Acer Midnight Black 15.6″ Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM Laptop PC is basically designed for home users and students, as it comes with Intel Celeron N2930 processor. It is suitable for office applications, web surfing, emailing, skype and streaming videos etc. This budget Acer laptop offers excellent battery life and a DVD drive. Model E5-511P-C9BM is a touch screen laptop and this 15.6” laptop offers native 1366 X 768 pixel resolution. As this laptop is a low cost machine ($450 at Walmart), it is hard for the manufacture to add a Full HD display panel in addition to other features which the laptop comes with. Even though the processor is a quad core processor, architecturally it is not as fast as 1.9GHz dual core i3-4030u which is a dual core processor with Hyperthreading technology. So you can’t expect good performance for media encoding or casual gaming which we expect from a personal PC. However, Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM comes with 8GB memory, so multitasking won’t be an issue with this laptop. You can browse web with multiple tabs. It comes with Bluetooth connectivity. If you need Acer touch screen laptop with i3-4030u processor and without exceeding your budget, you can take a look at Acer Aspire E5-571P-31LT (price $440). It, however, doesn’t come with optical drive and has 4GB RAM which is enough for everyday use.
Acer Midnight Black 15.6″ Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM specification and Performance
Acer Midnight Black 15.6″ Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM comes with Intel Celeron N2930 processor which operates with basic 1.83 GHz frequency and, due to Turbo Burst Technology, the clock speed can rise up to 2.18GHz. It comes with Integrated Intel HD graphics for Bay Trail processor which has 10 execution units. Compared with Intel HD 4400, it will be low in performance as the HD 4400 consists of more execution units. So you can’t expect much gaming from it either. However, some low end and older games will run on this machine in low resolution and setting. For instance, you can play World of Warcraft on this machine.
If you need better gaming machine with in this price range, you can consider Acer Aspire E5-571G-38VF 15.6-Inch Laptop. This under $500 laptop comes with core i3-4030u processor and NVIDIA GeForce 820M dedicated graphics with 1GB dedicated video memory. The laptop comes with 4GB system RAM and 500GB hard drive butt this is not a touch screen laptop. However,it lacks in optical drive All the games will not max out in this laptop Read customer reviews of Acer Aspire E5-571G-38VF
Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM comes 8GB DDR3L SDRAM in single slot, which is not expandable further. It comes with 500GB hard drive which operates with 5400rpm speed. The laptop runs on Windows 8.1 operating system.
The 15.6” display of Acer Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM features LED backlit high definition touch screen. The laptop weighs around 6lbs which is on the heavier side as the machine comes with a DVD burner and touchscreen panel.
The laptop offers 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 headphone/speaker/line-out jack, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet, 1 HDMI port and 1 VGA port. There is a SD card reader as well. The network connectivity is supported by Wireless 802.11 b/g/n and Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth.
Pros of Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM
Inexpensive laptop for everyday use
Cons of Acer Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM
Slightly heavy to carry around