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Acer Aspire V5-531
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Acer Aspire V5-531 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.3GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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- The Aspire V5 Series features slimmed-down mobile convenience in your choice of 11.6", 14.0" and 15.6" display sizes -- including models with 10-point touchscreens! Available in an array of... More
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6 Reasons For

Acer Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years, the Acer Aspire V5-531 has a full-size keyboard.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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15 Reasons Against

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

Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire V5-531 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Acer Aspire V5-531 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire V5-531 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which have a front camera.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 4 hours, the Aspire V5-531 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire V5-531. The battery lifes of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire V5-531 range from 2h to 4,400h.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type 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 the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Aspire V5-531's processor clock speed of only 1.3 gigahertz is one of the slowest. Laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire V5-531 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 255[plb_2554114_price] (1.35GHz), or the Lenovo B50-45[plb_3099410_price] (1.35GHz).

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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 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Acer Aspire V5-531 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed the processor clock speed of, the Aspire V5-531's processor clock speed of only 1,300 megahertz 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 2,200MHz.

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Very Small L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Acer Aspire V5-531 has a fairly small L3 cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire V5-531. The L3 caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and three processor threads, including the Aspire V5-531 which has two 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 type.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Acer Aspire V5-531 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average processor cache of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire V5-531 is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of laptops of this spec and age range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. The Acer Aspire V5-531 has a quite small battery capacity (only 2,500 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire V5-531.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Aspire V5-531 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire V5-531

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over four years.

Average Screen Size

The Acer Aspire V5-531 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire V5-531.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2404192_price] (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire V5-531 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire V5-531.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Aspire V5-531 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Aspire V5-531 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_2162535_price] (6GB), or the Asus X552CL[plb_2093300_price] (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Processor
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Mouse Included
Bag Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 531967b4g50, 531967b4g50m, 531967b4g50ma, 531967b4g50mas, 531967b4g50mass, acer nxm2cek004

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the Acer Aspire V5-531

ThinkPad T540 vs Aspire V5-531

Lenovo ThinkPad T540 vs Acer Aspire V5-531
Lenovo ThinkPad T540
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
Acer Aspire V5-531
2 core Intel Pentium 1.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,048.87
5,196h Longer Battery Life
Newer by 15 Months
6,710mAh Bigger Battery Capacity
Nine Battery Cells
17% Thicker
8% Heavier

HP ProBook 430 vs Acer Aspire V5-531

HP ProBook 430 vs Acer Aspire V5-531
HP ProBook 430
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
Acer Aspire V5-531
2 core Intel Pentium 1.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 381.30
19 Months Newer
800g Lighter
One More USB 3.0 Port
8GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
One Less USB 2.0 Port
Smaller Screen Size

LifeBook A544 vs Aspire V5-531

Fujitsu LifeBook A544 vs Acer Aspire V5-531
Fujitsu LifeBook A544
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6"
Acer Aspire V5-531
2 core Intel Pentium 1.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 281.00
Expert Reviews Are a Little Better
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
50% Faster Processor Clock Speed
Two More Processor Threads
3x Smaller Total Storage Capacity
One Less USB 2.0 Port
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