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8.3 out of 10

Acer Aspire V5-171

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Overall 8
7.9
Performance 6
6.4
Battery performance 9
8.6
Display 9
8.7
Weight 9
9.1
Noise 9
8.6
Gaming performance 9
8.8
Connectivity 7
6.8
Keyboard 8
7.5
Temperature 6
6.3

Review Acer Aspire V5-573G-54208G50aii Notebook

Notebookcheck
14 August 2013
  • Summary: Compact gaming notebook? A light, powerful and inexpensive office notebook is always interesting. The Aspire V5 is equipped with a frugal Intel Haswell processor and an IPS display to satisfy multimedia users. And if you prefer gaming on the go, you will be happy with the GeForce GT 750M graphics. Are we dealing with a gaming notebook in an Ultrabook-disguise?
  • Pros: Very thin construction, Matte display with high contrast, Full HD, Very good color presentation, The thin case in combination with the bright and high-contrast display.
  • Cons: High temperatures, Limited performance on battery power, No SSD, An SSD to improve the system performance.
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Overall 8
7.9
Performance 6
6.4
Battery performance 9
8.6
Display 9
8.7
Weight 9
9.1
Noise 9
8.6
Gaming performance 9
8.8
Connectivity 7
6.8
Keyboard 8
7.5
Temperature 6
6.3

Review Acer Aspire V5-573G-54208G50aii Notebook

Notebookcheck
14 August 2013
  • Summary: Compact gaming notebook? A light, powerful and inexpensive office notebook is always interesting. The Aspire V5 is equipped with a frugal Intel Haswell processor and an IPS display to satisfy multimedia users. And if you prefer gaming on the go, you will be happy with the GeForce GT 750M graphics. Are we dealing with a gaming notebook in an Ultrabook-disguise?
  • Pros: Very thin construction, Matte display with high contrast, Full HD, Very good color presentation, The thin case in combination with the bright and high-contrast display.
  • Cons: High temperatures, Limited performance on battery power, No SSD, An SSD to improve the system performance.
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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. Your number of 3-pounds-or-less, $600-or-less choices is likely to increase before long, but that won't diminish the Acer's slightly retro appeal.
  • 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). In this review, we consider what one can expect from this sleek yet inexpensive device.
  • 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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