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Acer Aspire V5-431-987B2G50Mass

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Acer Aspire V5-431-987B2G50Mass
Acer Aspire V5-431-987B2G50Mass (Aspire V5 Series)
Processor
Display
14.0 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire V5-431-987B2G50Mass

70% Review: Acer Aspire V5-431
Source: Techtree.com English
The Acer Aspire V5-431 is a decent desktop replacement option with acceptable battery backup. Students who live in hostels, and working professionals who are on the move, will find it appealing due to its excellence in productivity applications and decent multimedia performance. The speakers perform admirably, but the AV experience is soured by the poor display. Gaming is not this machine's forte, so if that is your requirement, you can go for the similarly-priced ASUS X53T instead. The laptop is available at a street price of Rs 29,000, with a 1-year international warranty and free transit Insurance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% ergonomy: 70%
70% Acer Aspire V5-431 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Acer Aspire V5-431 is priced at Rs. 28,015. If you have been looking at plain specs, the Pentium 987 processor would have already deterred you from getting this product. However, in the real world scenario, if you need a lightweight, portable laptop for office work like typing, web browsing and your personal entertainment needs, like watching movies et al, then the V5-431 will not disappoint you one bit.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

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 Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


967: Ultra Low Voltage Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.


2.1 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-06-28 (Update: 2012-06-28)