Simple entry level notebook
Display and Build
The Acer Aspire E3-111 (NX.MNUSI.003) arrives with a 11.6-inch TFT Colour LCD display with LED backlit and increased brightness due to Active Matrix technology. It looks pretty sharp and rich with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The casing tips the scale at 2.2kg and carries a pink finish which makes it a great choice for females but it may fail to win the hearts of males.
CPU and Platform
The processor ticking on the inside is Intel Celeron Dual-Core N2840 processor clocked at 2.1GHz and belonging to the 4th generation series. For handling multiple tasks running simultaneously, the laptop features a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM which can be further expanded up to 8GB through 2 DIMM slots. The integrated Intel HD GPU is capable of handling only simple videos and games. It ships with 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS which is a huge plus point in this price range.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Acer Aspire E3-111 (NX.MNUSI.003) is equipped with a Acer Crystal Eye webcam which is capable of recording 720p videos and supporting high resolution video calls. For storage purposes, there is a 500GB Serial-ATA hard disk operating at 5,400rpm.
Battery and Connectivity
The laptop sips juice from a 3 cell Li-ion battery claiming to deliver up to 3 hours of undisturbed service. The Acer Aspire E3-111 (NX.MNUSI.003) can be connected through digital media reader, 2 USB 2.0 slots, Ethernet port, WLAN, 1 USB 3.0 slot, Bluetooth v4.0 and HDMI out.
The Acer Aspire E3-111 (NX.MNUSI.003) comes wrapped in a pink casing which might make it more appealing for females rather than males who prefer black colour. The presence of the latest Windows 8.1 platform makes it easy to use. However, you have to manage with slow performance considering your budget.