- Handsome, sturdy design
- Impressive productivity performance for the price
- Snappy keyboard
- Decent battery life
- Different ports
- Numerical keyboard included
- Great performance for home, office and school tasks.
- Dim display with iffy viewing angles
- Keyboard lacks backlighting
- Web camera video quality is terrible
The budget version of Acer Aspire E15 provides quality value for the price range as well as a notable performance boost over its previous generations devices. This laptop comes with a so-so display which is a bit disappointing, and we really wish the battery life could have been a bit longer. But if we look at the price, we can ignore these issues.
Acer Aspire E 15 is a low budget laptop with some attractive features that you normally don’t find in a laptop at this price point. It has some awesome features and a good number of ports, but does it live up to buyers expectations in a budget laptop segment? and how it really performs?
Let’s find out.
|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Intel Core i3|
|RAM||6 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||1000 GB Mechanical Hard Drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2 GB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||13.5 hours|
Design and Build Quality
Acer Aspire E 15 has a 15.02 x 10.2 x 1.19 inch and that weights 5.27 lbs. As you know that it’s not the lightest or portable budget range laptop, but the overall quality and performance are still more than good. The brushed aluminum top looks mindblowing and palm rest is quite sharp.
Something we noticed which is, the DVD tray is a bit small so you might want to keep your eyes on it. A nice touch from Acer is the effaceable lower panel that allows you to get your hands on the RAM slots and drive bay letting you exchange those quickly and easily if you want to update your laptop.
The Acer Aspire E 15 comes with a 15.6-inch LCD display which is a 1920 x 1080 pixels. But it’s unfortunate that the Aspire E 15’s display has the dimness issue. It only has approximately 230 nits while 250 would be the lowest at least in our standards.
You will notice the dimness quite easily when you’re near to a window or somewhere lighter area. There is also another problem of color losing. You start losing colors whenever you start moving your head from side to side.
For the storage options, we reviewed the 1 TB HDD, but you have the option to replace this with a 250 GB WD Blue SSD which we also recommend for someone who needs a bit more speed. But to do that one might need to get an external hard drive for backing up all files.
The Acer Aspire E 15 has decent hardware and it is quite good compared to other devices in this price range. You will get an Intel i3-8130U from 2,2 GHz up to 3,4 GHz, with 6 GB DDR3 RAM, 802.11 ac wireless and 1 TB of storage.
You will find the 720p webcam on the top of the Acer E 15. The picture quality is mediocre, but what really needs some update is the videos. The videos look dull and could use some update, so please consider this issue before buying this laptop.
Ports and Slots
Acer has given the Aspire E 15 a comparatively large amount of ports. On the left side, you can find
- USB 3.1 Type C port (up to 5Gbps),
- Ethernet jack,
- VGA port,
- HDMI and
- USB 3.0 Type-A ports.
- Kensington laptop lock
The right side you will see
- USB 2.0,
- DVD tray,
- combo audio jack, and
- the power input.
The speakers are not that great, it’s in the average category. But we need to keep in mind that this is a low price laptop, so we can’t expect outstanding sound quality. They work just fine and good enough for media consumption.
This laptop is running a Windows 10 home edition, but it is to be mentioned that we did notice some of the bloatware as well. We really wish we didn’t witness so much on laptops present days, but this may be just a problem with the low budget ones.
The Acer Aspire E 15 is surely not made for video editing or gaming, but for basic work-related tasks like using MS Office and other basic programs you would need for school or work run smoothly.
The Intel i3 isn’t a powerhouse, but it works decently for surfing the internet and document editing. There another small issue of overheating when the laptop is under heavy usage. Heavy usage makes it throttle a bit.
Keyboard and touchpad
Acer gives you a comfortable keyboard but the travel is 1.1 millimeters which are less than the recommended which is 1.5 millimeters. But its greate that the keys are well spaced and it has a full number-keypad also.
The buttons are overall decent to use.
Acer Aspire E15 promises approximately 13.5 hours. In our heavy use, we have got near about 9 hours of battery which is almost an hour more than other same budget category laptops.
We can not expect a dedicated graphics card in this budget segment. Acer Aspire E 15 isn’t providing a dedicated graphics card and it heavily depends on the Intel HD Graphics 620.
The Acer Aspire E 15 has scored a massive 8 out of 10 which is an awesome score! Despite having poor graphics and a dull video camera, this laptop manages to get an 8 out of 10. Just because it actually offers more Pros than Cons in its budget range.
Acer Aspire E 15 is a budget-priced laptop with some amazing features you usually don’t find from a laptop at this price segment. It has some decent features and a couple of ports.
After our comprehensive review, now it’s totally up to you whether you re going to purchase this or not. Please consider all the aspects and Pros and Cons that we have highlighted.