• CPU: Intel Core i7-6500U
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Display: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
  • Weight: 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)

Pros

  • Decent touchpad and keyboard experience
  • No PWM above 17% brightness
  • USB-C 3.1 connectivity for ultra-fast data transfer
  • Good price/performance ratio (it's even suitable for some light gaming)
  • Supports M.2 SATA SSDs

Cons

  • Runs a little bit too warm on high load
  • The screen has low maximum brightness
  • The interior and lid are a fingerprint magnet

Acer Aspire E - Specs

CPU Performance #85
  • Intel Core i7-6600U
  • Intel Core i5-7200U 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-6500U
  • Intel Core i7-4558U 0.6%
  • Intel Core i5-4300M 0.7%
GPU Performance #201
  • AMD Radeon R5 M335 (2GB DDR3) 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins) 0.1%
  • Intel HD Graphics 520
  • AMD FirePro M4100 (1GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri) 0.1%
Display
15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
HDD/SSD
500GB HDD
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Body material
Plastic
Dimensions
382 x 259 x 30 mm (15.04" x 10.20" x 1.18")
Weight
2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 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 audio combo jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN

Name 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 100.45 ppi
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1366 x 768
Becomes "Retina" from 34 inches (87 cm)

 

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6500U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: Intel HD Graphics 520

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