It is good to see that in these times of compact machines you can still find a laptop with a big screen if you so desire. The Aspire E (E5-771G-51T2) is just once such offering from Acer. But it offers a whole more than just its large size. However, people are buying it mostly for its size and let other features be the bonuses that come along with it.
Acer Aspire E is large in size, but it doesn’t weigh much at 6.5 pounds and isn’t very thick. So the large size doesn’t bog the look of the machine down. The screen measures 17 inches and has a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080. This feature makes Aspire E a good buy in the market with similar price tags.
The large size of Aspire E also accommodates a wide keyboard. It has a nice full-sized numeric pad, but the keys are not back-lit. But the key sizes are good so typing is comfortable and the overall keyboard layout is spacious. The touch-pad is also comfortable to use with its width of more than four inches. There is another advantage to its size as it comes with many connectivity options. It offers an HDMI port, four USB ports (both 2.0 and 3.0), a VGA port, and an Ethernet port.
Aspire E comes with an 8 GB memory and worked perfectly when you need to keep open many browser tabs. It also comes with a spacious hard drive (1TB). So you do have download space and speed.
Acer Aspire E gives a decent performance with its Intel Core processor (1.7GHz, i5-4210U). It is also a good laptop for gaming. Another good point is its battery life, which gives up to 4.25 hours of steady use. This doesn’t matter much as first it is quite a decent time and gives you enough power to work unplugged for a few hours. And second, owing to its size, you are hardly going to be traveling with it over long distances. So, the power is good enough for home use. The battery however is sealed so it is not easy to replace if you need to after a few years but it’s just a minor issue.
Overall, Aspire E is a good choice if you are looking to buy a laptop as a desktop replacement and with a price tag of $799 approximately it really is a good choice. You can definitely buy laptops with better performance in similar or even lower price ranges. But if you want a laptop with a large screen that also gives good performance for most features, then Aspire E (E5-771G-51T2) is a good machine to buy.