Acer aspire E15 E5-575-33BM Review

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The Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) is your ultimate desktop-replacement gadget that delivers more than what it promises. Basically, shopping for a budget laptop would always mean settling for a non appealing low screen resolution, a pathetic design, poor performance and of course just the ordinary features. Well, this model defies all these long-standing beliefs and assumptions. Instead, it provides a Core i3 processor, a long battery life of well over hours and a solid and high quality build. That is not all as the E-575-33BM also features an amazing 1920 x 1080p colorful screen display, a fully enhanced DVD drive and 1 TB storage.

The above features and the fact that it flaunts Intel’s Kaby Lake processor are core reasons that make this Acer Aspire E 15 model popular and a top class laptop. At an incredible price, the Acer’s E5-575-33BM is more than your average laptop for day to day tasks.

Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) High Quality and Solid Design

This version of the Acer Aspire E15 series is not the fanciest laptop out there, but it is certainly a laptop that you will not feel embarrassed to use around your friends and colleagues. While we do not expect a metallic body for such an affordable budget, the notebook is all plastic but polished to mimic a metallic build. It features a solid build hence will not buckle or creak even with continuous use.

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The build cuts an exquisite profile, made of sturdy black well polished plastic. It also features a dark gray lid with a fashionable texture and crossnotch pattern that resembles brushed aluminium. The solid chassis and overall body will neither buckle nor creak during use. Moreover, the keyboard is stable and is not susceptible to flex or dents when you type. This is certainly not your high-end type of laptop and costs just a fraction of what high-end models cost but the key magnificent physical response and a highly responsive touchpad.

The Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) measures 15.02 inches by 0.2 inches by 1.19 inches and weighs approximately 5.2 pounds. This does not necessarily make it incredibly less bulky and portable but it is still one of the thinnest and most lightweight laptops in its category as well as for the budget.

Above Average Performance

A laptop with a mediocre performance is not worth a penny, even if it is a budget laptop. With its CPU processor of Core i3-i3-7100U, 2.4 GHz, a 4GB RAM and a commendable 1TB hard drive, this Aspire E15 model offers sufficient performance for light duty multitasking. When its overall performance was put to test on Greenbench 4, this device scored 5408. This is not a score one would celebrate, neither is it something you would complain of given the budgetary input.

With the latest Intel’s seventh generation (Kaby Lake) CPU, you are not duped as in this budget system, you have an average performer. The seventh generation system replaces the sixth generation also known as the Skylake architecture previously common in laptops over the past year and comes with remarkable improvements. This device is therefore okay in ordinary day to day assignments such as typing, webcam conferencing, office document editing, light multimedia editing, music​ and web browsing among others.

As a matter of fact, no one expects a discrete graphics card in a budget laptop as this would definitely hike the price. This, however, does not mean than the Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) is below average when it comes to graphics and gaming. With its Intel HD 620 Graphics, you will get away with text heavy games or 2D games but not the more demanding super classic 3D games.

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While this is definitely not your multimedia centerpiece, the laptop will hold up pretty well even with a light multitasking. You can therefore have a video playing in one window, office document editing as well as light browsing in another tap without any problems. However, the laptop will chug a bit when too many programs are run simultaneously.

General Features and Specifications

  • Dimensions:  15.02 inches by 0.2 inches by 1.19 inches
  • Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-7100 2.3 GHz
  • Storage:. 250 GB SSD
  • Display: 1920 x 1080, 15.6″, Touchpad
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Graphics Card
  • Keyboard: Standard Full size flex resistant
  • Optical Drive: None
  • Webcam: Yes

Surprisingly Good Display

A 1920 x 1080p display is hard to come by on a laptop of this price tier. The laptop delivers an impressive 1080p full HD razor sharp resolution which is way above its competitors. It also boasts of a 15.6 inches matte panel screen. On a calorimeter, the laptop recorded an impressive 159%, which is much higher than the recommended 94% in average laptops.

However, the device offers limited angle viewing options hence may not appeal to angular viewing enthusiasts. Moreover, the resolution is great for indoor use and not recommended for use under direct sunlight.

Ports and Connectivity

Acer aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM Review

The Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) comes with a wide selection range of ports. Ideally, for an amazing price, the laptop provides all the ports you may need to make a mid-range laptop as versatile as it could be. There is a pair of USB 3.0, a HDMI, a USB 3.1 Gen 1, a VGA video as well as a gigabyte Ethernet ports on the left side of the device. O

n the right side you will find a single USB 2.0, a USB card reader and an audio jack.

The device also has a DVD drive and provides a remarkable wireless connectivity through a WiFi+Bluetooth 4.1 and a clear webcam. Acer Aspire E15 does not have both a mini-Display Port and a USB C port but asking for either will be demanding for much more from a budget laptop.

Great Battery Life

Basic laptops require good battery life. The Kaby Lake processor is energy efficient and gives this Acer device a remarkable score here. During our battery run down test, the battery clocked 9 hours 30 minutes which is great for an entire workday.

Pros
  • Full HD colorful display
  • Fairly priced and affordable
  • Clear and accurate speakers
  • Can be upgraded via the bottom panel
  • Latest Kaby Lake processor
Cons
  • Limited viewing angles
  • Not so clear webcam

Final Verdict

The value that comes with the Acer aspire e 15 e5-575-33bm Review is unrivaled. It is a true testimony that quality and performance are not necessarily to price. At a price of much under $400, you are guaranteed a wide range of ports, reliable performance, long battery life and great connectivity. Moreover, the Acer Aspire laptop is sleek and incredibly compact. This is therefore your best desktop replacement laptop an the best bang for the buck.

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