привод, который может разительно отличать Acer Aspire E 15 от большинства других ноутбуков этого ценового диапазона.
Что касается портов, вы получаете USB 2.0 и разъем для наушников справа, а также порт Ethernet, два порта USB 3.0, порт HDMI, порт VGA и порт USB-C слева. Для
большинства пользователей портов должно быть достаточно, хотя самые
требовательные могут потребовать больше USB-C в 2019 году.

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  • Touchpad Issue

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  • when I plug the my laptop to charge, the laptop is shutdown( that process continues)

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  • Continuation of: 1 important problem that needs a serious fix (Aspire E5-575G)

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  • How to install Ubuntu20.4 along with Windows10 in Acer Laptop A715 75g 50SA

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  • I have an acer aspire 3 a315-41-r95s model laptop and I want to upgrade its ram.

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  • 1 important problem that needs a serious fix. (Acer Aspire E5-575G)

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  • Factory restore after error code 0xc000014c

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  • Slow internet on new aspire A315-21 caused by high CPU usage, possibly to do with installed SSD?

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  • Why its not waking up or shutting down!

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  • E5-576g Audio like karaoke

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  • A315 55G has NVME ?

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  • laptop werkt maar scherm niet

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  • Can anyone tell the maximum RAM upgrades i can do to my Laptop?

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Acer Aspire E 15 display

The Acer Aspire E 15’s 15-inch non-touch display is sharp, but not very colorful. In the trailer for Unbroken: Path to Redemption, the characters’ 1940s attire should have bursted with color; instead, it looked drab. Also, the actor’s skin tones were pale and lifeless. On a positive note, the 1920 x 1080 panel provided enough detail for me to make out the military medals and ribbons on Louis Zamperini’s spiffy uniform.

In the trailer for the upcoming historical drama Operation Finale, I could see fine streaks of white hair on Oscar Isaac’s head, and some wrinkles around his eyes. But again, the panel didn’t pop, which is a shame considering that its predecessor’s display blew us away with a remarkably vivid picture.

The display on the Aspire E 15 is capable of reproducing only 62.3 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which is less than half of what its predecessor achieved. It is also less than the Acer Spin 3 (70 percent), the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (69 percent) and the budget laptop average (88 percent).

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The Acer Aspire E 15’s display reached a maximum brightness of 227 nits, which is par for the course for a budget laptop. The Acer Spin 3 (226 nits) and Asus VivoBook Flip 14 (221 nits) had almost identical luminance, while the budget laptop average (243 nits) is slightly brighter than all three devices.

Bottom Line

The Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H gives you solid performance, long battery life and a good range of ports for less than $400. It does have a few notable shortcomings, including a dull display and a bulky, bland design. But these don’t detract too much from the overall package.

If you can extend your budget a bit, and don’t mind a smaller screen, the Microsoft Surface Go is an intriguing sub-$500 alternative (when you include the keyboard). The detachable 2-in-1 has a colorful, high-resolution 10-inch display, and its durable chassis is extremely lightweight, at just 1.1 pounds. The $270 Lenovo IdeaPad 120S is also a good option for anyone on a budget. The 14-inch laptop has a clean design, good performance and charges via USB-C.  

But if you want the best 15-inch laptop for less than $400, then look no further than the Aspire E 5.

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Acer Aspire E 15 (Core i3 — 2018) Specs

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
Brand Acer
CPU Intel Core i3-8130U
Company Website https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/home#_ga=2.220484120.1458901027.1534178066-1140867402.1531834077
Display Size 15.6
Graphics Card Intel UHD Graphics 620
Hard Drive Size 1 TB
Hard Drive Speed 5,400rpm
Hard Drive Type SATA Hard Drive
Native Resolution 1920×1080
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Optical Drive DVD Double-Layer Drive RW
Ports (excluding USB) USB 2.0, Kensington Lock, HDMI, Ethernet, Combo Headphone/Mic Jack, USB 3.1 with Type-C, USB 3.0
RAM 6GB
RAM Upgradable to 8GB
Size 15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches
Touchpad Size 4.1 x 3 inches
USB Ports 4
Warranty/Support 1-year warranty.
Weight 5 pounds
Wi-Fi 802.11ac

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Acer Aspire E 15 webcam

The Aspire E 15’s webcam doesn’t raise the low bar set by other budget laptops. At first, I blamed the lifeless images it captured on the laptop’s dull display. To test my theory, I snapped a selfie and viewed it from a more colorful monitor. To my surprise, my face still looked snow- white, like I’d just seen a ghost, and my dark-blue shirt was a deep black.

If you can ignore the distracting graininess, the webcam captures a decent amount of detail. I could see individual strands of hair on my head and trinkets on my co-worker’s desk behind me. Despite this, I strongly recommend purchasing an external webcam for the E15.

Acer Aspire E 15 software and warranty

The Aspire E 15 is loaded with preinstalled software. Included on its Windows 10 Home operating system is a dedicated Acer folder filled with proprietary programs. Some are welcome additions, while others feel more like bloatware. One of the more useful programs is the Acer Care Center, which lets you update your drivers, backup files and delete junk. Another is the Acer Power Button, which gives you quick, on-screen access to power settings.

Other programs feel unnecessary, like Acer Documents, which shows you the folder your laptop’s user manual is located in. The Acer Quick Access app includes only on/off controls for USB charging and a BlueLight Shield setting that is meant to reduce eyestrain.

There is also the list of apps from third-party companies we’ve come to expect on Windows 10 laptops, especially budget machines. On the Aspire, those include Booking.com, Amazon, Evernote, eBay and Netflix.

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Rounding out this unwanted trove of bloatware is a variety of games aimed at children, including Bubble Witch 3 Saga, Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Cooking Fever, Dragon Mania Legends, Minecraft and Hidden City.

The Acer Aspire E 15 comes with a one-year limited warranty. See how Acer fared in our Tech Support Showdown and Best and Worst Brands ranking.

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