Acer Aspire E5-476G Review – Cheap Gaming Laptop

Acer Aspire E5-476G

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

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.

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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.

Acer Aspire E5-476G still provides an optical drive type DVD Writer to accommodate users who still need it.

On the front left side can be found a memory card reader slot and two indicator lights,

Acer Aspire E5-476G uses a keyboard with Chiclet keys. The size of each button is quite broad (except for the top row of keys as well as the up and down arrows) so that it does not cause significant obstacles for those who even have large fingers. There is an additional one column of keyboard keys on the right side for the Home, End, Page Up, Page Down functions that can be used without the need to use the FN (Function) key. One additional column also makes the right and left arrow keys not be as small as the upper and lower pan buttons.

The Acer Aspire E5-476G keyboard is not equipped with backlit lights which can help typing in dark conditions if provided.

The power on / off button is placed blend in with the other keyboard keys. Fortunately brief key presses do not immediately make the laptop experience the Shutdown / Sleep / Hibernate process.

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The Acer Aspire E5-476G’s lower side cross section with a number of inlet air vents that show the components of the baseplate cooling system, heat pipe, and copper heat sink fins. The speaker component appears to be placed right next to the laptop’s supporting leg. Also seen if the Acer Aspire E5-476G uses batteries that are implanted in the body.

One of the attractions of the Acer Aspire E5-476G is its easy upgrade for storage components and memory / RAM. Users only need to remove one cover to access these components. According to Acer, damaging the warranty seal installed on the cover does not void the warranty. The seal is a guarantee if the components inside the laptop do not change until it reaches the hands of consumers. Of course the components are not built in when buying / added by the user will not get a guarantee from Acer.

Acer Aspire E5-476G provides two DDR4 RAM / RAM slots that can accommodate a capacity of up to 32 GB with a maximum speed of 2400 MHz. Right next to it is the M.2 slot for installing SSDs.

This is the condition of the Acer Aspire E5-476G when using two pieces of memory / RAM and SSD M.2.

Our tests with the Samsung 960 Pro 2 TB SSD show M.2 slots on the Acer Aspire E5-476G supporting NVME type SSDs. However, it seems that M.2 slot has a bandwidth level only equivalent to PCIe 3.0 x2 by looking at the benchmark results which are only half compared to when using M.2 slot PCIe 3.0 x4.

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Acer Aspire E5-476G provides 2.5-inch 1 TB 5400 RPM HDD storage from Toshiba. HDD can be used as primary storage or secondary storage if using SSD M.2. Of course this HDD can be replaced with a 2.5-inch SSD if desired.

The Acer Aspire E5-476G has a power supply capability of up to 65 Watts. Fortunately, this charger device only weighs around 323 grams so it does not burden when taken with a laptop.

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