Acer Aspire V5-561PG-6686
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire V5-561PG-6686
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
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.
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.
15-16 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.
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.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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