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Acer Aspire V5-561G

Specifications

Acer Aspire V5-561G
Acer Aspire V5-561G (Aspire V5 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R7 M265 - 2048 MB, Core: 800-825 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, 13.201.0.0, Enduro
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, dual-channel, two memory banks (both occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, Chi Mei N156HGE-EA1, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0, 1024 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 870 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio jack, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Broadcom BCM57786 NetXtreme PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit), Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUA0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.6 x 381.6 x 256 ( = 1.01 x 15.02 x 10.08 in)
Battery
37 Wh Lithium-Ion, 14.8 V, 2500 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security, Microsoft Office 365 (trial), Nero BackItUp Essentials, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.35 kg ( = 82.89 oz / 5.18 pounds), Power Supply: 332 g ( = 11.71 oz / 0.73 pounds)
Price
699 Euro

 

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 77%, features: 65%, display: 74% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire V5-561G

78% Review Acer Aspire V5-561G Notebook | Notebookcheck
Aluminum-clad twin. Acer's affordable all-round device of the Aspire E1 product line (e.g. E1-572G) convinced us with its good performance-for-money ratio. Now we have the aluminum-reinforced V5-561G model on our desk. It stands out with a bright Full HD screen and a gaming-suitable GPU from AMD.
Recenzja Acer Aspire V5-561G (15,6", Intel Core i5-4200U, AMD Radeon R7 M265)
Source: Notebooktest.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: good price-performance ratio; wide angle and good stability hinges; comfortable keyboard; practical touchpad; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2014

Comment

Model:

Acer has recently been making a mark in the all-rounder for best value device segment. With the release of the Acer Aspire V5-561G, an aluminium chassis laptop with gaming GPU, they have now decided to take a step into the higher market price range. At first glance, the new laptop resembles Acer’s Aspire E1 line. This is actually true for most parts apart from the upgraded chassis and minor specification changes.

The Windows 8.1 laptop comes with an Intel Core i7-4500U 1.80 GHz dual-core processor, 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM with a maximum of 16 GB supported, 1 TB hard drive and AMD Radeon R7 M265 graphics processor with 2 GB DDR3 dedicated RAM. The Acer Aspire V5-561G features a 15.6” Active Matrix TFT color HD LCD (1366 X 768 pixel resolution) display. It delivers good colors and more than satisfactory clarity.

Other hardware includes 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, microphone and webcam. The battery is a 4-cell Lithium Ion 2500 mAh cell, which can last up to 4 hours according to Acer. The Acer Aspire V5-561G weighs in at 2.35 kg (5.18 lb) and it will attract buyers looking for best value but with added elegance.

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.

AMD Radeon R7 M265: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.

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.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


2.35 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.


78%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2014-07-20 (Update: 2014-07-20)