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Acer Aspire V5-531
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Acer Aspire V5-531 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.5GHz 4GB Dec 2012
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The Aspire V5 Series puts inspiring performance in a thin and light form. The choice of up to four suave colours adds to the charm. A Full HD touchscreen breathes life into your entertainment and... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire V5-531 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire V5-531 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire V5-531.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire V5-531 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire V5-531 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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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 came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 28MP. The Aspire V5-531 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (1.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big L2 Cache

At 2 megabytes, the Aspire V5-531 has a fairly big L2 cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have L2 caches of between 0.5MB and 3MB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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19 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Acer Aspire V5-531 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most portable PCs of this spec and age use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Acer Aspire V5-531 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Quite Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.12GB and 4GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter memory of the Aspire V5-531 of only 0.125 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Acer Aspire V5-531 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire V5-531 range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4h battery life notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M is also worth considering.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of this age and spec is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Aspire V5-531 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP (1.58GHz and higher rated).

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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 commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Aspire V5-531 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of this age and spec is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The Acer Aspire V5-531 has a quite small L3 cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire V5-531. The average L3 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between two and three processor threads, including the Acer Aspire V5-531 which has two processor threads.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire V5-531 have processor clock speeds of between 800MHz and 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz. At only 1,500 megahertz, the Aspire V5-531 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Aspire V5-531 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. The Aspire V5-531 has one of the smaller cache memories (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Aspire V5-531 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire V5-531 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Acer Aspire V5-531 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire V5-531. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Acer Aspire V5-531 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 2,500 milliamperes * hour) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire V5-531 range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire V5-531 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire V5-531 also do 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 of this type and age.

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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

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Acer Aspire V5-531 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Aspire V5-531.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire V5-531 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire V5-531.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Acer Aspire V5-531 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Aspire V5-531 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire V5-531.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Asus X75A (£462.59) (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
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
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
3D Compatible
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
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
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
Operating System Architecture
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nxm2cek008, nxm1hek005, 531987b4g50, 531967b4g50, 531967b4g50m, 531987b4g50m, nx.m2cek.008, nx.m1hek.005, 531967b4g50ma, v5531987b4g50, 531987b4g50ma, 531987b4g50mab, 531987b4g50mak, 531967b4g50mas, v5531987b4g50m, 531987b4g50mas, 531967b4g50mass, v5531987b4g50ma, 531987b4g50mass, 531987b4g50mabb, 531987b4g50makk, v5531987b4g50mab, aspire nxm1hek005, v5531987b4g50mabb
Barcodes 04712196300241, 04712196360900, 04712196366889, 04712196366896, 04712196386382, 04712196517229, 04712196517236, 04712196519452

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