The Acer ES1-131-C22T is an ultra-portable notebook equipped with a 64-bit processor and a 500 GB hard disk making this an ideal notebook for students and frequent travellers. This is an entry level notebook with a focus on a long battery life rather than performance. The notebook will easily glide through day-to-day productivity tasks without breaking a sweat. But don’t expect it to run graphic-heavy games or software like Adobe’s Photoshop. This is not the notebook for these processor-intensive tasks. But it is a perfect companion for students and on-the-move professionals whose day-to-day tasks include typing up documents, internet surfing and using social media. It costs around Rs. 18,700/- in online stores.
· Processor: 4th Gen Intel Celeron Dual Core N3050 1.60 GHz. (2 MB Cache)
· Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics
· Memory: 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 1600 MHz.
· Storage: 500 GB HDD (5400 RPM)
· Operating System: Windows 8.1
· Display: 11.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768), LED Backlight
· Audio: Built-in Stereo Speakers And Microphone
· Camera: 1.3 Megapixels Webcam
§ Wireless LAN: Integrated 802.11 ac
§ Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth™ V4.0
§ Ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet
· Ports and Slots:
§ 1 x Headphone-out jack (Audio-in Combo)
§ 1 x Line-in Jack
§ 1 x USB 3.0 port
§ 1 x USB 2.0 port
§ 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
§ 1 x HDMI
§ 1 x 4-in-1 Card Reader
§ 1 x AC Adapter Plug
· Battery and Power: 3 Cells Li-ion, Up to 5 hours
· Weight and Dimensions: 1.25 kg (with battery); 291 x 211 x 21.2 mm (WxDxH)
ü Portable form factor.
ü 500 GB Hard Disk.
ü The Latest version of Bluetooth V4.0 included.
ü 5 hours of battery backup.
û 4th Gen Intel Celeron Processor.
û 2 GB RAM is not enough.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Acer ES1-131-C22T Laptop
· AC Adapter
· User Guide and Manuals
The ES1-131-C22T is made entirely of plastic since it is meant to be an ultra-portable notebook. The body is matte black colored which gives it a sleek and stealthy look. Even the 11.6-inch display is matte. All the ports on this notebook are located at the back end which enhances its sleek stealthy look.
Inside is the full-size Chiclet-style keyboard. The keys are well-spaced and have enough travel to make long typing sessions comfortable and fatigue-free. The 11.6-inch display sports a resolution of 1366 x 768 which is sensible on this small display. The viewing experience is glare-free thanks to the matte screen. The trackpad is large and super-responsive. There is no optical drive, but there is a multi-card reader.
The 11.6 inch backlit LED display on the ES1-131-C22T is matte and glare-free and outputs at a resolution of 1366 x 768 with a ratio of 16:9. This is an ideal display for watching movies and for doing day-to-day productivity tasks. The colors are well-saturated and the viewing angles are good.
The ES1-131-C22T runs on a 4th Gen Intel Celeron Dual Core N3050 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. This is paired with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. This combination is sufficient for running day-to-day productivity tasks like typing, internet surfing and using social media. There are a few stutters here and there. But those are expected with a combination of an older chipset and 2 GB of RAM.
The 3 cell battery powers this notebook for close to 5 hours, which is very impressive. It also has one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port along with an HDMI port and a multi-card reader.
The Acer ES1-131-C22T is an ultra-portable notebook aimed at students and on-the-go professionals who need something light to carry around for their everyday productivity tasks. The glare-free widescreen display and the 500 GB hard disk are its plus points. But the older processor and the meager RAM pull it back from being the perfect portable notebook.
· Performance: 3 Stars.
· Value for Money: 3 Stars.