Acer Aspire E1-531 (Windows 8, B960 2.2GHz)


    (+) PROS:

    Students and Beginners

    (–) CONS:

    Cheap Price

Acer Aspire E1-531 (Windows 8, B960 2.2GHz) Specification:

OSWindows 8


ProcessorPentium Dual Core B960



GraphicsIntel HD Graphics

DVD Drive


Card Reader








Acer Aspire E1-531 (Windows 8, B960 2.2GHz)

8964One of the cheap and best laptop model from Acer with big 15.6inch display and the Intel Dual core Processor B960 with a clock speed of 2.2GHz. Comes with Windows 8 OS and 2GB of DR3 RAM. The processor is a Sandy Bridge processor with in-built Intel HD graphics. Weighing about 2.5KG, this laptop could be a better desktop replacement with good portability. This is an entry level laptop good for students and beginners. The Windows 8 operating system works smoothly and an addition of another 2GB RAM will improve the overall performance of this E1-531 laptop while doing multi task operations. The HD graphics and the processor is not good enough to operate the latest games. But for daily usage like Internet browsing and office document editing, this laptop will work without any trouble.

The LAN on this laptop is of Gigabit type. Have Bluetooth support on it. There are three numbers of USB 2.0 ports, one number of HDMI port and one number of VGA port on the sides of this laptop. There is no USB3.0 ports for high speed data transfers. There is WiFi which is 802.11b/g/n with good signal receiving capacity.

The dimension of this laptop is 382 x 253 x 33.2 mm with a weight of approx 2.5Kgs.

Overall this is one of a best and cheap laptop with good enough power and good hardware for students and beginners.

Suggestion: The difference between the performance of the B960 processor and the 1005M processor is very minimum. The Acer Aspir E1-531 which comes with 1005M processor costs about Rs-1000 less than this model. You can invest this savingsĀ  to upgrade your RAM with an additional 2GB module which will cost you about Rs-1400.


  • Value for money
  • Good build quality
  • Full Keyboard with numeric keys
  • Gigabit LAN
  • Acer Crystal Eye Webcam (1280 x 1024)
  • Windows 8


  • No USB 3.0
  • No dedicated graphics
  • The processor is not suitable for heavy tasks and latest games
  • Single bar type touch pad keys (Need to go to both corners to get the right click)


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