Acer Aspire 1

Acer Aspire 1

Acer Aspire 1

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Poor5.8/10
GAMING/AI: Poor5.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Poor5.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.1/10
CONTENT CREATION: Poor5.9/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.5/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Poor5.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Poor5.4/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Acer Aspire 1 is a budget-friendly laptop known for its affordability. It comes with a moderate amount of storage and basic RAM, powered by an Intel Celeron N4500 processor accompanied by integrated graphics suitable for non-intensive tasks. The laptop features a 15.6-inch display with a standard resolution, using a TN panel which generally provides less vibrant colors and narrower viewing angles compared to IPS panels. It has an average battery capacity, offering enough power for standard use. At just over 4 pounds and with a thickness under an inch, it is relatively portable. It operates on Windows 11S, which is a streamlined version of Windows designed for security and performance, limiting the installation of applications to those available on the Microsoft Store. This laptop is best for general use like web browsing, document editing, and other light activities. However, it is not suitable for intensive gaming, 3D rendering, machine learning or engineering software due to its basic integrated graphics and processor. It lacks a backlit keyboard, and its build quality and speaker quality are not rated highly, but it does provide a silent, fanless operation. The Acer Aspire 1 has no USB-C or Thunderbolt ports, but includes an HDMI port for display output. It might also have limitations for upgradeability, with no information provided about available RAM or storage slots. If you're choosing a laptop mainly for basic tasks and prefer something affordable, the Acer Aspire 1 could be an appropriate choice. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Affordable price point
  • Silent, fanless operation
  • Full HD screen resolution
  • Decent port availability
Cons
  • Modest performance capabilities
  • Limited RAM and storage
  • Basic build quality
  • Lower sRGB color coverage

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
5.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
4.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Software Development:
3.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
3.0
The Acer Aspire 1 may offer poor performance for general use due to its low RAM and basic CPU, which can lead to sluggishness when multitasking or running more demanding applications. Additionally, the screen quality might be lackluster with its TN display panel type, potentially resulting in limited viewing angles and poor color reproduction that would affect the visual experience.
Content Creation:
3.0
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$215
Release Date
October 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.78''
Weight
4.19 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4500
Graphics
UHD Graphics
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
4 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
36.7 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
TN
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
200 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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5.6/10
Portability Score
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7.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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10/10
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6/10
Speaker Quality Score
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5.4/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
No
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
0
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Joshua Goldman | May 2020
"There are no surprises and nothing's extraordinary here but this laptop's price. For those in need of an inexpensive Windows laptop for undemanding tasks, though, the Acer Aspire 1 offers just enough to get the basics done and a larger screen to do them on."

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