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Acer Aspire V5-551

Specifications

Acer Aspire V5-551
Acer Aspire V5-551 (Aspire V5 Series)
Processor
AMD A8-4555M 1.6 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: yes
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire V5-551

Acer Aspire V5-551 - tenkých 15'' s AMD
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Mobility and slim design; backlit keyboard; standard ethernet and VGA ports. Negative: Small battery capacity; resilient base; weak display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2012
60% Đánh giá laptop Acer Aspire V5-551
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 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 HD 7600G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A8 ULV series APUs from AMD. Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
A8-4555M: ULV-Trinity (19 W), 2 modules 1.6 - 2.4 GHz, HD 7600G GPU» 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.
2.2 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.


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 7 (Update: 2012-12- 7)