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Acer Aspire E15 (2015) review

Don't look at this laptop the wrong way

Acer Aspire E15 review

We consider the Acer Aspire E15's bad viewing angles and poor speakers to be real deal breakers. The system almost makes up for its shortcomings with its powerful graphics chip and abundance of memory, but great specs aren’t enough to make you forget about the laptop’s irritating annoyances. 

We liked

The hardware offered here presents a great value, with 16GB of memory, a power Core i7 CPU, and Nvidia 940M graphics. This computer is good for both function and fun, at a price that’s easy on your wallet.

We disliked

There are faults that are frankly hard to look past. The laptop’s matte screen is ruined by poor viewing angles. Then there are the weak speakers, no backlighting on the small keys and how its plastic body makes it feel like a toy. This wouldn't be our first choice for an on-the-go entertainment system. 

Verdict

You'll have to weigh out your priorities when considering whether or not to pick up the Acer Aspire E15. On one hand, it features impressive hardware and performance for a reasonable price. On the other hand, nagging problems, like the viewing angle, are bound to become more annoying over time. Consider this budget notebook only if you don't intend to move it very much.