Many consumers don’t realize there are actually other options then Intel to power your laptop and as the Acer Aspire ES 15 ES1-523-88WU proves these other options are quite good and well worthy of consideration. This laptop from Acer is powered by an AMD A8-7410 Quad core processor, and if you are not familiar with AMD you might be surprised that it has actually been around for many years and a big part of the personal computer’s history. Below we will look at this laptop a little bit closer and see what some of the benefits and downsides are so you can make the choice if this is right for you.
Processor: AMD A8-7410
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 1 TB SATA
Screen: 15.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10
One of the advantages that AMD typically has over Intel is the ability to produce processors that are slightly cheaper, and slightly cheaper processors add up to a slight cheaper laptop that provides similar functionality. That is exactly what you see with the Acer Aspire ES 15 ES1-523-88WU as it is quite low cost when considering what you get.
To expand on what you get lets talk about another of its benefits and that is very decent performance. The AMD A8 processor which is backed by 8 GB of memory is fully capable of handling even the more demanding of PC consumers. This laptop can easily handle light gaming or running the resource hungry applications that some professionals need to accomplish their day to day work.
Acer has made sure to include some of its nice to have features in all of its Aspire models and this one is no different. You will find the Acer Precision Touchpad that includes palm rejection technology which helps eliminate or at least reduce accidental contact from your palm or hand. On top of this you will also find the Acer Chiclet Keyboard which offers great travel and slid tactile feedback.
If you are somebody who spends plenty of time on the road the Acer Aspire ES 15 ES1-523-88WU may not be the ideal choice as both the weight and battery life fall behind some of the other options available. Tipping the scales at 2.4 KG puts this model on the heavy side for 15.6 inch laptops and with only 5 hours of battery life it really lacks in this category compared to other options in both the high end and budget friendly categories.
Lack of long lasting battery is probably the biggest thing holding the Acer Aspire ES 15 ES1-523-88WU back from being at the top of its class as it does just about everything else quite well such as being affordable and well powered. If having the longest lasting battery around isn’t one of your top priorities this laptop should be very high on your list.