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Acer Aspire V5-171-6867

Specifications

Acer Aspire V5-171-6867Notebook: Acer Aspire V5-171-6867 (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: 55% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Aspire V5-171-6867

70% Acer Aspire V5 171-6867 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
At $550, the Acer Aspire V5 171-6867 offers competitive processing speeds, a sharp display and Webcam, easy portability, responsive keyboard and touch-pad inputs, comprehensive port and connectivity options (including Bluetooth), and a generous amount of hard drive storage. True, gamers will need a faster processor and better graphics—and we found fault with fan noise and the V5’s relatively short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
40% Acer Aspire V5-171-6867 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
We really have to wonder why Acer decided to release this ultraportable. The $549 Aspire V5-171-6867 offers plenty of pep at a low price, but that matters little when the battery dies so quickly. It also doesn't help that this Acer has a wonky touchpad and runs hot on the bottom. Unless you like playing find-the-outlet when you're out and about, choose another lightweight laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 40%
Acer Aspire V5 11.6″ Ivy Bridge notebook review
Source: Liliputing English
The Acer Aspire V5 proves that there’s room in 2012 for ultraportable laptops that aren’t technically ultrabooks. Priced between $500 and $550, Acer’s new laptop is a few hundred dollars cheaper than most comparable ultrabooks, but it’s just as light and portable, if not quite as thin. Honestly, I’ve never understood why Intel sets limits on how thick a laptop can be to wear the ultrabook label, but there’s no limit on weight, which is much more important.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2012

Foreign Reviews

Acer Aspire V5, análisis a fondo
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Affordable price range; discrete graphics card. Negative: No ethernet port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2012

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


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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


55%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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Samsung 530U3C-A09UK
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HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3110M, 13.3", 2 kg
Samsung ATIV 730U3E-K01HS
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Samsung 900X3E-A01UK
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Samsung 900X3E-A01PL
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-28 (Update: 2012-08-28)