Acer is updating its affordable portable line of laptops with new models sporting Intel’s low-power Braswell processors.  Last year the company launched the Acer Aspire E11 and V11 notebooks with 11.6 inch displays and Intel Bay Trail chips. Now Acer is introducing a new model called the Acer Aspire ES 11 which use Intel’s Celeron or Pentium Braswell chips.

The Acer Aspire ES 11-131 should be available in the US in July for about $229 and up.

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I got a chance to spend a few minutes with a model featuring an Intel Celeron N3150 processor, which is a 6 watt, quad-core processor. It also had 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, as well as full-sized Ethernet and HDMI ports, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, and a precision touchpad.

The computer is clearly designed to be cheap: it has a plastic case, an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, and a processor that’s designed for efficiency (and a low price tag) rather than bleeding-edge performance.

But the notebook also has a few nice touches including a matte display which doesn’t reflect much glare. It’s also pretty compact, at 0.8 inches thick and less than 2.8 pounds.

Acer will offer models with up to 500GB of hard drive storage or 32GB of eMMC storage. The notebook supports up to 8GB of RAM and ships with Windows 8.1 software.

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10 replies on “Acer Aspire E11 goes Braswell”

  1. So, anyone know what happened? It’s September now and there doesn’t seem to be any sign of the ES11 anywhere….

  2. We have one E11 and it is very bad: its Synaptics “Precission Touchpad” (blahahahaha!) is next to useless as it freezes every 5 minutes or so and is very hard to use with precission. Our machine has 32 GB eMMC and with Win 8.1 on it there is only 5 GB free to use after a month of use (system takes about 9 GB and recovery takes another 10GB, and you CANNOT remove the recovery). It is also very buggy to migrate (e.g. to Linux). Next-to-useless machine. BTW the screen has very washed out colors and is acceptable at best. DO NOT BUY.

  3. i have the baytrail v11 with pentium and touch screen – modified with 8gb of low latency memory and 256gb ssd as well as custom all copper heatsink to keep it in turbo. waiting for the v11 with pentium n3700 and I’ll trade up

  4. How do you think it compare to HP stream 11 ?

    and I would actually prefer the eMMC , it’s smaller and consume less power (also it make this PC completely without moving parts)

    1. U can swap hdd for sdd. Also its 4GB RAM while HP has only 2. Imho this thing is way better.

      1. thanks

        although the SSD swapping is not an option in this price category (for me)

        I look forward to seeing reviews of this device , the battery was bad with the last gen , I hope it will improve on this one

      2. Which of those models support HDD?, I’ve been looking for one of those low-power laptops like HP Steam 11, ASUS or this one (with Baytrail or Braswell) that support HDD. Will throw away the eMMC storage.

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