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Acer Aspire V5-171-6616

Specifications

Acer Aspire V5-171-6616Notebook: Acer Aspire V5-171-6616 (Aspire V5 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Aspire V5-171-6616

Acer Aspire V5 Review
Source: Slashgear English
For those that want some top of the line performance while not suffering in the portability and ease of use department — you could certainly do worse. The battery life barely managing 5 hours no matter the task was a problem with the small battery however. For a few more dollars you could get a bigger screen and better battery life with similar performance. Do you need the lightweight and small size? If so this is the notebook for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2012
70% Acer Aspire V5 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The Acer Aspire V5 is no powerhouse. It’s also doesn’t offer outstanding endurance, or a great display or groundbreaking design. The V5 is relying on two features: It’s inexpensive, and it’s light. These facts provide a reasonable argument for buying a V5. Few options exist in the world of budget ultraportables, and those competitors are going to have few significant advantages over the V5.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

90% 울트라북과 넷북의 장점을 취합한 미니노트북 - 에이서 아스파이어 V5 171 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
울트라북과 넷북의 장점을 취합한 미니노트북 - 에이서 아스파이어 V5 171 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2012

Comment

Series:

The Aspire V5 has a plastics body and is slimmer and with 2 kg also lighter than the competition. Acer has targeted users looking for a portable machine. In many aspects, this device is average in its class and does not stand out. The 15.6 inch capacitive touchscreen features a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and supports 10-point inputs, which is perfect for the pre-installed Windows 8. Colors are bright and crisp, and the viewing angles leave nothing to complain about. The full-sized chiclet keyboard with number pad offers a decent typing experience. In addition, it comes with an extra- large clickable touchpad with support for Windows 8 gestures.

Inside the Aspire V5 there is a 750GB hard drive, which is a decent amount of storage, and a 1.8GHz Intel Core i3-3217U ULV dual core processor. The performance is sufficient when compared to competitors of the same price range. It can handle light multimedia tasks easily, but is not suitable for hardcore gaming. But, casual social games are not a problem. Considering how thin and light the build is, battery life is a concern. Unfortunately, the Acer Aspire V5 fares much, much worse than the competition here. Overall, this is a good looking, well designed machine for an affordable price. Battery life is its main shortcoming, but if that’s not an issue, the Acer Aspire V5 is great value.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.4 kg
Sony Vaio SV-T11113FGS
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.4 kg
Asus UX21A-K1009V
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3517U, 1.1 kg
Asus UX21A-1AK1
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3517U, 1.2 kg
Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2012-06 MD223LL/A
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.07 kg
Gigabyte X11
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1 kg
Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A-DB5x
HD Graphics 4000, unknown, 1.1 kg

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Asus UX32LA-R3065H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
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HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3537U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Samsung 530U3C-A09UK
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
HP ProBook 4340s-C4Y10EA
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3110M, 13.3", 2 kg
Samsung ATIV 730U3E-K01HS
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Samsung 900X3E-A01UK
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3517U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Samsung 900X3E-A01PL
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3537U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook E733
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3632QM, 13.3", 1.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-28 (Update: 2012-08-28)