Budget laptop with long lasting battery
Display and Build
The Acer Aspire E5-521 (NX.MLFAA.005) features a 15.6-inch Active Matrix CineCrystal TFT Colour LCD LED backlit display which offers greater amount of brightness and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a solid black coloured outfit which has a thickness of 30.4mm and a weight of 2.4kg.
Processor and OS
Acting as the brains of the Acer Aspire E5-521 (NX.MLFAA.005) is a 1.5GHz AMD quad-core E2-6110 processor. It is coupled with a regular 4GB DDR3 RAM which operates at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 16GB via two DIMM slots. The integrated AMD Radeon R2 graphics unit takes the responsibility for handling rich games and videos. It runs on latest 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS to deliver intuitive user experience.
Camera and Storage
The Acer Aspire E5-521 (NX.MLFAA.005) accounts for the online video calling needs of the user with a webcam and inbuilt microphone. The 500GB SATA hard disk operating at 5,400rpm provides sufficient space for creating a library of files. The 8X DVD RW Dual Layer drive enables you to transfer data at high speeds. It also supports the newly developed M-Discs which are extremely sturdy.
Battery and Connectivity
The laptop is fuelled by a 6 cell Li-ion battery which promises to provide uninterrupted service for up to 8 hours. On the connectivity front, it gets Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, HDMI out, two USB 2.0 slots digital media reader, Bluetooth v4.0, one USB 3.0 slot and VGA port.
The Acer Aspire E5-521 (NX.MLFAA.005) is an affordably priced laptop with some impressive features including a long lasting battery. However, it lacks a sound processor and can deal with basic tasks only.