Acer Aspire E15, 15.6″, i3-8130U, E5-576-392H
- 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
- 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-lit Display
- 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB HDD & 8X DVD
- Up to 13.5-hours of battery life
- Windows 10 Home
Acer Aspire E15, 15.6″, i3-8130U, E5-576-392H Prices
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The Acer Aspire E15 (E5-576-392H) is a bargain laptop that delivers solid productivity performance. Given its low price, mainstream users may be willing to overlook the laptop’s extra weight, so-so display and lack of keyboard backlighting. But if you have any high-demand applications (or a bit of a gaming bug), it would be better to consider one of its pricier cousins.
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Acer E15 Design
Measuring 15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches and weighing about 5 pounds, 1 ounce (or 5 pounds, 10 ounces if you include the 65-watt power brick), the Core i3-8130U version of the Acer Aspire E15 looks and feels almost identical to last year’s budget model—which is to say, sleek and professional but unquestionably on the heavy side. While the Aspire E15 is no ultraportable, good luck finding a slim-and-light clamshell with similar specs for anything less than double the price.
The E15’s etched lid looks understated and reasonably stylish, while the brushed aluminum finish of the palm rest looks pretty sharp. The plastic feel of the E15’s shell may give it away as a budget model, but the laptop as a whole still feels reassuringly sturdy, complete with a stiff display that barely wobbled as I typed. My only real complaint (a repeat from last year) is that the slide-out DVD tray feels worryingly flimsy.
One particularly thoughtful design touch on the Acer Aspire E15 is a removable bottom panel that gives you access to the RAM slots and drive bay, handy for upgrading the E15’s meager 6GB of memory. Opening the panel is a simple matter of loosening three screws and pulling on a thumb tab.back to menu ↑
Acer E15 Display
The Acer Aspire E15’s 15.6-inch display comes with the same pluses and minuses we saw in last year’s budget model. Viewed straight-on—and I do mean directly straight-on—the screen looks reasonably sharp and vivid, perfectly adequate for browsing the web, editing Word documents or fiddling with pivot tables.
However, the Aspire E15’s display betrays its budget pedigree once you move your head side-to-side or tilt the screen up or down. Indeed, brightness and contrast vary wildly depending on the viewing angle, and the display blows out and goes inverse as you tilt the lid down. These are the telltale signs of a non-IPS display, and it goes with the Aspire E15’s sub-$400 territory.
The E15’s display is also disappointingly dim, registering only 230 nits (or candelas) according to our measurement; we prefer a reading of at least 250 nits. I had no trouble viewing the Aspire’s display while in my den, but expect to squint if you’re using the laptop near a bright window or outdoors.back to menu ↑
Acer E15 General performance
The Acer Aspire E15’s budget status means you need to manage your performance expectations. The integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics can’t do much in the way of gaming. Its Core i3-8130U processor is the lowest-end Core laptop chip available, a mere dual-core in an otherwise quad-core family. But it has one secret weapon: a Turbo mode that can take it from its base clock of 2.2GHz to as high as 3.4GHz. That can come in handy on certain jobs.back to menu ↑
The budget version of 2018’s Acer Aspire E15 delivers good value for the price as well as a significant performance boost over its predecessor. That said, this laptop comes saddled with a so-so display, and we wish its battery life were a little longer.back to menu ↑
Price History for Check AMAZON.com - Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6", Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, E5-576-392H
|Current Price||$359.99||January 25, 2020|
|Highest Price||$359.99||August 29, 2019|
|Lowest Price||$359.99||August 29, 2019|
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|$359.99||August 29, 2019|
Specification: Acer Aspire E15, 15.6″, i3-8130U, E5-576-392H
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Core i3-8130U @ 2.20 Ghz
Shared Intel UHD Graphics 620
15.6", LCD LED
1920 x 1080
6GB, DDR3L, Dual Channel
Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi
1 x HDMI, 1 x Network RJ45, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.1, 1 x VGA, 2 x USB 3.0
Height front 1.2";