The Good: Budget is one the most important factors when buying any new technology, the good news is this Acer laptop will not break the bank. It is built on a reliable platform and with proven hardware. The right balance between necessary features and minimal bells and whistles has clearly been struck here. It is functional and affordable. Surf the web, check your email, listen to music, update your iphone or itunes, watch YouTube in high definition (1080p) and 5ghz wifi make for a well rounded package. Throw in Microsoft Office and you have a superb laptop for homework and research. A spacious 1tb hard drive allows for saving and back up of all documents, pictures, videos and important files.
The Bad: Although the hard drive is quite large, it is only 5400rpm. This means it will take a little longer to read and write your files. The processor is also the base model 7th generation i3 not the fastest of the bunch. On the plus side is the battery life, at around ~10 hours of casual usage.
Conclusion: This laptop gets our seal of approval. It meets the three most important criteria in our opinion. It has a great price, it has the features needed for average daily use and it is reliable. Recommended for for casual home usage. It can also be used for doing home work, writing papers and doing research.
This laptop has a lot of bang for its buck. When compared to more pricey laptops in its class, it is clearly the best choice. It is ranked #1 by us because of its wide range of uses other than the obvious. It has a usb 3.1 port which will allow for the fast transfer of data with a compatible device. Bluetooth 4.1 which will allow you to stream your music to your Bluetooth enabled headset or speaker. The fast 802.11ac WI-FI is class leading, meaning that on a compatible network there will be no buffering of videos on YouTube, Netflix, Hulu or any other streaming sites. To top it off there is a full HDCP supported HDMI port on the laptop, this allows you to directly connect the laptop to your High Definition Television or Computer Monitor to expand its display for even more functionality.
Acer Aspire E15 Product Specifications:
7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
15.6" Full HD Widescreen ComfyView LED-backlit Display supporting Acer ColorBlast technology
4GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB 5400RPM HDD
Windows 10 Home
Up to 12-hours Battery Life
The Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM comes with these specs: 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache), Windows 10 Home, 15.6" Full HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display, Intel HD Graphics 620, 4GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM), 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive (M-DISC enabled), Secure Digital (SD) card reader, High Definition Audio Support, 802.11ac Wi-Fi featuring MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, Gigabit Ethernet, Built-In HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), 1 - USB 3.1 (Type C) port, 2 - USB 3.0 Ports (One with Power-off Charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (2800 mAh), Up to 12-hours Battery Life, 5.27 lbs. | 2.39 kg (system unit only).