Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-79JP

The Acer Aspire E Series are laptops designed with the user in mind, providing a great set of features for the advertised price, emphasizing on processing power and functionality over design or portability, making them ideal notebooks for home and office use as a desktop replacement. The more expensive models are even more versatile, with specs coming close to those of gaming laptops or more expensive ultrabooks at a fraction of the price.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-79JP Review

The Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-79JP is powered by a dual core Intel Core i7-5500U processor, a unit we find on most mid-range notebooks these days. With a benchamrk score of just under 4000 points, the CPU is adequate to handle every daily activity and even more serious multitasking.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-79JP laptop side viewThe laptop also comes with a 1 terabyte capacity hard disk drive, enough to hold any music, game, video or picture collection with extra space to spare. Unfortunately, the Acer doesn’t come with a solid state drive installed. It is recommended to buy one if you favor overall system speed over storage capacity.

Considering the 8 gigabytes of system memory the Acer is equipped with, and the presence of the GeForce 940M dedicated video card with 4 gigabytes of DDR3 RAM, we’d say the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-79JP is also a good contender to the more expensive gaming rigs on the market. With just two rather inexpensive upgrades, such as upping the system memory to the maximum allowed of 16 gigabytes and fitting a 250 gigabyte SSD, the Acer will transform into a full fledged gaming laptop, capable of rendering even the newest of games at decent frame rates.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-79JP with lid down

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The screen boasts a full HD resolution, so movies and games will be beautifully displayed on the 15.6 inches LED backlit display. Other important features include a new generation of Wi-Fi card (up to 3 times faster as the old 802.11 b/g/n protocol), Gigabit Ethernet and a VGA display port, great for connecting the laptop to non-HDMI external monitors.

Battery life is unimpressive. Five hours of operating time isn’t that bad, but combined with the 5.3 lbs weight, the Acer becomes a bit unpractical to carry around for long distances. So it’s not the most portable notebook out there, but it’s a great deal considering the standard hardware it comes with.

Technical Specifications

Product Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-79JP
CPU Name Intel Core i7-5500U
CPU Type Dual Core
CPU Speed 2.4 GHz > 3 GHz
CPU Cache 4 MB
Installed Memory 8 GB
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Memory Type DDR3L SDRAM
Total Memory Slots 2 Slots
Storage Capacity 1 TB
Storage Type Hard Disk Drive
Storage Technology 5400 rpm
Screen Size 15.6″
Screen Type ComfyView LCD
Screen Technology LED Backlit
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Touchscreen No
Graphics Processing Unit NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Graphic Card Type Dedicated
Graphics Memory 4 GB GDDR3
Audio Technology Acer TrueHarmony
Speakers Two Stereo Speakers
Webcam Yes, 720p
Wireless LAN 802.11ac with MU-MIMO
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Gigabit
USB Ports 2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
HDMI Yes, HDCP support
Headphone/Mic Combo Jack
Multi Card Slot Yes, SD Support
LAN (RJ45) Yes
Touch Pad / Track Pad Precision Touchpad
Keyboard Full Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard No
Battery Type 4-Cell Lithium Ion
Battery Capacity 2500 mAh
Maximum Battery Life Up to 5 hours
Other Features None
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions (W x D x H) 15.0″ x 10.1″ x 1.1″
Weight 5.29 lbs

Scores, Pros and Cons

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  • Pros
  • Good processor
  • Adequate system memory
  • Dedicated video card
  • Full HD monitor
  • Reliable and inexpensive
  • Cons
  • Lacks an SSD
  • Modest battery life
  • Plastic feel

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-79JP keyboard and top viewThe Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-79JP is a good device for the proposed price tag, delivering impressive performance at the cost of portability and design. It’s unassuming and may feel bland to some users, but at the end of the day it will get any job done without freezing, lagging or crashing. You can play movies, games, edit photos, browse the internet and even render graphics on this mid-range hero.