Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V Laptop Review

Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V Laptop Review

Okay folks here I am again with another
review of a laptop that is very popular right now this is an Acer ES1-511-C59V and I’ve got to say I really love this
machine. I think this is the best one I’ve looked at so far sorry for ruining the surprise ending there folks. All right let’s look at the external
connectors We’ve got a cable lock slot, USB 2.0 port an SD card slot for copying pictures off of
cameras and such. Around the back we’ve got a fan vent, but the fan doesn’t come on very much.
It’s a quiet and cool running machine in general like most in this price range. We’ve got an ethernet jack. This one is a
gigabit ethernet jack. If you use wired networks, nice to have.
HDMI jack for connecting to external TVs and monitors. USB 3.0 jack – these are significantly
faster, over 10 times faster in fact than your standard USB 2 port. These are
great for connecting to external hard drives and other things that really can
benefit from a lot of speed. We’ve got another USB 2.0 jack, headphone jack, and a power adapter connector. Here’s the
power adapter. It’s a little small guy nothing special. On the other side we’ve got what looks
like a DVD Drive but it’s actually just a placeholder. There’s no DVD Drive in
this machine. If you’re not ready to give up your DVD Drive
yet, there are ways around that though. There are cheaply available external drives
like this one. This is the best-selling external drive on Amazon right now. It’s a Samsung SE-218 I’ll put a link down below the video
where you can check this thing out, see its current price and everything but it’s pretty cheap and does the job.
It doesn’t have an external power brick to lug around. It comes with a USB cable
that you plug into your laptop and it draws its power directly from your laptop’s
USB port so very portable and convenient. Okay
here we go. The front: nothing going on. Bottom: speakers a couple of vents nothin special on okay so one thing you may have picked up
on is that all the action on this machine is on the back. Almost all the connectors
are on the back. It can be kind of a hassle when there are cables running out of the sides of
your machine because they get in the way of your books and papers, but when they’re all in the back, none of that to
worry about. But on the other hand it is kind of inconvenient to need to reach
around the back to plug things in, so a matter of personal preference I guess.
All right let’s look inside. Okay one thing you may notice is that there’s a lot of room around the
keyboard I really wish they would’ve shifted to this thing over a little bit and put
a number pad on here but there’s no number pad but unless you do a lot of data entry
there may not be an issue for you. Um, we’ve got a nice big trackpad that’s very responsive. I really love
this trackpad. It’s the best one out of all the laptops I’ve looked at so far. It’s multi-touch capable and it’s much
better on picking up on the multi-touch gestures
than the other ones i’ve seen. It’s very
smooth and pleasing to the touch it feels like uh a non-stick
frying pan or something. you know off the flame of course, so your
finger just kinda glides over it. Very nice. All right let’s take a look at
the stats on this thing. Here we are on the Acer website. I can show you a couple of the
multi-touch gestures while we’re here. If you use two fingers, you can scroll up and
down and it’s nice in responsive, unlike a lot
of the other machines I looked at, and it barely ever misses you know some machines won’t pick
up on it when you try to do the two finger they’ll interpret it as one finger. This one is
much better than most others. Umm and also that scroll like this, I really like that
over your standard scroll where you have to go all the way to the side grab the scrollbar and move it up and
down. Just wherever you are in the page doesn’t matter you can scroll. Much more convenient. You’ll fall in love
with that one if you haven’t used it before. Another thing you can do is the pinch zoom.
You can zoom in and out like you would on a tablet or smartphone pretty nice and as
you can see also responsive pretty handy stuff. Another thing you can
do is you can use a single finger swipe from the left
and it lets you switch between your recently used apps. Or you can swipe from the right to
bring out this thing they call the charm and you let you do a few other things. Okay so that’s the multi-touch stuff. okay
so let’s check out the specs here on Acer
website. Alright it’s got an Intel Celeron 2830 processor. That’s the most popular
processor that you’re gonna find in laptops in this price range right now. iIts 2.16 gigahertz dual-core, it’s got 4GB RAM umm 500GB hard disk 15.6 inch screen, 1366 by 768
resolution. That’s pretty standard for laptops in this price range right now. It is a glossy screen as you may have
noticed but just about every screen out there right now is glossy. It’s got integrated Intel HD graphics also very common in laptops of this
price range. You know it’s great for watching
videos on Netflix, YouTube word processing, web browsing that kinda
thing, but if you’re into high-end 3D games you’re going to be disappointed but if
you are into high-end 3D games, you’re gonna have to shell out some more money to get
something that you’re not going to be disappointed by sorry. Okay we’ve got wifi 802 11 b/g/n. N being the one that’s most popular these
days. Umm, Bluetooth 4.0. A lot of machines
don’t have Bluetooth If you use Bluetooth devices it’s
another thing going for this guy built in webcam and microphone The weight is 5.29 pounds. Uhh the battery life: it doesn’t mention it on
here, but from what I’ve seen it’s about six hours or so but that’s gonna vary a
lot based on what you’re doing. If you’re
doing a lot of intensive stuff that really uses a lot of processor
or, you know, fancy graphics with a game or something it’s gonna kill your battery
way faster than just you know working on a word document or
something let’s look at something else okay here’s a YouTube video this should
let us look at the screen and speaker capability a little bit alright this is a video of someone barefoot
waterskiing behind an airplane om it’s nice and smooth like you would expect on modern laptop well let’s look at the brightness okay that’s as bright as it goes. It’s
pretty bright but not astonishingly so. If you’re trying to
work in all sunlight it might be an issue but
other than that you should be able to you you know see the screen just fine under
most circumstances. Let’s see how low it goes. It goes down very dim. Uhh which can be nice if you work under low
light conditions or like watching movies in dark rooms that kinda stuff also when you turn the screen brightness
down you can really help save battery Umm alright speakers let’s crank it up. It goes pretty loud I’d guess a little louder than some of the
other options I’ve seen. and it’s not quite as tinny either. I think
these speakers are pretty good, but you may have noticed when we looked at the
outside, the speakers are on the bottom and if you cover em up the it sounds a little bit muffled, so if
you want your laptop on a soft surface, you may notice that but it’s still plenty audible, it just sounds a little bit different. okay let’s turn that back down alright so I’ll I have to say this is a
great machine highly highly recommended. I think it
blows away the other ones I’ve looked at. In particular this trackpad is
wonderful. If you’ve never used a multi-touch trackpad before I think you’ll really come to quickly
appreciate what this thing can do for you Alright I guess that’s about it. I’ll put some
links down below um to where you can read more about this machine, check out
its current price on Amazon Okay thanks for watching. Bye!

38 thoughts on “Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V Laptop Review”

  1. Specs and pricing are available on Amazon.

    Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V Laptop:
    Samsung SE-218 DVD Writer:

  2. I just bought this laptop, Its fantastic and smooth. The trackpad is awesome, I absolutely love it. Also as a student, I am very pleased with it as it's performance is smooth, it is slim and very light weight and the best part of all is the price if this. I have to say Acer has really impressed me.

  3. IF you had to choose between this and the dell inspire 3531 (the $250 you reviewed too) which would you choose and why?

  4. I'm thinking on buying this laptop. Can I do music production on it if I get an external sound card? Will the CPU handle Cubase and all the VST instruments?

  5. Dude, I have a question. Did you try to upgrade the RAM? How many slots does it have? By manual it's says 8GB. But with one or two slots? Can you install cpu-z to view the number of it? Thanks!

  6. After my Samsung Chromebook unexpectedly broke a few months ago I got this one for $250. If you're watching this video and weighing whether or not to get the $200 Chromebook or $250 for a budget laptop, spend the extra $50 and get this laptop. For general use computing this is a great product at a great price.

  7. Hi. I may be getting this anytime this month or the next month, and I'm planning to use this for creating PowerPoint presentations to be presented at school, basic video editing using Windows Movie Maker, watching 1080p movies with my friends, and some light (games that do not need much processing power) gaming whenever I'm bored. also, how long does the laptop runs in battery since I take my laptop to coffee shops sometimes when I'm going to check my facebook and finishing off some documents/researches. Will it suit my needs or just go for something higher like a core i3-based laptop? Thanks!

  8. Could I play Counter STrike global offense on this because I need a cheap windows 8 I have the Acer aspire 500G windows 7 So yeah

  9. I have a question for anybody who has this laptop ok so next month im buying this for my b-day & i spent at least almost 3 hours looking at reviews for this laptop both good & bad but i still wanna buy this cause it's the only thing i can afford. but aside from that out of all the reviews nobody has said anything about streaming (Twitch wise) cause that's one of the reasons im getting a new laptop especially this one right here. so can anybody tell me is this laptop good enough for Twitch & other streaming sites?…also is it powerful enough for OBS & Xsplit? i would greatly appreciate it thank you

  10. I have this Laptop. Great Laptop. It works smooth. Doesn't overheat, in fact, it doesn't get hot at all. And its now even better with Windows 10 on it.

  11. Its a great laptop for everyday use. I am holding off upgrading the ram because its a bit of work to do so and it runs great under linux.

  12. NIce review. It doesn't look like the battery is user replaceable as far as just plugging a new battery in the back. Would you know if it can be replaced easily without taking it in for service, etc. We have a chance to buy one if these used for $130. Thanks…Again very nice detailed review…..

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