If you are looking for a budget laptop, then this Acer Aspire ES1-572-31XL should be top in your list. Why? because within the Ultra budget range, this laptop manages to fit an Intel Core i3 processor.

Now, there are many other laptops in this price range. However, most of them either feature an Intel Pentium or a low end AMD processor.

Unfortunately, those processor are lacking even for the most basics of tasks. Therefore, for anyone who is remotely serious about work like a beginner programmer should at least invest in a Core i3 processor.

Let us explore this laptop further in this Acer Aspire ES1-572-31XL review.



Specs at a Glance


  • Screen: 15.6″ HD (1366×768), Matte
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-6100U
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3
  • Graphics: Intel HD
  • Storage: 1 TB HDD
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive (M-DISC enabled)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Ports & Connectivity: 1 x USB 3.0 Port, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports.
    1 xHDMI Port with HDCP support, (1) 3.5mm combo jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, Card Reader
  • Dimensions (inches): 15.3 x 10.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 5.5 pounds
  • Battery: 6.5 hrs Rated


  • Effective for everyday use and as a beginner programming laptop
  • Core i3 at a very affordable price tag
  • Large storage capacity


  • Not built for strenuous tasks
  • RAM is a bit lacking in capacity