While not anything near a new entrant, Aspire series is one of the slightly lesser known convertible series by the Acer. This time we are gonna look at a 15-inch notebook with a potentially good display, Acer Aspire E E5-576G-5762. Without further delay, let’s get into the review then.
- CPU – Intel Core i5 Quad-Core (8th Gen), 1.6 GHz
- GPU – 2 GB DDR5, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
- Memory – 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR3, extendable upto 16 GB
- Screen – 15.6-inch Full HD IPS (1,920 x 1,080)
- Storage – 256 GB SSD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Price – The price is a make or break factor for the most of the buyers (I mean, not everyone can afford an Alienware or a Razor Blade). And it’s one of the biggest pros about this convertible. It’s a pretty fair price for what it charges if you ask me. While absolutely not a steal, it sure provides a hell lot of great features like the USB type-C port and the backlit keyboard with separate numeric keys (yes, that’s a point as well…;)).
- Performance – So, what do we get in it? It comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of dual channel RAM which can be extended up to 16 GB and a 256 GB of fast SATA III SSD. Acer also decided to include a 2 GB of dedicated MX150 VRAM instead of the standard integrated Intel GPU.
- Battery – Acer claimed that this laptop can last a whole day without the need of charging it withstanding the rigorous workload of a full day. While not as absurdly long as that, it did show a great battery life of more than 9 hours; and even that under heavy internet surfing and downloading stuff via Wi-Fi. So, there’s a chance of lasting a whole day (or your college hours at the very least) if you use it moderately and use the internet once in a while. In any case, the battery backup is excellent, in my opinion.
- Weight – You should reconsider your choice when your everyday laptop starts to make you feel like a burden (read when weigh more than 5 lbs). It is exactly the fact for Acer Aspire E E5-576G-5762. While there are some really good reasons (like the inclusion of an ever so needed DVD drive, inclusion of a bulky but great battery etc.) for being it as heavy as 5.27 lbs (2.4 kg), I think it’s a tradeoff between the performance and the portability. And again, you should only bother about it if you need to carry it on your back every now and then.
- Crappy plastic – Who likes a cheap looking plastic cased laptop? Not me, that’s for sure. While an all metallic body could have looked pretty premium (and badass!!), the plastic fibre made casing in it is pretty ordinary. It does look a bit cheap and second-rate, though, but that’s all you get at that price tag, I guess.
After going through all the nitty gritty, I would say that it can be a pretty good everyday laptop. So, if you want a mid ranged laptop as your backup notebook, then this can be a pretty good choice. But again as stated earlier, due to its increased weight it does get a significant hit in the portability score. You’re good to go if that’s not an issue for you.