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8.0 out of 10

Acer Aspire V5-171

Thin, light and cool The V5 Series features slimmed-down mob Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire V5-171

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Overall 10
10

5 stars so far!

Sam I Am, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I bought this laptop used from an online pawn shop with a store on the E auction website. So far, everything looks good. There's no optical drive (CD/DVD), but USB external optical drives are easy to find for less than $30. With a 12 inch screen, this laptop is really small, but the person I bought the laptop for is an older person with small hands, so she really liked the layout and feel of the keyboard. I'd call this more of a netbook.
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Overall 2
2.0

This laptop sucks!

Jordan, Amazon
21 August 2014
  • Summary: This laptop sucks. I've had it for a year now, and it's given me nothing but problems. Within a week I was taking it into stores for help. I now wish I had just returned it. If I try installing anything it just slows the whole computer down and I spend more time waiting for things to load than anything else.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do Not Buy This Laptop

WilliamC, Bestbuy
1 August 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this for my daughter for school. In less than 6 months it would not power on.
  • Cons: Had it less than a year and have had to send it for service twice
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Overall 6
6.0

Got a V5-122P-0408 instead

R. Soto "416SPS", Amazon
29 July 2014
  • Summary: Not exactly what we ordered (got a V5-122P-0408) but we're making it work. Slim and relatively light. A little under powered at 1GHz. Good for the size. Back-light would've been nice (V5-122P-0857).
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Piotr, Amazon
28 July 2014
Overall 4
4.0

Keyboard Issue

Jessica, Amazon
18 July 2014
  • Summary: The laptop arrived in a timely fashion. All seemed well as I began to set it up until I realized that the 'k' key did not function correctly. It would only type if I pressed in the very center of the key with more force than I would use when typing quickly. The key even sounded different from the others when pushed. I googled for this model and keyboard issues and found very quickly that this is not an uncommon problem, so I decided not to get a replacement.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Performance 10
10
Comfort 6
6.0
Display 8
8.0

GREAT VALUE! NO VIRUSUS and MUCH faster than anyth

Anonymous, Bestbuy
14 July 2014
  • Summary: Great value and something I have been waiting for for YEARS! Linux runs so much faster than Microsoft or even Apple but is much lower priced because...
  • Pros: It runns Linux which is faster and MUCH safer than anything Microsoft ever made.
  • Cons: They should have used a differnt version of Linux that is more consumer freindly.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Display 8
8.0

don't buy unless you also buy the replace coverage

jake52, Bestbuy
12 July 2014
  • Summary: After spending almost $600 15 months ago the laptop started to develop cracks in the case just from opening, closing and touching the screen.
  • Pros: screen size, touch screen
  • Cons: poor product contruction, case breaks under normal conditions
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Overall 8
8.0

The touchpad is not the best, the rest is awesome!

Karan Sharma, Amazon
7 July 2014
  • Summary: For the price, probably the best laptop out there. I removed windows 8 and installed xubuntu 14.04 and had no issues. The touch pad is a bit of a disappointment especially when it comes to the right & left buttons. You need to press firmly and often (like very often) you end up clicking in the wrong location. That's my only complaint. The battery lasts a good 4.5 hrs. I'm using a lightweight Linux edition so that helps with the battery. No issues with the screen.
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Overall 10
10

excelent laptot

Marcelo "zibetti", Amazon
1 July 2014
  • Summary: I love compact laptops, and this is an excellent one. It is fast, light, with good specifications. The only drawback is the 4 cell battery. It would be perfect if it had a 6 cell batery such as the acer aspire 1830T-6651.
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