Cost effective desktop sized gadget
Display and Build
The Acer Aspire E5-731 (NX.MP8AA.002) sports a 17.3-inch HD Widescreen CineCrystal LCD LED backlit display which offers coarse viewing experience with a resolution of merely 1,366 x 768 pixels. The solid iron black coloured outfit has a thickness of 27.94mm and a weight of 2.99kg thereby posing problems in terms of portability.
Processor and Platform
Acting as the brains of the laptop is a 1.7GHz Intel Pentium dual-core 3556U processor. It is coupled with a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which functions at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 16GB via two DIMM ports. The preloaded Intel HD GPU takes care of intensive games and movies. It sails on latest 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS to render intuitive user experience.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Acer Aspire E5-731 (NX.MP8AA.002) is armed with a simple 0.3MP webcam and inbuilt microphone to take care of the video calling needs of the user. For storage purposes, there is a standard 500GB SATA hard disk operating at 5,400rpm. It also gets a DVD RW Drive which can be used for transferring data via disks.
Battery and Connectivity
The Acer Aspire E5-731 (NX.MP8AA.002) is fuelled by a 4 cell Li-ion battery which promises to deliver interruption free service for up to 4 hours. On the connectivity front, we have options like VGA port, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, digital media reader, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out, two USB 3.0 ports, WLAN and two USB 2.0 slots.
For those who thought that the modern desktop sized laptops come at a premium price only, the Acer Aspire E5-731 (NX.MP8AA.002) can come as a huge surprise. This reasonable laptop carries the same 17.3-inch display but definitely compromises with its performance.