Acer Aspire E14 E5-473G-57QQ Unboxing And Impressions! A Sleek Powerful Affordable Everyday Laptop!
|Acer Aspire E14 review|
Acer Aspire E14 E5-473G-57QQ Specs
Unboxing / Accessories
|The big box of this laptop|
The Aspire E14 arrived in a big box that will make you think that you'll be receiving an extra large laptop package.
|The laptop accessories|
Upon opening I'm glad that the 14 inch screened laptop isn't that big and just have the right size. It comes with the usual package as you'll get the basic paper documentations like the manual and etc., the E14 itself and the laptop charger.
|Upside down showing what's underneath the laptop|
This aspect is probably one of the best part of this laptop as it's 3D printed textured plastic body looks and feels great. It's one of those very good kind of plastic that you can feel the toughness upon first look. Another thing that I liked about the plastic body of this device is the texture, aside from looking classy, this laptop is also surely less prone to those annoying hairline scratches. The cooling system at the side and below of this laptop was also well engineered as I like the number of holes I've seen to let the heat out. The rubber feet stoppers below was also effective to ensure that your unit won't slide-up that easily on smooth surfaces.
|The Fan, VGA, RJ45, HDMI at the left|
Another cool feature in the design of the Aspire is it's a full blown laptop. It has VGA, HDMI, SD card option, 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 ports.
|Hinge and thickness of the laptop visible here|
|The old school optical drive, 3.5 mm jack, USB and charger port on the right side|
Fortunately, it was very well made overall and with proper usage and care, there's a great chance that this device won't fail for a long time.
Keyboard / Touchpad
|The soft keys of the E14|
One of the surprises of this laptop is the keyboard! It's soft and feels great to touch. It's also a full blown keyboard that enables me to do most of the shortcut keys a lot easier. I also like the placement of the keys here as I find it really easy to locate. Compared to the the R13 and Switch 10 E that I reviewed several months ago, the keys of the Aspire E14 is at least two notches ahead from them. The touchpad was also esponsive and accurate that made my life without the mice a lot easier.
|Front camera sample (I cropped it to 4:3 for my layout, but it's really wide angled)|
Acer used here an HD 720p cam that's probably on the VGA level based on the photo quality I was able to get. It's decent to use in places with good lighting, but it's not that good in restaurant lighting and low light. Fortunately, it's still one of the better camera's from a budget laptop.
As of the moment...
GIZ Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars