Thanks to the several options available now, getting a laptop is not a big deal anymore. However, getting the right one for you is undoubtedly a Herculean task. The world is running in a fast forward mode when it comes to technology and gadgets. With each passing day, we witness technology getting obsolete and prices going down of older models. And trust me that no one likes to buy something and then see its prices going down very next week. So if you are looking for a budget laptop then Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 is your best bet. Let us show you why!
The Acer Aspire E15 E5-575G-57D4 is not only a great notebook in terms of its specs, it is also one of the best-selling laptops in the world in that budget range. The laptop, despite of its reduced price, comes with a good gauge of specs that makes it one of the few devices in its segment to satisfy the users. It is an economical notebook that offers solid productivity performance. Given its low price, conventional users may be willing to overlook some of the downsides like the extra weight of the laptop, the lack of back-lighting of the keyboard etc (more cons below).
What Are You Getting When You buy Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4
- 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz Processor (Up to 3.1GHz)
- 15.6″ Full HD Widescreen Comfy View LED-backlit Display supporting Acer Color Blast technology
- NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB of GDDR5 Video Memory
- 8GB DDR4 Memory
- 256GB SSD
- WebCam, Card Reader, DVD-RW
- Up to 10-hours Battery Life
Acer Inc is a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics company founded more than four decades ago. Since its inception, the brand has always maintained the standards of providing highly efficient devices in affordable prices. It is also currently the sixth largest provider of personal computers in the world. Which directly implies that their devices are definitely considered as one of the correct option.
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 Specs Overview:
We tested Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4, which is packaged in a 7th generation, dual core Intel Core i5-7200U processor, a 1920 × 1080 15.6-inch screen, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256 GB solid state drive, a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX940 graphics card and, yes, an 8X dual layer DVD-RW optical drive. All this adds up to a reasonably powerful laptop with a productivity mentality that can play a little sideways.
Acer Aspire E15 E5-575G-57D4 comes with a 7th -generation Dual Core Core i5-7200U processor (found at the lower end of Intel’s Core CPU line for laptops), 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB SSD hard drive. For the display, you get a 15.6 inch Full HD screen (1920 × 1080), NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics (so do not expect too much in terms of games) and a feature you will no longer find on newer laptops anymore: a 8X DVD W optical drive.
Based on raw specifications, the Acer Aspire E15 is an everyday workhorse and perfect for web browsing, productivity apps, casual graphics editing and even spinning your old DVDs(if you are still into that). It’s a pretty impressive package for a laptop under $400 and now you can see why this model regularly sits at the top of leading online eCommerce’s bestseller list.
As far as the storage department is concerned, the Acer Aspire E15 comes with a mere 256 GB of SSD storage, which is though the fastest, but it is low in terms of space. Having said that, for all those who store plentiful data on their laptops, unfortunately, the Aspire E15 may not meet their needs.
Design & Finishing:
Speaking of the design perspective of Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575G-57D4), it is a highly polished laptop that is well built. It comes with a fully plastic chassis, which comes along with a matte finish for a refined appearance. Some areas of the laptop also come with a polished and shiny appearance, gaining a perfect look, which is quite remarkable.
The etched cover of the Acer Aspire E15 is both underestimated and professional. It looks discreet and reasonably elegant, while the brushed aluminum finish of the palm rest looks quite clear. The plastic feel of the E15’s case may betray it as an economical model, but the laptop as a whole still feels reassuringly robust, complete with a rigid screen that barely wobbled as it wrote. My only real complaint is that the sliding DVD tray feels worryingly flimsy.
Keep in mind that the laptop is completely made of plastic and therefore, one can not expect the rich feel like a MacBook, Dell XPS or any other portable metal built. However, the Acer Aspire E 15 is surely a bit more convincing in terms of design and appearance when compared to its rivals in the segment.
A particularly thoughtful design touch on the Acer Aspire E15 is a removable bottom panel that gives you access to the RAM slots and drive bay, which is very practical if you want to update the E15 memory. Opening the panel is a simple matter of loosening three screws and pulling on the thumb tab.
If you are looking to buy a laptop that can offer vivid and vibrant colors, the Acer Aspire E15 15.6-inch full-HD display with a 1920 × 1080 resolution has surely got you covered. The screen comes with a matte, anti-glare coating to protect the screen from fingerprints and smudges. The details produced on the screen were good enough to differentiate the pixels. It comes with a backlit ComfyView LED display with an aspect ratio of 16:9, which is ideal.
The display panel of the Aspire E 15 is capable of reproducing 95 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which is incredible for a laptop at this price( It outperformed the Dell Inspiron 15 5000). It is infact better than the average of 92 percent of purely gaming laptops above $1000.
To test the color accuracy of this laptop, and to our surprise, the Aspire E15 was not far from the brand of conventional gaming laptops. With a flight score of 0.34 in the Delta-E test, where 0 is generally considered ideal. However, 0.34 is still much better than the average of 1.4 points of its competitors.
To test the range of colors and the brightness of the screen, we tested it with few essential reference points and could mark around 250 nits of brightness in our brightness test.
All in all, the screen on the Acer Aspire E15 is a recommended one and it is definitely better than the other offers at the same price.
The keyboard on the laptop-Acer Aspire E 15 is pretty standard, but a bit mushy. The keys come with a smooth and simple surface finish and seems flat. Using TypingTest.com, I managed to score around 104 words per minute with four errors, compared to 130 words per minute with around five to six errors on my MacBook Air. Although these seemingly similar numbers can be deceptive, writing on this laptop is not the best you can get and is not recommended if your main use is word processing.
Acer Aspire comes pre-loaded with a built-in 720p webcam with high dynamic range support. To our surprise, the webcam is surprisingly very accurate in color and was able to offer a video without delay during our videoconferencing sessions.
However its not good for selfies. By the way who really uses a laptop for selfies anyway?
Thanks to the robust hardware included in the notebook, the performance of the Acer Aspire E 15 remains untethered and is without a doubt the best you can expect from a notebook of this caliber. The Aspire E15 features an Intel Core i5-7200U with 2.3 GHz dual-core power, as well as 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD hard drive. Although it may not be the best configuration we have used, it is still a powerful set to maintain the workflow. The laptop will certainly handle almost all the daily tasks that you throw into it easily. And during our use, we never felt any delay or stuttering from the laptop
When it comes to gaming, the Aspire E 15 is pretty good for the price. It comes with an Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU
Although it is not the latest graphics processor in Nvidia’s arsenal, it is certainly able to provide an uninterrupted casual gaming experience without dropping a sweat. However, it is possible that you can not play games of great graphic intensity like The Witcher III, Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm in its full 4K potential, you can still enjoy almost all these games with a graphic level adjusted to normal.
As for the benchmarks for graphics and games, the Aspire E15 managed to score 2,037 in the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited test (industry average is 4,705). The best part of the laptop, does not get very hot.
The budget status of the Acer Aspire E15 means that you must manage your performance expectations. The integrated graphics of NVIDIA GeForce 940MX can not do much in terms of games (I could barely make Fortnite run, even in its lowest configuration). Its Core i5-7200U processor is the lowest-end Core notebook chip available, a dual-core grouper in a quad-core family. But it has a secret weapon: a Turbo mode that can take it from its 2.2GHz base clock to as high as 3.1GHz. That can be useful in certain jobs.
We did not have other Core i5 laptops to compare, so it will be at the bottom compared to the Core i6 quad-core we had on hand. But as we will see at the moment, those who simply need to surf the web, manage their photo libraries or do things with Office must be satisfied.
Acer Aspire E 15 comes with a 6-cell lithium-ion battery (2800 mAh), which the company claims to offer 12 hours of use. However, during our use in real time with the laptop, we managed to run the laptop for about 6 hours on a single charge. Considering the specifications it packs, six hours of battery life is still a commendable job.
We tested the battery life on a laptop using a 4K video using the Windows 10 player, with the brightness of the screen set to approximately 250 nits (or, in the case of the Acer Aspire E15 with a challenged screen, its maximum of about 230 nits). We also set the speaker volume to 50 percent, with the headphones plugged in.
On the other hand, if you restrict yourself to normal use and do not heat the device with high-end games and continuous video playback, you can expect a bit more juice from the laptop. It takes around 3 hours to charge from 0 to 100, which is quite common with all laptops.
We have described and mentioned almost all the essential elements that will be filtered in the process of buying a laptop. And keeping our simple conclusion, the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 offers much more than what you pay for it. It offers good value for money and a significant increase in performance over its predecessor.
This notebook has obviously shown that configuration alone is not what matters most, but is the perfect balance of the specification sheet that makes or breaks a device. If your budget is around $600, we can not currently suggest a better laptop than the Acer Aspire E15 (E5-575G-57D4).