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Acer Aspire V3-331

Acer Aspire V3-331 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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Whether you want to tap, type or swipe, these notebooks give you the input options you need to express your ideas more accurately. Packing the latest Intel Core processors, these beauties have the... More
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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Acer laptops and also specifically for Acer medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Acer had good reviews compared to other brands.

Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire V3-331 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire V3-331 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Inspiron 15[pl_2790626_price], or the Vostro 15[pl_2876193_price] both from DELL.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a front camera including the Lenovo Z51-70[plb_3375574_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Light

The weights of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire V3-331 range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Acer Aspire V3-331 is quite light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire V3-331.

There are a number of alternative 1.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ProBook 430[plb_2447779_price].

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E5250[plb_2854767_price] (1.6kg), or the HP ProBook 430[plb_2783766_price] (1.5kg).

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Narrow

The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire V3-331 range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 327 millimeters, the Acer Aspire V3-331 is one of the narrower comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire V3-331 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Price Has Increased by £86.00

The price of the Aspire V3-331 has increased by £86.00 in the last 57 days.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire V3-331 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Acer Aspire V3-331 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire V3-331 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire V3-331.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Inspiron 15[pl_2790626_price], or the Vostro 15[pl_2876193_price] both from DELL which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Acer Aspire V3-331 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire V3-331 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

We compared all the other 13.3" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2751294_price] which has better reviews; or the HP ProBook 430[plb_2447779_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450[plb_2993343_price] (14"), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2960381_price] (14") which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age 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.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], or the Asus X555LA[plb_2947788_price].

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the ProBook 450[pl_2643392_price] (SSD), or the ZBook 14 G2[pl_3017136_price] (SSD) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2870445_price] (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Aspire V3-331 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire V3-331. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire V3-331 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba R50[plb_2917556_price], or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2680097_price].

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the G50-80[pl_3347289_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the E50-70[pl_2973251_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire V3-331 range from 2GB to 16GB. The Acer Aspire V3-331 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], the DELL Latitude 14 3450[plb_2840240_price], or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2775903_price].

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus X555LA[plb_2947788_price] (8GB), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2960381_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Acer Aspire V3-331 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Aspire V3-331 is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Acer Aspire V3-331 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire V3-331 is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Aspire V3-331 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Inspiron 15[pl_2790626_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2447697_price] both from DELL; or the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price] are also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire V3-331 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Acer Aspire V3-331 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the Aspire V3-331 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Acer Aspire V3-331 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB. The Acer Aspire V3-331 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire V3-331

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Acer Aspire V3-331 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire V3-331.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], the Asus PU551LA[plb_2867068_price], or the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2749075_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the X555LA[pl_2947144_price] (1TB), or the X555LA[pl_2947788_price] (1TB) both from Asus which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

At 6.5 hours, the Acer Aspire V3-331 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire V3-331.

We compared all the other 6.5h battery life laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Satellite S50-B[plb_2765612_price] is also worth considering.

If this Acer portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo E31-70[plb_3037849_price] (7h and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
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
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

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Very good battery runtimes
Matte screen
Quiet operating noise
Decent keyboard
Inexpensive
No maintenance cover
Screen's bluish cast
Geen onderhoudspaneel
Blauwe tint van het beeldscherm
Sin cubierta de mantenimiento

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the Acer Aspire V3-331

Lenovo T430 vs Acer Aspire V3-331

Lenovo T430 vs Acer Aspire V3-331
Lenovo T430
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14"
Acer Aspire V3-331
2 core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£ 1,269.95
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Two USB 3.0 Ports
Four Processor Threads
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
57% Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Hugely Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

Portégé Z30-A vs Aspire V3-331

Toshiba Portégé Z30-A vs Acer Aspire V3-331
Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
Acer Aspire V3-331
2 core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Two More USB 3.0 Ports
Two More Processor Threads
46% Longer Battery Life
Three Times Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Two Months Older

Latitude 14 E5450 vs Aspire V3-331

DELL Latitude 14 E5450 vs Acer Aspire V3-331
DELL Latitude 14 E5450
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14"
Acer Aspire V3-331
2 core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£ 502.80
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Significantly Longer Battery Life
50% Bigger Internal Memory
Three Times Smaller Total Storage Capacity
8GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
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