Conclusion: Acer offers a balanced bundle. The Aspire V5-131's system performance is sufficient for everyday tasks . It works quietly and does not need too much energy , which gets especially apparent when compared to the Aspire One 756 models with the same design. They are significantly louder, because they get warmer and they need more energy. In addition, the Aspire V5-131 comes with a significantly bigger battery and achieves longer battery runtimes .
Pros: matte screen, low system noise, low power consumption, very good battery life, user can/must select the OS, The low system noise. We also appreciate the low power consumption and the good battery runtimes resulting from it.
Cons: spongy keyboard, poor viewing angles, bluish display, A better display and a better keyboard
Summary: The Acer Aspire V5-122P feels like a notebook the Taiwanese company just dashed off between high-profile Ultrabook launches and, as such, is hard to recommend. A laptop that could have been a solidly portable machine is let down by a below-average battery performance and some annoying usability frustrations. While it could serve as a first-time laptop or an office-supplied backup, we would advise looking at the competition first.
Pros: As a Windows 8 machine, the Acer Aspire V5-122P sets as a goodish example. It’s small and light enough to be carried around, but still packs in a touchscreen to make use of Microsoft’s new UI. The LED-backlit display is sharp and responsive and, thanks to the TFT coating, boasts a good contrast ratio for consuming media.
Cons: We really felt the battery should be better in a machine like this. A three- or four-hour battery life is ultimately what we would expect, and the Acer Aspire V5-122P falls short.
Conclusion: The Acer Aspire V5-552PG-X809 looks very similar to its brethren, with a nearly identical case and many of the same parts that are used in the higher-end iterations of the series. We still like the look of the notebook, and we appreciate the accurate touchscreen and surprisingly good speakers .
Pros: Attractive metal-plated casing, Well-performing touchscreen, Oversized touchpad, Great GPU performance, The great gaming performance for the size of the notebook
Cons: Glossy display with merely average brightness, Visible banding/inhomogeneous illumination in lower left of panel, Poor color reproduction, Short key travel, High temperatures under load, GPU performance considerably weaker on battery power
Summary: The ratings awarded to a product are derived from a number of tests and calculations, keeping certain important factors in mind. These factors consist of features, performance, quality and value for money. In case of software and some other categories, build quality might be replaced with ease of use or ease of installation. Products are compared with other products in a similar price range or product category.
Acer Aspire V5-431P review: 14-inch touch for less than € 500
27 May 2013
Excerpt: A lot of the laptops that we review on Hardware.Info aren't the cheapest of products. The one we're looking at today is an exception in that regard, the Acer Aspire V5-431P-987B4G50Mass is available for just under 500 euros.
Summary: Acer's V5-171-6675 offers speedy performance, a comfortable keyboard and great portability at a budget-friendly price. You won't find a more feature-rich 11-inch machine for $449. However, unless you plan on using this Acer mostly in your living room or near an outlet, we don't recommend it. Less than 4 hours of juice is just sad. If you're willing to spend a little more, we'd get the $499 ASUS Q200.
Pros: Compact design, Crisp display, Impressive overall performance for a budget price
Cons: Very short battery life, Inconsistent touchpad, Low-grade speakers
Conclusion: So how can you sum up the Acer Aspire V5-122P? Well, the compact 11.6-inch subnotebook pleases with its chic design, good workmanship and of course the IPS touchscreen with its quick response time, good viewing angles and an above-average image quality. However, it also leaves an ambiguous impression.
Pros: good processing and stability, IPS touchscreen, low temperature development, good multithreading performance due to quad-core, The IPS display which has a good image quality and wide viewing angles compared to other devices in its class.
Cons: low performance due to low clock speed, limited outdoor capabilities due to low luminance & glossy screen, moderate battery runtimes
Summary: The Acer Aspire V5 is a pretty sleek laptop at first glance. But don't be fooled by its silky-smooth silver exterior - there's not a whole lot going on inside this laptop. Sure, it's got its strengths: the touchscreen is responsive and smooth, and video looks and sounds pretty good. But it's got a heck of a lot more weaknesses, such as poor overall performance, lower-than-average battery life, a strangely loud fan, and a noticeably low screen resolution.
Acer Aspire V5-171 Notebook Review: The Death and Rebirth of the Netbook
21 November 2012
Conclusion: While I try to approach my reviews without much bias, or at the very least leave that bias checked at the door, I'll admit I haven't had the best impressions of Acer's products when I've reviewed them, and I certainly never imagined I'd ever buy one for myself. When I read about the Acer Aspire V5-171, I approached it with a heady mix of skepticism and optimism: I was pretty sure there would be some dealbreaking problem with it (I'm incredibly picky when it comes to the...