The Acer Aspire E1-531 (NX.M12SI.036) is built for those who need a computer for their simple needs and can do away with slow performance. The support for features like latest Windows OS, Gigabit Ethernet and optical drive make it a good option at such a low budget.
Display and Design
The Acer Aspire E1-531 (NX.M12SI.036) arrives with a HD LED backlit TFT LCD display with the standard WXGA resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a 33.2mm thick outfit which has a weight of 2.45kg and looks extremely attractive in the glossy black finish. However it will pose problems if you wish to carry it over a long distance.
CPU and OS
At the heart of the laptop, we have an Intel Celeron 1005M Dual Core processor with a clock speed of 1.9GHz. It is assisted by a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM which is generally seen in such low range gadgets and can be expanded up to 8GB via the 2 user accessible memory slots. The device lacks any external support for graphics and manages the same with the help of the integrated Intel HD GPU. It runs on 64bit Windows 8 OS.
Camera and Storage
The Acer Aspire E1-531 (NX.M12SI.036) supports online video calls with its webcam and accounts for the storage needs of the user with a standard 500GB SATA HDD. A DVD RW Drive lets you write info on disks and retrieve them whenever necessary.
Battery and Connectivity
Laden with a 6 cell Li-ion battery, the Acer Aspire E1-531 (NX.M12SI.036) is capable of providing up to 4 hours of service on a single charge. From the connectivity point of view, this device sports features like 3 USB 2.0 slots, WLAN, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, digital media reader and VGA port.