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Acer Aspire V5-561
8.8 out of 10

Acer Aspire V5-561

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Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire V5-561

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Overall 8
8.0

but I'm very pleased with this laptop

Naomi, Amazon
9 August 2014
  • Summary: I didn't actually buy this from Amazon, but I'm very pleased with this laptop! I actually had an Acer V5 before that was stolen, so I opted to buy another Acer V5 because I had been very happy with the product.
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Overall 8
8.0

So far, So Good

Adam L., Newegg
8 August 2014
  • Summary: It's a decent budget mid-level laptop and would recommend it to others.
  • Pros: Light simple design, boot time is fast, runs cool, and is whisper quiet.
  • Cons: Surprisingly, it's a bit of a fingerprint magnet for this color and style. Also, someone else commented that the the aluminum skin on the back of the screen is thin and I concur. Here's hoping a carbon laptop skin will provide some protection from unexpected mishaps ; ) It has some bloatware, but...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice specs. Cheap design.

Nikola T., Newegg
17 July 2014
  • Summary: There's an empty bay and a removable cover where the optical drive goes. I believe a different model has an optical drive in it. This laptop really lacks in design, but makes up for with performance. For the price, it's a great laptop.
  • Pros: - Price. - Very Quite. - Intel Core i5-4200U - 2GB AMD Radeon R7 M256 - Built-in speakers produce fantastic sound. - Decent battery life.
  • Cons: Not too many cons in my opinion. You can't go wrong with an Intel i5 processor and a discrete AMD card for this price. However, - The design is bland. - The lack of a back-lit keyboard isn't necessarily a con, but it would've been a nice feature. - Windows 8, in my opinion, is useless. - A gaping...
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Overall 8
8.0

A very good laptop.

Chelle "RLDG", Amazon
6 July 2014
  • Summary: I really like the computer, but I've had it for a few weeks now and I have discovered some sounds kind of hitch up and get stuck. I've got that issue with all my laptops where the sound will get stuck. so it could just be a laptop thing. Windows 8 is super frustrating.
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Overall 8
8.0

Warning: No Optical Drive

Christensen Financial, Inc., Amazon
16 June 2014
  • Summary: I know after reading the specs on the system there is no listing for an Optical Drive, but the pictures most defiantly show a dvd drive on the right hand side. The computer is still a good deal but it was def a surprise when I went to install some stuff and found there was no drive when I distinctly...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Hardware, Bad Software

Shawn L., Newegg
2 May 2014
  • Summary: A lot of good hardware was put into this piece. Everything is top of the line for this price. However, it was a bit complicated to get all of the addware removed. This computer was for my wife who enjoys navigating with the touchscreen features and playing Far Cry 3 on it.
  • Pros: Processor Touchscreen Dedicated Graphics Effective Cooling Resolution RAM HDD Capacity
  • Cons: Acer Addware - lots of unnecessary and unwanted programs come pre-installed
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Overall 8
8.0

Good performance for the price

Kristina P., Newegg
25 April 2014
  • Summary: Overall I'm happy with this machine and I'd recommend it to others - IF they were prepared to do without an optical drive or buy an external one. In my opinion a laptop meant for entertainment ought to have a blu-ray drive.
  • Pros: As a passive gamer I wanted a laptop that could play MMORPGs decently (even if it had to be on low video settings) and this machine has been very good for the price. I can run Rift with medium video settings and it runs smoothly without becoming too hot or unstable. Planetside 2 runs well also. T...
  • Cons: If you're a purveyor of "vintage" software - i.e. anything that comes on CD or DVD, prepare to be disappointed. There is an empty bay for an optical drive (I assume it is, with a SATA connection and easy-to-remove plastic piece shaped like an optical drive!) but when I ordered an internal slim op...
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent value and quality...held back by a horrible screen

Mukesh P., Newegg
20 April 2014
  • Summary: I installed a Crucial M500 240 GB SSD without issue into this notebook and used my own copy of Windows 8.1 I had laying around. Now this notebook is FAST. Really fast. * The battery life is 5 hours or more while doing moderate web surfing no peripherals hooked up to the ports and Windows 8.1 power...
  • Pros: I waited a few months before writing a review of this notebook. I decided that something like a notebook deserves a longer review and therefore a longer review period. I was looking for a fast, well equipped, Windows 8.1 notebook that I could upgrade at least the hard disk and RAM. Acer's noteboo...
  • Cons: 1. Only 1 USB 3.0 port. The rest are USB 2.0. I was forced to buy a USB 3.0 hub. Not a good move on Acer's part. 2. VERY SLOW WD Scorpio Blue 5400 RPM 500GB hard disk installed. Very bad move. This drive suffers from a double hand-cap. First, the rotational speed. Second, the platter density. The...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Yandex
25 May 2015
  • Excerpt: Я покупал данный ноутбук чисто чтобы играть, и в принципе я доволен. Ноутбук я купил по скидки за 24 тысяч. Я бы поменял видеокарту но это на ваше усмотрение. Ноутбук должен 4 года простоять точно.
  • Pros: Достойные игрушки тянет на средних.
  • Cons: С годами нагревается сильнее.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Федосов Роман, Yandex
26 April 2015
  • Excerpt: планировал купить младшую модель ( 4Гб памяти, 500Гб жесткий диск), но в магазине была скидка на эту, что перебивала цену того агрегата на 1000р. хорошая рабочая лошадка.
  • Pros: достаточно мощный. мои потребности перекрывает полностью: и сапр,и графические редакторы, и офис, и игры, не самые новые, тянет на ура пусть не всегда и максимальная графика, но кому это нужно. Компактный, довольно легкий.
  • Cons: колонки направлены "вниз" звук искажается. Отсутствие гнезда для микрофона, у меня тихий голос порой не слышат меня. "из коробки" имеет мой экземпляр какой-то глюк системы, что сворачивает активное приложение на какое-то невидимое окно, что даже в диспетчере задач не указывается, но не вирусообра...
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