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Acer Aspire V3-551G 4 Core AMD a 1.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.9GHz 8GB Oct 2012
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7 Reasons For

Acer Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Acer many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Acer is one of the superior manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

The Aspire V3-551G has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire V3-551G.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Acer Aspire V3-551G, or the Lenovo Y50-70 (£420.00).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite Big L2 Cache

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have L2 caches of between 2MB and 6MB. With a L2 cache of 4 megabytes, the Acer Aspire V3-551G has one of the bigger L2 caches amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Aspire V3-551G is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire V3-551G have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

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

The Acer Aspire V3-551G is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Aspire V3-551G have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire V3-551G have a full-size keyboard, however the Aspire V3-551G does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 (£924.24) both from DELL or the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.9 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire V3-551G has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 755 (2.1GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15 (£727.00) (2.2GHz and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire V3-551G does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire V3-551G also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00), or the DELL XPS 15 (£924.24) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire V3-551G is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Aspire V3-551G has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.8 gigahertz, the Aspire V3-551G has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire V3-551G have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Thick

With a height of 33.2 millimeters, the Aspire V3-551G is one of the thicker laptops that have been on the market for more than two years amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average height of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire V3-551G is 29mm.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire V3-551G

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this many processor core laptop was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire V3-551G has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the DELL XPS 15 which is cheaper.

If this Acer laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Inspiron 15 (£727.00) (1TB and cheaper), or the XPS 15 (£924.24) (1TB and cheaper) both from DELL or the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire V3-551G has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire V3-551G.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Inspiron 15 (£727.00) (16GB), or the XPS 15 (£924.24) (16GB) both from DELL or the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) (12GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Aspire V3-551G has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire V3-551G.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including the XPS 15, or the Inspiron 15R n5110 (£805.80) both from DELL which is cheaper.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 (£2,999.78) (17" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the Aspire V3-551G has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire V3-551G.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Aspire V3-551 (2.6kg), the Aspire V3-551G (2.6kg), or the Aspire V3-551G (2.6kg) all from Acer.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Aspire V3-551G has an AMD A processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Most laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 15 is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the EliteBook 755 (SSD and cheaper), or the ZBook 15 (£910.00) (SSD and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Battery Life

The Aspire V3-551G has a pretty standard battery life (5 hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo T540p (£929.99) (13h) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA 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
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 551g84508g1, 551g84508g1t, 551g84508g1tm, 551g84508g1tma, 551g84508g1tmak, 551g84508g1tmai, 551g84508g1tmaii, 551g84508g1tmakk
Barcodes 04712196528096, 04712196722692

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Lenovo T440p vs Acer Aspire V3-551G

Lenovo T440p vs Acer Aspire V3-551G
Lenovo T440p
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 14"
Acer Aspire V3-551G
4 core AMD A 1.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
£ 875.00
Longer Battery Life
Bigger Battery Capacity
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Four More Processor Threads
Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

HP ZBook 17 vs Acer Aspire V3-551G

HP ZBook 17 vs Acer Aspire V3-551G
HP ZBook 17
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3"
Acer Aspire V3-551G
4 core AMD A 1.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
£ 530.60
24GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Two More USB 3.0 Ports
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Eleven Months Newer
One Less USB 2.0 Port
500GB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

DELL XPS 15 vs Acer Aspire V3-551G

DELL XPS 15 vs Acer Aspire V3-551G
DELL XPS 15
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6"
Acer Aspire V3-551G
4 core AMD A 1.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
£ 853.17
Two More USB 3.0 Ports
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
55% Longer Battery Life
8GB Bigger Internal Memory
One Less USB 2.0 Port
488GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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