Acer Aspire 14" E-14 (E5-475) Grey £299.99 Ebuyer & free 5 day delivery
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Acer Aspire 14" E-14 (E5-475) Grey £299.99 Ebuyer & free 5 day delivery

£299.99£380 21% Ebuyer Deals
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Found 17th Nov
Acer Aspire 14" E14 E5-465 laptop.

Intel 6006u CPU 2 core + HT
8GB RAM
1TB HD
Windows 10 Home
Intel HD 520
1366x768 (yes I know not full HD)
2.1kg

Morning all

This was posted a good week or so ago at £349, its now down to £299.99 which for the specs is a bit of a steal imho.

OK it's 1366x768 and I know this will go cold as a result but not everyone is offended by that on a real budget laptop especially when it's for kids for example.

Also this laptop also has an empty M2 socket between the RAM & HD, so dead easy to add an SSD to this, if you do it MUST be SATA based and not PCI Express, access is via a panel not stripping the whole laptop apart.

Extended warranties are available direct from Acer of you want to buy one.

I've just ordered 3 for Christmas presents (long story) and 3x 240GB M2 SSD's which were £49.99 each on top again Ebuyer, so once fitted this laptop should fly.

The i3 6006u has a passmark score of 3139 which is fairly reasonable for a budget CPU.

Also has a score of 8.3 out of 10 on revoo.

These are still around £380 elsewhere too.

Hope it helps someone.

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Helpful & informative post, cheers.

Ordered thanks needed a cheap everyday

£299.97 Free delivery

"3x 240GB M2 SSD's which were £49.99 each on top again Ebuyer"

Got a link for these? I bought the laptop a week ago so i'm pretty p'd off :-(
Edited by: "autolycus" 18th Nov

I don't like Acer but this is a good price. Put in an M.2 SSD when you can afford it and move Windows10 to it - will give a good speed increase.

Bought a very similar model about 6 months ago for a very similar price. Main diff was an i3.Was very slow with the hdd. Switched out an ssd amd w10 and its been fab ever since

"Also this laptop also has an empty M2 socket between the RAM & HD, so dead easy to add an SSD to this, if you do it MUST be SATA based and not PCI Express, access is via a panel not stripping the whole laptop apart."

I think you mean it should be AHCI based controller and not the newer NVMe based controller for the M.2 SSD. I haven't checked the spec of this laptop, but if you're right then I presume that's what you mean. It's not really a good representation to indicate the bus standard rather than the controller as this uses M.2 interface so using SATA and PCIe is confusing when neither of those physical interfaces are present on an M.2 SSD. So the correct terminology is AHCI and NVMe. I'm not being a pedant, as when looking for an M.2 SSD you'll see AHCI and NVMe mentioned rather than SATA and PCIe.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 18th Nov

would this hardware work well with Ubuntu?

I'd still love to know more about the 240gb SSDs for £49.99 :-)

1366x768...

Automatically COLD.

2.1kg for a 14" is also heavier than a brick.

Double COLD.

Looks great, could you link the SSD you mention please?

Picard1239 h, 3 m ago

1366x768...Automatically COLD.2.1kg for a 14" is also heavier than a …1366x768...Automatically COLD.2.1kg for a 14" is also heavier than a brick.Double COLD.



Actually I think you'll find a brick weighs a bit more so that's not quite true. I agree many people would want a better resolution screen but for the money you are unlikely to find much better specs than this and the OP's SSD solution means you can have a pretty decent machine for £350. Unless you are suggesting 1366 x 768 screens should be banned I can't see any reason to vote this cold.
Edited by: "emiliaserv" 19th Nov

emiliaserv1 h, 36 m ago

Actually I think you'll find a brick weighs a bit more so that's not …Actually I think you'll find a brick weighs a bit more so that's not quite true. I agree many people would want a better resolution screen but for the money you are unlikely to find much better specs than this and the OP's SSD solution means you can have a pretty decent machine for £350. Unless you are suggesting 1366 x 768 screens should be banned I can't see any reason to vote this cold.


Crappy, fuzzy TN panel 1366 x 768 is reason to vote this cold, particularly when an IPS 1080p panel costs the manufacturer only about $5-$10 more.

This is just another manufacturer taking advantage of consumers who don't know better.
Edited by: "Picard123" 19th Nov

emiliaserv1 h, 46 m ago

Actually I think you'll find a brick weighs a bit more so that's not …Actually I think you'll find a brick weighs a bit more so that's not quite true.


carltonbrick.com/bri…ta/

Picard1232 h, 0 m ago

Crappy, fuzzy TN panel 1366 x 768 is reason to vote this cold, …Crappy, fuzzy TN panel 1366 x 768 is reason to vote this cold, particularly when an IPS 1080p panel costs the manufacturer only about $5-$10 more.This is just another manufacturer taking advantage of consumers who don't know better.



I am looking for something like that, i.e. better screen but without paying too much more, hopefully someone will find such a deal and post it here. Don't know if it will be easy though even during Black Friday.

emiliaserv24 m ago

I am looking for something like that, i.e. better screen but without …I am looking for something like that, i.e. better screen but without paying too much more, hopefully someone will find such a deal and post it here. Don't know if it will be easy though even during Black Friday.


What tasks do you plan on using your laptop for?

Original Poster

fishmaster18 h, 37 m ago

"Also this laptop also has an empty M2 socket between the RAM & HD, so …"Also this laptop also has an empty M2 socket between the RAM & HD, so dead easy to add an SSD to this, if you do it MUST be SATA based and not PCI Express, access is via a panel not stripping the whole laptop apart."I think you mean it should be AHCI based controller and not the newer NVMe based controller for the M.2 SSD. I haven't checked the spec of this laptop, but if you're right then I presume that's what you mean. It's not really a good representation to indicate the bus standard rather than the controller as this uses M.2 interface so using SATA and PCIe is confusing when neither of those physical interfaces are present on an M.2 SSD. So the correct terminology is AHCI and NVMe. I'm not being a pedant, as when looking for an M.2 SSD you'll see AHCI and NVMe mentioned rather than SATA and PCIe.



No one refers to it as AHCI it's generally referred to as SATA based or NVMe.

Ffs it's EXACTLY what it says on the boxes

My Samsung 960 EVO says NVMe and the ones I bought for this clearly say SATA on them.

Honestly you're pointlessly splitting hairs, everyone here understood the post.

Original Poster

Picard1234 h, 9 m ago

Crappy, fuzzy TN panel 1366 x 768 is reason to vote this cold, …Crappy, fuzzy TN panel 1366 x 768 is reason to vote this cold, particularly when an IPS 1080p panel costs the manufacturer only about $5-$10 more.This is just another manufacturer taking advantage of consumers who don't know better.



Actually looking at them in the flesh I'm quite impressed, build quality is good, the screen is bright & even the only downside is viewing angles but working on a laptop that's generally not a bad thing for privacy reasons.

Yes it's a cheap panel but it's a sub £300 laptop with a decent processor not a crappy pentium or celeron.

The price on the SSD's annoyingly appears to have changed the cheapest one I can find now is the £49 128Gb Adata one, it's the same brand I ordered but mine were 240GB.

I've just finished wiping, reloading & installing Office etc and these laptops are pretty nippy with that M.2 drive.

I'm actually impressed for the money.

Upgrade to a 3 year warranty, Inc collect & return is £42.67 which upgrades the 1st year to the ITW (International Traveller Warranty) you put the serial into Acer website and under accessories you can extend the warranty, if you want to do this it has to be done in 1st year of purchase.

Cheers Rich.

Could you link to the M2 SSDs on Ebuyer which will fit this pls?
Only looking for a 120 Gb drive to shove the OS on and use the 1TB as simple storage.
Just trying to get a decent (ish) smaller laptop for daughter for uni and SSD is definitely the way to go. She isnt fussed about HD or not, simply that is is qite nippy for basic tasks and a few essays etc.

Is it any of these - Not sure about SATA/PCI/:
ebuyer.com/sto…ing

or this one specifically?

Rich4455 m ago

No one refers to it as AHCI it's generally referred to as SATA based or …No one refers to it as AHCI it's generally referred to as SATA based or NVMe.Ffs it's EXACTLY what it says on the boxesMy Samsung 960 EVO says NVMe and the ones I bought for this clearly say SATA on them.Honestly you're pointlessly splitting hairs, everyone here understood the post.



FFS? Seriously you've got that annoyed over what I said? You assume they understood, I just added more information, sorry you don't like it. Also if we're splitting hairs you said SATA and PCIe. Anyway logically they refer to bus standard interface. I'll put it this way

SATA = interface / bus uses AHCI controller
PCIe = interface / bus uses NVMe controller but can use AHCI
M.2 = interface to either SATA or PCIe bus which can use AHCI or NVMe

Therefore M.2 is just an interface to two existing bus standards. In the last 20 years there's been IDE, AHCI and NVMe for consumers and they reference the controller. It's important when choosing an M.2 to know whether to choose AHCI or NVMe and that's the point because when you buy an M.2 SSD they're denoted as AHCI or NVMe and usually not SATA or PCIe, so I was trying to be helpful for anyone buying one, that's all.

If you'd rather your audience didn't understand fully then so be it, although you assume they do, don't be critical of people who wish to explain things further, and my posts are open to correction as being human I can be as imprecise as the next person.

Anyway I hope this post hasn't exceeded your blood pressure quota for the day

I've gone and looked at Scan.co.uk and they list their M.2 SSDs as SATA and NVMe. So I accept that SATA can be accepted as a reference to buying one but certainly PCIe isn't. Also as a geek of some hmm 30+ years I just hate it when they don't describe things logically. Also I have seen M.2 SSDs described as AHCI.

I'll explain (if you've died of boredom I'm really sorry, I would refund you but I have no power of resurrection unfortunately, also you'll likely be unaware of this apology).

SATA and PCIe to me say physical interface, now M.2 is a physical interface, the difference being that it's just a physical interface to one of the other two standards which either use an AHCI or NVMe controller. Therefore the discontinuity arises a conflict between M.2 a physical interface which in no way has a SATA physical interface, yes it can interface to a SATA/AHCI standard but the physical SATA interface doesn't exist on an M.2 SSD because the physical interface is M.2. Now for a newbie seeing SATA and SSD could mean they make a mistake and buy a 2.5" SATA SSD. Anyway if I had my way things would be done properly in this world but it seems the laws of convention are dumbed down for the masses, it's why everyone calls a vacuum cleaner a Hoover when Hoover is a brand but anyway I digress.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 19th Nov

Rich4418 h, 36 m ago

so dead easy to add an SSD to this, if you do it MUST be SATA based and …so dead easy to add an SSD to this, if you do it MUST be SATA based and not PCI Express



Why are you rulling out PCI-E? If I have a spare one of these lying around for example and plug it in, are you saying that's it's not going to work?
Edited by: "Picard123" 20th Nov

fishmaster22 h, 44 m ago

when looking for an M.2 SSD you'll see AHCI and NVMe mentioned rather than …when looking for an M.2 SSD you'll see AHCI and NVMe mentioned rather than SATA and PCIe.


I would have said the opposite. When I go M.2 SSD shopping online, they're generally categorised as (1) SATA and (2) PCI-E / NVME by retailers. That's certainly the case at places like Scan and Ebuyer eg:

ebuyer.com/sto…SSD
Edited by: "Picard123" 19th Nov

Picard12319 h, 20 m ago

What tasks do you plan on using your laptop for?



It's for my other half who insists on sticking with her extremely old Acer laptop (I dread to think what its resolution is) that is definitely ready for retirement, it's only lasted as long as it has because over the years we put in more memory and an SSD. Usage will be pretty light, general browsing, e-mail and not a lot else. It certainly wouldn't have to be lightning fast but as it is likely to be kept for a long time I would want reasonable specs and definitely a good screen, especially as her eyes are getting any younger.

Thanks
Edited by: "emiliaserv" 20th Nov

emiliaserv10 h, 36 m ago

It's for my other half who insists on sticking with her extremely old Acer …It's for my other half who insists on sticking with her extremely old Acer laptop (I dread to think what its resolution is) that is definitely ready for retirement, it's only lasted as long as it has because over the years we put in more memory and an SSD. Usage will be pretty light, general browsing, e-mail and not a lot else. It certainly wouldn't have to be lightning fast but as it is likely to be kept for a long time I would want reasonable specs and definitely a good screen, especially as her eyes are getting any younger.Thanks


Any laptop can do stuff like that.

The Ezbook 3 Pro is a good price - around £165 (or was £165) and you can get the Kingspec 256GB SSD for around £55 if you want a storage upgrade.

hotukdeals.com/dea…611
Edited by: "Picard123" 20th Nov

Picard1231 h, 5 m ago

Any laptop can do stuff like that.The Ezbook 3 Pro is a good price - …Any laptop can do stuff like that.The Ezbook 3 Pro is a good price - around £165 (or was £165) and you can get the Kingspec 256GB SSD for around £55 if you want a storage upgrade.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/jumper-ezbook-3-pro-notebook-at-gearbest-for-160-2757611



Thanks, I had a bad experience with a tablet from China a couple of years ago but this is an interesting laptop for the price although it has gone up quite a bit since August, perhaps it will come down again on Friday. Did you end up paying any customs duty?

emiliaserv12 m ago

Thanks, I had a bad experience with a tablet from China a couple of years …Thanks, I had a bad experience with a tablet from China a couple of years ago but this is an interesting laptop for the price although it has gone up quite a bit since August, perhaps it will come down again on Friday. Did you end up paying any customs duty?


No customs duty for me. Best to steer well clear of the no-brand generic Chinese tablets, and for that matter, no-brand generic Chinese laptops too - the manufacturing QC and reliability just isn't there.

Only go for the small number of laptops that are universally and independently well reviewed (there are alot of biased affiliate websites out there). At the current time, those laptops are basically Xiaomi (all their current laptops are superb though you may need to reinstall an English version of Windows), Jumper EZbook 3 Pro (not exactly Apple but probaby best of the small brand / no brand manufacturers), Lenovo (depending on model) and expensive stuff like the Huawei Matebook X. The Chuwi Lapbook Air has also got good reviews but I'm wary of Chuwi build quality / reliability.
Edited by: "Picard123" 20th Nov

Ok, thanks for all the info, very useful

This has gone up to £449!



Edit: looks like price dropped back to £299 later in the morning
Edited by: "chuffedfox" 24th Nov

I bought this the other day great deal, I put in a crucial 275Gb SSD M.2 very easy to do with this laptop, no need to tear the whole thing apart. Followed the free clone Hd software. Well impressed the thing flys..

Well worth the price... Hd screen not half important to me picture quality still decent.
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