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Acer Aspire V3-731
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Acer Aspire V3-731 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Jul 2013
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Breeze through multiple tasks with the power of the Aspire V3 Series and available dual hard drives.1 Enjoy superior performance and visuals with new-generation Intel or AMD processing and superb... More
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12 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Aspire V3-731 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Aspire V3-731 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire V3-731 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Good Brand

Based on 2,666 expert and owner reviews, Acer has good ratings for its portable PCs. Acer also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire V3-731 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Aspire V3-731 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire V3-731.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire V3-731 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this type and age.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Aspire V3-731 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Aspire V3-731 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Aspire V3-731 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Very Short Battery Life

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire V3-731 the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. The Acer Aspire V3-731 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4 hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire V3-731 have a full-size keyboard, however the Acer Aspire V3-731 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Aspire V3-731 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of this type and age is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Very Small L3 Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Aspire V3-731 has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire V3-731. The smallest L3 cache of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire V3-731 is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Aspire V3-731 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between two and three processor threads.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Aspire V3-731 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire V3-731. The processor caches of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire V3-731 range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire V3-731 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire V3-731 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire V3-731 that we have assessed, the weight of the Acer Aspire V3-731 of 3.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Thick

At 34.7 millimeters, the Acer Aspire V3-731 is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago. The thinnest similar spec laptop that has been around for a comparable time to the Aspire V3-731 is 2.4mm thick and the thickest is 300mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire V3-731

Released Over Three Years Ago

Acer released the Aspire V3-731 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Aspire V3-731 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire V3-731.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Aspire V3-731 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire V3-731 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire V3-731.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Asus X550CA (£630.00) (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Display
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nxm31eu003, nxm31eh021, 73120204g50, 731b9804g50, 731b9804g50m, 73120204g50m, 73120204g50ma, 731b9804g50ma, 73120204g50mai, 731b9804g50mak, 73120204g50mak, 73120204g50makk, 73120204g50maii, 731b9804g50makk
Barcodes 00712196957421, 00887899330315, 04712196852474, 04712196957421, 04712196957438, 04712196977436, 04713147154104, 08878993303154

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2 core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3"
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