Acer Aspire E15 E5-576-392H review

Acer Aspire E15 E5-576-392H review

The Acer Aspire E15 (E5-576-392H) is a bargain laptop that delivers solid productivity performance. Given its low price, mainstream users may be willing to overlook the laptop’s extra weight

Acer Aspire E15 (E5-576-392H) comes with an 8th-generation, dual-core Core i3-8130U processor 6GB of DDR3 RAM and a 1TB hard drive. For visuals, you get a 15.6-inch HD (1920×1080) display, integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics

Acer Aspire E15 stacks up nicely, perfect for web browsing, productivity applications, casual photo editing.

Design: 

The E15’s etched lid looks understated and reasonably stylish, while the brushed aluminum finish of the palm rest looks pretty sharp. The laptop as a whole still feels reassuringly sturdy, complete with a stiff display that barely wobbled as I typed.

Acer Aspire E15 Design
Acer Aspire E15 Design

Acer Aspire E15 is a removable bottom panel that gives you access to the RAM slots and drives bay,  The laptop’s smooth black deck is made of chunky plastic, but a brushed metal texture gives it a deceivingly premium appearance, on the lid is an offset chrome Acer logo.

Display, Graphics & Audio:

The Acer Aspire E15’s 15.6-inch display, Viewed straight-on—the screen looks reasonably sharp and vivid, perfectly adequate for browsing the web, editing Word documents

The display is also disappointingly dim; I had no trouble viewing the Aspire’s display, but expect to squint if you’re using the laptop near a bright window or outdoors.

The Aspire E 15’s speakers are loud enough to fill a large room, but the overall sound quality is poor. But at least the audio was well-balanced and clear. The fact that the E15’s speakers sound decent at all is impressive given the laptop’s price tag.

Web Camera Acer claims the 720p webcam in the top bezel of the display boasts HDR technology, the video looks so muddy that the image appears out of focus, if you can ignore the distracting graininess, the webcam captures a decent amount of detail

Keyboard, Touchpad and Pointing Stick

Acer Aspire E15 Keypad
Acer Aspire E15 Keypad

The Acer Aspire E 15’s keyboard is comfortable to type on, but the keys should have more travel.  Even with a number pad, the full-size keys are well-spaced.

The Aspire E15’s mid-size trackpad sits centered beneath the space bar, which means it’s actually somewhat left of center.

The Acer Aspire E 15’s trackpad is pretty much par smooth and responsive. It quickly reacted to a series of Windows 10 gestures, including pinch-to-zoom, a three-finger swipe upward to see all open tabs, and a four-finger tap to open the Action Center.

Performance

Acer Aspire E 15 offers an excellent price-to-performance ratio. The laptop had enough oomph to load 10 Firefox tabs with ease,

The Acer Aspire E 15 doesn’t have the chops to play the latest games, The integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics performance is good for a budget machine.

Ports

The Acer Aspire E 15 On the left side, you’ll find a USB 3.1 Type C port (up to 5Gbps), an Ethernet jack, a VGA port, an HDMI port, and a pair of USB 3.0 Type A ports.

On the right side: A barrel-shaped charging port, the aforementioned DVD tray, a USB 2.0 Type A port, and a combo audio jack.

Battery Life, Durability and Security:

The Acer Aspire E 15’s battery life is strong for a budget laptop. It lasted 8 hours and 48 minutes in our test, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness and a 4K video using the stock Windows 10 video player.

Kensington-compatible computer security lock

Technical Specification

Processor Core™ i3 8130U 8th Gen 2.20 GHz
Display 15.6″ LCD Full HD 1920 x 1080
Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Memory 6 GB
Storage 1 TB 5400 RPM
Audio Stereo
Input Keyboard with Numeric Pad, Multi-touch Gesture Touchpad
Ports / Connectivity HDMI, USB 2.0 Ports 1, USB 3.0 Ports 2, USB Type-C port: USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps ), Network (RJ-45), Wi-Fi standards IEEE 802.11ac, Headphone/Microphone Combo Port
Security Kensington-compatible computer security lock
Battery 6-cell  Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)  2800 mAh
Dimensions (W x D x H) 15″ x 10.2″ x 1.2″
Weight 5.27 lb
Operating System Windows 10 Home

         Pros: Strong performance; Lots of ports; Good battery life

         Cons: Dim display, Keyboard lacks backlighting

         Verdict: the Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H gives you solid performance, long battery life and a                    good range of ports

Star rating:  4

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