Cost effective 17.3-inch laptop
Display and Casing
The Acer Aspire ES1-711 (NX.MS2AA.005) carries a 17.3-inch Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD LED backlit display which offers sharp and rich viewing experience with a resolution of 1,600 x 900 pixels. It is wrapped in a black coloured outfit which has a thickness of 28mm and a weight of 3kg, which will stand as a barrier when you need to carry it around.
Processor and Platform
On the inside, the Acer Aspire ES1-711 (NX.MS2AA.005) is loaded with a 1.8GHz Intel Celeron quad-core N2940 processor. Assisting it is a regular 4GB DDR3 RAM which is further expandable up to 8GB via single DIMM port. The responsibility of managing rich games and videos is given to the integrated Intel HD GPU. It sails on 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS which is a bonus in this price range.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The laptop can handle high resolution video calls smoothly with Acer Crystal Eye webcam which can record 720p videos. For storage purposes, it depends on the standard 500GB SATA hard disk operating at 5,400rpm. It also carries a DVD Writer so that you can transfer files through disks.
Battery and Connectivity
The Acer Aspire ES1-711 (NX.MS2AA.005) sips juice from a 4 cell Li-ion battery which is capable of delivering uninterrupted service for up to 5 hours. On the connectivity front, the laptop is loaded with options like HDMI out, two USB 2.0 ports, digital media reader, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, one USB 3.0 slot and Gigabit Ethernet.
If you thought that 17.3-inch laptops were available only at a premium price, then the Acer Aspire ES1-711 (NX.MS2AA.005) will make you think again. It comes with limitations which is okay in light of its price.