|Standing screen display size||15.6 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixels|
|Processor||2.2 GHz core_i3|
|RAM||6 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||3.2 GHz|
|Hard Drive||1000 GB HDD|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2 GB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||13.5 Hours|
Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H
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|Series||Aspire E series|
|Screen Size||15.6 Inches|
|Hard Disk Size||1000 GB|
|CPU Model||Core i3|
|Ram Memory Installed Size||6 GB|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 620|
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- 8th Generation Intel Core i3 8130U Processor 2.2 GHz (Up to 3.2GHz)
- 15.6 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED lit Display
- 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB HDD and 8x DVD
- Up to 13.5 Hours of battery life
- Windows 10 Home. Operating System Architecture 64-bit
- TIP: try a battery pin-hole reset procedure, a different AC adapter, or pressing the key combination FN + F6 to make sure the system is outputting the video to the notebook's internal display
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U Processor 2.2GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.4GHz, Windows 10 Home, 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 8X DVD Double-Layer Drive RW (M-DISC enabled), Secure Digital (SD) card reader, Acer True Harmony, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, 802.11ac Wi-Fi featuring MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), 1 - USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port (up to 5 Gbps), 2 - USB 3.0 ports (one with power-off charging), 1 - USB 2.0 port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, 6-cell Li-Ion Battery (2800 mAh), Up to 13.5-hours Battery Life, 5.27 lbs. | 2.39 kg (system unit only) (NX.GRYAA.001). Processor Core - Dual-core.Processor Speed: 2.20 GHz.
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Better Everyday Computing
The new Aspire E Series laptops provide a comprehensive range of choices for every-day users, with many appealing features and an attractive design. Incredible performance, fast 802.11ac wireless with new MU-MIMO technology and great battery life make the Aspire E series shine in any situation.
8th Gen Processing
Featuring the 8th gen Intel Core i3 processor, experience powerful performance and seamless computing for your everyday tasks. With Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 you get that extra burst of performance, smooth streaming, and brilliant HD entertainment when you need it.
Breathtakingly beautiful images abound in rich Full HD on the 15.6 inch widescreen display.
Go All Day
We figure with up to 13.5 hours of battery operation, you’ll agree, whatever you call a day, we’ve got you covered.
Crystal Clear Audio
Acer TrueHarmony ensures movies come to life, songs have more depth and games are even more engaging.
Maintain a strong, consistent wireless signal with the strategically placed 802.11ac featuring MU-MIMO technology wireless antenna.
USB 3.0 & 3.1 Type-C Ports
The USB 3.1 Type-C port supports ultra-fast data transfers and USB 3.0 port can charge up your devices when the laptop is powered off.
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2018
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After receiving the computer and going through Windows setup, everything seemed to be working ok. It was extremely difficult to insert USB devices into the ports the first time. It took so much force, I was afraid something would break. That improved with continued use. I bought some USB flash memory sticks and created a Windows 10 Recovery USB drive. (SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDCZ36-032G-AFFP for $6.99 each).
Some reviewers said they were not able to get into the BIOS, but I had no problem getting into BIOS by tapping the F2 key during boot-up. At least one reviewer said wifi performance was poor and replaced the wifi card. I did not have that problem, wifi reception was excellent, never dropped out, was ok waking from sleep. I had no wifi problems at all.
On the Acer website, I selected Support then chose Drivers and Manuals from that dropdown menu. I entered model E5-576-392H but that didn’t work. I found the SNID number on the label on the bottom of the computer and entered that, which took me to a list of the things available to download. I downloaded the User Manual PDF files. I did not download and install any device drivers or BIOS revision. One reviewer cautioned against installing the BIOS revision, so that made me cautious. On the web I found and downloaded a free DVD player program (VLC) and played part of a movie DVD to verify DVD operation. I downloaded Adobe Reader, PrimoPDF, and some other utility programs that I like. I signed my wife up for Microsoft Office 365 personal and downloaded those programs. (I have been a ribbon hater, but decided to finally master that and quit complaining…ordered latest copies of Word and Exel Bible – used from Amazon.)
After a few days of operating and testing, a memory upgrade was ordered. This computer came with one 2GB and one 4GB memory sticks as other reviewers have described. Some just bought a single 4 GB for a very low price to replace the 2 GB, but I decided to buy a 16 GB kit (two 8GB) of a brand I was familiar with for $87.98 (Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3/DDR3L 1600 MT/S (PC3-12800) Unbuffered SODIMM 204-Pin Memory - CT2KIT102464BF160B). That was easy to install and operated ok. There was a YouTube video of how to do the install.
After I installed the memory upgrade but before I ordered the SSD, I wanted to run a free memory test program (MemTest86). That required making a USB flash memory drive with the MemTest86 program on it and booting from it. I could see the USB drive in the BIOS and move it to the top of the boot order, but I could not get the computer to actually boot from it. And when I went back into the BIOS, it showed the boot order change had not been preserved. This not being able to successfully change the boot order was a worry. More about that, and how it turned out, later.
Reviewers were saying conflicting things about installing an SSD. Some reviewers replaced the HDD with an equivalent SATA SSD. Some reviewers said that a new M.2 type SSD could not coexist with the HDD that came installed in the computer. One reviewer claimed to have confirmed this with Acer tech support!! I found a YouTube video that seemed to contradict that and at least one reviewer said they had both drives operating simultaneously. I wanted to install an M.2 style SSD, which I had no previous experience with, and hoped I could use it for boot drive C and keep the 1TB mechanical drive as drive E for additional storage (the DVD drive is drive D). At that point in time, I didn’t know if that plan would work out or not.
From the reviews and Wikipedia, it seemed there are at least two types of M.2 style SSDs, one type with a SATA interface, the other type with an NVMe interface which is faster and also more expensive. One reviewer said, yes the NVMe interface is faster, but you will never see the difference unless you are doing something very heavy duty computationally. That had the ring of truth to it, so I bought Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA M.2 Type 2280SS Internal SSD - CT500MX500SSD4 for $66.99. The connecter end of this M.2 SSD circuit board had two little cutouts, with a few connectors on left and right, and a wide section in the middle. The socket in the computer had only one interference nib. Temporary major panic quandary, which side of the M.2 SSD should be up!! Then I realized the small sections on each side of the SSD were not the exact same width, so it would actually insert only one way. Whew. When I powered up the computer, the new drive did not show up in the BIOS, but I clicked on the Windows button and in the pop-up menu I scrolled down to Windows Administrative Tools, selected Computer Management, then selected Disk Management and it was there as uninitialized disk 2. I didn’t do anything more at this point.
The YoutTube video I found for my exact computer (title “How to clone Acer Aspire E5 576 392H HDD to SSD make boot drive without reinstalling Windows 10”) used a program EaseUS Todo. Unfortunately, the free version of that program did not have the cloning feature. I would have to buy the program to get that feature. I found another YouTube video for a Dell laptop (title “How to Clone Windows from a Hard Disk to an M.2 SSD (and Keep It Bootable)”). It was beautifully made and used a slick free program Macrium Reflect, and when it was done it booted from the new SSD and the HDD had a different drive letter. In the container with my Crucial M.2 SSD was a little paper that said go to the Crucial website/clone and get a download there. That was Acronis TrueImage which is a program I am familiar with and has been around for years.
I installed Acronis and followed the prompts using automatic mode. When it finished, there was no second drive showing in File Explorer. Repeating the steps above to get back to the Disk Management window, the SSD was there and formatted. but had not been assigned a drive letter. I thought about doing something there, but did not. I decided to shut down the computer and take out the HDD, then reboot to see if it would boot off the M.2 SSD.
After removing the bottom cover, it was not obvious to me how to remove the HDD. I found another YouTube video title “Acer Install a Hard Drive and Do a Fresh Install of Windows 10” that showed I could just slide the HDD out, which I did. Then when I booted into the BIOS, the Information page showed no HDD0, and the SSD showed as HDD1. On the Boot page, Windows Boot Manager was showing the model number for the HDD1.
The boot time into Windows was much faster. All the programs were there and worked, so the clone was successful. In Windows Disk Management, the new SSD showed as drive C.
The question was, when the 1TB HDD was put back into the computer, how to achieve the computer seeing the new SSD as boot drive C and the old HDD as drive E? What determined which drive it would boot from, was it the BIOS? I put the old HDD back in. When I powered up the computer, I was slow to hit F2, so I missed getting into the BIOS. However, Windows booted fast to my surprise. I got into Disk Management, and lo and behold there was the new 500GB SSD as drive C and the old 1TB HDD as drive E. I didn’t have to do a darn thing. Windows and the BIOS figured it out by themselves. Windows File Explorer showed both drives. I powered down and back up a few times, always with the same good result. So I don’t know why some reviewers had a problem with having both drives in.
Very happy with this purchase.
As a replacement for a Dell Inspiron 13 (a 2015 model that had been passed around on eBay), I was really excited to purchase this laptop. The aforementioned was showing its signs of wear and mishandling by multiple college students, myself included, and needed to be replaced before it fell apart completely.
After being stuck on an awkward 1366x768 monitor, an FHD screen was first on the list. The screen is fine all things considered, but you have to be facing it head on or else the colors get affected by the backlight, my older laptop was the same but allowed much more freedom in viewing angles before the colors turned south. Much adjusting of the screen is required if you aren't sitting still with the laptop on a hard surface in front of you.
Long battery life was something my old laptop did not have and came in at a mediocre six hours. The battery life on this webpage suggests 13.5 hours, but it shipped to me with a sticker in the upper right corner that said 12 hours. The sticker at the bottom of the keyboard says it's a proper 392H, perhaps the battery life sticker was a mistake (595 BM model anyone), or is the page here on Amazon misleading?
Anyways, I have yet to entirely evaluate the battery life but I can say that it is a definitive step up. Plugging it in to charge it does require a bit of finesse and wiggling around but once you get it in, it's in. That 90-degree angle is a welcome addition over having the charging cord stick straight out.
Storage options, previously I was just stuck with your regular SATA based storage in the form of either an HDD or an SSD, of which I previously opted for the latter. Reading that this laptop offers an M.2 slot I had felt it would be a great replacement for my M.2 which was replaced with an NVME drive in my desktop. I can't attest to the speed differences between the M.2 and SSD since they're both pretty much the same, both are silent, and that's about it.
Sadly I can only have one storage option in this laptop at a time, can't go dual storage with a drive and an M.2.
The 8th gen CPU is also a fair step up over my old laptop since it doesn't get anywhere as hot but then again that might be because this laptop has actual air intake vents in the bottom and a much larger exhaust fan. Dare I mention that the fan itself is also fairly quiet as well? It's certainly quieter than the heating vent under my bed when the furnace kicks on.
The RAM is 6GB of DDR3... wait, 6GB? So I have to sell this stick and buy two 4GB sticks? Okay, I knew this going into it, but why such an odd choice? I've already had one memory related BSOD two weeks into usage, a particular BSOD I never had on the previous laptop (where I ran 8GB) which is alarming considering I've cut down on my multitasking. Don't get me wrong, I can work with 6GB, but why not offer a 4 or 8GB (4+4) version?
The keyboard, this was one of the more subpar elements. For starters, the lack of a backlight makes your only light source at night with no lights on is the screen itself. I like considering myself a good touch typist but just seeing the keys and only needing to glance down to get your bearings instead of the tactile F/J bumps, it changes the experience for me in a way I don't like.
The function keys are underused since the volume and backlight keys are represented by the arrow keys which in my mind is simply a bad practice. F1 and 2 are empty which could be used for brightness, while F9-11 are empty which could be used for volume and mute keys.
The caps lock key does not have a visual indicator requiring you to type to see if it is engaged.
The power button is a key in the upper right corner of the keyboard. I can't tell you how many times I've pressed this as I've grabbed the laptop to move it around.
There appears to be a key to even bring up the right click menu in between the right alt and ctrl buttons. Isn't the touchpad enough?
Speaking of the touchpad, it has a quirk to it. While the lower corners are their respective left and right click buttons the upper touchpad itself also doubles as buttons where the left half is left click, and vice versa. I haven't heard about this in any articles or anywhere on the Amazon page or comments section so maybe this is just a bug with my particular unit?
All that aside, the keys themselves feel nice with a good amount of travel and an un-distracting noise. Given that the number pad is to the left, it will take a bit of adjustment to get used to, but so far this hasn't been an issue. The touchpad itself feels great, is responsive, and has a lovely accent for a border.
The media inputs on the side are of acceptable quality featuring USB 3, C, and HDMI for all your modern computing needs. VGA I suppose is acceptable if you still use the port for projectors or to hook up to an older TV and... that is an ethernet port right? I thought those were fatter than this. The one thing that I don't really like was the CD/DVD drive. If you want to watch a movie on the plane, that's fine, but there are standalone disk drives that you can get for $15. Copy the disk as an mp4 and you're done, easy peasy.
In the end, I feel like the CD/DVD drive would just be an unnecessary expense that was thrown on for the majority that will never use it to satisfy the minority who will all so ACER could pad the bottom line. Nothing against it, but why should we spend more?
The speakers are bottom firing...
*headdesk headdesk headdesk headdesk headdesk*
My old laptop had thin side firing speakers which were, okayish, but these ones just... no... They deserve to be on the top. I mean, if the table was sentient and listening to the music, I guess it would be having a darn good time with that TrueHarmony, but tables do not listen to music.
For what it is, the speakers are fine, but their placement is very questionable.
The body of the laptop is, well what can I say, it's sturdy. Perhaps it was the thinness of the previous laptop but merely picking it up one-handed caused the frame to creak and bend. You don't get an iota of that with this. The laptop is textured in a way that is nice to the touch, although it's dark surface would expose fingerprints under the correct lighting.
I haven't even accessed the BIOS yet, I should do that but I never get a prompt... If you don't know what this is, don't go looking. It's probably like that for a reason.
Finally, the startup time is awesome. I recently purchased a Western Digitial M.2 NVME drive (WDS500G2X0C) and between pressing the power button to logged in is ~5 seconds.
Now, for those of you that just want the quick and easy:
- Poor viewing angles
+ Solid 12 - 13 hours
Note: After testing I averaged about 9 hours based on my usage patterns.
+ 90-degree angle coming off the barrel plug
+ Doesn't heat up when charging
+ M.2 capiable (slient operation)
- No option for dual SATA+M.2
+ 8th gen does not heat up under moderate load or while watching videos
+ Adequate and quiet cooling solution
+/- Single 6GB
- No backlight
- Underused function keys (volume/brightness regulated to volume keys)
- No caps lock indicator
+ Good key travel on pressing
+ Doesn't sound too loud
+ Touchpad and palm rest have a quality texture
Note: A few bugs are mentioned at the end concerning the trackpad
+ USB 3+C
+/- DVD/CD drive
+/- Acceptable quality
- Downward firing
Startup Time (WD M.2 drive - WDS500G2X0C):
+ 5 seconds
Looking back, it's a good laptop if you don't mind all the little problems, but to me, this is one that suffered a death by a million cuts. The base package is fine but all the little issues have really built up to make it a merely acceptable experience. Considering I got this on Black Friday, for $310 I'm not entirely let down but I still feel like this will be a laptop that ends up returned at the end of the day come late December or even January. Considering I still have a month and a half to change my mind, who knows, maybe I'll come around but I'm pretty sure my mind is made up on this.
If you do not care for the little problems I have described above, it's a great value for under 400, a steal for under 325, anything less than 300 is simply highway robbery.
Good play ACER, but I don't think this is for me. The ball is in your court.
Edit - 1/27 -------------
Well after working out the laptops quirks I've decided that indeed, this isn't the laptop for me. The lack of a backlight for the keyboard is what hurts the most. I'd say that is then followed up by the viewing angles and speakers.
The 6gb of RAM started becoming problematic, I'd strongly suggest replacing the second two gig stick with either a four gig one or removing it entirely.
Finally, I don't know if it was said lack of ram or something to do with my touchpad, but I didn't experience this with either my previous laptop or the wireless mouse I use with my desktop...
Sometimes while browsing I'd be scrolling down the page when the page would suddenly stop scrolling with the two-finger touch. No matter how much I scrolled, it wouldn't move. Since my cursor was still usable, this forced me to click and drag the scroll bar or switch to another window/program before scroll would start working again. The issue came and went early on, but in the last few weeks it's been very prominent and I don't understand why. I still have half a gig of RAM left over so I'm not bumping into that ceiling, and the CPU is only at an intermittent 40% load. Everything is fine when I use my wireless mouse which leads me to assume the fault lies with the trackpad.
As I wrap up this review and shut down this laptop, I feel like the experience was a good one, but ultimately a laptop that suffered death by a thousand cuts like I mentioned in my original review. Cheers.
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Puntos a considerar:
- El teclado es completo (incluye teclado numérico) pero viene en inglés (no tiene la ñ) y al configurarlo en español, algunas teclas para símbolos cambian y no existe tecla directa para signos <, >. Esto no es ningún problema si no sueles ocupar estos símbolos, porque al tener teclado numérico los puedes colocar fácilmente con ALT+60,62. O también puedes usar un teclado inalámbrico (por bluetooth o con receptor usb)
- Viene con relativamente pocas aplicaciones adicionales de fábrica, la mía venía con antivirus McAfee. Pero estas aplicaciones y varias características de windows habilitadas por default hacen que el equipo funcione lento. Yo instalé un windows limpio y desactive varias (muchas) opciones de windows. Ahora el equipo trabaja muchísimo más rápido y la batería dura un poco más.
- La tarjeta de gráficos funciona bien para juegos con configuración al mínimo. Algunos pueden jugarse con mejor calidad, pero sacrificando FPS. Esta lap no es gamer.
- Incluye 2 puertos USB3, 1 puerto USB2, 1 puerto USB-C, salida HDMI y VGA (no muy común actualmente), jack para audífonos y unidad DVDRW (tampoco muy usual en estos días)
- El display es muy sencillo, parece de esos que traían las laps a principios de los 2000. No tiene cristal antireflejante, por lo que en algunos entornos tendrás que estarlo acomodando para ver bien. Además el ángulo de visión es muy estrecho, es decir, si de repente te acomodas en tu silla y ahora ves la pantalla de unos centímetros más arriba, tendrás acomodarla para poder apreciarla bien. De los costados, no se ve nada, o se distorsionan los colores. Este punto es el que me hizo quitarle 1 estrella a mi calificación.
Más adelante pienso agregarle RAM y cambiarle el disco duro a uno SSD, porque el que tiene, aunque es de muy buena capacidad, funciona lento (es de 5400 RPM). Eso significa invertirle poco más de $1,000 MXN al equipo, que sumando al precio de la lap, aún sigue siendo un muy buen precio.
Reviewed in Mexico 🇲🇽 on November 1, 2018
Adding to my comment since I have received this a few days ago,,,it keeps freezing on me,,can't access task manager,,it has to get turned off all the time,,,what a waist of money this was!!!
First of all I just received this laptop and I see it is not on special so can I get some money back for that?
Secondly I did not pay for a refurbished unit I paid full price for a new one,,,this is not new and I can tell
Only used it a couple days so I might find more this to go wrong yet but so far,,,it is VERY slow even just to turn on
and the fan is VERY loud ,,,this is the second unit I buy and really don't happy with this one and like we all know it cost money to send back,,,I want a refund I paid over 600$ and with tax was almost 800$ really not worth it.