Acer  E5-571 15.6" Laptop @ Pc World £329
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Acer E5-571 15.6" Laptop @ Pc World £329

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Found 11th Dec 2014
ACER E5-571 15.6" Laptop -

Intel® Core™ i3-4005U processor
Windows 8.1
Memory: 8 GB
Hard drive: 1 TB

OVERVIEW
Type Laptop
Operating system Windows 8.1
SPECIFICATION
Processor Intel® Core™ i3-4005U Processor (1.7 GHz, 3 MB cache)
RAM 8 GB (16 GB maximum installable RAM)
Storage 1 TB HDD, 5400 rpm

SCREEN
Screen size 15.6"
Screen type LED
Resolution 1366 x 768
Touchscreen No
Screen features LED backlighting

CONNECTIVTY
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
USB - USB 3.0 x 1
- USB 2.0 x 2
Video interface - HDMI x 1
- VGA x 1
Audio interface 3.5 mm jack

MEDIA
Optical drive DVD/RW
Memory card reader SD memory card reader

SOUND
Speakers Integrated stereo speakers

FEATURES
Camera Integrated 720p webcam
Microphone Yes
Mouse / trackpad Multitouch trackpad
Keyboard Acer FineTip keyboard with numeric keypad
Security features - Kensington security lock slot
- HDD passwords

POWER
Battery type 6-cell Lithium-ion
Battery life Up to 7 hours

GENERAL
Colour Purple
Box contents - Acer Aspire E5-571 15.6" Laptop
- AC power adapter
- User documentation
Dimensions 30.3 x 381.6 x 256 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 2.5 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
Software included - McAfee Internet Security trial
- Spotify
- Games App
- WildTangent Games
- Acer Care Center
- Acer Hover Access
- Acer Portal
- Acer Video Player
- abDocs
- abFiles
- abMedia
- abPhoto
- Accessory Store
- Power Management
- Quick Access
- Recovery Management
- Yandex.Disk Desktop
- Cyberlink PhotoDirector
- Cyberlink PowerDirector
- Dropbox web link
- PC Manager
- Cyberlink Power Media Player
- Launch Manager
- PhantomPDF
- Pokki Start Menu

7 Comments

I am after a laptop to do photo editing, poss using photoshop elements, would this be suitable

Original Poster

talbotvilla72

I am after a laptop to do photo editing, poss using photoshop elements, … I am after a laptop to do photo editing, poss using photoshop elements, would this be suitable



I'm pretty sure this would be powerful enough to able to handle that, hopefully someone that does photo editing might be able to give a better insight

Jumpernot

I'm pretty sure this would be powerful enough to able to handle that, … I'm pretty sure this would be powerful enough to able to handle that, hopefully someone that does photo editing might be able to give a better insight



It may be powerful enough but unless you plan to use an external monitor, I doubt the screen would be up to the task. Apart from the resolution which was great in back 2002, the screens on these low-end machines are washed out and unsuitable for accurate color reproduction.

I browsed through laptops at PC World recently and it beggars belief what manufacturers think would be an acceptable laptop screen in 2014. There are only a handful of models that have modern standard screens.

What use is a "super-mega core processor", oodles of RAM etc. if you look at it through a POS screen? But you get what you pay for and preferences vary I suppose.

Edited by: "LuckyL" 11th Dec 2014

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LuckyL

It may be powerful enough but unless you plan to use an external monitor, … It may be powerful enough but unless you plan to use an external monitor, I doubt the screen would be up to the task. Apart from the resolution which was great in back 2002, the screens on these low-end machines are washed out and unsuitable for accurate color reproduction.I browsed through laptops at PC World recently and it beggars belief what manufacturers think would be an acceptable laptop screen in 2014. There are only a handful of models that have modern standard screens. What use is a "super-mega core processor", oodles of RAM etc. if you look at it through a POS screen? But you get what you pay for and preferences vary I suppose.



Well until a majority of the population actually care about screen resolution I doubt it'll change. Semiconductor prices keep rising so they have to keep costs down somewhere and not only that a better screen means improvements have to be made across the board (bigger battery, possibly faster processor etc) resulting in a price that people probably won't pay.
I do agree though, I would have thought 1600 x 900 would have been the minimum by now but unfortunately manufacturers know once they move to better screen resolutions and technology, it's harder for people to go back so they're just sticking with it for as long as possible.

I can not understand why customers put up with sub-standard screens, CPUs etc to save money while the manufacturers making money by selling these unworthy products, 1920x1080 should be standard for laptops.

Will this laptop play Sims 4? Thank you

Original Poster

l_baxter8162

Will this laptop play Sims 4? Thank you



I have stated below the system requirements for the Sims 4 below this comment. It would appear that this laptop could handle the Sims 4 although I wouldn't recommend this laptop as an ideal one to play this game. As Sims 4 is a fairly new game with the latest graphics playing this game may slow down if there too much going on screen at a time. (Sorry graphics aren't my strong point) I hope this helps.

Just to clarify it does look as if the laptop could handle this in every other area, i'm just not 100% on how powerful the video graphics in this device is.

The system requirement for the Sims 4 are as follows:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (2.0 GHz Dual Core required if using integrated graphics)
CPU Speed: Info
RAM: 2 GB
OS: Windows XP
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X1300 or Intel GMA X4500
Sound Card: Yes
Free Disk Space: 10 GB
Edited by: "Jumpernot" 13th Dec 2014
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