The Acer Aspire V5-531P has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).
Alternative portable PCs that have an Intel Pentium processor family currently available which you might want to consider include the Satellite C50-A, or the Satellite C850 both from Toshiba or the Acer TravelMate TMP253-E (£989.99) which is cheaper.
If you want a laptop with a better processor family then you might also want to consider the X55C (£896.00) (Intel Core i3-2xxx and cheaper), or the X75A (£1,998.60) (Intel Core i3-2xxx and cheaper) both from Asus or the Toshiba Satellite L850 (Intel Core i3-2xxx and cheaper).