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Acer E5-521G-60BX Notebook AMD A-Series A6-6310 (1.80GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD AMD Radeon R5 M240 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

  • AMD A-Series A6-6310 (1.80GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
  • AMD Radeon R5 M240
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
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Acer Aspire E Notebook


Ultimate Portability

Thin and with an easy grip, it's an ideal partner to go anywhere and work anytime. With seven hours of battery you stay connected all day. And with AcerCloud™ you stay in sync with everything you need, automatically. The E Series allows you to do a touch more and travel a touch further.

Sensational Fun

Whether you're playing a game, recording a song or streaming a movie, the high-definition LED display and graphics capabilities enhance every multimedia experience. Choose one of the lively yet sophisticated body colors to brighten your world.


Operating System
Operating System Windows 8.1
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer AMD
Processor Type A-Series
Processor Model A6-6310
Processor Speed 1.80GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Standard Memory 4GB
Maximum Memory 16GB
Memory Technology DDR3L SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card
Hard Drive Capacity 500GB
Optical Drive Type No
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.6"
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Screen Mode HD
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer AMD
Graphics Controller Model Radeon R5 M240
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 4.0
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader No
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Operating System Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture 64-Bit
Input Devices
Keyboard Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
Battery Information
Number of Cells 6-Cell
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2500mAh
Power Description
Maximum Power Supply Wattage 65W
Physical Characteristics
Height (Front) 1"
Height (Rear) 1.19"
Height 1.2"
Width 15"
Depth 10.1"
Weight (Approximate) 5.51 lbs
Package Contents
  • Aspire E5-521G-60BX Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Additional Information Wireless LAN: Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n
    Warranty Limited Warranty agreement applies.


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    • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
    • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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    • Lisheng S.
    • 11/19/2014 2:26:05 PM
    • Tech Level: Somewhat High
    • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggsDecent build but a few problems...

    Pros: Feels solidly built
    Decent looking laptop
    Good feeling touchpad
    Good battery life- lasts for well over 3-4 hours on a charge

    Cons: Runs like a potato:

    This would probably be my biggest complaint. You want to run a YouTube video and check your email at the same time? Think again. As another review said, the laptop gets very slow at times. It would seem that its disk usage is constantly hovering at 100%, causing everything to load very slowly. I found that the solution that worked for me (at least it has so far) is reformatting the machine with a clean install of Windows 8.1 This means having to get a Windows 8.1 ISO without the Acer bloatware. So far, it seems much faster installed this way.

    Other Thoughts: Also, I noticed from the reviews that this laptop seems very user-maintenance unfriendly. Holding my breath.

    I'm not sure if you can boot from external devices on this computer on UEFI mode. I installed my new Windows 8.1 copy under Legacy mode with secure boot disabled. As such it now no longer boots under UEFI.

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    • David M.
    • 11/16/2014 10:30:19 AM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy this computer

    Pros: Nothing, this is a brick.

    Cons: Extraordinarily slow (Can barely handle running multiple programs simultaneously, even text editors)

    Extremely difficult to upgrade RAM

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    • Carlos N.
    • 10/6/2014 8:50:49 PM
    • Tech Level: Somewhat High
    • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggscheap and slow

    Pros: cheap
    dedicated graphics
    Sturdy feel

    Cons: Slowest computer I have ever had right out the box. Takes a few minutes to open any program. Can't have 2 programs open at once or I feel the wrath of the computer. Since I have owned it I have installed a total of 4 items (League of Legends, Skype, Steam, Microsoft office), Only seems to be getting slower. Sometimes programs don't even open at all. Comes with Mcfee which seems to be a death warrant since anytime it does anything I can't even look at the computer or it just freezes. Not a fan of windows 8.1 which is the os that comes ready with the laptop.

    Other Thoughts: Honestly I would love this computer if it weren't so slow. Nobody else seems to have this problem so it must be my misfortune to have gotten the one that does.

    It being slow may not seem like a huge deal to some people but it makes me really mad when I'm trying to do anything.

    You will be able to get work done with this laptop at least.

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    • Benjamin M.
    • 10/4/2014 11:44:30 AM
    • Tech Level: Somewhat High
    • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsNice Buy

    Pros: Feels Solid in your hands
    Thinner than a lot of low end laptops
    Dedicated graphics
    number pad

    Cons: I've only had it a few days, but I am still getting used to the touch pad. It is the type where the touch pad is one large button and clicking with two fingers is the same as right clicking. Two finger scrolling doesn't work all the time, I might just need to get used to it...

    Other Thoughts: I recently purchased an HP laptop of a similar price, unfortunately it came to an early grave because of an accident, but I like this computer much more. It really doesn't feel cheap.

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    • Michael D.
    • 8/8/2014 8:43:53 AM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsCheap Dedicated Graphics

    Pros: Cheap, its really cheap.
    dedicated graphics, nice keyboard and feels sturdy.

    Cons: difficult teardown - only the battery is easy access.
    I wanted to replace the hard drive with a SSD, so i had to take all the screws out, and pop off the top with keyboard and mouse pad attached. 4 ribbon cables, including one directly over the hard drive. It was not fun. Although, the cheap price outweighs this difficulty. No other complaints really. I wish it was more maintenance friendly.

    Other Thoughts: Overall a great computer. If your thinking of upgrading the hard drive, memory, etc. Be prepared to tear into it.

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