Notebookcheck

Acer Aspire V5-561

Specifications

Acer Aspire V5-561
Acer Aspire V5-561 (Aspire V5 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Reviews for the Acer Aspire V5-561

Ревю на Acer Aspire V5-561 – поредното елегантно предложение на Acer
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Beautiful stable case; good performance; great cooling system. Negative: Low coverage of the sRGB colors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2014

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. 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.
2.5 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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Lenovo ThinkPad E550-20DF00CNGE
Radeon R7 M265, Core i7 5500U

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer TravelMate P6 TMP614-51T-737H
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.2 kg
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-2H-4451
Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), Bristol Ridge A4-9120C, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-30BQ
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Acer TravelMate P6 TMP614-51T-54UV
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52-35TB
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Acer Chromebook 715, Celeron 3867U
HD Graphics 610, unknown, 15.6", 1.95 kg
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-75R6
UHD Graphics 615, Core i7 8500Y, 14", 0.89 kg
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-C73V
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4000, 14", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-54-56KY
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-763C
UHD Graphics 615, Core i7 8500Y, 14", 0.89 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R80D
Vega 3, 300U, 14", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-533-C8WC
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 15.6", 2 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-53-58EJ
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R8N8
Vega 10, Ryzen 7 2700U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-51RC
UHD Graphics 615, Core i5 8200Y, 14", 0.99 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-38LS
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T-75G4
UHD Graphics 615, Core i7 8500Y, 14", 0.89 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-56-544M
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.6 kg
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P7FA
UHD Graphics 605, Pentium N5000, 14", 1.3 kg
Acer TravelMate X3 TMX3410-M-54G3
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 14", 1.6 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-56-347L
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U, 14", 4.6 kg
Acer Swift 7 SF714-51T-M3EW
HD Graphics 615, Core i7 7Y75, 14", 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-33-C876
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer TravelMate X5 TMX514-51T-703H
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52-78YZ
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire 7 A715-73G-779W
Vega M GL / 870, Core i7 8705G, 15.6", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire 7 A715-73G-56YJ
Vega M GL / 870, Core i5 8305G, 15.6", 1.5 kg
Current Prices
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Acer > Acer Aspire V5-561
Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-22 (Update: 2014-02-22)