Budget friendly laptop with Windows 8.1
Display and Build
The Acer Aspire E5-511 (NX.MNYEK.004) sports a 15.6-inch Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD LED backlit display with a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The simply designed black colour chassis has a thickness of 30.3mm and tips the scale at 2.5kg.
Processor, RAM and OS
On the inside, the notebook carries a 2.1GHz Intel Pentium quad-core N3530 processor working in combination with a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM. The RAM's memory can be expanded up to 8GB via the single DIMM port. It manages rich videos and games with the integrated Intel HD GPU. It ships with the latest 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS which is a big bonus considering its price.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Acer Aspire E5-511 (NX.MNYEK.004) features an Acer Crystal Eye webcam which can shoot HD videos and manage high resolution video calls well. For storage purposes, it depends on the regular 500GB SATA hard disk functioning at 5,400rpm.
It also has a DVD Writer so that you can exchange files through disks. Powered by MS Sound Compatible technology, the stereo speakers provide impressive audio.
Battery and Connectivity
Keeping the Acer Aspire E5-511 (NX.MNYEK.004) juiced up is a 6 cell Li-ion battery. The connectivity and networking package included in the gadget comprises of Gigabit Ethernet, VGA port, digital media reader, WLAN, HDMI out, Bluetooth v4.0, one USB 3.0 slot and two USB 2.0 ports.
The Acer Aspire E5-511 (NX.MNYEK.004) is a budget friendly laptop capable of handling simple business related tasks pretty well. It runs on the latest Windows OS and flaunts a HD webcam and DVD drive; these are a bit surprising in this price range. The thick casing can pose problems in terms of portability.