which ships with an Intel Core i3-5005U 2.0GHz processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and an internal 5400RPM Western Digital 1GB WD10JPVX hard drive. Graphics are via Intel's HD Graphics 5500 solution, further marking this out as an entry-level machine, although some builds of the Aspire E5 do NVIDIA GeForce 820M GPUs. The Aspire E5's screen was also disappointing for a lot of purposes, with a strong tendency to wash out at many sitting angles. It's technically HD capable, but movie watching on the Aspire E5 is very much a question of compromise. We found the inbuilt speakers to be equally ordinary for music or video playback. The one advantage you can get from a lower specification processor is less pressure on battery life. During our battery rundown test, in which we disable power management, enable Wi-Fi, maximise screen brightness, and loop a Full HD MP4 file, the Aspire E5's battery managed to squeeze out four hours and thirty-six minutes before finally conking out.