** Acer Aspire ES1-131 Celeron 11.6 Inch 2GB 32GB Windows 10 Laptop now £109 @ Tesco Direct (Free CnC) **
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** Acer Aspire ES1-131 Celeron 11.6 Inch 2GB 32GB Windows 10 Laptop now £109 @ Tesco Direct (Free CnC) **

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Found 14th Jan 2016
With a noiseless operation and long battery life, the Acer Aspire ES1-131 is the perfect companion for work and play. It comes equipped with an 11.6-inch Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD display, which features BluelightShield™ technology to reduce eye strain. Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor with clock speeds up to 1.60 GHz.

Optimized for Windows 10, the notebook's precision touchpad has gesture support built in for full control. A 32GB solid state drive gives you plenty of space to store hundreds of images, video and music files. The Aspire ES1-131 also has a built-in webcam and microphone, as well as USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader and an HDMI socket.


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Flubit came back with £96.40 + £3.00 delivery, so £99.40 delivered.
Edited by: "fleabittenvarmint" 14th Jan 2016
Tesco 's have started charging for CnC . I had an email telling me
Disco Dave

Tesco 's have started charging for CnC . I had an email telling me


not if its over a certain amount, will be free for this
They're going to start charging £2 for click and collect orders under £30 from early February. This is free to collect and will be from February as it's just ever so slightly over £30 in value...
is this any good?

Powering the ES1-131 is a speedy Intel® Celeron Dual-Core processor



Right! That does it!! - I'm joining the 'Celeron Victim Support Group'

"Powering" ... ffs!!
Edited by: "Loathecliff" 14th Jan 2016
Nice review of it here:

Notebookcheck Review

Price at the time of review was €300

Summary:

9 hours battery life in their tests
4K Video Playback (on the laptop, not sure about 4K HDMI support)
Passively cooled (no fans)
10GB free as supplied (they recommend getting an SD card)
Not possible to upgrade onboard storage (soldered)

Apparently you can upgrade the RAM if you're willing to take it to bits (looks fiddly but doable):

RAM Upgrade Video (in Russian(?))
Bear in mind that this laptop has 10 GB reserved for a recovery partition which cannot be deleted, also if you want to upgrade to Windows 10 you will need an external hard drive as the internal one has not enough space for file extraction. There also is an issue with the touchpad which tends to get lost from time to time or just stops working for some reason. They will tell you that this can be fixed with an update, but it actually cannot.


Edited by: "stingergb" 14th Jan 2016
Would be fine for basic office work but I'm not sure it's suitable for web browsing if you want more than a few tabs open at the same time. Might order though, it would be great as a spare laptop that you could use when out and about without fear of losing it
Edited by: "Guinea" 14th Jan 2016
Loathecliff

Right! That does it!! - I'm joining the 'Celeron Victim Support Group' … Right! That does it!! - I'm joining the 'Celeron Victim Support Group' "Powering" ... ffs!!


Almost as good as the quadcore atom ( Z3735F) 911 bench mark , this one is 881 . For that price you are getting a half decent mini laptop for daily web browsing .
stingergb

Bear in mind that this laptop has 10 GB reserved for a recovery partition … Bear in mind that this laptop has 10 GB reserved for a recovery partition which cannot be deleted, also if you want to upgrade to Windows 10 you will need an external hard drive as the internal one has not enough space for file extraction. There also is an issue with the touchpad which tends to get lost from time to time or just stops working for some reason.



Is there a reason why the recovery partition cannot be deleted ? - Surely you can delete the partitions and then reinstall Windows from an external drive or USB drive ?

With regards to the touchpad issue, I read on several reviews that this has been fixed with a BIOS update.
wonder how it would handle xbox one game streaming?
happymanuk

Is there a reason why the recovery partition cannot be deleted ? - Surely … Is there a reason why the recovery partition cannot be deleted ? - Surely you can delete the partitions and then reinstall Windows from an external drive or USB drive ?With regards to the touchpad issue, I read on several reviews that this has been fixed with a BIOS update.



Updated the Bios to the last version, problem still exists and I am not the only one who has this issue. The recovery partition cannot be deleted as there are some files that take part in the laptops booting process placed there so every attempt to format, even in dos, will not work.
The CPU has less grunt than my Linx 8 and it doesn't include Office 365 but the 2GB DDR3 and USB 3.0 should make it appealing to some.
Heat
TylerDurdenUK

wonder how it would handle xbox one game streaming?


Do not bother, this is a simple machine for someone who goes online, watches YouTube or some movies. You will not be able to do much more.
Loathecliff

Right! That does it!! - I'm joining the 'Celeron Victim Support Group' … Right! That does it!! - I'm joining the 'Celeron Victim Support Group' "Powering" ... ffs!!


Intel marketing...An i5-4200u is only a 1.6ghz processor.
Would this run Star Wars The Old Republic?
JVB

Almost as good as the quadcore atom ( Z3735F) 911 bench mark , this one … Almost as good as the quadcore atom ( Z3735F) 911 bench mark , this one is 881 . For that price you are getting a half decent mini laptop for daily web browsing .



All we want is justice. A little compensation for those long 'Press & Wait' years
molly1979

Is it better than this … Is it better than this one?http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-14-ac100na-notebook-100-instore-sainsburys-2369637

Same spec apart from the screen size.
Tj17usa

Would this run Star Wars The Old Republic?



I would not even try to play anything except flash games.
I got this for 129 about 10 months ago. Not great at all in fact terrible. There is a well known, wide spread problem of the trackpad not working. I have had it sent 3 times to Acer each time returning with the same fault. Ridiculous. Id save your dough.
For those having the trackpad problem, if you press F2 at boot and go into BIOS, there should be a setting for the trackpad. It is set to Advanced' by default, but if you change this setting to 'Basic', the trackpad should work normally, although you won't have support for advanced gestures and swipes.
stingergb

Do not bother, this is a simple machine for someone who goes online, … Do not bother, this is a simple machine for someone who goes online, watches YouTube or some movies. You will not be able to do much more.



I wouldn't say that? Xbox One streaming doesn't need a lot of performance. It's purely based on how good/strong your internet and WiFi connection are (providing you're not hardwired). I'm using the Linx 1010b for Xbox One streaming and it's perfect.
Edited by: "Jiminy_Bob" 14th Jan 2016
32 GB is like a MASSIVE backward step in todays world.
Yes it may be a bit faster but YES it will fill up so fast you will never know how.
Yes you can stick an SD card in most probably but you will need a big one so that is more expense.
Far better buy their other model with a 500GB hard drive in because you WILL regret only having 32GB of storage.
Acer make laptops of better quality than most of the rubbish that is getting churned out today by a lot of factories that other makers use and then just STICK A BADGE ON with their name just as is happening with all the once famous TV names that are flooding the market from cheap European makers with stick on name badges of famous companies that were forced out of the market years ago.
I have the es1-11m which is very similar.
you can delete the hidden partitions using diskpart and do a clean install.
think I have around 19gb free afterwards.

the trackpad is a nightmare, there seems to be no fix.
BRING BACK WINDOWS 7.
At least you have some control over what gets downloaded and when.
W10 is taking full control of computers.
stingergb

Updated the Bios to the last version, problem still exists and I am not … Updated the Bios to the last version, problem still exists and I am not the only one who has this issue. The recovery partition cannot be deleted as there are some files that take part in the laptops booting process placed there so every attempt to format, even in dos, will not work.


The touchpad itself is faulty on the majority of these laptops and even after the bios update will still freeze and jump around as you said.
My daughters one was sent away to Acer and they fitted a brand new touchpad and returned the laptop within 48 hrs and has since worked without fault.
The recovery partition can defo be removed as I have done it, you need to download the windows 10 image from Microsoft onto a memory stick and change the bios to boot from it.
Once in the installation part you need to delete ALL partitions and then create a new single simple volume and windows installation will do the rest.
After installation you will have about 22gb of free space iirc.
TylerDurdenUK

wonder how it would handle xbox one game streaming?



It'd be fine providing you have decent internet speeds and your router has a strong WiFi connection to this.
paulandpam1

The touchpad itself is faulty on the majority of these laptops and even … The touchpad itself is faulty on the majority of these laptops and even after the bios update will still freeze and jump around as you said.My daughters one was sent away to Acer and they fitted a brand new touchpad and returned the laptop within 48 hrs and has since worked without fault.The recovery partition can defo be removed as I have done it, you need to download the windows 10 image from Microsoft onto a memory stick and change the bios to boot from it.Once in the installation part you need to delete ALL partitions and then create a new single simple volume and windows installation will do the rest.After installation you will have about 22gb of free space iirc.



The partition cannot be removed when on Windows 8, if you choose to update then and only then you can do something with it.
stingergb

The partition cannot be removed when on Windows 8, if you choose to … The partition cannot be removed when on Windows 8, if you choose to update then and only then you can do something with it.


This laptop already comes with windows 10 also you can NOT delete the recovery partition by doing an update from windows 8 to 10 it must be a full clean install by the method I mentioned earlier (boot from memory stick)
Plus the same method will work on windows 8 if you have the media to do a full clean install.


Edited by: "paulandpam1" 14th Jan 2016
At this price it very good even though you can only do basic tasks.
881 on cpu benchmarks - you'll be in slomo for everything but basic surfing, email etc

good price, though, 6 years ago this spec was fine for basic use, times have moved on, though
paulandpam1

This laptop already comes with windows 10 also you can NOT delete the … This laptop already comes with windows 10 also you can NOT delete the recovery partition by doing an update from windows 8 to 10 it must be a full clean install by the method I mentioned earlier (boot from memory stick)Plus the same method will work on windows 8 if you have the media to do a full clean install.



Sorry, did not notice, my came with Windows 8, so that I that.
For £109.00 this is a good deal. I paid £129.00 12 months ago. It had Win 8.1 on it.
For those interested in upgrading this laptop there are only two options. Ram or an external drive.
I upgraded the ram to four GB which was virtually a waste of money as there was no apparent uplift in speed.
I then ( just as an experiment and because I had an SSD sitting idle ) added an SSD inside an external caddy, the uplift in speed over the eMMC was in the region of 100% or twice as fast.
Before anyone asks doesn't that defeat the purpose of a laptop, in this case no, my Wife is the user of this laptop and is an invalid and bedridden 24/7. The SSD is velcroed to the lid.
Heads up: if by chance you wish to open this little gem up, be aware that the Trackpad retaining clip is the flip type as opposed to the slide type.
Lovely price - excellent as a first lap top x
ssaass

For £109.00 this is a good deal. I paid £129.00 12 months ago. It had Win … For £109.00 this is a good deal. I paid £129.00 12 months ago. It had Win 8.1 on it.For those interested in upgrading this laptop there are only two options. Ram or an external drive.I upgraded the ram to four GB which was virtually a waste of money as there was no apparent uplift in speed.I then ( just as an experiment and because I had an SSD sitting idle ) added an SSD inside an external caddy, the uplift in speed over the eMMC was in the region of 100% or twice as fast.Before anyone asks doesn't that defeat the purpose of a laptop, in this case no, my Wife is the user of this laptop and is an invalid and bedridden 24/7. The SSD is velcroed to the lid.Heads up: if by chance you wish to open this little gem up, be aware that the Trackpad retaining clip is the flip type as opposed to the slide type.


Ingenious solution. Love it!

I have an ES1-111 which is basically identical, and I can confirm this is an absolute freaking bargain for what it is. One thing that isn't obvious is that these little tykes are so efficient, they have proper all day batteries. I can get 7+ hours out of mine, with the screen down.

Note that if you want to put Linux on it, you may have an uphill battle; as of January 2015, at least, the eMMC storage wasn't properly supported by the kernel yet; I don't know if this has been fixed, but you may need to patch the kernel source and roll your own.

Jarrvo

the trackpad is a nightmare, there seems to be no fix.



The fix is to replace it, either via warranty, or do it yourself. The spare part can be had for about a tenner and is an easy swap for any one moderately experienced with a screwdriver.
Centipede and space invaders play great on this machine. Notepad.exe which comes with it runs smoothly and like a dream for all your word processing, and you have Calc.exe for all your number needs. I'm honestly trying hard to be constructive here
I bought this the last time it was posted up and I'm on it now. I regret it but it's a cheap price. I will use Facebook, two e-mail windows and say Youtube as well and it struggles. It's crashed many times already. Once it just blacked out and switched off.

Even for general browsing it's pretty slow and annoying. Up to you.

You'll need the tiny flash drives for the back, since where the USB ports are you'll be forever breaking the long ones if you use in bed. In other words the laptop has to be kept flat or you risk breaking the long ones.
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