The Acer Aspire E1-530 (NX.MEQSI.003) is a sound option for those who need a computer that is easy on the pocket and capable of performing simple computing tasks. It is particularly suitable for those who need to stay connected to the web and make video calls frequently. It also has a reliable battery backup but is slow in performance.
Display, CPU and OS
The Acer Aspire E1-530 (NX.MEQSI.003) features a 15.6-inch HD TFT LCD display with LED backlit offering visuals at a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. Featuring the Acer CineCrystal technology, the panel provides viewing with enhanced brightness which makes videos appear rich but can be problematic for the eyes.
Under the hood, the laptop is loaded with a 1.8GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core 2117U processor belonging to the 3rd generation series and built on QS77 Express chipset. It is supported by a paltry 2GB DDR3 RAM whose capacity can be increased up to 8GB with the help of 2 user accessible memory slots. For managing rich videos and games without posing much lag, it depends on Intel HD GPU. It runs on 64 bit Linux OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Acer Aspire E1-530 (NX.MEQSI.003) flaunts an Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam for providing high resolution video calls. It takes care of your storage needs with a regular 500GB SATA HDD. The presence of SuperMulti DVD Drive with dual layer support gives you the scope to transfer files via disks at ease. The dual stereo speakers powered by MS Sound Compatible technology score well.
Battery and Connectivity
The Acer Aspire E1-530 (NX.MEQSI.003) is armed with a 4 cell Li-ion battery promising up to 4 hours of backup. From the connectivity point of view, it supports digital media reader, VGA port, 1 USB 3.0 slot, 2 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0 and HDMI out.