The Acer Aspire ES1-533-C55P is a 15.6-inch laptop with an LCD resolution of 1366 x 768. It has 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive. It has an Intel Celeron N3350 1.1GHz processor and Intel HD Graphics 500 video adapter but no dedicated video memory. But it lacks an optical drive for burning CDs or DVDs. It comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed.
The Aspire ES1-533-C55P has a built-in memory card reader for digital photography, a multitouch touchpad, and 3 USB ports. It has HDMI out for connecting to an HDTV. You can use an 802.11n router, the most common high-speed standard or 802.11ac, with the latest, faster standard .
The Aspire ES1-533-C55P measures 15.1 inches wide by 1.1 inches high by 10.3 inches deep and it weighs 4.3lbs. It's backed by a 12 month warranty, with 12 months of tech support.
WiFi typeThe type of built-in 802.11 wireless networking supported. Computers with 802.11n also support 802.11g routers. Some models with 802.11n also support the 5GHz "high band," a standard suitable for apartments and other crowded areas.
USB sleep and charge
USB sleep and chargeUnlike standard USB ports that power off when the computer is turned off or put to sleep, sleep and charge USB ports remain powered on when in sleep mode. They can be used to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Thunderbolt portHas a Thunderbolt port for connecting peripherals such as an external hard drive. This includes ports that may be on the keyboard dock of detachable laptops. Thunderbolt is a high-speed port that can connect to DVI, HDMI and VGA through the use of adapters. Thunderbolt 3 is the newest version that supports faster speeds.
Digital video out
Digital video outHas a DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort video output for sending a digital video signal to a computer monitor or HDTV.
Number of USB ports
Number of USB portsNumber of USB ports for printers, flash drives, or other peripherals. This includes ports that may be on the keyboard dock of detachable laptops.
Gigabit EthernetSupport for 1,000 Mb/s networking.
VGA video out
VGA video outA connection for an external display with a VGA input. This includes ports that may be on the keyboard dock of detachable laptops.
DVI video out
DVI video outA connection for an external digital flat-panel display.
HDMI outputAn HDMI video out port for sending video to an HDTV.
Blu-ray or DVD
Blu-ray or DVDHas either a Blu-Ray drive (B), which lets you watch Blu-Ray movies and read/write to CDs and DVDs, or a DVD drive (D), which lets you read/write to CDs and DVDs.
Memory-card readerAt least one flash memory-card slot (CF, SD, XD, MS, etc.)
Facial recognitionWebcam can be set to scan your face for secure log-in.
Hand gesture control
Hand gesture controlHand gesture control allows you to use specific hand motions to control your computer. Depending on the software you can do things like raise and lower volume, scroll up and down, zoom in and out and open and close applications.
Fingerprint readerA biometric fingerprint reader for logging into your PC.
Display sizeThe diagonal measure of the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen.
Operating system (as tested)
Operating system (as tested)The operating system that was installed on the computer at the time it was tested. The operating system is the software that controls the basic operation of the computer. Common examples are Windows and Mac OS. The operating system determines the "look and feel" of the PC.
Windows 10 Home
ProcessorAlso known as the CPU (Central Processing Unit), the processor is responsible for running commands and handling data. Processors come in different speeds and may have two or more cores (ex. dual-core), which let you more quickly process multiple complex tasks.
Intel Celeron N3350 1.1GHz
MemoryAlso known as RAM, memory is a temporary storage area for data. Its size is an important factor for performance. We recommend at least 4GB of memory, or 8GB if you plan to run several large applications at the same time.
StorageThe amount of storage, a permanent area for the operating system, programs and data such as documents, music, and media files. Storage can be a hard drive, an SSD (solid state drive), or hybrid drive.
Video memoryThe amount of dedicated memory built into a graphics adapter. Most models have integrated graphics, which have no dedicated memory but are still suitable for most applications, including photo editing and watching movies. Others have discrete graphic adapters, which typically have 256 MB or more video memory, to deliver smoother and more realistic graphics for 3D games.
LCD resolutionThe number of picture elements ("pixels") across the horizontal and vertical dimension of the screen. The higher the resolution within a given size screen, the finer the detail that can be displayed.
1366 x 768
Video adapterAlso known as the video card, the video adapter processes all the data that you see on your screen. They come in different speeds and may be integrated (most common, but is slower and uses up memory) or discrete (which is faster and has its own dedicated memory). If you will not be playing complex 3D games, any integrated graphics adapter will do. Otherwise, buy a discrete graphics adapter with a graphics processor from ATI or Nvidia with at least 256 MB of memory.
Intel HD Graphics 500
Optical driveThe optical drive reads and/or writes to CDs and DVDs. Most PCs come equipped with a DVD-RW, also known as a DVD burner, which lets you read and write to DVDs.Some models come with Blu-Ray drives, which let you play high-definition movies.
HeightThe height of the computer while closed. This includes the keyboard dock on detachable laptops.
DepthThe depth of the computer while closed. This includes the keyboard dock for detachable laptops.
WidthThe width of the computer while closed. This includes the keyboard dock of detachable laptops.
Warranty lengthThe length in months of the manufacturer's standard warranty.
Tech support length
Tech support lengthThe length in months of the manufacturer's technical support by telephone.
Battery capacityThe total energy contained in the battery, expressed in Watt-hours. A larger capacity battery will deliver longer battery life, but will add weight and sometimes will extend beyond the edge of the netbook.
Energy StarQualified by the U.S. government's Energy Star program for low power consumption.
EPEAT levelEPEAT (Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool) certification, based on environmental attributes such as the types of materials used and power consumption. There are three levels (in increasing order of environmental performance): bronze, silver, and gold. Products without an EPEAT level either do not meet EPEAT's minimum requirements or have not yet been tested by EPEAT.
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