Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG Laptop Review

June 29, 2016
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Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG, at a glance I can say it looks like a superb notebook! There’s Intel Core i5 processor and solid-state drive under its black hood, and also dedicated GeForce graphics for gamers. In addition, the screen supports Full HD resolution. The price is rather low. So, is there anything bad with this laptop? Let’s see…

How’s the performance?

Intel Core i5-6200U is the processor of Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG. It’s a 6th generation dual-core model of 2.3GHz clock speed and 2.8Ghz turbo. It gets a decent score (4000) in CPU Mark, making sure home users and even most professionals would be happy with this chip. Software ranging from web browser to image editors will smoothly run on this system.

The 8GB RAM suffices for most users. Remember it’s the new DDR4 standard. There’s a panel in the bottom which you can open and upgrade the RAM (and storage) if you want – the current memory configuration is one 8GB stick and there is one free slot. Maximum memory is 32GB.

For storage, the Acer has one 256GB solid-state drive installed in the M.2 SATA slot. That is a fast drive, the system is going to boot up quickly and programs will start fast too. In addition, there is a free regular 2.5″ SATA slot inside the system. You can add another SSD to that or even a spinning hard drive if you want.

Is it a good choice for gaming?

The graphics engine of Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG is GeForce 940MX, a rehashed 2016 version of the older GeForce 940M. The chip uses 2GB DDR5 video memory. So what does this mean in real life? It’s much faster than integrated chips, but you can’t still call it a high-end card. You can expect old games run fluently on high-ultra settings (CS: Go at +60FPS all maxed out) and new, cutting-edge games fine on conservative settings (Fallout 4 at ~35FPS on low and 720p resolution).

You can not upgrade the graphics card here, but keep in mind you can choose whether you use the GeForce card or the processor-integrated graphics from the system settings.

What ports and connections it includes?

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG has four USB ports in total: one USB 2.0, two USB 3.0 and one USB 3.1 Type-C. Thus, you can connect many peripherals to the computer simultaneously. HDMI-output is also offered for an extra monitor.

Networking adapters include Gigabit RJ-45 port and 802.11ac WiFi card with Bluetooth 4.0 support.

There’s an optical drive (CD/DVD burner) included – not everybody needs it, but installing legacy software from discs is indeed possible. SD card slot is there as well, it can be used for easy data transfer to and from the notebook.

Miscellaneous features and benefits

I’ve seen folks say Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG has a good image quality. The 15.6″ matte display sports Full HD resolution which power users will also find an attractive feature. It’s not an IPS panel. Touch is not supported here but you can navigate yourself through Windows 10 with trackpad and keyboard easily. There’s a webcam in the top center position, it features 720p resolution for video.

Battery life is as good as it gets in this category. People have reported around 7 hours with web browsing & video streaming – however you won’t reach the 12 hours Acer advertises. The 6-cell battery unit can’t be replaced without removing the whole laptop bottom, in other words it’s a non-replaceable model.

The keyboard is backlit, that’s a feature you don’t often get for this price.


Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG has been a best-selling model lately and I can definitely see why. It has everything a power user could ask for: a powerful processor, plenty of RAM and a solid-state drive packaged in a neat, professional-grade black shell. And it’s not all about software running smoothly, also games will work to an extent thanks to dedicated (if still pretty average) graphics. And the best thing is, this all doesn’t cost an arm and leg. Definitely a recommended buy for all-around, including heavyweight & gaming, use!

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