There are lots of people who travel a lot a need a device as compact as possible, which can keep the connected with everything. Still, a smartphone is too small, a tablet might be limited in some cases, so a laptop would be just perfect, but it needs to be small enough to carry it with ease in any luggage and have a decent specs sheet. The Acer Aspire ES1-111-C1MX is one of those models, as its 11.6″ display makes it one of the smallest laptops around, being the perfect travel mate. Also, it has a very friendly price tag.
Since it’s a small laptop, the processor is not the most powerful out there, being just an entry-level dual-core Intel Celeron N2840, with a 1MB cache and running at 2.16 GHz. Fortunately, you can use the Turbo Boost technology and increase the clock speed up to 2.58 GHz. It also has 4 GB of DDR3L RAM, while an integrated Intel HD graphics card make sure you will enjoy crisp and clear images on its little display.
The HDD of the Acer Aspire ES1-111-C1MX has a capacity of 500 GB, being just enough for a your photos or a couple of movies and music which you can enjoy during your trips.
Despite not having a optical drive, it does comes with three USB ports and a media reader, supporting SD carts, so you can transfer your files to different supports. As for the connectivity suite, it consists in a duo of built-in wireless LAN and Gigabit Ethernet port, for both wireless and wired Internet access. Last but not least, it has a Bluetooth 4.0 interface too, perfect for pairing the laptop with a smartphone or a tablet.
Moving on to the display, the Acer Aspire ES1-111-C1MX comes with a LED-backlit active-matrix TFT-LCD high-definition widescreen panel. As mentioned above, it measures 11.6″ and considering that it comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, the density will be pretty big, compared with other entry-level models.
There’s also an integrated webcam, which, alongside the microphone is perfect for keeping in touch with your loved ones. Of course, we should mention the 3-cell lithium-polymer battery, which, thanks to its capacity of 2670 mAh, should provide enough energy for around 5 or 6 hours or Internet browsing or media consuming.
In terms of design, the Acer Aspire ES1-111-C1MX is a relatively light model, weighing just 2.84 lbs and measuring just 0.83″ in thickness. It doesn’t look spectacular, being a simple, but elegant laptop from another point of view, well-built and with a matte black finish.
As stated, we’re looking at a cheap laptop here, perfect for those who don’t want to spend a lot of money for a device able to cover some basic tasks. To be more specific, the Acer Aspire ES1-111-C1MX is available for just $267.99. It comes with a pre-installed copy of Windows 8.1 64-bit and a 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365, so you can edit all your documents with ease.
So, what do you say? Is this laptop worth the money?