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Acer Aspire V5-171
7.4 out of 10

Acer Aspire V5-171

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Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire V5-171

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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 7
7.2
Battery performance 8
7.9
Display 8
7.8
Weight 8
8.4
Noise 7
7.4
Gaming performance 7
6.7
Connectivity 7
6.9
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 9
8.6

Review Acer Aspire V5-551-64454G50Makk Notebook

Notebookcheck
27 April 2013
  • Summary: Too noisy, too slow. Acer's 15.6-inch Aspire V5-551-64454G50Makk is a slim and light notebook selling for less than 400 Euro (~$520). The power-efficient AMD A6-4455M APU should guarantee a long battery life. Find out here if the new notebook can deliver on that promise.
  • Pros: 24-month warranty, USB 3.0, Display offers good contrast, The high contrast ratio and the 24-month warranty.
  • Cons: Fan always audible, Hard drive is slow, Not easy to maintain / expand, Battery life not very good (low-capacity battery), The notebook is in desperate need of a faster hard drive. We would also appreciate a less obtrusive cooling fan.
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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 7
7.2
Battery performance 8
7.9
Display 8
7.8
Weight 8
8.4
Noise 7
7.4
Gaming performance 7
6.7
Connectivity 7
6.9
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 9
8.6

Review Acer Aspire V5-551-64454G50Makk Notebook

Notebookcheck
27 April 2013
  • Summary: Too noisy, too slow. Acer's 15.6-inch Aspire V5-551-64454G50Makk is a slim and light notebook selling for less than 400 Euro (~$520). The power-efficient AMD A6-4455M APU should guarantee a long battery life. Find out here if the new notebook can deliver on that promise.
  • Pros: 24-month warranty, USB 3.0, Display offers good contrast, The high contrast ratio and the 24-month warranty.
  • Cons: Fan always audible, Hard drive is slow, Not easy to maintain / expand, Battery life not very good (low-capacity battery), The notebook is in desperate need of a faster hard drive. We would also appreciate a less obtrusive cooling fan.
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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 8
7.7
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 7
6.5
Weight 9
8.8
Noise 9
8.8
Gaming performance 6
5.5
Connectivity 7
6.9
Keyboard 7
7.4
Temperature 8
8.1

Review Acer Aspire V5-431 Notebook

Notebookcheck
28 October 2012
  • Summary: Ultrabook flair. On a limited budget - but drawn to stylish and thin notebooks? Those not wanting to spend the money for an Ultrabook might be interested in Acer's new 14-inch Aspire V5. Price point: 400 Euros (~$520).
  • Pros: Chassis sufficiently sturdy, Optical drive, Dongle for VGA/LAN, Removable battery, Quiet during every-day use, Low power consumption, Large & very functional touchpad
  • Cons: Noisy keyboard, Short battery life, Glossy TFT, Hardware not easily accessible, Power just sufficient for office-type applications, Gaming not really possible, Noisy webcam
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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 8
7.7
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 7
6.5
Weight 9
8.8
Noise 9
8.8
Gaming performance 6
5.5
Connectivity 7
6.9
Keyboard 7
7.4
Temperature 8
8.1

Review Acer Aspire V5-431 Notebook

Notebookcheck
28 October 2012
  • Summary: Ultrabook flair. On a limited budget - but drawn to stylish and thin notebooks? Those not wanting to spend the money for an Ultrabook might be interested in Acer's new 14-inch Aspire V5. Price point: 400 Euros (~$520).
  • Pros: Chassis sufficiently sturdy, Optical drive, Dongle for VGA/LAN, Removable battery, Quiet during every-day use, Low power consumption, Large & very functional touchpad
  • Cons: Noisy keyboard, Short battery life, Glossy TFT, Hardware not easily accessible, Power just sufficient for office-type applications, Gaming not really possible, Noisy webcam
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
2 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Of course, that's assuming your computing needs include Windows and a built-in keyboard. Otherwise, you may be tempted by a tablet—or by one of the many hybrid, convertible, detachable, or dockable tablet/ultrabook combos expected to arrive with the advent of Windows 8.
  • Pros: Core i5 processor and 500GB hard drive, Sharp, bright screen, Light weight, Full set of ports, Removable battery
  • Cons: Humdrum design, Crunchy keys, Short keyboard deck, Fan noise, Brief battery life
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Overall 8
7.6
Performance 9
8.9
Battery performance 8
8.2
Display 7
6.7
Weight 9
9.3
Noise 9
8.9
Gaming performance 6
6.1
Connectivity 7
6.5
Keyboard 8
7.8
Temperature 6
6.0

Review Acer Aspire V5-171-53314G50ass Subnotebook

Notebookcheck
28 September 2012
  • Summary: Mini ultrabook. A handy 11.6-inch notebook with a low-voltage Core i5, USB 3.0 and HD 4000. The Aspire costs significantly less than an entry-level ultrabook, but falls short of a few mobility factors.
  • Pros: Light, handy, Easy maintenance access, Good battery life
  • Cons: Barely sufficient battery life, Flexible chassis, High temperatures under load, TFT not anti-glare, Wobbly keyboard, No AC adapter
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Overall 8
7.6
Performance 9
8.9
Battery performance 8
8.2
Display 7
6.7
Weight 9
9.3
Noise 9
8.9
Gaming performance 6
6.1
Connectivity 7
6.5
Keyboard 8
7.8
Temperature 6
6.0

Review Acer Aspire V5-171-53314G50ass Subnotebook

Notebookcheck
28 September 2012
  • Summary: Mini ultrabook. A handy 11.6-inch notebook with a low-voltage Core i5, USB 3.0 and HD 4000. The Aspire costs significantly less than an entry-level ultrabook, but falls short of a few mobility factors.
  • Pros: Light, handy, Easy maintenance access, Good battery life
  • Cons: Barely sufficient battery life, Flexible chassis, High temperatures under load, TFT not anti-glare, Wobbly keyboard, No AC adapter
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Overall 8
7.6
Performance 8
7.5
Battery performance 8
8.1
Display 7
7.0
Weight 8
8.4
Noise 9
8.6
Gaming performance 5
5.0
Connectivity 7
6.8
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 8
8.1

Review Acer Aspire V5-531 Notebook

Notebookcheck
21 July 2012
  • Summary: Slim notebook, lean price. Acer introduces the ultra-thin, 15.6-inch Aspire V5-531 for those on a tight budget. Its minimal 23 millimeter (0.9 inch) thickness is matched by its nearly bargain basement price of 399 Euro ($485 USD).
  • Pros: Very thin case, USB 3.0, Low consumption, Low price, 24 month warranty, USB 3.0 and 24 month warranty
  • Cons: Moderate workmanship, Screen's low brightness, Very low performance, Hardly expandable, Small battery, A graphics chip that supports the processor during video playback. A battery with a higher capacity.
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Overall 8
7.6
Performance 8
7.5
Battery performance 8
8.1
Display 7
7.0
Weight 8
8.4
Noise 9
8.6
Gaming performance 5
5.0
Connectivity 7
6.8
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 8
8.1

Review Acer Aspire V5-531 Notebook

Notebookcheck
21 July 2012
  • Summary: Slim notebook, lean price. Acer introduces the ultra-thin, 15.6-inch Aspire V5-531 for those on a tight budget. Its minimal 23 millimeter (0.9 inch) thickness is matched by its nearly bargain basement price of 399 Euro ($485 USD).
  • Pros: Very thin case, USB 3.0, Low consumption, Low price, 24 month warranty, USB 3.0 and 24 month warranty
  • Cons: Moderate workmanship, Screen's low brightness, Very low performance, Hardly expandable, Small battery, A graphics chip that supports the processor during video playback. A battery with a higher capacity.
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Overall 8
8.0

Don't be put off by the Pentium; this laptop actually goes alright

Good Gear Guide.au
2 February 2013
  • Summary: This is an inexpensive touchscreen laptop with decent speed and features. At 14in, it's not too big or heavy to carry around on a daily basis, and it's comfortable enough to use for long typing and Web browsing sessions. The touchscreen adds an extra bit of versatility to the unit, too.
  • Pros: Decent performer, Good amount of features, Good size for the price
  • Cons: Screen ripples at the sides when you touch it, Touchpad could be better
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