Summary: We really have to wonder why Acer decided to release this ultraportable. The $549 Aspire V5-171-6867 offers plenty of pep at a low price, but that matters little when the battery dies so quickly. It also doesn't help that this Acer has a wonky touchpad and runs hot on the bottom. Unless you like playing find-the-outlet when you're out and about, choose another lightweight laptop.
Pros: Fast overall performance for low price, Bright display, Comfortable keyboard
Cons: Very short battery life, Bottom runs hot, Inconsistent touchpad, Weak speakers