Monday, 9 July 2012

Acer Aspire V5-571G review

Acer Aspire V5-571G



Specifications

Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
Display: 15.6″ WXGA CBS LED-Backlit TFT        
               LCD Display Screen With (1366 x 768) Resolution

Processor: Intel Core i5-2467M @ 1.6GHz; Mobile Intel HM70 C

RAM: 4GB DDR3 RAM; Display:Upgradable Up to 8GB;

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 620M with 1GB RAM and Intel HD 3000; 

Storage: 500GB HDD; 

Optical Drive: Yes;

Connectivity: 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, SD card slot, Ethernet and Wi-Fi

Memory: 320/500GB SATA HDD @ 5400 rpm
Webcam: 1.3MP Acer Crystal Eye HD Webcam

Card Reader: 2-in-1 Card Reader

Optical Drive: 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer

Audio: Dolby Advanced Audio v2, Stereo Speakers

Pointing Device: Multi Gesture Touchpad

Keyboard: Acer FineTouch Keyboard

Ports: 2 x USB v2.0, USB v3.0, HDMI, RJ-45, Microphone In, Headphone Out
            Wireless 802.11b/g/n
           Gigabit Ethernet LAN
           Bluetooth v4.0 + HS/2.1+EDR 

Battery:4 Cells Li-Ion Battery
             Up to 5 Hours Battery Backup
Weight: Approx. 2.3 kg
Color: Black, Silver, Blue, Purple



Design

V5 comes out with a classy matte finish, and is  pretty good then the glossy finish of V3.  
This one form Acer donot come with the dual tone around the keyboard like Aspire V3.The Aspire V5 keeps it very understated and simple. You could probably blame it for being a tad drab, with a simple design surprisingly it does not bores you.The Aspire V5  impresses with sheer slimness of its build. At around 0.9-inches thick and weighing 2.44kg, it can be slipped into any backpack and carried around with comfort. The connectivity options have not been sacrificed for this though.
What amazeses the most is the laptop which have a left side will host the HDMI, three USB ports with one being the USB 3.0 one, the 3.5mm jack and a decently big vent for cooling. The right side is taken up by the optical drive. Memory card slot, as becoming a trend with the new Aspire series, is on the front left spine, close to where the notification LEDs are. The keyboard is the Chiclets styled one, and is accompanied by the unassuming looking power key. The cleanliness of it is quite impressive without many shortcut keys.



Performance

This really does not seem to be out there to set bench marks.This one isn’t an ultrabook, and surely packs in more performance. In real life usage performance, the Aspire V5 is not a disappointment at all. Apps open very quickly, and don’t get bogged down by multitasking up to quite a decent extent.For the gamers, there is some bit of good news. The 3D Mark 06 score of 8082 may actually be giving the Aspire V5 more credit than due. The more taxing 3D Mark 11 puts the picture more clearly in perspective – 1842 for Entry Mode, 1128 for Performance Mode and 345 in the extreme mode. While this one is not too far behind the Aspire V5 that has a more powerful GT 630M (2GB), the performance offered by the V3 is quite creditable.
The battery life clocked two and a half hours in the battery tests. Set at full brightness, with the display on all the time and in High Performance mode, we believe the two and a half hours isn’t bad at all. Translate that into real life performance, and this should simply double. This one is clearly closing in on what most ultrabooks will offer.
There is no tinge of reflectiveness, and the entirely matte quality makes this a hot favorite amongst us lot. The advantage of this is simply, you can use this anywhere without the stress of reflection of the ambient environment. Very comfortable display to use, even for long durations. Just be careful about keeping the brightness levels down, because this is a bright display and will get uncomfortable if not tamed.
The Chiclet keyboard has a dedicated number pad as well. Very comfortable to get used to, with the only thing you need to get used to is the left alignment of the touchpad. Speaking of which, while there is generous real estate space on the touchpad, the left and right click keys aren’t separate, and neither are they lightly marked on the existing surface.

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