Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Acer Aspire E1 (E1-572)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 716 reviews of Acer Aspire E1 (E1-572). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but the sound and battery get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

performance, usability, portability, price, screen

touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire E1 (E1-572) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

See all Acer Laptop Computers

Review analysis

(Based on 716 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 608 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 180 of 608 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (17)

Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire E1 (E1-572)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Acer Aspire E1 (E1-572) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the screen and portability are overall positive. The price and usability also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

performance, usability, price, portability, screen

touchpad

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire E1-572 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Core i5 4200U 1.6GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, WinAcer Aspire E1-572 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Core i5 4200U 1.6GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Win

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire E1 (E1-572)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Acer Aspire E1 (E1-572) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and keyboard. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the portability.

usability, price, performance, keyboard, screen

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 15.6 Inch Laptop Intel i5 4200U 1.6GHz Processor, 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 8 (Clarinet Black)Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 15.6 Inch Laptop Intel i5 4200U 1.6GHz Processor, 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 8 (Clarinet Black)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (itreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire E1-572-6870

 

The Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is a high-performing budget laptop that outlasts and outperforms rivals. It's a great choice for those value-minded users who don't mind paying a little bit more to get a little more performance.

The Aspire E1-572-6870 comes with a fourth-generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor with Intel HD Graphics 4400, 4GB of system memory, and a 500GB hard drive. Thanks to all these newer components, it is more than a match for the Pentium-powered Dell...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire E1-572-6870

 

The Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is a high-performing budget laptop that outlasts and outperforms rivals. It's a great choice for those value-minded users who don't mind paying a little bit more to get a little more performance.

Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor. Full numeric keypad. Six hours of battery life. Removable battery. HDMI and VGA

Lots of pre-loaded programs. Only 1,366 by 768 resolution (Display is limited to 1,366 by 768 resolution). Could use more USB 3.0 ports. Some screen-door effect on display. No touch screen

The Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 ($579.99 list) is a fairly nondescript, glossy-black laptop, with a 15.6-inch screen and full-size keyboard. It's the moderately priced replacement for that ancient wheezing laptop with the battery that can only last fifteen...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Acer's Aspire E1-572-6870 is a good, but not great budget laptop

 

Yes, it has an Intel Haswell processor for less than $500, but its surrounding components keep it from being anything more than a budget laptop.

The ; is an inexpensive fourth-generation Core i5 laptop with a nice keyboard, decent weight for its size, and just enough performance to power you through average daily tasks. It has a removable battery, and the hard drive and RAM slots are easily...

The display is decidedly average, its touch-pad buttons are a bit of a pain, and despite having a spot for it, this model does not include an optical drive. Given its processor, battery life may be shorter than expected.

As budget-friendly laptops go, the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is a good value with sufficient power for basic tasks, and it doesn't look bad, either.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 review

 

The Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 puts a fourth-gen Intel Core i5 processor -- a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-4200U, to be exact -- and Intel HD Graphics 4400 into a sub-$500 15.6-inch laptop.

The Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is an inexpensive fourth-generation Core i5 laptop with a nice keyboard, decent weight for its size, and just enough performance to power you through average daily tasks. It has a removable battery, and the hard drive and...

The display is decidedly average, its touch-pad buttons are a bit of a pain, and despite having a spot for it, this model does not include an optical drive. Given its processor, battery life may be shorter than expected.

As budget-friendly laptops go, the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is a good value with sufficient power for basic tasks, and it doesn't look bad, either.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Brown (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire E1-572-680 review: This budget 15.6-inch laptop is an outstanding value

 

The plastic construction helps keep the weight of this big-screen notebook lighter than some competitors with smaller displays.

Haswell-class CPU ; Bright 15.6-inch display ; Relatively lightweight ; Dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter

No touchscreen ; Lots of flex in the chassis and lid ; Just one USB 3.0 port

You’re not going to get everything in a 15.6-inch notebook priced less than $600. Acer made nearly all the right compromises to get to that price point.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (laptopmag.com)

Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 Review

 

For $499, the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is an affordable and lightweight 15-inch notebook with Intel's latest fourth-generation processor.

Affordable; Light for 15-inch laptop; Good overall performance; Snappy keyboard; Long battery life for the price

Mouse bar stiff in the middle; Poor speaker placement; Dim display

For $499, the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is an affordable and lightweight 15-inch notebook with Intel's latest fourth-generation processor.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Stephan Schünke (notebookcheck.net)

Review Update Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk Notebook

 

Feature diet. After our review of the Acer Aspire E1-572G with de

Matte Full-HD display; Chassis is slim and not very heavy; Good office performance

Display not very bright; No DVD drive

A SSD would increase performance - although the price would go up as well.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Acer Aspire E1-572

 

A plain jane 15-inch laptop that offers a solid buying proposition under 40k. The Acer Aspire E1-572 has everything essential covered, if you're trying to buy a budget laptop. Good specs, a host of connectivity options, full keyboard with dedicated...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Brown (arnnet.com.au)

Acer Aspire E1-572-680: Budget 15.6-inch laptop is outstanding value

 

For general use, Acer's Aspire E1 is the clear winner in this roundup. Acer crams a lot of value into this laptop's $580 price tag, including a Haswell-class CPU (Intel's 1.6GHz Core i5-4200U) and a 15.6-inch LED-backlit display with native resolution...

Editor's note: This notebook was reviewed as part of a roundup for back-to-school season. You can read that story, along with reviews of the five notebooks we compared it to, here.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Reseller News (reseller.co.nz)

Expert Review

 

The plastic construction helps keep the weight of this big-screen notebook lighter than some competitors with smaller displays.

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:ALC3225 / HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500
Battery capacity (Watt hours):37
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5 / 5.5
Battery recharge time:2
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:No / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product colour:Black / Grey / Red
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.6 / 40
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:TFT / TN
Pixel pitch:0.252 x 0.252
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8670M / AMD Radeon HD 8750M / AMD Radeon R5 M240 / AMD Radeon R7 M265 / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3200 x 2000
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:104
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW / DVD, DVD+RW, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N / No

Other features

Audio system:ALC3225 / HD
Display Technology:LCD/TFT
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2X4 / 2x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I3-4010U / I5-4200U / I7-4500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / I3-4010U / I5-4200U
Processor code:SR16Q / SR16Z / SR170 / SSSR16Q
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Linux Linpus / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.6 / 25.7 / 256 / 26
Height :2.5 / 2.53 / 2.54 / 25.3 / 3
Height (front):1.21 / 1.23 / 2.44
Height (rear):2.53
Weight:2 / 2.3 / 2.35 / 2.4
Width:28.2 / 38 / 38.1 / 38.2 / 381.6