As February starts to come to an end Acer has quietly released what it hopes will be one of its biggest selling laptop models for the month of March. We are talking about the Acer Aspire ES 15 ES1-572 (NX.GKQEK.009) which is a 15.6 inch model that tries to find a perfect balance between performance and affordability. Below we are going to review this model a bit closer and see exactly what it has to offer by going over some of the benefits and downsides.
Processor: Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 1 TB SATA
Screen: 15.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10
The Acer Aspire ES 15 ES1-572 (NX.GKQEK.009) doesn’t wow you with in your face top end hardware but that is actually one of its great features. It doesn’t go overboard with expensive hardware so you still end up with a laptop that is within reach of the average consumer but at the same time you will find very capable hardware that still has enough power to run what 95 % of users need. Instead of the expensive Intel Core i7 you will find the Intel Core i5 and this is backed up by plenty of memory at 8 GB.
With many of the new laptops coming out with very small drives and forcing users to consider online storage for all their important documents this Aspire has went the other direction and included a large 1 TB drive that has more then enough storage to handle just about all users data and still have plenty of room left over.
One thing that most consumers can agree is a real headache is when typing your hand mistakenly touches the touchpad causing the mouse to click or move in unwanted directions. Acer has addressed this by including Palm rejection technology is amazingly is able to distinguish between intentional finger gestures and accidental contact.
One category that the Acer Aspire ES 15 ES1-572 (NX.GKQEK.009) doesn’t score high marks in is mobility. With a total weight of 2.4 Kg it isn’t the lightest option available and while 6.5 hours of battery life on a single charge may seem great compared to your old and outdated laptop you are looking to replace it doesn’t stack up well with what some of the competition is able to pull off.
The optical drive has been removed to help lighten the design but as mentioned above it still hasn’t been enough to make it a highly mobile device and instead just leaves users who have the need to use physical media left plugging in an external device to read and write to their cd’s and dvd’s.
Even with the few downsides mentioned above the Acer Aspire ES 15 ES1-572 (NX.GKQEK.009) has done what it sent out to accomplish and that is provide users with an affordable option that still has plenty of the features and performance you would expect to find in a more expensive device.