Acer Aspire V5-471-6569
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire V5-471-6569
Source: Computer Shopper
It's not often that we see full-fledged under-$500 notebooks, and, when we do, they're usually cheaply constructed and don't perform well, making them difficult to take seriously.Although it's a little slow by today's standards, this under-$500 laptop is rich in connectivity and other options, and its Dolby-enhanced audio sounds good. It's a great buy if you don't need a lot of graphics and gaming muscle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Budget-priced desktop replacements typically don't engender high expectations, and the Acer Aspire V5-471-6569 performs admirably for what it is. Despite its less-than-stellar performance and the tactile issues surrounding its keyboard and touchpad, one can hardly wag a finger given the laptop's good design and sub-$500 price tag. For users willing to shell out the extra cash, our Editors' Choice for entry-level desktop replacements, the Sony VAIO E15, is better and more nimble. But if you're budget conscious and willing to accept some shortcomings, the V5-471-6569 is a decent choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Lightweight and slim design; Favorable price ; atypical colors. Negative: Resilient base; weaker processor power; proprietary connector for the reduction of the Ethernet and VGA.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2012
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 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
2367M: Power efficient ULV processor clocked at 1.4 GHz without Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1000 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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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 %
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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