Acer Aspire E1-510P-2671 Review

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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.

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.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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