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Acer Aspire V5-473

Acer Aspire V5-473 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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The Aspire V5 Series is thinner than ever, and comes in three practical screen sizes: 11.6", 14" and 15.6". The two bigger models are available in four alluring colors, while the most compact... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Acer Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average Acer medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by Acer.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire V5-473 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across 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 notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, 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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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire V5-473 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years also have a front camera.

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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 two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

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

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14 Reasons Against

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

Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Acer Aspire V5-473 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

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Aspire V5-473 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire V5-473.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Aspire V5-473 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire V5-473 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire V5-473 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2.1GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire V5-473 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire V5-473.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire V5-473 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Aspire V5-473.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The Aspire V5-473 has a very slow system bus data transfer rate (only 3 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have system bus data transfer rates of between 2.5GT/s and 5GT/s.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Aspire V5-473 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire V5-473 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Aspire V5-473 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire V5-473 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Acer Aspire V5-473 is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire V5-473 have between one and eight battery cells.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire V5-473

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Acer laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Aspire V5-473 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this Acer laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8.2h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Aspire V5-473 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

The Aspire V5-473 has a fairly typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 14" laptops currently available which you might want to consider including the Lenovo T420 (£229.90) which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the Acer Aspire V5-473 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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
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
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 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
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out 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
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 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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the Acer Aspire V5-473

ThinkPad T540 vs Aspire V5-473

Lenovo ThinkPad T540 vs Acer Aspire V5-473
Lenovo ThinkPad T540
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
Acer Aspire V5-473
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 1,048.87
5,192h Longer Battery Life
Significantly Bigger Battery Capacity
Nine Battery Cells
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Heavier
Marginally Wider

LifeBook E754 vs Aspire V5-473

Fujitsu LifeBook E754 vs Acer Aspire V5-473
Fujitsu LifeBook E754
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6"
Acer Aspire V5-473
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 651.20
17h Longer Battery Life
Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Three USB 3.0 Ports
200MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Smaller Total Storage Capacity

Asus X75A vs Acer Aspire V5-473

Asus X75A vs Acer Aspire V5-473
Asus X75A
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.4GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
Acer Aspire V5-473
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 462.59
450MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
500GB Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Eleven Less PCI Express Lanes (max)
50% Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
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