So earlier on XSReviews we took a look at the Acer Aspire S7, an 11.6″ or 13″ Ultrabook with a super svelte design and powerful hardware but dogged with persistently poor battery life. Today, we’re taking a look at what Acer is doing at a more affordable range of the spectrum with the Acer Aspire V5-571P. There are a few different configurations available here, but we’ll be taking a look at the model equipped with a Core i5 processor, a 500 GB mechanical hard drive, 6 GB of RAM and a touch screen. That puts it on the upper end of configurations available, but reflections upon other aspect should be shared between models.
Right, let’s get into it, starting with a more detailed look at the specifications available. There’s nothing too out of the ordinary here, so if you’re pressed for time it can make sense to skip over to the unboxing or physical features.
- OS: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7 GHz to 2.6 GHz)
- Memory: 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Storage: 500 GB 5400 RPM mechanical hard drive
- Display: 15.6″ 1366 x 768 pixels LED with 10 point touch
- Graphics: Intel HD 4000 integrated
- Inputs: 2x USB, USB 3, HDMI, Headphones, VGA + Gigabit Ethernet (via adapter)
- Card Reader: SD/MMC
- Optical Drive: DVD-RAM / ±R / ±RW
- Webcam: 1.3 megapixel (720p video)
- WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Battery: 2500 mAh
- Height: 24.5 mm
- Width: 381.6 mm
- Depth: 253.0 mm
- Weight: 2.4 kg
Unfortunately, our Aspire V5 retail box looked pretty scrappy, so we’ll give you only a rather zoomed in shot of the nice graphic on the front.
Now, let’s show you what comes inside. Aside from the laptop, you get the battery, power cord and a rather useful adapter which adds both wired gigabit ethernet and VGA in a double-ended cable – nice to get all of your outdated technologies in one place! There’s little else in the box beyond the usual brochures, warranty and quick start information.