Analysis of the E5-576G-81GD – Intel Core i7-8550U from Acer.

As a preamble to this test

Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Acer E5-576G-81GD to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.

E5-576G-81GD enough for internet use?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. With this E5-576G-81GD, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Acer is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 15.6 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. Even if it is not equipped with a touch screen, this model is still easy to use. A point that could be impeding, for some users,with this E5-576G-81GD if you have to work on the road.
Nevertheless, the trackpad is intuitive and simple to use. After all Acer, has accustomed us to design quality products, just like this model, which will serve you for a long time to come.
With a processor Intel Core i7-8550U, Acer offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 8 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. With only 256 Gb, Acer considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Last point about the autonomy. the E5-576G-81GD can work 6 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the E5-576G-81GD is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.

E5-576G-81GD the right choice for watching movies ?

With this laptop, Acer offers a product oriented toward general use. This E5-576G-81GD is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
Equipped with a small screen size, 15.6 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 2.4 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. E5-576G-81GD will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this E5-576G-81GD. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Core i7-8550U that is several years old now. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Acer installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 Famille on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Nvidia GeForce MX150, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it E5-576G-81GD has only 2 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this E5-576G-81GD may not be suitable. With its autonomy of 6 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.

E5-576G-81GD the right choice for travelling connected ?

It E5-576G-81GD is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this E5-576G-81GD. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
With a weight of 2.4 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. With a 15.6 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
Unfortunately, it is not E5-576G-81GD equipped with a touch screen as standard models. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. Or you’ll have to deal with the trackpad.
The keypad E5-576G-81GD is equipped with backlighting. And our test – in the secretary-like way (thus intensive) – showed that it was of good quality.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. A beautiful screen and quality images. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Core i7-8550U is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Note that like all manufacturers, Acer is optimistic about the autonomy of this E5-576G-81GD. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
With 6 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this E5-576G-81GD will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 15.6 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
It E5-576G-81GD provides only 2 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this E5-576G-81GD on holiday.

The E5-576G-81GD to make audio or video editing. 

The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Acer have thought of for this E5-576G-81GD. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Core i7-8550U that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Acer made the choice to put only one SSD. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The E5-576G-81GD allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
With 6 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.

E5-576G-81GD the right choice to play online?

Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. With this E5-576G-81GD, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The Acer technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
This laptop has a resolution in 1920×1080, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 256 Gb it E5-576G-81GDis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 2.4 Kg.
For autonomy, 6 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In short, an average rendering that makes this E5-576G-81GD a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

Is the E5-576G-81GD adapted to office automation ?

Not really designed for office use, E5-576G-81GD it’s still a good product. Here are the main reasons.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10 Famille.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. An almost featherweight of 2.4 Kg.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this E5-576G-81GD.
With only 256 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
Simply put, it’s not E5-576G-81GD the best choice for office use. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.

Finally, the E5-576G-81GD….

The conclusion of the test E5-576G-81GD is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks