7.9
Laptops - 13%

Acer Aspire E 15 review – Budget laptop for home and office

$379.99 $329.99

Acer Aspire E 15 is a budget laptop with some features you normally don’t find from a laptop at this price range. It has some good features and a good amount of ports, but does it live up to the expectations of a budget laptop and how does it really perform?

1

Where to buy

Always buy from trusted sellers with verified reviews and trusted companies.

2

Design and build

Acer Aspire E 15 comes in a 15.02 x 10.2 x 1.19 inch and weights a 5.27 lbs. As anyone can see its not the slimmest or most portable budget laptop, but the overall quality is still surprisingly good. The brushed aluminum top looks good and palm rest is sharp.

Something we did notice is that the DVD tray did feel a bit flimsy so you might want to keep your eye on that. A nice touch from Acer is the removable bottom panel that lets you get your hands on the RAM slots and drive bay letting you swap those quickly and easily if you need to upgrade your laptop.

3

Display

The Acer Aspire E 15 comes with a 15.6-inch LCD display packing a 1920 x 1080 pixels. Unfortunately, the Aspire E 15 display falls short on with the dimness of the display. It only has around 230 nits while 250 would be a minimum at least in our standards. You notice the dimness of the display easily when you’re close to a window or somewhere lighter. There is also the problem that you start losing colors when you move your head from side to side. Though all of this was kind of expected from a laptop paying under ~400 $.

4

Storage

As for the storage options we went with the 1 terabyte of HDD, but you have the option to change this to a 250 GB WD Blue SSD which we do recommend for anyone wanting a bit more speed. Though then you might need to get an external hard drive, like the Toshiba HDTB410XK3AA which has a 1TB of space, to back up all for files.

5

Hardware

The hardware on the Acer Aspire E 15 is very good compared to the price point. You get an Intel i3-8130U (2,2 GHz up to 3,4 GHz), 6 GB DDR3, 802.11 ac wireless and a nice 1 TB of storage.

6

Webcam

On the top bezel of the display, you can find the 720p webcam of the Acer E 15. The image quality is average at best, but what really would need some work is the videos you can capture with this camera. The videos look muddy and could use some work, so you might want to take this into consideration when buying this laptop if you are into Skype or other video chats.

7

Ports and slots

Acer has packed the Aspire E 15 with a relatively large amount of ports. On the left side of the laptop, you can find USB 3.1 Type C port (up to 5Gbps), Ethernet jack that is equipped with hinged drop-jaw, VGA port, HDMI and a pair of USB 3.0 Type A ports. Top of the left side you also got the Kensington laptop lock so you can lock it up if needed.

The right side of the Aspire you got a USB 2.0, the DVD tray, combo audio jack, and the power input.

8

Speakers

The speakers are average. This really is the best you can say about them, but again we need to remember that this is a budget laptop, so we can’t expect the best sound quality. They work just fine when watching YouTube, Netflix or Amazon Prime and if we need a better quality we can always plug in some headphones.

9

Software

Acer is running a Windows 10 home, but we do have to mention that we did notice a lot of bloatware on the laptop. Something we wish we didn’t see so much on laptops these days, but this probably is just a problem with the budget ones.

10

Acer Aspire E 15 Performance

The Acer Aspire E 15 is clearly not made for video editing or even gaming, but basic work-related stuff like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other programs you would need for school or work run smoothly. The Intel i3 isn’t a huge powerhouse, but it does work fine for browsing and basic document editing. There seems to be also a small issue of over heating when the laptops is under heavy use which again makes it throttle a bit.

11

Keyboard and touchpad

Writing with the laptop is comfortable, though the travel is only 1.1 millimeters while the recommended minimum is 1.5 millimeters for the best feel. Thankfully though the keys are well spaced and you get a full number-keypad as well. The buttons feel springy and are overall pleasant to use. They force for each press is about 72 grams which is pretty ideal.

12

Battery

Something that really shines on this budget laptop is its battery. Acer promises around 13,5 hours though in our heavy use we got almost 9 hours of battery time. This is around an hour more than other similar budget laptops.

13

Graphics

As expected in the budget laptop category the Acer Aspire E 15 isn’t packing a dedicated graphics card and heavily relies on the Intel HD Graphics 620.

If you are looking for something that can work for midrange gaming then you may want to consider the ASUS VivoBook M580VD-EB54. This comes with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 gaming graphics card or perhaps the Acer Predator Helios 300.

14

Acer Aspire E 15 price

Price History for Acer Aspire E 15 15.6" Intel Core i3-8130U 2.20GHz 6GB Ram 1TB HDD Win10Home

Statistics

Current Price $301.99 18/06/2019
Highest Price $323.99 14/04/2019
Lowest Price $279.99 23/05/2019
Since 14/04/2019

Last price changes

$301.99 06/06/2019
$279.99 23/05/2019
$323.99 14/04/2019

Didn't find the right price? Set price alert below

Set Alert for Product: Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H - $329.99
15

User reviews

16

Conclusion

If you’re looking a great budget laptop for daily use then the Acer Aspire E 15 is the budget laptop for you. With a robust exterior and tons of different slots to connect your PC with to any possible device you need.

7.9Expert Score
Acer Aspire E 15 is a budget laptop with some features you normally don't find from a laptop at this price range. It has some good features and a good amount of ports, but does it live up to the expectations of a budget laptop and how does it really perform? https://youtu.be/yepC12qXjvI?list=PLD9A2FAC546119CC9
Price
8.5
Battery life
9
Keyboard quality
8.5
Web camera quality
6
Display
7
Ports
8.5
PROS
  • Good battery life
  • A lot of different ports
  • Full numerical keyboard included
  • Works great for home, office and school work
CONS
  • Overall performance could be better
  • Display is dim
  • Web camera quality is terrible

Specification: Acer Aspire E 15 review – Budget laptop for home and office

Aspect Ratio

Operating System

Brand

color

Obsidian Black

EAN

0191114635001

EAN List

EAN List Element: 0191114635001

Item Dimensions

Height: 119, Length: 1502, Weight: 527, Width: 1020

Label

Manufacturer

Model

E5-576-392H

MPN

Number Of Items

1

Binding

Package Quantity

1

Package Dimensions

Height: 250, Length: 1950, Weight: 695, Width: 1220

Part Number

Product Group

Product Type Name

Publisher

Release Date

Size

Intel i3/6GB/1TB HDD

Studio

Title

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H

UPC

UPC List

UPC List Element: 191114635001

Warranty

One-year International Travelers Limited Warranty (ITW)

Photos: Acer Aspire E 15 review – Budget laptop for home and office

User Reviews

0.0 out of 5
0
0
0
0
0
Write a review

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Acer Aspire E 15 review – Budget laptop for home and office”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Acer Aspire E 15 review – Budget laptop for home and office
Acer Aspire E 15 review – Budget laptop for home and office

$379.99 $329.99