At a glance Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-75B3 surely looks like an excellent laptop. It comes with a decent i7 processor, plenty of RAM and a nice terabyte hard drive. Also screen offers Full HD resolution so professionals and digital artists should stay happy. But are there some less obvious things that might put this laptop at a disadvantage? Perhaps, we’ll try to reveal them below.
Core i7-5500U is the processor of this notebook. It belongs to the fastest CPU family of Intels, the i7s. But this particular model is a power efficient one, so it won’t reach similar performance than its regular counterparts. The i7-5500U, featuring two cores, 2.4GHz clock speed and 3.0GHz turbo, reaches ~4000 CPU Mark points – those high power i7s indeed get much more, 8000 and above. But the i7-5500 is still sufficient for most people, many demanding applications (including HD video) work on it. And the best thing is, it doesn’t get hot and power consumption is small. Using such a laptop equipped with low power CPU in the summer & on your lap will be a pleasant experience.
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-75B3 features 8GB DDR3L SDRAM. It is upgradeable to 16GB with two 8GB sticks. There’s no information if the current distribution is one 8GB chip or two 4GB ones. That’s not a concern for you unless you’re planning to expand the memory.
I could see many people commenting about slow drive here. It’s indeed a hard drive with nice 1024GB storage but sluggish 5400RPM speed. It’s connected to SATA interface, so you can find a similar solid-state drive and do the replace if you want to make the system run faster.
Display and graphics
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-75B3 has a 15.6″ display supporting 1920×1080 resolution, aspect ratio being 16:9. It is not a touch display which many might like with Windows 8.1. The majority of people who bought this notebook said the screen is at least decent.
Graphics performance isn’t bad on this Acer. The graphics engine is GeForce 940M, a dedicated one easily surpassing integrated chips such as Intel HD 4600 in performance. The 940M is good news for fans of GTA 5, you should reach ~50FPS if you don’t mind playing on medium settings and 1366×768 resolution. Games that would work on high details and Full HD include types like Battlefield 4, Counter-Strike:Go and of course all the older and less demanding ones.
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-75B3 has three USB ports, of which two are the faster USB 3.0. In addition, you’ll find VGA and HDMI outputs on the notebook so feel free to connect a PC display or HD television.
Networking adapters are solid, or what do you think about Gigabit RJ-45 port and 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 adapter?
The laptop does not have DVD drive. In another words, an external drive must be acquired to work with discs. SD card slot seems to be available, so from memory cards data can be easily uploaded.
There’s a built-in 1280×720 webcam and microphone for Skype video in this notebook.
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-75B3 weighs 5.29 pounds, so it’s not more or less than its 15.6″ competitors. It has a 4-cell battery which, according to user reports, seems to last 5 hours when surfing the web.
The keyboard is advertised as being backlit, but in reality it’s not. A 10-key pad is available on the right hand side.
Summing it up
After taking a closer look at the specifications of Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-75B3, I can’t see so many bad things. Conversely, there are mainly positives here. You’re offered a strong trio of i7 CPU, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive ready to run heavy-duty software without problems. As a plus, graphics card is the dedicated GeForce 940M which means you won’t have to suffer from bad frame rates on many games – as long as you don’t up the eye candy too much. If you want a decent notebook with improved gaming capabilities, this Acer should do the trick for you.