The Acer Aspire ES1 is a budget and simple laptop which considered as an impression option for home usage. The system features of relatively decent performance, coming with big storage, and featuring of great keyboard. For just under 300 dollars, we are offered such of decent features and probably won’t disappoint you at all in term of experience. The ES1 series itself was firstly introduced back in 2016 and this year Acer has made some improvement especially in term of performance. The Braswell based CPU is longer used and swapped with Intel Apollo based CPU.
I have got a chance to review of this device and will have couple of great things to share with you. Overall, I am impressed on seeing its quality especially for the keyboard performance that suitable for long term usage. Unfortunately, while the 500GB HDD storage is big enough to save many things, the storage is quite slow to deal with when compared with EMMC or SSD. Well, we cannot a make complaint here considering its price range. Let’s take a look at it further and see how it works on us. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
Design and Connectivity
The ES1’s design is probably something we cannot proud here. The entire chassis is made from plastic and then covered with black finishing. I can easily say the chassis does not premium at all even when compared to a laptop at the similar price. As the comparison, I have Lenovo Ideapad 330 15 inch and it looks much better if you prefer a design. In term of build quality, the chassis feels decent as the lid cover and keyboard deck resist to our pressure impressive enough although it feels quite disappoint me in some points. The overall impression is decent although it need so many improvements in many sectors.
One thing I should appreciate here is the port connectivity. The system includes of three USB ports which two of them are USB 2.0 and one of them is USB 3.1 one. Then, we also have of micro SD slot for expanding the storage and moving your data from your smartphone. The HDMI port is also featured and allowing you to connect it to a bigger monitor. The ports placements are decent and all of them are placed in right and left side pretty balance. Make sure to consider of design as something you should not really care about here.back to menu ↑
Display and Input
Acer includes of 15 inch display alongside with 1366 x 768p resolution and looks quite great although the brightness is something I worry about here. The TN panel is always having of problem in both of brightness and viewing angle and the things are probably true. The panel itself only manages to cover of 209 nits of brightness and getting of 65 % SRGB color. Having it for editing and document and browsing I have no problem at all, but a multimedia fan should look for a better alternative in my opinion considering we have a lot of better options in term of display.
As for the input support, we have of a full size keyboard with numpad keys to depend for typing. The keyboard features of decent travel distant and medium actuation point. I have used it for a while and basically really love how it feels. I just hope Acer can include of backlit support although the thing is almost impossible to see at this price point. Overall, Acer puts of decent keyboard and will be good enough for home and small office usage. This can be a good consideration for taking it to replace your old laptop.
|Acer Aspire ES1 533 C55P 15 Inch||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3350 Up To 2.5 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|Display Size||15.6 Inch HD Resolution|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||4GB DDR3 Memory|
|Storage||500GB 5400 RPM HDD|
Performance and Battery
There is nothing too special about its performance because the hardware inside used is pretty much common to see in 2018. The Intel Celeron N3350 is combined with 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD storage. The Celeron N3350 is a dual core CPU clocked between 1.1 to 2.5 GHz. The processor is decent for light usage like editing and document and browsing, but I suggest you not to expect more considering the CPU used here is pretty low end. You at least need to afford a laptop with Core I5 if you are looking for more performance to depend on during your daily usage.
As for the battery life, Acer puts of quite small battery and for this case, it only lasts for maximum at 6 hours of usage. I conduct a test for couple of times and never manage to see a better result here. The battery life is just never being a good point for low end Aspire series included of this one. Fully charging the battery will be done in less than 2 hours and 30 minutes, but the fast charging method is non-existence at this point. I don’t really know if Acer will provide us a new model with bigger capacity battery.back to menu ↑
The Aspire ES1 15 inch overall promises of decent performance and pretty usable keyboard while leaving of some matters like battery and display in bad way. There is just no way for us to have everything in such a good way considering how affordable the price point here. I really recommend you to see how it works based on your preference considering you might have different opinions about it. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it. Thank you very much for reading the article and mind leaving some comments for further assistance regarding the article.