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Acer Aspire V3 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

£347.06
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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Aspire V3 has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire V3 is 1.9GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Good Brand

On average Acer medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs built by Acer.

Price Drop of £48.88

In the last 38 days the Aspire V3 has dropped in price by £48.88.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire V3 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire V3, the Aspire V3 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B50 (£299.99) is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba Satellite C50D (£209.97), or the Asus X553MA (£349.99).

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire V3 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire V3.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15R which is cheaper; or the Lenovo B50 (£299.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the HP EliteBook 8470p (£299.90).

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Aspire V3 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire V3. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire V3 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Aspire V3 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire V3. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire V3 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 3330 (1.6kg and cheaper).

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Narrow

At only 327 millimeters, the Acer Aspire V3 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire V3. The narrowest notebook PC of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire V3 is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the Acer Aspire V3 which has two SATA III connectors.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Aspire V3 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire V3 that we have assessed, the Acer Aspire V3's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 950 megahertz is one of the slowest. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Acer Aspire V3 is a two SATA connector portable PC.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The Aspire V3 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 13.3" notebook PCs and we think the DELL Latitude 3330 (£226.80) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 (14"), the Asus X451CA (£300.00) (14"), or the Lenovo YOGA 500 (£349.99) (14").

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer Aspire V3 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire V3 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire V3 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the ProBook 450, or the EliteBook 820 G1 both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Aspire V3 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire V3 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Aspire V3 is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire V3 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Acer Aspire V3 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire V3.

Across similar types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire V3

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Aspire V3 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Aspire V3 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire V3.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the G500, and the G500 both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 (1TB), the Asus X551CA (£322.97) (1TB), or the HP 15 (1TB).

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Average Battery Life

The Aspire V3 has a pretty typical battery life (7 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire V3.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V3 (£327.60) (7.5h), the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£520.00) (9h), or the HP ProBook 450 G1 (9.25h).

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Average Internal Memory

The Aspire V3 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including a cheaper notebook PC such as the DELL Vostro 3560 or you might consider a higher scoring notebook PC such as the Lenovo B590.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the EliteBook 820 (8GB), the 15 (8GB), or the Pavilion 15 (£322.00) (8GB) all from HP.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Aspire V3 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo S510p is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the X551CA (£322.97) (1.8GHz), or the X451CA (£300.00) (1.8GHz) both from Asus or the Lenovo G50-70 (1.8GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel ME Firmware Version
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

13 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(97)
13 January 2016

At the end of the day, the latest generation Aspire V15 keeps what's good from the Broadwell variant, but also misses big-time with the screen. The notebook can be found for around ?800, offering...

Unique nanoimprint design
Great keyboard and touchpad experience
Effective and silent cooling system handles heavy workloads in extreme conditions
The panel offers 100 sRGB color gamut coverage and high color accuracy
Good battery life
TN panel is used instead of IPS resulting inlower viewing angles
PWM across all brightness levels (except 100)
Costs more than its predecessor
6 January 2016

Factoring in all the good and the bad aspects, there is no doubt that the Acer Aspire V3-572-78VK is a machine that will never fall short in terms of performance. The design and build quality is...

Metallic materials used in the casing imparts durability to the machine
High-powered Intel Core 7 processor
Satisfactory battery life of 6.5 to 7 hours under regular usage
Excellent price for an 7 laptop
The laptop can be upgraded when and if n
Mediocre TN display with low contrast, reflective screen and poor viewing angles
No maintenance hatch to access the extra RAM memory slot easily
This particular model is only available through Harvey Norman
The screen is outdated, with poor contrast and viewing angles
The casing is slightly flimsy near the keyboard deck and the DVD drive
29 December 2015

In review: Acer Aspire V3-372-50LK. Test model courtesy of Campuspoint.Unsatisfactory maintenance options might still be accepted in a subnotebook without a dedicated graphics card. However, Acer...

6 November 2015

The specific version of the Acer Aspire V3 we tested is not available in India just yet. A variant with all specifications the same, except for a step down to 8GB of RAM, is priced at Rs. 71,999...

9 October 2015

The Acer Aspire V3-547G is the perfect blend of performance and price with very few compromises...

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User Reviews

(512)
Reviewed 20 May 2013 by Ian Kenji
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a laptop to do my school work and my light gaming and as my Acer died on me and considering my previous Acer had lasted me 5 years, I seen no harm in buying a new one. As soon as the... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2013 by Hannah
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop a few weeks ago, and so far it has been heaven! It is incredibly fast and responsive, and I seem to have suffered none of the issues others have with this device. I would... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2012 by Travis M.

I'm typically not fond of writing quick reviews when having just received a product but since no one else has written one for this drive and I had to overcome some hurdles to get it fully working... Read more…

Reviewed 26 June 2013 by Paul M.
(Verified Purchase)

Great bang for the buck...Windows 8 takes some getting used to mind. My big fear of buying this was regarding the screen resolution, but I can confirm it is full HD at 1920 x 1080. I got this to... Read more…

Reviewed 19 December 2012 by Cracksta
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this laptop a few days after it was released, got this one purely because at the time it was the best GPU for the £450 i paid. Main use was for gaming but didnt actual do much of it... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers v337131, v337138, v337133, v3371335, v337133l, v337131h, v3371395, v337138v, v337133lx, v337131he, v3371395b, v337138vk, v337137t9, v3371335f, nxmpfev002, nxmpfeg007, nxmpfeg006
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