Acer Aspire V5-591G-78CE
Reviews for the Acer Aspire V5-591G-78CE
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Positive: Pretty good value for money; powerful hardware. Negative: Mediocre workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2016
Model: The Acer Aspire V5-591G-78CE is a sturdy laptop with solid performance. Its design has traditional laptop silhouette with clean straight lines, highlighted by modern touches such as a textured lid and a brush metal finish. There is a full-sized island style keyboard with good stroke for touch typing. The Acer Aspire V5-591G-78CE comes installed with Linpus, which is a Linux based OS. Hardware comes in the form of an Intel Core i7-6700 processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, 4 GB of DDR4 RAM (maximum: 32 GB), a capable GeForce GTX 950M GPU with 2 GB of VRAM and an internal storage of 1 TB.
Display on the Acer Aspire V5-591G-78CE is a 15.6 inch Full HD Active Matrix TFT panel. Thanks to the Comfy technology, colors look rich and details are clear. Other features on the laptop are two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, a HDMI out, a webcam, and a VGA port. The affordable mid-range gaming laptop weighs around 2.4 kg. With 6-cell Lithium-ion battery rated at 5040mAh, it achieves an excellent battery life.
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.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.