Acer Aspire E1-510P-2671 Review
This is a 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop at a budget price. It's also surprisingly thin and the battery lasts a solid six hours, significantly longer than competitors.
Acer Aspire E1 reviews identify the E1-510P-2671 model as a system worth checking out if you're in the market for a full-size budget laptop with a touchscreen. An expert reviewer from Computer Shopper admires how slim the laptop is, given that it's a budget model (starting at $448, Amazon). The touchpad and keyboard aren't very responsive, but that's not such a big deal given that this system has a touchscreen display. The touchscreen works very well, the reviewer found, responding immediately to swipes, taps, and other gestures. He was a bit disappointed that the screen's resolution was only 1366 x 768 instead of 1080p HD, which pricier laptops now have. But the review acknowledges that some corners needed to be cut in order to keep the Acer Aspire E1 budget-friendly. The laptop has enough processing power to suit most users' needs, according to this Acer Aspire E1-510P-2671 review. It can run several tasks at once without a hitch and it streams video well. The battery is pretty strong for a full-size laptop, lasting just over six hours in Computer Shopper's testing.
PC Mag likewise found that the four-cell battery could keep chugging for more than six hours, which impressed the reviewer quite a bit. He likes the slim design of the Acer Aspire E1-510P-2671. Most budget laptops are quite a bit thicker than this model, which measures 1.05 inches. The full-size keyboard is comfortable to use, reports PC Mag, and the multimedia performance is satisfying.
Where to buy
The Acer Aspire E1 comes in a variety of configurations. The E1-510P-2671 is an Intel Celeron-based system with a 15.6-inch touchscreen display. It includes a 500GB hard drive, an SD card reader, and 8GB of memory. Despite its slim size, the Aspire E1 still accommodates a DVD-RW drive. It supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connections. It also has an Ethernet port, a feature that's becoming scarce in laptops as they grow ever thinner. This Windows 8 laptop has an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, and two USB 2.0 ports.
It's not unusual to find small laptops with touchscreens for less than $500, but finding a laptop with a full-size 15.6-inch touchscreen for less than $500 is a real trick. Asus pulls it off well with the Aspire E1.