Summary: Let's play again. About a year ago we took a look at the Acer Aspire V3-772G and came away impressed with its performance. This time around, we'll examine the latest model in the series and check to see what else is new besides an updated graphics card.
Pros: Upscale metal surfaces, Sturdy design, Gigabit LAN, Simple to maintain, High performance, SSD and HDD, Comparatively low temperatures, Pleasant noise level, Matte display, Great WLAN reception, Acer equips the V3-772G with good input devices and produces a well-balanced notebook.
Cons: Display torsionally not very rigid, Display bounces a bit, Only two USB 3.0 ports, Noticeable bluish cast, Viewing angle stability isn't great, Sub-par speakers, High power consumption during idle, Battery life not great, The chassis can't deny it's age and we think a redesign is in order. We'd l...
Summary: Feb 21 2014 - Acer has done a fairly solid job of putting together a nice performing 17-inch laptop in the Aspire V3 772G. The system offers some good overall performance particularly in gaming without the bulk of many of the competing systems.
Summary: Apr 2 2013 - Finding a system with a dedicated graphics around $500 is very difficult but Acer manages to do this with the Aspire V4-551G-8454 which is great for anyone that might want to have a laptop with gaming capabilities.
Summary: The Acer Aspire V3-471G may be a new and cheap addition, but somehow it won’t make it on any top 3 gadgets to get this year. Wait a bit and maybe the company will come with something superior.
Summary: Though the new Aspire V3-772G is nt much different compared to its previous versions, but still the matte display screen is brighter and the contrast is noticeable. The temperature of the system has also been well maintained.
Summary: If you need a bit more speed and endurance, check out the HP Envy TouchSmart 15 . You'll lose out on the Aspire's 17-inch display, but get a longer lasting battery and faster hard drive for about the same price. If you prefer a bigger screen, though, the Aspire V3 is a solid pick.
Conclusion: But we'd at least like the V3 to ship with a 750GB hard drive. And ideally, we'd like to see a solid-state cache as well, even if it's only 8GB. That feature can go a long way toward making a system feel snappier.
Pros: Decent gaming performance for the price, Big, bright matte display, Roomy, comfortable keyboard, Good battery life (for a gaming laptop)
Cons: Hard drive is cramped and lacks solid-state cache, Keyboard isn't backlit
Summary: Haswell rocket. A monster in every respect: 32 GB memory, 1256 GB storage (+ expandability) and a Full HD display. Acer's 17-inch device with a brand-new quad-core CPU and Nvidia graphics is made for power users.
Pros: Anti-reflective Full-HD display, Very good application performance, Very good 3D performance, Large storage, Maintenance & expansion capabilities, Blu-Ray drive (reader), Comparatively low noise development, Decent sound, Convenient keyboard, Very good WLAN range, The expansion option with a seco...
Cons: All ports very far at the front, Bad color fidelity (strong blue cast - requires calibration), 32 GB RAM are exaggerated, The excellent performance should be accompanied by an IPS display. It does not seem to exist in 17.3-inches, no competitor has one either.
Excerpt: Acer’s V3 is a well-priced, decent-performing desktop replacement goes against the current trend towards smaller, thinner more mobile laptops. What it sacrifices in portability though, it makes up for in screen real estate, an expansive keyboard and computing power.