• CPU: Intel Core i5-5257U
  • GPU: Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Weight: 2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)


  • Low price
  • Distinguishable design signature (in a good way)
  • Great touchpad and keyboard performance
  • No throttling of the GPU, nor the CPU under heavy load
  • The frequency of the emitted light is really high and it is highly unlikely that the user will feel discomfort


  • A bit lower battery life than expected
  • A small design flaw with the silicone leg makes the notebook unstable on an even surface
  • A bit heavy (2.4 kg)

Acer Aspire E - Specs

CPU Performance #116
  • Intel Core i5-4300M 0.4%
  • Intel Core i7-6560U 0.4%
  • Intel Core i5-5257U
  • Intel Core i5-6300U 0.1%
  • Intel Core i5-4210M 0.3%
GPU Performance #216
  • AMD Radeon R5 M335 (2GB DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
  • Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 0.1%
  • Intel HD Graphics 520 0.1%
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
panel 1
Innolux N156HGE-EAB (CHI MEI CMN15C4)
Color accuracy 11 -> 3.5
Windows 10
Body material
382 x 256 x 29 mm (15.04" x 10.08" x 1.14")
2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm jack
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Security Lock slot


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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, TN

Name Innolux N156HGE-EAB (CHI MEI CMN15C4)
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 209 cd/m2
sRGB 50%
PWM frequency 25800 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 340:1
dE Color Checker 11 3.5
PWM Rating 8.2: (acceptable)
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The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

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Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

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Health protection


This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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Acer Aspire E in-depth review

Every now and then consumers look for a cheap notebook that provides the bare minimum at this price range. Today we are going to review the new Acer Aspire E5-573 notebook that aims to satisfy the basic needs of a regular user and provide a little something on the side. The machine itself will not surprise you with ultimate performance or astonishing looks, but it looks like the company wants to distinguish itself from the rest of the entry-level market. And it does a pretty good job at it. T[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-5257U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: Intel Iris Graphics 6100

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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