Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499 Review: Windows 8 Touchscreen on a Budget
24 July 2013
Excerpt: With the release of a slew of Windows 8 touchscreen laptops, buyers will struggle to find a decent computer at the low-end. The Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499 attempts to fit in that space for $699 retail and is now on sale for less just months after its first release. Fitting decent specs into a computer with a touchscreen for under $700 must challenge OEM engineers, but Acer tried it.
Pros: Thin and sleek, Attractive looking, Includes touchscreen, Full size keyboard with number pad, Great touchpad
Cons: Poor battery life, Runs Windows 8, Plastic body feels cheap, Dongle needed for VGA and Ethernet
Summary: The Acer Aspire V5-571 is a laptop of good-quality Relies Mainly to the technical specifications: such as the NVIDIA graphics card, the internal capacity, connectivity, and the allocation of ports, but from a purely aesthetic point of view, is not very different from many others available. The only aesthetic really interesting is the presence of the keys to island.
Pros: Processor, Bluetooth 4.0, Hard drive, HDMI port, Design, Memory Card Reader
Cons: No specific functions; No dedicated graphics card
Summary: The Acer Aspire V5-571PG-9814 packs fairly robust specs and graphics performance into a sleek package. For $999, consumers walk away with a touch screen notebook that can run some of the more taxing games on the market. However, we'd hope for a sharper and brighter display at this price, and you get only 3.5 hours of battery life.
Summary: Touch on a budget. Acer's touchscreen-equipped Aspire V5-571P-6499 is a slim and affordable, yet stylish 15.6-inch notebook featuring a low-voltage Intel Core i5 processor, a 500GB conventional hard drive, and 4GB RAM. Is the touchscreen enough to differentiate this otherwise mainstream notebook from its competition?
Pros: Responsive touchscreen, Low heat, Large touchpad, Optical drive, Good overall value, The slim and stylish design and the affordable price. The overall performance and the effective cooling system.
Cons: Battery life, Low brightness, Narrow viewing angles, Port locations, Much better battery life and a brighter screen.
Summary: The Acer Aspire V5-571 uses a second-generation Core i3 processor but has enough muscle to handle medium to slightly heavyweight applications. Rest assured, multitasking (multiple light applications) with antivirus running in the background will be a breeze. However, intensive tasks such as advanced photo editing using Photoshop or LIghtroom will make this laptop stutter.
Conclusion: And Acer has ensured that it'll be part of that trend with its most mainstream laptop line. As we said at the beginning, we've found the 15-inch Aspire to be an affordable and likable solution in the past, and we'd have no trouble getting used to it with sleeker, inch-thin design; capable Core i5 performance; and an excellent touch screen—not to mention the couple of hundred dollars extra that buying a V5-571P-6499 would leave in our bank account.
Summary: In many ways the Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499 is a satisfying Windows 8 notebook, combining an accurate touch screen, good performance and robust audio. Still, with an anemic battery life of just over 4 hours, you won't want to leave home without the power brick. (Fortunately, you likely won't be traveling much with this 15-inch system.) Another strike against the V5-571P is its wonky touchpad, which had some trouble with Widows 8 gestures.
Conclusion: The Acer Aspire V5-571-6891 comes in as a price leader: under $500, yet it's a fully functional desktop replacement laptop rather than the stripped down netbook that you'd expect for so few ducats.
Pros: Great Price. 6GB of memory. Full keyboard including numeric keypad. Core i3 processor with Intel HD 4000 Graphics. 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. Good speakers and sound.
Cons: No Touch screen. Only one USB 3.0 port. Dongle for Ethernet and VGA. Bloatware in desktop mode.