Are you Acer fan and looking for new portable Touch laptop but did not want to break the bank? If you are not too concern about multimedia performance, we think you should consider to buy new Aspire E1-470P series lineup, the Aspire E1-470P-6659 14 inch laptop. Yeah, comes with a glossy black bodies with just 1 inch thick and based on the Intel Core i3 “Ivy Bridge” ULV (ultra low voltage) platform, Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659 budget friendly laptop offers perfect combinations of performance for daily use and portability.
Powered by third generation of Intel Core i3-3217U dual core processor with a speed of 1.8GHZ and features a 3 MB L3-Cache, this model is not a high end and most powerful Intel Ivy Bridge machine, but still gives the power you need for day to day office and light multimedia tasks. Incorporated with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and features a Intel Hyperthreading technology, Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659 promises smooth and seamless performance for multithread applications. Of course, like common Acer’s laptop, the latest Aspire E1 series also preloaded with the most popular Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit as the operating system.
The laptop comes with elegant glossy black design from high quality plastic for bodies and two small silver Acer logo on the lid cover and upper center of black bezel. Its make the company can reduces the cost and brings more portability at affordable price. The black keyboard is lacks full numeric keypad and LED-backlit features, but still easy to use and comfortable for typing in desk. In term of size, the 5.1 lbs laptop has dimension in 9.7 x 13.5 x 1 inches and shipped with a 4-cell Lithium Ion battery (up to 4 hours of battery life on single charges). Yeah, this machine is slightly thicker than the 4.08 lbs Acer Aspire V5-472-6852 which measures just 0.82 inch thick, but you can still easily slip it into your bag.
Like common modern laptop, the 14 inch High Definition touch screen display also support 10-finger touch, offers better multimedia and fast experience on new Windows 8 User Interface. Combined with a Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics engine, Acer’s CineCrystal technology and LED-backlit, the display provides fairly bright, crisp and vivid color for video and games, even in low light condition. According to Acer, the 14 inch screen can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixel, which mean you can watch 720p video play, streaming movies from internet or play modern games with ease.
For storage, the E1-470P-6659 bring a 500GB SATA HDD with speed of 5400 rpm, provides plenty of storage capacity. Its can store more than thousands of music files and hundred of video files without need an external disk drive. Built into bezel, there is HD web camera that located on the center and integrated with digital microphone, offers bright and crisp video communications, along with a clear and loud audio chats. There are a pair of stereo speakers with High Definition audio support. Yeah, its can produces fairly clear and loud audio, but if you used on the large room or in outside, we think you will a bit disappointed.
Around the left and right edges, the 14 inch laptop also equipped with a wide range of ports interface, includes singe USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm audio combos jack, two USB 2.0 port, RJ 45 for Ethernet LAN, VGA port and HDMI port with support 1080p HD video playback on bigger HDTV. The rest of specifications are multimedia card reader slot on the front side, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN and WiFi 802.11b/g/n that provides a reliable connection into wireless networks. Of course, it also preloaded with few useful applications, such as Adobe Reader, Windows Essential, Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials, Microsoft Office Trial version and more.
Yeah, this is not the lightest and most powerful Acer’s laptop. This laptop also lack optical drive. But with Core i3-3217U processor and a starting price around at $429.99 and 1 year warranty, Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659 14 inch laptop is still worth for your money and brings more than enough performance for daily use. So, what do you think? How do you like new Acer Aspire E1’s value laptops? If the performance and multimedia features are your big concern, we recommend you to check Dell Inspiron I7437T-2509SLV 14 inch laptop that comes with Intel Core i7-4500U processsor, measures just 0.6 inch thick and priced around at $930.