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Acer Aspire V3-571G 15.6-inch Laptop (Grey) - (Intel Core i7 3632QM 2.2GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Blu-ray/DVDSM DL combo, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)
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Performance, entertainment, communication
USB 3.0 transfers data to and from external devices 10 times faster than the previous generation, taking advantage of capabilities supported by many contemporary devices.
The seamless widescreen portrays 720p visuals in HDTV 16:9 cinematic format. LED technology consumes less energy than traditional CCFL displays, yielding over 30% power savings.
Maximise volume output without distortion, and enjoy surround sound and dialog enhancement through professionally-tuned audio using PC speakers, headphones, or a home theatre connection.
The HDMI standard extends the 1080p HD experience to any HDTV, all via a single cable.
The integrated HD webcam and built-in microphone offer optimal video capture and sound clarity for engaging in high-resolution face-to-face communication.
The combo audio jack works with Acer smart handheld headsets, offering hands-free convenience and premium sound quality for listening to music and receiving calls simultaneously.
Gigabit ethernet provides fast, stable wired connectivity, supporting data transfer rates of 1,000 megabits per second.
The jack-of-all-trades machine
Breeze through multiple tasks with the power of the Aspire V3 Series, enjoying high performance with Intel processing ensuring a smooth experience whether you're editing movies and music or surfing the web.
Enjoy HD entertainment on the road or in the comfort of your home with the Acer CineCrystal HD display, Dolby Home Theater v4, and a Blu-ray Disc drive, or watch content on your HDTV with HDMI.
Stay in touch with friends and family via Wi-Fi wireless connectivity and Gigabit Ethernet, enjoy crisp video chats with the integrated Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam, transfer media wirelessly with Bluetooth, and share content among all your devices with AcerCloud.
A glossy finish accents the cover, screen bezel and palm rest providing a pleasing and consistent look. You'll enjoy comfort and productivity thanks to the ergonomic chiclet keyboard and responsive multi-gesture touchpad.
Modern, comfortable design
- The glossy cover gives V3 notebooks a modern appeal, and matches the screen bezel and palm rest area
- Stylish keyboard ergonomics enhance comfort and productivity while showcasing a classy look
- The independent numeric keypad ensures convenient input and enhanced productivity, whether in use at home or on the go
- Mouseless, fingertip convenience for zooming, rotating, navigating, and browsing content on the V3
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-First i deleted the bloatware programs(about 10-15 programs) as well as removing a list of the windows 8 acer apps that were preloaded.
-Then i opened the Acer update suit and updated the wifi driver (fixes performance issues with the laptop and ensure optimal wifi performance)
-After that i did a windows update and restarted the computer after that was done
-Then i went to Nvidia's website and downloaded and installed the latest gpu drivers, in this case the Nvidia GT 630M drivers.
-After doing all that i decided to defrag the hard drive using defraggler which defragged 4.5GB of data
-Then after all this i went to disabling all start up programs (this stops 3rd party programs running in the background and speeds up boot time) using windows 8 task manager.
-Then after doing all this i updated the bios by running an exe program that i downloaded from the Acer website
After about 6 reboots or so my laptop is blazingly fast. Even with an i3 at just 2.4Ghz it speeds through tasks and its boot time is 10 seconds or so.
Now the Aspire V3 comes with an Intel HD 4000 GPU (used when in HDMI mode, and basic graphic tasks such as HD youtube) and then it has the Nvidia GT 630M which is an absolute BEAST! I play games such as minecraft and Leauge Of Legends and i am able to max out both games with full graphics with no lag. Just to show you guys i have included some screenshots of my minecraft performance with GLSL shaders enabled, in which i get around 45-60fps, with them off i get 90fps+, and on League of Legends with everything on high (except shadows which are always off) i get a solid 60fps.
Cpu performance wise the i3 is not bad at all, 70% of the time it idles around 2% to 20% cpu usage, while the other 30% it ranges from 40% cpu to 65%. Occasionally the CPU hangs as it is a laptop and dual core cpu after all, but it manages to get the job done. If you have that £50-£80 you should perhaps consider the i5 or the i7. Rest assured the i3 is no slouch, at one point i had over 40+ chrome tabs open, 4 HD 1080p videos, skype open with a call in place, and 2 word documents open and it was only at 65% CPU, which is rather remarkable. Despite it being a dual core it has two virtual cores (Hyperthreading) which kick in when you are using media content, such as rendering a video or playing a youtube video or playing songs or converting songs ect. This help increase the performance of the cpu and take the load of the two other cores.
The ram on the v3 is more than efficient. On average i was using around 2.5GB ram, and most of the time with 4.2GB free, however windows 8 and bloatware may consume more ram if not eliminated.
Some people said they were facing problems with their wireless adapter and disconnecting issues. The solution is to update the drivers for the wireless card through acer live update, this has a great performance increase and have found it to be a solution to random disconnections. Wifi performance for me was incredibly fast, since i have a new router it automatically connects using n connection which was fast and rock solid.
Some programs you should consider
-VLC media player
Overall for a budget of £400 or less the V3 is the laptop for you, it offers brilliant light gaming performance, good CPU performance, and has other great offerings.
-Lot's Of RAM (future proof)
-Good HDD space
-Amazing GPU for the price
-Not the best battery life
-Keyboard hard to get used to
-Tons of bloatware
-Windows 8 might not be for you
-Some people face connection problems
If you have any questions please feel free to ask, i try and answer questions as soon as possible. I will update in 3 months.
-6 months later the computer is still like it first was when i reviewed it with a few minor things to note.
-I updated to windows 8.1 as soon as the update was available from the app store and this made my computer graphics decrease, the performance is really bad and is an issue due to windows 8.1 framework files and library files ect. I have updated to the latest driver but it still hasn't got the best performance, stick to windows 8 if your thinking of upgrading or you'll face a few issues.
-Secondly i had some problems with the wireless adapter, it struggles to connect to some wireless networks and works excellently well with others. I used to have a talk talk fibre router and that used to have some minor problems, the router was a D-Link 2780 and my laptop was practically unusable with the router, i then upgraded to virgin media 60meg fibre optic connection with the new superhub 2, which was the best decision i ever made, i connected to the 5GHz network of the superhub 2(It supports 2.4GHz and 5Ghz at the same time, if your laptop can detect to the 5Ghz one then your better connecting to it) and the performance is absolute rock solid, i am getting 63 meg and it whizzes on the internet, at least we know that it's not the adapter, it's just some wireless routers it has problems adapting to.
The last thing i notes was sometimes the hard drive can play up, when just browsing the internet with just one tab open and no other programs open it was *AT TIMES* using 100% Disk which meant that i couldn't do anything at all, i have no idea why it does this, does this around 3 times in a month, i usually hibernate my pc a lot and leave it on for up to 24 hours sometimes, which is why i think this is happening, my suggestions is regular disk defragmentation and restarting of the pc.
this laptop deserves every penny i paid for it! it plays all of my modern games in high or ultra graphics (battlefield 3, medal of honor, need for speed, burnout, fallout new vegus,) the list goes on and on, and getting about 30-60 fps, im never expect massive fps in games on laptops and 30-60 is more then smooth enough to play all games without having any issues (the only thing you cant pump up is anti aliesing and antistophic filter, also i would suggest turning the shaddow quality down to medium just to get the best in game expericiences.
my friend bought the AMD A8 version of this laptop and has no end of problems with it in game and generally, i however have had no faults what so ever UNTIL a few weeks ago when i had a major virus infect my computer, (ZoneAlarm didnt stop it, however i dont think zonealarm stopped much at all to be honest) i have now managed to use multiple boot time scanners and many many days of worry and finally i think every virus and backdoor tojan and all other nasties have been removed, however windows update still wont work anymore :-/
however this has NOTHING to do with this laptop and how great it is, just always remember to have a very good anti virus program installed at all times, if you find a product you trust and like, stick with it!
general battery life if left in high perforamce mode is around 2.3 hours, in power saver about 3.2 hours.
the screen is great, i dont know what all the reviewers were talking about online, i think its brilliant,
multi tasking is easy and smooth
windows 8 isnt crap like everyone says it is, you do however HAVE to install a product simliar to stardock start 8 (thats the one i am using) to make the desktop back into a desktop (you get the start bar back and boot stright into desktop mode) so its like what were all used to.
my only slight complaint could be the plastics around the screen and back of the screen seem a little flimsey, but they still withstood my less then graceful use, and there are no scratches yet!
cant comment on the webcam as i have never used it.....ever!
speakers are tinny and a little lower quality then i would have hoped for however i have bought a usb powered speaker which clamps to the screen at the top (covering the un-used webcam) which are brilliant and make this laptop a great mobile media center
keyboard is brilliant, easy to press keys, quiet and dont flex or bend if pressure is applied to them
one other thing i will let you guys know is this laptop does get hot, you have to make sure you DONT block the intake vent for the fan located underneath near the charging port (round vented hole) i would suggest a belkin cooling tray (not the mat) this has a great air flow and blows air across the intake and (almost) whole bottom of the laptop to keep it cool.
i seriuosly wouldnt bother looking else where, save yourself a few quid and get a decent laptop for half the price of a so called high end gaming laptop
At the moment I am trying to get ACER to change the hard disk or will return this product.
Otherwise worked fine...
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