Acer has always had a place in Malaysia’s laptop market. Its Aspire series comes gives us the flexibility to look out for everything we love in a laptop. The same can be said about the Acer Aspire V5. Weighing in at 1.2 kg with a slim frame, the Acer Aspire V5 is amazingly portable for a midsized laptop.
The Acer Aspire V5 runs Windows 8 64-bit Edition on an Intel Core i5 (3rd Gen) 3317U 1.7 GHz CPU that clocks a maximum speed of around 2.6 GHz. Memory comes in at 8GB DDR3 SDRAM with 2 slots and RAM comes in at 4GB.
When it comes to display, the resolution is a 1366 x 768 glossy pixel display. Monitor size is a good 15.6 inches, relatively alright for a midsized laptop. HD features allow for clear viewing although there is a little bit of glare at certain angles. Overall, the display is pretty good for a midsized laptop.
Of course when buying a laptop, we look for the feel and tactile feedback during use. The Acer Aspire V5 is fun to use. The keyboard’s buttons are spaced well, except for the arrow keys, which seem a cramped into the right corner. The keys are backlit and perfect for use in a dark environment.
Battery life is up to 9 hours and 17 minutes with continuous usage. With that kind of battery life, you can use it a whole day at work on a single charge. Graphics are also sharp and smooth. With Nvidia GeForce GT 750M provides speedy and high-performance visuals so you can set your display to a high resolution. Security is also a priority for Acer and the V5 comes with Mcafee antivirus standard.
Overall, the Acer Aspire V5 scores points in the category of usability, portability and specs. Everything we love about Acer is put into the V5. So if you are looking for a midsize laptop with reliable specs and an overall laptop that does what you need it to, go for the Acer Aspire V5.