Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659 is the new 14” touch screen laptop that comes with 3rd generation core i3 processor, 4 GB memory and 500 GB hard drive. Priced just under $430, it promises to deliver performance for day to day computing tasks like typing documents and web browsing with multiple tabs. It also offers performance for casual gaming, Photo editing, and media encoding/decoding. Considering Acer E1-470P-6659 for video editing or 3D modeling would not be a good choice though. As far as gaming is concerned, high end games like Battlefield 3, Far cry 3, would hardly run on this laptop. However, low end games like starcraft II, Anno 2070, Daiblo III can be played smoothly. Downloading and watching HD video would not be a problem with this laptop. Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659 doesn’t include CD/DVD burner.
Acer E1-470P-6659 performance and specification
Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659 is powered by Intel core i3-3217u dual core processor, which operates with 1.8 GHz frequency, and is hyperthreading enabled. Thus 2 cores can handle 4 threads at a time. Turboboost feature is missing in this processor, so Auto overclocking is not possible with this processor. It comes with Intel HD 4000 graphics which is integrate with processor chip. Being Ultra low voltage processor (ULV), it is energy efficient. Similar clocked 4th generation i3 ULV processor is only 2-10% faster. However, two important security features- AES (encrypting and decrypting data) instructions set and Security Keys are available with 4th gen i3 processor only and are missing in 3rd generation core i3 processor.
Acer E1-470P-6659 offers 4GB memory and 500 GB hard drive. Windows 8 operating system is preloaded on the HDD.
14″ LED-backlit high-definition Touch screen laptop offers native 1366 by 768 resolution. As it is a budget laptop, we can’t expect to get full HD or 1080p playback. However, 720p playback is supported by the display.
Compared with other budget laptops, the connectivity features of Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659 are fairly satisfying. Overall, the user has access to three USB connections, only one is USB 3.0 standard and rest 2 are USB2.0 ports. Besides these, Acer has two display-out connections – VGA and HDMI . Other interfaces such as Gigabit LAN and an integrated SD card reader are there. Wireless connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth. Bluetooth is not very common in similar type of laptops.
Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659 comes with standard 4 cell li-ion battery which can provide 4-5 hours of battery life, upon single charge.
Pros of Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659
Inexpensive touch screen laptop
Cons of Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659
No DVD burner Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659 could be a good choice for home, home office and high school students. It can be used for office work as well if you don’t need to run CPU intensive programs like AutoCad, Revit, 3Ds Max etc.