Ultra-portable notebooks are all the rage these days. With the big companies making thin and ultra-premium portables at one end of the scale, the other end is dominated by mid-level players making the super-affordable portable notebook. Ultra-portable notebooks are characterized by small displays usually 11.6 inches to 13.3 inches. The weight is between 1.25 to 1.75 kgs. Specifications are usually compromised in order to keep the form factor as small and light as possible.
The Acer ES1-131 NX.MYSKI.006 is an ultra-portable notebook equipped with a 64 -bit processor and a 500 GB hard disk making this an ideal notebook for students and executives who are on the go. This entry-level notebook features an energy efficient processor with a focus on a long battery life rather than performance. This notebook will breeze through the daily productivity tasks with no hiccups. But this is not the notebook for graphics-heavy games or processor-intensive software. This notebook is a perfect productivity tool for students or executives whose main daily tasks include typing study-notes, reports and making presentations and internet surfing and using social media. It costs Rs. 18,699/- in online stores.
· Processor: 4th Gen Intel Celeron Dual Core N3050U 1.60 GHz. (2 MB Cache)
· Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics
· Memory: 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 1600 MHz.
· Storage: 500 GB HDD (5400 RPM)
· Operating System: Windows 8.1
· Display: 11.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768), LED Backlight
· Audio: Built-in Stereo Speakers (1.5W x 2) And Microphone
· Camera: 1.3 Megapixels Webcam
Ø Wireless LAN: Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
Ø Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth™ V4.0
Ø Ethernet: 10/100
· Ports and Slots:
Ø 1 x Headphone-out jack (Audio-in Combo)
Ø 1 x Line-in Jack
Ø 1 x USB 3.0 port
Ø 1 x USB 2.0 port
Ø 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
Ø 1 x HDMI
Ø 1 x 4-in-1 Card Reader
Ø 1 x AC Adapter Plug
· Battery and Power: 3 Cells Li-ion, Up to 5 hours
· Weight and Dimensions: 1.25 kg (with battery); 291 x 211 x 21.2 mm (WxDxH)
ü Portable form factor.
ü Light weight.
ü 500 GB Hard Disk.
ü Latest version of Bluetooth V4.0 included.
ü 5 hours of battery backup.
ü Features Kensington Lock Slot for Security.
û 4th Gen Intel Celeron Processor.
û 2 GB RAM is just enough.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Acer NX.MYSKI.006 Notebook
· AC Adapter
· User Guide and Manuals
The Acer ES1-131 NX.MYSKI.006 is made entirely of strong plastic to keep its weight down and maintain its ultra-portable moniker. The body is painted matte black which gives it an under-stated sleek and stealthy look. The 11.6 inch display is also matte which helps in reducing glare. All the ports on this notebook are located at the back end which enhances its sleek stealthy look further.
Inside of Acer ES1-131 NX.MYSKI.006 Notebook, the keyboard is full size and Chiclet style. The keys are well-spaced and have enough travel for comfortable, fatigue-free long typing sessions. The 11.6 inch display outputs at a resolution of 1366 x 768 which is sensible on this small display as it puts much lesser strain on the battery and processor. The viewing experience is glare-free thanks to the matte screen. The track pad is large and super-responsive. There is no optical drive, but there is a multi-card reader to have extended storage.
The 11.6 inch backlit LED display on the Acer ES1-131 NX.MYSKI.006 is matte and glare-free and sports a resolution of 1366 x 768 with a ratio of 16:9. This is the perfect display ratio for watching movies and doing day-to-day productivity tasks. The colours on the display are well-saturated with good viewing angles.
The Acer ES1-131 NX.MYSKI.006 notebook is powered by a 4th Gen Intel Celeron Dual Core N3050 processor running at 1.6 GHz. This is supported by 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. This combination is amply sufficient for day-to-day productivity tasks like typing, internet surfing and using social media.
There are a few stutters here and there which can be attributed to a combination of an older chipset and 2 GB of RAM. The 3 cell Li-Ion battery powers this notebook for close to 5 hours, which is quite impressive.
Also see: Acer ES1-131-C22T Ultra-Portable Notebook
The Acer ES1-131 NX.MYSKI.006 is a thin, light and portable notebook meant for students and professionals who are on the move and need a portable productivity tool. The glare-free display and the 500 GB hard disk make it an ideal productivity machine.
· Performance: 3 Stars.
· Value for Money: 3 Stars.