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.
Summary: The Acer Aspire V5 is a slim and affordable laptop. Its touch-enabled screen makes it easy to swipe around Windows 8, but it's badly let down by a poor display and unimpressive performance from old components.
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.
Summary: The Acer Aspire V5-571-6869 provides good performance for a low price. This $529 15-incher is also thinner and lighter than the bargain notebook competition. However, the battery life could be better and the design is bland.
Conclusion: The Acer Aspire V5 is a frustrating laptop in many ways. While it hits a low price point, it does so at the cost of terrible battery life and an inadequate display. If you can look beyond these flaws, there is definitely some good value here – the combination of a Core i5 and the integrated Intel HD...
Pros: Comfortable and well laid out keyboard, Strong day-to-day performance, Can play modern AAA games at low settings
Cons: Comfortable and well laid out keyboard, Strong day-to-day performance, Can play modern AAA games at low settings, Disappointing, sub-par battery life, Inconsistent and annoying trackpad, Woeful display resolution, colour and viewing angles, Long-standing wireless issues
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.