The Acer Aspire E1-530 (NX.MEQSI.004) has been built for people who need a simple notebook for carrying out their basic tasks without spending much. The modest configuration is justified by its price. However, it sports some attractive features like a high speed optical drive, a high speed USB port, a sound battery backup and the latest Windows platform.
Display, CPU and Platform
The Acer Aspire E1-530 (NX.MEQSI.004) arrives with a 15.6-inch LED backlit TFT LCD display with the standard resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
At the heart of the laptop, there is a Intel Pentium 2117U processor from the 3rd generation family paired with a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM. You can of course increase the RAM's capacity via the 2 user accessible memory slots if you want to experience faster response. The device does not possess any external graphics card and manages rich videos and movies with the help of the inbuilt Intel HD GPU. It runs the newly launched Windows 8 OS out of the box.
Camera and Storage
To fulfil the online video calling needs of the user, the Acer Aspire E1-530 (NX.MEQSI.004) is packed with a VGA webcam above the display. For storage purposes, it houses a standard 500GB SATA hard disk operating at 5400rpm. You can also use the powerful 8X SuperMulti double layered DVD Drive for storing info on CDs and DVDs and retrieving them whenever necessary. The notebook carries a standard keyboard and touchpad serving as the input devices.
Battery and Connectivity
To guarantee an uninterrupted power service for up to 4.5 hours, the Acer Aspire E1-530 (NX.MEQSI.004) comes with a 4 cell Li-ion battery. Coming to the connectivity features, it is loaded with options like Bluetooth v4.0, 2 USB 2.0 slots, 1 USB 3.0 port, digital media reader, HDMI out, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n and RJ45 LAN.