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Price and specifications

We tested the $600 version of the Acer Aspire E15 (E5-576G-5762), which packs in an 8th-generation, quad-core Intel Core i5-8250U processor, a 15.6-inch 1920×1080 display, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive, a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card, and yes, an 8X dual-layer DVD-RW optical drive. That all adds up to a reasonably powerful productivity-minded laptop that can do a little gaming on the side.

If you want to save even more cash, you can snag a $379 model of the Aspire E15 that downshifts to a dual-core i3-8130U CPU (fine for Office, less so for video processing and other CPU-intensive tasks), a 1TB hard drive, and integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics (meaning kiss the games goodbye). On the other end of the spectrum, you can pony up $799 for an Aspire E15 with the same basic specs as the $599 version, save for a more robust i5-8550U processor.

Design

Measuring 15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches and weighing in at a little under five pounds, the Acer Aspire E15 is too thick and heavy to qualify as an ultraportable, but it neither is it a behemoth. Indeed, the E15 fit comfortably into my 15-inch laptop backpack, and the weight was entirely manageable, although you’ll start to feel it once you toss in the 14-ounce AC adapter. If you’re dead-set on an ultraportable system (as in three pounds or less) with an 8th-gen Core i5 CPU, you’ll have to up your budget by a few hundred bucks.

As with last year’s model, the Aspire’s tapered shell manages to make the laptop look thinner than it really is, while the matted lid looks relatively sleek and professional. The E15’s plastic exterior is a bit bendy in places but overall feels reassuringly sturdy—well, except for the flimsy slide-out DVD tray, anyway.

A particularly nice design touch is the removable panel on the bottom of the Aspire, which gives you access to both the RAM slots and the drive bay. You can remove the panel by loosening three screws and pulling on a thumb tab, perfect for swapping in a bigger SSD or upgrading the RAM to a maximum of 32GB.

Battery life

We test laptop battery life by looping a 4K video with screen brightness at about 250 nits. In the case of the Acer Aspire E15, which (according to our measurements) has a maximum display brightness of only about 227 nits, we simply cranked the screen brightness setting all the way up. Finally, we dial the volume up to 50 percent, with headphones plugged in.The Aspire E15 and its 62 watt-hour battery wound up with a little over 10.5 hours of battery life. Not bad at all, and a clear sign that you can safely leave the AC charger at home for the day.

Pros

The Intel Core i5-8250U Processor of 8th generation can offer speed up to 3.4 GHz

The screen size of 15.6 inches and Max resolution of 1920 x 1080 makes it extremely portable and perfect in design

The 8 GB of Dual Memory and 256 GB SSD makes it ultra-smooth while working on presentations, movies or games

Once completely charged the battery life can last for almost 15 hours straight without any issue

The 2 GB of NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card makes the system ultra-smooth while extra loads of applications

The price is extremely budget-friendly and performs great for an office or student laptop category.

Specifications

General

Sales PackageLaptop, Power Adaptor, User Guide, Warranty Documents
Model NumberE5-576
Part NumberNX.GRYSI.003
SeriesAspire E15
ColorObsidian Black
TypeLaptop
Suitable ForProcessing & Multitasking
Battery BackupUpto 10 hours
Power Supply65 W AC Adapter
Battery Cell4 cell
MS Office ProvidedNo

Processor And Memory Features

Processor BrandIntel
Processor NameCore i5
Processor Generation8th Gen
SSDNo
RAM4 GB
RAM TypeDDR3
HDD Capacity1 TB
Processor Variant8250U
Clock Speed1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3.4 GHz
Memory Slots2 Slots
Expandable MemoryUpto 16 GB
Cache6 MB
RPM5400
Graphic ProcessorIntel Integrated UHD 620
Number of Cores4

Operating System

Operating SystemLinux

Port And Slot Features

Mic InYes
RJ45Yes
USB Port1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB Type C
HDMI Port1 x HDMI Port
Multi Card SlotSD Card Reader

Display And Audio Features

TouchscreenNo
Screen Size39.62 cm (15.6 inch)
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 Pixel
Screen TypeFull HD LED Backlit TFT Display
SpeakersBuilt-in Dual Speakers
Internal MicBuilt-in Microphones
Sound PropertiesStereo Speakers, Acer TrueHarmony Technology

Connectivity Features

Wireless LANIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.1
EthernetGigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN Ready

Dimensions

Dimensions381.6 x 259 x 23.9 mm
Weight2.2 kg

Additional Features

Disk DriveCD/DVD writer
Web CameraHD 720P Webcam
Read/Write Speed8x
Lock PortKensington Lock Slot
KeyboardFineTip Keyboard with Independent Standard Numeric Keypad
Pointer DeviceMulti Gesture Touchpad
Included SoftwareAcer Care Center, Acer Quick Access
Additional Features2800 mAh Li-ion Battery

Warranty

Warranty Summary1 Year Onsite Warranty
Warranty Service TypeOnsite
Covered in WarrantyManufacturing Defects
Not Covered in WarrantyPhysical Damage
Domestic Warranty1 Year
International Warranty1 Year
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