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Acer Aspire V5-123
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Acer Aspire V5-123 2 Core AMD E 1GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 11.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1GHz 2GB Apr 2015
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Acer medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all laptops built by Acer.

16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire V5-123 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire V5-123.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the G50-70[pl_2581589_price], or the G50-70[pl_2441501_price] both from Lenovo or the HP 350[plb_2577775_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Aspire V5-123 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including the G50-70[pl_2492959_price], the G50-70[pl_2581589_price], or the G50-70[pl_2691517_price] all from Lenovo which is cheaper.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly 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 V5-123 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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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 have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Display Response Rise/fall

With a display response rise/fall of only 8 milliseconds, the Acer Aspire V5-123 has a quite small display response rise/fall compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire V5-123. The display response rise/falls of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire V5-123 range from 8ms to 35ms, and the average display response rise/fall is 14ms.

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Light

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire V5-123 that we have assessed the weight of, the Acer Aspire V5-123's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The weights of laptops of this spec and age range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Portege R930[pl_1481911_price] (1.5kg), the R930[pl_1483873_price] (1.5kg), or the R930[pl_1496279_price] (1.4kg) all from Toshiba.

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Narrow

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire V5-123 that we have assessed, the width of the Aspire V5-123 of only 285 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire V5-123 is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm.

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23 Reasons Against

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire V5-123 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Aspire V5-123 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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£27.82 Price Increase

In the last 49 days the Aspire V5-123 has increased in price by £27.82.

Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire V5-123's internal memory is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire V5-123. The average internal memory of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (4GB and cheaper), or the Asus X551CA[plb_2452241_price] (4GB and cheaper).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire V5-123 is 15". When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire V5-123, the screen size of the Aspire V5-123 of only 11.6 inches is one of the smallest.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_2305898_price] (12.5" and cheaper); or the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (12.5" and higher rated).

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Aspire V5-123 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire V5-123. The battery lifes of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire V5-123 range from 2h to 4,400h.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4h battery life notebook PCs currently available including the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the HP 15[plb_2656558_price] (4.5h and cheaper), or the Lenovo G500[plb_1970446_price] (5h and cheaper).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Acer Aspire V5-123 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 320GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the 2570p[pl_1455240_price], and the EliteBook 2570p[pl_1463406_price] both from HP or the Lenovo T410[plb_1629753_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2586581_price] (500GB), or the Toshiba Satellite C50D[plb_2457380_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age. 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 other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including the Toshiba Satellite C50D[plb_2457380_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire V5-123, the processor clock speed of the Aspire V5-123 of only 1 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50D[plb_2457380_price] (1.35GHz), or the HP Pavilion 15[plb_2353204_price] (1.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Aspire V5-123 has an AMD E processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire V5-123 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire V5-123 has one of the slowest memory clock speeds (only 1,066 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average memory clock speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1,600MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire V5-123 that we have assessed the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of, the Aspire V5-123's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire V5-123 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The hard drive capacity of the Aspire V5-123 of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire V5-123, the Acer Aspire V5-123's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. The processor caches of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire V5-123 range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the Aspire V5-123 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the maximum internal memory of the Aspire V5-123 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Acer Aspire V5-123 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire V5-123 have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,500 milliamperes * hour, the Acer Aspire V5-123 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire V5-123. Across all the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire V5-123 the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire V5-123 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire V5-123 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 14 3000[plb_2443627_price] which is also cheaper.

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Very Small L2 Cache

Laptops of this age and type have L2 caches of between 0.5MB and 3MB. The Aspire V5-123 has one of the smaller L2 caches (only 1 megabyte) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Acer Aspire V5-123 has a L2 processor cache which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have a L3 processor cache.

This laptop's processor cache level (L2) is actually the worst processor cache level across all laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire V5-123.

Across similar types of laptop the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Aspire V5-123

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the Aspire V5-123.

Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
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
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
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 11 December 2014 by Stephen A
(Verified Purchase)

I had to return this because of the speakers! I read the reviews carefully before purchase. I saw that there were a lot of reports about the bad speakers and dismissed them. I don't really care... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers v512312102g32, v512312102g32n, acer nxmfqek005, v512312102g32nk, v51231210br2g32, v512312102g32nkk, v51231210br2g32n, v51231210br2g32nk, v51231210br2g32nkk
Barcodes 00887899456077, 04712196961756, 04713147021987, 04713147021994, 04713147022076, 04713147022083, 04713147145591, 04713147150557, 04713147167845, 04713147177448, 04713147212781, 04713147322657, 04713147535002, 05054230776063

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