As an introduction to this analysis
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 NX.GKBEF.021 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We’ve put this NX.GKBEF.021 through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
NX.GKBEF.021 the right choice for surfing the internet?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this NX.GKBEF.021. An inexpensive computer such as NX.GKBEF.021 may seem to be the solution. The material used by Acer are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 14 inches size. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i5 2.5 GHz. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. Very clearly, with only 4096 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. 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 128 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. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, the autonomy of 12 hours is one of the worst on the market. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. In other words, you will have to keep this NX.GKBEF.021 most of the time connected to the power cable.
The NX.GKBEF.021- the right model for streaming and videos ?
Acer has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the NX.GKBEF.021; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 14 inches, with a 1366×768. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.5 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
On the sound side, it NX.GKBEF.021 has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i5 2.5 GHz that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
As far as applications are concerned, did Acer not install any. The operating system and that’s it. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 Famille on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 4096 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. The NX.GKBEF.021 only 3 ports only provides you with ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
It NX.GKBEF.021 is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
NX.GKBEF.021 the right choice for travelling connected ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes NX.GKBEF.021 to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this NX.GKBEF.021. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
Its weight of 1.5 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. A 14 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
At the same time, the laptop processor Core i5 2.5 GHz is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
The result is a poorer autonomy. 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 12 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 128 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who will need more space, this NX.GKBEF.021 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. Equipped with a compact 14 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
It NX.GKBEF.021 provides only 3 connectors. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this NX.GKBEF.021 for travel use.
NX.GKBEF.021 the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Not really designed for video editing or music. 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. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. 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. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i5 2.5 GHz. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 128 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
The designers of Acer have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The NX.GKBEF.021 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 128 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (12 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Acer could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it NX.GKBEF.021 receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
NX.GKBEF.021 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 NX.GKBEF.021, 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.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 128 Gb it NX.GKBEF.021is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.5 Kg.
One of the lowest battery life 12 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In the end, we do not recommend this NX.GKBEF.021 for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
NX.GKBEF.021 the right choice for office automation ?
Not really designed for office use, NX.GKBEF.021 it’s still a good product. Review of the details for this new laptop.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is 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. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. An almost featherweight of 1.5 Kg.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 128 Gb. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In short, the NX.GKBEF.021 is an average choice. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
Finally, the NX.GKBEF.021….
The conclusion of the test NX.GKBEF.021 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
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