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Acer Aspire V5 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Good Brand

Acer medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Acer is one of the better rated manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire V5 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 came out more than two years ago. In addition, this portable PC 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 across all portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire V5, the Aspire V5 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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Acer Aspire V5 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Aspire V5 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and type is 1.7GB.

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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 spec.

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16 Reasons Against

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

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire V5 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Aspire V5 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Aspire V5 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1,100MHz. The Aspire V5 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire V5.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire V5 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire V5 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire V5 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago which 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar 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.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Aspire V5 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire V5. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP 250 (1.7GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire V5 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire V5 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire V5 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire V5 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire V5 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire V5 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Aspire V5 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire V5. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire V5 range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Aspire V5 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire V5 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire V5

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Battery Life

The Aspire V5 has a relatively standard battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8.2h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Aspire V5 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Aspire V5 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Aspire V5.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite C55 (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Aspire V5 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Tjunction
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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Discrete 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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
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 My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage 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
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

11 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(119)
11 December 2014

Most laptops that cost under £400 tend to be quite large and clunky. Not so the Acer Aspire V 13, a lightweight cheapie of an ultrabook. Confusingly Acer names this laptop both as the V 13 and... Read more…

Cran mat, silencieux, faible consommation d'nergie, trs bonne autonomie
OS laiss au choix
Mat beeldscherm
Laag systeemgeluid
Laag energieverbruik
Clavier spongieux, mauvais angles de vue, teinte bleute sur l'cran
Slecht toetsenbord
Kleine kijkhoeken
Blauwe tint over het beeldscherm
Teclado esponjoso, ngulos de viso fracos
10 November 2014

It's cheap, but you'll need a calendar rather than a stopwatch to measure the performance of this laptop's processor...

Snygg, liten och ltt
Gott om anslutningar
Bristflliga prestanda
Trist bildskrm
Mttlig batteritid
11 August 2014

The Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii In the first place, the Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii is a Maxwell upgrade of an already existing notebook, so that all advantages of the Aspire are preserved. The...

Are you a keen gamer but do not have a huge budget to spend? Well there are many great laptops on the market featuring dedicated graphics for optimal gaming performance, which can perfectly handle... Read more…

25 April 2014

This Acer Aspire is a solid choice for home, student, and small-business buyers who need a reasonably powerful laptop. It isn't perfect, but it gives you Core i5 power, dedicated graphics, and a...

Dedicated GPU delivers limited gaming abilities
Large touch screen
Full contingent of ports
Decent battery life and user-replaceable battery
Spacious keyboard with number pad
No optical drive
Mediocre speakers
No backlight for keyboard
Bland design
Basic 1 366b 768 resolution
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User Reviews

(272)
Reviewed 10 October 2013 by M Bryant
(Verified Purchase)

To everyone buying this laptop, make sure you know what you are getting. The cheaper versions may seem like a bargain but they have the much slower and older C70 CPU. The higher price version (6GB... Read more…

Reviewed 12 June 2014 by TheBicycleMan
TheBicycleMan would recommend the Acer Aspire V5-131

The Acer 11.6" Aspire V5-131-10174G50akk Laptop PC with Intel Celeron 1017U Dual-Core Processor, 4GB Ram Memory, 500GB Hard Drive Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium is the best computer I have ever... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2014 by Robday
Robday would recommend the Acer Aspire V5-131 (Verified Purchase)

I was looking for a portable laptop to run my primary microsoft applications with sufficient processing power. The dual core processor and 4GB memory provided the power I needed. The 11 inch... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2014 by Yani

Acer Aspire V5-122P 11.6-inch Touchscreen Notebook (AMD A6-1450 1GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 8) I bought this for when I am travelling. It's perfect for web browsing and e-mail. I even use it... Read more…

Reviewed 25 September 2013 by CAS
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a holiday "throwaway" notebook for a relative that was adamant that they don't want a tablet; they also wanted to connect (via USB) to older printers so it had to be a cheap Windows... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 473g54204g50, v547354204g50, 473g54204g50a, 473g54204g50ap, v547354204g50a, v547354204g50ap, 473g54204g50app, v547354204g50app

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