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Acer Aspire ES1-111M, 11.6" Laptop @ Tesco Direct Now Only £159.00

£159.00 @ Tesco Direct
Have already bought one of these and its a surprising good little laptop for the money, Internet is faster on this than on a hp envy laptop worth £450. Was on the black friday deal for £129 but s… Read More
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Have already bought one of these and its a surprising good little laptop for the money, Internet is faster on this than on a hp envy laptop worth £450.

Was on the black friday deal for £129 but sold fast, then they put it back up to £179 and now have reduced by £20 today so for £159 is a good deal free click and collect and 59 club card points.

Would recommend it to anyone :)

11.6" LED display
32GB solid state drive & 2GB RAM
Intel® Celeron® dual-core processor
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#1
very nice, pity I dont need it :(
banned#2
The reason this one feels quicker op is the ssd. fit one in your hp envy and that will fly.
#3
can this play full HD videos when connected to TV via HDMI?
I have an old acer one with atom processor and 1 gb ram, it struggles to play even 720p videos...
1 Like #4
The following is based on the £129.00 price.

I was fortunate enough to get this model at the £129 as advertised on here. I bought it simply to stream Football ( the free versions ) and it does that perfectly. It also runs Puppy Linux without a hitch.
As others on here have said, strip the Acer Bloatware out, backup the Recovery Partition to a USB stick ( the manual can be downloaded from Acer, which recommends a 30 Gb USB stick or DVD's ) after backup delete the Recovery Part.
I also DL the Classic Menu ( free ) to make it look like Win7.
The fact that this comp is totally silent is fantastic. Very quick little comp. If one considers that a Tablet with Win8.1 goes for a lot more than this and usually the Touch screen is crap ( I tried two and sent them back ) the purchase of this comp is a no brainer.
#5
HOT!

Using the Tesco Direct voucher for first time online purchases, I can get it for £149.

hmmm this or the new HP Stream 11 for £179...it comes with 1tb storage and Office for a year. Suggestions anyone?
#6
ssaass
The following is based on the £129.00 price.

I was fortunate enough to get this model at the £129 as advertised on here. I bought it simply to stream Football ( the free versions ) and it does that perfectly. It also runs Puppy Linux without a hitch.
As others on here have said, strip the Acer Bloatware out, backup the Recovery Partition to a USB stick ( the manual can be downloaded from Acer, which recommends a 30 Gb USB stick or DVD's ) after backup delete the Recovery Part.
I also DL the Classic Menu ( free ) to make it look like Win7.
The fact that this comp is totally silent is fantastic. Very quick little comp. If one considers that a Tablet with Win8.1 goes for a lot more than this and usually the Touch screen is crap ( I tried two and sent them back ) the purchase of this comp is a no brainer.

This is a very silly questions, but here goes...when backing up the recovery onto a DVD, can I do it across several? Or does it need to be done in one go?
#7
Fumika
ssaass
The following is based on the £129.00 price.

I was fortunate enough to get this model at the £129 as advertised on here. I bought it simply to stream Football ( the free versions ) and it does that perfectly. It also runs Puppy Linux without a hitch.
As others on here have said, strip the Acer Bloatware out, backup the Recovery Partition to a USB stick ( the manual can be downloaded from Acer, which recommends a 30 Gb USB stick or DVD's ) after backup delete the Recovery Part.
I also DL the Classic Menu ( free ) to make it look like Win7.
The fact that this comp is totally silent is fantastic. Very quick little comp. If one considers that a Tablet with Win8.1 goes for a lot more than this and usually the Touch screen is crap ( I tried two and sent them back ) the purchase of this comp is a no brainer.

This is a very silly questions, but here goes...when backing up the recovery onto a DVD, can I do it across several? Or does it need to be done in one go?

It is never a silly question if one doesn't have the knowledge, we all have to learn and by asking question, we learn.
I would imagine this backup to DVD's would be like others in as much as it will say at the start, Please have X amount of blank DVD's before starting. I have only done this type of backup once and that was when Win7 came out and the particular comp belonged to a family member who had absolutely no experience with computers. So I made up a set of DVD backups for her. When changing DVD's for the next one there will be plenty of time between changes.
However, in this Acer ES1 there is no optical drive so I am assuming you have an external DVD drive to backup to, if so I hope it all goes well for you.
The Acer manual states that the Recovery Partition is 16+ GB so I would say you would need four or possibly five blank DVD's

Edited By: ssaass on Jan 06, 2015 21:25: Update
banned#8
New account and use TDX-YGPK to get down to £149.00
1 Like #9
ssaass
the Touch screen is crap ( I tried two and sent them back ) the purchase of this comp is a no brainer.

I think I know why it's crap, it doesn't have one
#10
ackbar
ssaass
the Touch screen is crap ( I tried two and sent them back ) the purchase of this comp is a no brainer.

I think I know why it's crap, it doesn't have one

The Touch screen I was referring to was on the two Tablets not the Acer!
#11
Great price considering SSD. Not sure how people got it for £129 though.
banned#12
Tesco have dropped the price down to £129 again
#13
does sky go work ok on it?
1 Like #14
Awesomo Tips for yourAcer E11

Here's some love for all you hotdealers and amazoners. Improve your display quality by 1000%. Download the calibrated icc colour profile for the Acer Aspire One 751 from:

http://img1.focus-numerique.com/focus/profils-LCD/Acer%20Aspire%20One%20751.icc

Your E11 uses the same display as the Aspire 751 and so this profile works great. To install the profile select “colour management” from the control panel and tick “use my settings”. Now hit add and then browse to your downloaded 751 icc. It should now appear in the available colour profile box. Click it and press “set as default”. Now go over to the “advanced tab” and click “change system defaults” at the bottom. A new box will pop up. Go to “advanced” in the new box and tick “use windows display calibration”. Now close both the boxes and you should be done.

Enjoy your new display and let me know if you'd like more Awesomo Tips for yourAcer E11.
#15
Awesomo Tips for yourAcer E11

Here's some love for all you hotdealers and amazoners. Improve your display quality by 1000%. Download the calibrated icc colour profile for the Acer Aspire One 751 by googling:

Acer Aspire One 751 colour profile digitalversus

On the digitalversus webpage scroll down to the Laptops section and click “Acer Aspire One 751.icc” to download the colour profile your after. Your E11 uses the same display as the Aspire 751 and so this profile works great. To install the profile select “colour management” from the control panel and tick “use my settings”. Now hit add and then browse to your downloaded 751 icc. It should now appear in the available colour profile box. Click it and press “set as default”. Now go over to the “advanced tab” and click “change system defaults” at the bottom. A new box will pop up. Go to “advanced” in the new box and tick “use windows display calibration”. Now close both the boxes and you should be done.

Enjoy your new display and let me know if you'd like more Awesomo Tips for yourAcer E11.
#16
Andy4444
Awesomo Tips for yourAcer E11

Here's some love for all you hotdealers and amazoners. Improve your display quality by 1000%. Download the calibrated icc colour profile for the Acer Aspire One 751 by googling:

Acer Aspire One 751 colour profile digitalversus

On the digitalversus webpage scroll down to the Laptops section and click “Acer Aspire One 751.icc” to download the colour profile your after. Your E11 uses the same display as the Aspire 751 and so this profile works great. To install the profile select “colour management” from the control panel and tick “use my settings”. Now hit add and then browse to your downloaded 751 icc. It should now appear in the available colour profile box. Click it and press “set as default”. Now go over to the “advanced tab” and click “change system defaults” at the bottom. A new box will pop up. Go to “advanced” in the new box and tick “use windows display calibration”. Now close both the boxes and you should be done.

Enjoy your new display and let me know if you'd like more Awesomo Tips for yourAcer E11.

no good! this icc makes the screen darker/red.
#17
insideman
Andy4444
Awesomo Tips for yourAcer E11

Here's some love for all you hotdealers and amazoners. Improve your display quality by 1000%. Download the calibrated icc colour profile for the Acer Aspire One 751 by googling:

Acer Aspire One 751 colour profile digitalversus

On the digitalversus webpage scroll down to the Laptops section and click “Acer Aspire One 751.icc” to download the colour profile your after. Your E11 uses the same display as the Aspire 751 and so this profile works great. To install the profile select “colour management” from the control panel and tick “use my settings”. Now hit add and then browse to your downloaded 751 icc. It should now appear in the available colour profile box. Click it and press “set as default”. Now go over to the “advanced tab” and click “change system defaults” at the bottom. A new box will pop up. Go to “advanced” in the new box and tick “use windows display calibration”. Now close both the boxes and you should be done.

Enjoy your new display and let me know if you'd like more Awesomo Tips for yourAcer E11.

no good! this icc makes the screen darker/red.

Hi. Really surprised to hear that. Works great on my E11 and a few others have also found it to work well. Greys are grey and colours look bright and true. Is the 751 icc selected as the default in color management? If its installed correctly and still doesn't look right then trust your eyes and simply untick "use my settings" in color management to disable it. Perhaps Acer randomly uses different displays depending on availability at the time of manufacture.
#18
Hi, I managed to get one of these for £129 but have had problems with the touchpad. Tesco say it's a known issue and offering a refund but wondered if any of you clever techy people has a solution as it will cost me a lot more to replace it?
#19
My Touch-pad packed up after a day! OK out the box.
Not found a fix yet, drivers, bios,etc, maybe hardware?
Funny thing is the one on display in-store was also playing up,
banned#20
Got mine for £129. Fairly happy with it, very nippy machine but the touchpad is a pile of cack. Much better to use the laptop with an external mouse but a bit of a pain when the whole point of it is portability.. I'd return it but doubt I'd get anything close to this for the same price so trying to just hold on and put up with it - hopefully it won't pack in completely.
#21
Think there are ways of fixing the trackpad with drivers updates. Search Google and contact Acer to.
#22
Just got one from local store in Baguley off the shelf for £129 - looks like they've still got loads.

Its quite fast, and quite light (bought it to take on holiday for the things that cant be run on tablets). Granted the screen is small, but everything you expect to find is there apart from a DVD-ROM or any other moving parts.
There's no fans to make a noise and instead of a hard-drive there's a mSSD (think its embedded so your stuck with 32Gb). Fortunately the USB ports are all USB3 (even though on is black) so you can put in a micro USB memory stick (Sandisk ultra-fit 64Gb).

I did spend an age trying to get windows 7 on it, but I'm pretty convinced it can't be done. This is because windows 7 doesn't support usb 3 from the build DVD, so you follow all the instructions, and eventually get windows starting to load in legacy mode (non UEFI) and then it tells you that it needs a driver to read the DVD drive (or USB stick, USB hard drive etc). This is in spite of the fact that you just booted from it.
I tried a complicated way to patch a copy of windows using Windows AIK, which appeared to work (it didn't stop the install process with an error) but it still ended up in the same place. The USB driver I used was an intel USB3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Drive which is what shows up under the device manager (except its the microsoft driver) when you examine it in windows 8.1

There's only really one doc that makes any sense on the web and that includes a video teardown, to show what it looks like inside. The only thing you can update is the RAM, and the whole process isn't for the faint-hearted. Lots of ribbon cables to remove and re-install as the memory is underneath the keyboard. Where there was a connector for a SATA connector, there are now just solder-pads unpopulated.

I've got a fair bit of software to try installing on it (so far only VPN client has failed to install). If all goes well then I'll keep it, but if more stuff fails, I may have to return it (only 14 days return period as they class it as a memory product).
#23
I'm returning mine, Windows 8 takes up soooooo much space, and Acer have locked the recovery drive so you can't remove it to gain more disk space.

I wanted to install Windows 7, and then use it for SteamOS when the first build comes out. However it's impossible to remove W8 from it, so I'm currently restoring it and the thing can go back.
#24
Had to return this laptop due to trackpad freeze (known issue on this model). Still find it difficult to believe the hassle involved : 2 visits to store, 3 phone calls. Nearly 2 hours in total ! Usual story; phone people knowlegdeable & helpful, shop staff confused & unhelpful (including managers). Shocking incompetence & a marked unwillingness to learn & improve.
#25
Loopijuce
Had to return this laptop due to trackpad freeze (known issue on this model). Still find it difficult to believe the hassle involved : 2 visits to store, 3 phone calls. Nearly 2 hours in total ! Usual story; phone people knowlegdeable & helpful, shop staff confused & unhelpful (including managers). Shocking incompetence & a marked unwillingness to learn & improve.

That's weird; I had problems trying to buy one (wasn't out on display), but returning was a doodle. I was expecting a fight for a refund but they did it within a few minutes.

Only problem was having to return to the store where it was purchased, which was 40 miles away.

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