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Acer Aspire V5-561PG-6686

Specifications

Acer Aspire V5-561PG-6686Notebook: Acer Aspire V5-561PG-6686 (Aspire V5 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M265
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Aspire V5-561PG-6686

80% Acer Aspire V5-561PG-6686
Source: Computer Shopper English
With all the buzz over ultrabooks, tablets, and convertibles, it's easy to forget there's a huge swath of the PC market that just wants a feature-rich, reasonably powerful laptop at a good price. This Acer Aspire is a solid choice for home, student, and small-business buyers who need a reasonably powerful laptop. It isn't perfect, but it gives you Core i5 power, dedicated graphics, and a roomy touch screen at a good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Aspire V5-561PG-6686
Source: PC Mag English
As stated at the outset of this review, there are plenty of laptops that offer better performance. But if graphics capability is high on your list of criteria when shopping for an affordable system, the Acer Aspire V5-561PG-6686 offers better-than-average performance, thanks to its AMD graphics card. Otherwise, you'll be better off looking at our Editors' Choice Dell Inspiron 14R-5437, which is less expensive, and offers decent performance, better construction, and a battery that lasts hours longer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2014
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.

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

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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 %

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75%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03-27 (Update: 2014-03-27)