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Acer Aspire V5-121
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Acer Aspire V5-121 2 Core AMD C 1GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 11.6" Laptop

2 AMD C 1GHz 2GB Dec 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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10 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Acer has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

16.78 Million Colours Display Number of Colours

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours display number of colours, which is the most commonly found display number of colours on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire V5-121 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire V5-121, the Acer Aspire V5-121 has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The Acer Aspire V5-121 has more displayPorts quantitys than most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire V5-121. Most of the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire V5-121 only have one displayPorts quantity, however this Acer portable PC has two displayPorts quantitys.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Very Small Display Response Rise/fall

The Acer Aspire V5-121 has a quite small display response rise/fall (only 8 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire V5-121. The average display response rise/fall of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire V5-121 is 25ms, and the display response rise/falls range from 8ms to 350ms.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Aspire V5-121 is very light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average weight of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire V5-121 is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

There are a number of other 1.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire One AO725.

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20 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 0.12GB to 200GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB. At only 0.25 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire V5-121 has a fairly small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire V5-121.

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

The Aspire V5-121 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire V5-121 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire V5-121 that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Aspire V5-121 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the laptops of this age and type the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age that we have assessed, the display diagonal of the Acer Aspire V5-121 of only 11.6 inches is one of the smallest.

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Only AMD C Processor Family

The Acer Aspire V5-121 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This portable PC has an AMD C processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An AMD C processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

An Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family is the best processor family amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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.

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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 commonly found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire V5-121 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire V5-121 that we have assessed, the processor frequency of the Aspire V5-121 of only 1 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire One AO725 which has better reviews.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The Aspire V5-121 has a very slow processor boost frequency (only 1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The processor boost frequencys of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire V5-121 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Aspire V5-121 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire V5-121 is 250GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire V5-121 range from 0.51MB to 4MB. When compared to other laptops of this age and spec that we have assessed the processor cache of, the Aspire V5-121's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the memory clock speed of, the Acer Aspire V5-121's memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest memory clock speed of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 800MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire V5-121 has one of the smallest maximum internal memorys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire V5-121 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Acer Aspire V5-121 is a two processor threads laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years have between two and three processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,500 milliamperes * hour, the Acer Aspire V5-121 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire V5-121 the battery capacitys range from 3mAh to 14,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,800mAh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs of this spec and age do not have a touchscreen. The Acer Aspire V5-121 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire V5-121 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. The Aspire V5-121 has a very low front camera resolution (numeric) (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire V5-121.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Acer Aspire V5-121 supports a better bluetooth version than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 3 bluetooth version, whereas most laptops of this type and age support a 4 bluetooth version. The bluetooth version of all laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire V5-121 ranges from 2.1 (worst) to 4.0 EDR (best).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire V5-121

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire V5-121 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 5.5 hours, the Aspire V5-121 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire V5-121.

We compared all the other 5.5h battery life portable PCs to this laptop and we think the Acer Aspire One AO725 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Response Rise/fall
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Built-In Touchpad
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Display Type
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Thunderbolt Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 121c72g32, 121c72g32a, nxm82ek001, 121c72g32n, nxm83et001, v5121c72g32, 121c72g32nb, 121c72g32nk, 121c72g32ak, 121c72g32nkk, 121c72g32akk, v5121c72g32n, 121c72g32nbb, v5121c72g32nk, v5121c72g32nkk, acer v5121c72g32, acer v5121c72g32n, aspire nxm82ek001, acer v5121c72g32nk, acer v5121c72g32nkk
Barcodes 00887899022517, 04712196692810, 04712196693633, 04712196693664, 04712196694357, 04712196694395, 04712196694463, 04712196696771, 04712196696900, 04712196724719, 04712196747282, 04712196789411, 04712196946296

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