The appearance of the Acer Aspire E5-476G looks very identical to its predecessor E5-475G, which indicates no change in body design despite an increase in terms of specifications. Acer Aspire E5-476G body is made of plastic material with a matte black brush metal finish surface around the keyboard as well as gray-colored motifs for the back of the screen and the bottom of the laptop. The touch of a hand can still be easily left behind in the area around the keyboard.
Acer Aspire E5-476G has a body dimension of 34.3 x 24.8 cm for the long and wide sides with a thickness reaching 3 cm when the screen is closed. Fortunately with such a body size, the Acer Aspire E5-476G is not too heavy when carried with a weight of 2.3 kg (laptop + charger) only.
Acer Aspire E5-476G Review
Acer Aspire E5-476G uses a 14-inch LED LCD screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels which results in a pixel density of 111 PPI. The type of panel used is TN (Twisted Nematic) which is commonly found on laptops at economical prices. Although not as powerful as IPS panels for color accuracy and viewing angle, the ability of the Acer Aspire E5-476G screen to display colors is still quite good for TN panel classes. The characteristic of the narrow TN panel viewing angle is also advantageous if it requires more privacy.
It’s quite unfortunate that this laptop screen uses a glossy surface that can interfere with comfort due to the reflection of the surrounding environment. Increasing the brightness of the screen to the maximum can reduce these symptoms, although not eliminate them altogether.
On the left side of the Acer Aspire E5-476G can be found DC-IN connector, 1x D-Sub, 1x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet), 1x HDMI, and 2x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps). Acer places a ventilation hole hot air exhaust on this side which indicates the heat sink fins are placed in the area near the keyboard, while on the right side can be found a headphone microphone combo jack, USB 2.0, and the Kensington security lock hole.