The Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H is an affordable 15.6-inch Windows laptop with good performance. The E5-576-392H is usually priced below $400. It features a very good 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U dual-core processor for comfortable everyday computing, the Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics for basic gaming, a good size of 6GB of RAM for uninterrupted day-to-day multitasking, and a usual 1TB hard drive with great capacity, but slow data I/O speed in comparison to solid state drives. The 15.6″ screen has a crisp Full HD resolution as a plus. But, the panel uses old TN technology with narrower viewing angles than modern IPS panels. The 5.2-pound plastic-clad laptop with a 1.2″ thick profile has a built-in DVD burner, a feature often missing in laptops on today’s market.
The rest of the specs sheet isn’t disappointing. Besides standard stereo speakers and a 720p HD web camera, the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H provides a robust networking and connectivity feature set. The notebook has Wi-Fi 802.11AC wireless LAN, Ethernet LAN, and Bluetooth connections, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, and a compact USB-C 3.1 connector, HDMI and VGA video output connectors, an multi-format memory card reader, and a combo mic/headphones audio port.
Acer promises a whooping “up to 13.5 hours” of battery life on this model. Although the battery capacity of 2800 mAh is decent, 13.5 hours seem to be run time with very little computing involved and all battery saving measures taken. A half of the claimed battery life with normal PC use seems to be more realistic.
Usual starting price: around 380 USD* as of May 15, 2018.