The Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW is a bestselling 2016 budget laptop that has been praised for its Intel Core i3 processor, its performance to price ratio and for its sharp and bright display. With an attractive price, the Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW features an Intel i3 processor and more powerful graphics than its Celeron and Pentium counterparts, making it fairly popular for casual gaming. However, the 4GB of RAM will struggle with applications such as Google Chrome and we recommend adding at least another 4GB of RAM to allow it to run smoothly.
The cut throat budget laptop market has seen many great laptops being offered by most of the big name brands. Acer is no stranger to the budget market and has been releasing laptops for the budget conscious buyer for a number of years. What you won’t get with the Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW is a high performance gaming laptop, but you will be able to play some of your favorite classics.
The integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics chip will even allow you to play Diablo III and CS: GO on medium graphics settings. With almost a quarter of all Overwatch players using integrated graphics, it comes as no surprise that you will be able to play this fun and fast paced shooter. However, don’t expect to play more demanding titles such as Battlefield 1 or Fallout 4 on this machine, as it’s more suited to the casual gamer.
The Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW is powered by a Skylake-based Intel Core i3-6100U processor and 4GB of RAM, which will cope with basic tasks with ease. But the 4GB of RAM is slightly underpowered with Windows 10 and it will struggle with certain games. Luckily Acer has made it quite easy to access the internal hardware to upgrade the RAM, we recommend at least 8GB of RAM for smoothest performance.
The 1TB mechanical hard drive offers ample storage space for installing games, saving photos and even your favorite videos. To cut costs Acer has used a 5400rpm drive, which for day-to-day use is more than acceptable. However, users who are after faster Windows boot and application loading times can easily upgrade the hard drive to either a hybrid or a SATA based solid state drive.
- Skylake-based i3 processor
- Easy to upgrade
- Ample storage space
- Only 4GB of RAM
- Integrated graphics
- 1366 x 768 pixel display
- Only one USB 3.0 port
The Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW is a budget friendly laptop that can be used by the casual gamer thanks to its Intel i3 processor and its HD Graphics 520 GPU. However, the hardware will not run current AAA gaming titles smoothly and is not suited for hardcore gamers.
- Weight: 5.29 lbs
- Processor: Intel Core i3-6100U 2.3GHz
- Display Size: 15.6 inch
- RAM: 4GB DDR3L 1600 MHz
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
|Intel Core i3-6100U 2.3GHz [View Benchmarks]
|Intel HD Graphics 520 [View Benchmarks]
|4GB DDR3L 1600 MHz
|Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
|Hard Drive 1
|1024 HDD 5400
|1366 x 768
|LED Backlight | HD CineCrystal Display
|USB 3.0 | 2x USB 2.0 | HDMI | Gigabit Ethernet | AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
|Stereo speakers | High Definition Audio
|SD card reader
|15.03 x 10.16 x 0.97