Simple budget friendly computer
Display and Design
The Acer Aspire E1-522A (NX.M81SI.008) carries a 15.6-inch HD TFT LCD display with LED backlit and a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a classic all black outfit which looks professional but a bit too thick with a thickness of 33 mm and a weight of 2.4 kg.
Processor and OS
Doing the duty under the hood of the Acer Aspire E1-522A (NX.M81SI.008) is a 1.5GHz APU Dual Core A4-5000 processor which works in tandem with a 2GB DDR3 RAM that is justified by the price. For better performance, you can boost the RAMÂs capacity up to 8GB via 2 unused DIMM slots. The AMD Radeon graphics card handles demanding games and movies well. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8 OS which is hardly seen in notebooks of this price range.
Camera and Storage
The Acer Aspire E1-522A (NX.M81SI.008) is armed with a webcam for online video calls and accounts for your storage needs with a 500GB SATA hard disk operating at 5400 rpm. It also boasts of a DVD RW Drive so that you donÂt have any problems in storing info on disks.
Battery and Connectivity
The notebook comes loaded with a 6 cell Li-ion battery which is capable of providing uninterrupted service for a maximum period of 4 hours. The networking and connectivity features equipped in the device come in the form of 1 USB 3.0 port, HDMI out, 2 USB 2.0 ports, WLAN, Bluetooth, VGA port, digital media reader and Gigabit Ethernet.
The Acer Aspire E1-522A (NX.M81SI.008) is targeted at people who can't afford to spend much for buying a notebook. On one hand, it disappoints with APU processor and 2GB RAM and on the other, it impresses with the Windows 8 OS and DVD RW optical drive. Other surprising features are support for Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 port.