Are you on the market for a 15.6 inch laptop but did not have much budget to buy mainstream machine? If you are Acer Aspire laptop’s fans and the storage capacity is one of your biggest concern, we believe you would be interest with the Acer Aspire E5-521-23KH Specifications Review. Based on the entry level of AMD Beema quad core processor as the heart, the latest Acer Aspire E5 laptop is may not a powerful machine. But for everyday use, the Acer E5-521-23KH laptop is still one of the best sub-$300 laptop deals that could be perfect for B’day gift and back to school.
Speaking of design, the Aspire E5-521-23KH laptop is looks identical to the sub-$500 Acer E5-571P-55TL 15.6 inch laptop that shipped with Intel Core i5-4210U dual core processor. Though the casing is made from a plastic material, but the solid black color for entires body and lid cover make it looks more robust and sturdy than they really are. Like the predecessor, the Acer E5-521-23KH laptop’s keyboards is not comes with backlit technology, but still easy and accurate for working with large document and spreadsheets. Yeah, the Acer 5.51 lbs laptop is may not a light machine, but with measures around at 10.08 x 15.02 x 1.19 inch, this model still easy and perfect for travel companions.
Combine the AMD E2-6110 quad core processor as the heart with the 4GB of DDR3L SDRAM, Acer Aspire E5-521-23KH laptop still provides more than enough power that you will need for day to day mobile computing tasks. Yeah, the laptop’s processor that clocked around at 1.5GHz is not designed for running most demanding modern business and multimedia software, but the system still run fluently for daily office and light multimedia tasks, such as Adobe Reader, read/edit email, streaming movies, create presentation and working with Microsoft Office, thanks to the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 as the operating system. Under the bottom E5-521-23KH laptop’s cover, the 6-cell Lithium Ion 5000 mAh claims will give more than eight hours of battery runtime between charges.
Unlike its competitor, Acer Aspire E5-521-23KH 15.6 inch laptop comes with a 1 TB of Serial ATA disk drive as internal storage. Its mean you can store more video, photo and install more applications than its competitors on its price suggest, such as the Asus X551MAV-HCL1103E 15.6 inch laptop that shipped with a 500GB of internal storage. If you need to back up your important files, there are a media card reader slot that compatible with SD card and DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive that placed on the right laptop’s side for burning into CDs and DVDs cassettes.
The 15.6 inch High Definition Aspire E5-521-23KH laptop’s display comes with Acer CineCrystal technology, provides fairly bright, crisp and natural color for watching your favorite video and streaming new movies from internet. Yeah, the LED-backlit widescreen display is only can produces maximum internal resolution around at 1366 x 768 pixels, so you should connect the laptop into external HDTV for watching your favorite video in 1080p HD resolutions, thanks to the VGA port and HDMI port that placed on the laptop’s side. Sadly, the integrated AMD Radeon R2 performance as graphics engine is not designed for playing current demanding 2014 games.
Acer Aspire E5-521-23KH have a front facing web camera that integrated with internal digital microphone for video conference, self portraits or video recording. For audio, the internal stereo speakers is may not promises stunning audio experience, but still can produces fairly crisp and loud enough audio for multimedia and entertainment. There are also few essential connectivity features, such as dual USB 2.0 port, audio combo jack, RJ 45 port and single USB 3.0 port. The rest of Acer Aspire E5-521 laptop’s features are 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, security lock slot, WiFi 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN for rich internet browsing and few interesting bundled, such as Wireless Mouse, laptop’s case and more.
Yeah, the Aspire E5-521-23KH is may not the best Acer Aspire laptop on the market. This model also slightly heavier and the graphics performance also a bit disappointed. But with large memory space, free McAfee Security Protection for six month and priced only around at $299, Acer Aspire E5-521-23KH 15.6 inch laptop is still a great laptop and provides a big value for your money. So, what do you think? If you need a smaller laptop, we suggest you to check the sub-$500 Acer Aspire E5-421G-88JF 14 inch laptop that shipped with AMD A8-6410 quad core processor and paired with 8GB of RAM.