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Acer Aspire V5-122P 11.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Blue) - (AMD A4 1GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

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Touchscreen - AMD A4, 4GB, 500GB HDD
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  • Thin, light and charismatic
  • Vivid touchscreen display breathes life into your entertainment and gives you hands-on control
  • Built-in speakers make your enjoyment all the more sweet with great sound

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Style Name: Touchscreen - AMD A4, 4GB, 500GB HDD
Technical Details
BrandAcer
Item Weight1.4 Kg
Product Dimensions39 x 24.8 x 7.8 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model numberNX.M90EK.008
Series122P
ColorBlue
Form FactorClamshell
Screen Size11.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor BrandAMD
Processor TypeAMD A4
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor SocketSocket FT3
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Memory TechnologyDDR3-SDRAM
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Maximum Memory Supported6 GB
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Hard Disk TechnologyHDD
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Graphics Chipset BrandAMD
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Connectivity TypeYes
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Optical Drive TypeNo
Operating SystemWindows 8
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium Battery Energy Content37 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Weight190 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB00H3JIIXC
Best Sellers Rank 115,751 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.3 Kg
Date First Available3 Dec. 2013
  
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Style Name:Touchscreen - AMD A4, 4GB, 500GB HDD

Product Description

The Acer Aspire V5-122P

The Acer Aspire V5-122P brings touch technology to a device that offers mobility and productivity in an affordable package.

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Surf the web with the touch of a fingertip
Touch Display

Surf the world wide web with the touch of a fingertip.

Touch, swipe, zoom and tap your way through the web.

Use the touchscreen for easy, convenient access to apps, photos, music and more.

Key Features
  • Touch - a Windows 8 laptop with a 11.6” Touch HD display that offers a bright, vivid image for intuitive enjoyment.
  • Mobility - ultra thin finish and super light, you can take it wherever you go.
  • Productivity - powerful PC productivity with a full size keyboard. Keyboard dimension is the same as that of a keyboard from a 13.3” notebook.
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Larger touchpad than those on 13.3" Notebooks
Productivity

Full size keyboard to enhance productivity

Larger touchpad than those found on 13.3” inch Notebooks, meaning more accurate control of finger gestures

Enriched indirect touch experience -supports all Windows 8 Modern Touchpad gestures, and is optimised to be as smooth as gestures on a touchscreen.

Enhanced sensitivity and accuracy - image sensor technology delivers greater sensitivity and palm-rejection.

ZoomPerfect solution is available on one-piece click touch pads.

14” and 15.6” audio performance in a 11.6” body - the product is developed to ensure that its audio performance is similar to the performance of larger size notebooks. The result from audio performance tests showed that V5-122P generates the same level of sound pressure (SPL) as that of 14” and 15.6” Notebook.

Box Contains

Aspire laptop
Battery
AC Adapter
User Documentation/Media


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Style Name: Touchscreen - AMD A6-1450, 6GB, 500GB HDD Verified Purchase
To everyone buying this laptop, make sure you know what you are getting. The cheaper versions may seem like a bargain but they have the much slower and older C70 CPU. The higher price version (6GB RAM, 500GB HDD) has the new A6-1450 which is a quad-core CPU (The ones sold in PC World are the dual core version). I was deciding between this and the Asus S200E. The Asus has a more attractive design (aluminum case) but the Acer has a better screen and is cheaper.

Here are some benchmarks for the CPU's:

AMD C70: 621
AMD A6-1450: 1632
Intel i3-2365M: 1682 (Asus S200E)

I bought this for when I am traveling for web browsing and productivity (programming with Visual Studio). It handles both tasks fine.
For any other developers - if you need virtualization, the A6-1450 CPU supports it but it is disabled and not available in the BIOS. There is a way of enabling it by hacking the BIOS in Linux but you would probably be better off with another choice.
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Acer Aspire V5-122P 11.6-inch Touchscreen Notebook (AMD A6-1450 1GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 8)

I bought this for when I am travelling. It's perfect for web browsing and e-mail. I even use it for high res photo editing in Photoshop (CS3) and it handles it just fine.

The touch screen and keyboard are a joy to use. The screen is clear, bright and accurate.

Upgrading to Win 8.1 took ages but that's down to Microsoft server speeds and not the computer itself. The same applies to Windows updates. You just need a little patience. I just left it to download overnight. The only thing I don't like is the touchpad. It needs to be more clearly defined. I was always zooming in and out with the cursor hard to control. I'm much happier now I've bought a mouse.

I didn't buy this on Amazon. At the time of writing you can buy this exact same model/spec at the high street catalogue shop (starting with A) for £70 less. Shop around :)
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Style Name: Touchscreen - AMD A6-1450, 6GB, 500GB HDD
(My variant: AMD A6-1450, 4GB memory, 500GB HD, touch screen)

Unusually, Amazon reviews for other variants of this particular laptop don't seem to be appearing across all the offerings. I'll quickly summarise my own experience which is simply that, after updating to Windows 8.1, I've come to really love this laptop. Sure it's not the fastest laptop around, but then it's only £300.

Updating to Windows 8.1 was the worst of it. I updated Windows 8 over two nights before I could at last update to 8.1 which is a massive improvement on 8, almost a different beast.

The screen is excellent even if it doesn't achieve quite the brightness of some. But I'd rather have a really crisp hi-res display with excellent contrast that a bright blurry screen. WiFi is also extremely good: I can get transfer rates of 40Mbit/s within my home. The small keyboard is good but the layout takes some getting used to.

Performance... Well that's a question of expectations. If you want to play action games you'll probably be disappointed as this isn't what it's designed for. But for everyday use of office applications and browsing, it's excellent.

So which model to go for?

Processor: Don't accept anything less than the quad-core A6-1450. The dual-core A4 model is reputed to be very underpowered and costs only slightly less. You'll kick yourself for buying it.

Memory: 4GB is fine, Don't bother paying extra for 6GB. You won't notice any difference for the extra £100 that seems to be being asked for it. Very easy to add memory later if you really want it - but you won't.
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Style Name: Touchscreen - AMD A6-1450, 6GB, 500GB HDD Verified Purchase
I have had the Acer Aspire V5-122P for a couple of days now and I am overally satisfied with what I got. I was very reluctant whether to buy it or not, reading so many comments which stated that it was a slow, buggy machine. However, this was not the case with the device I received - it was working perfectly fine out of the box.

GENERAL PERFORMANCE, CPU and RAM
I can say although the processor is AMD and runs at only 1.0 GHz it actually runs faster than the Intel Celeron 2.1 GHz dual core which I had on my old Compaq machine. Applications start fast enough and that applies for both the Windows 8 apps and the desktop software. Using Adobe Photoshop and Audition I have so far had satisfying results. The 6 gigs of RAM are more than enough for the average user, infact I have never had more than 45% RAM in use, even when I had launched quite a lot of applications. The machine works without producing almost any noise if you do not start up too much applications. You can still hear the fan but that is hardly a problem as it is very quiet. I have used it for like 10 hours straight and it did not get warm, except for a small part on the backside but it was hardly warm and did not bother me when using it on my lap.

DESIGN AND PORTABILITY
This is actually one of the reasons I bought the device (other than that I needed a replacement for my old laptop) - I especially liked the design. It is actually a bit heavier than expected - that is what I felt when I first took the Acer Aspire in my hands, but after a couple of days with it maybe I got used to it and now it feels quite liteweight (especially compared to my old 2.5 kg laptop).
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