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Acer Aspire V5-473 14-inch Laptop (Cool Steel) - (Intel Core i5 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1)
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Acer Aspire V5 Series
The Aspire V5 has been designed with the customer firmly in mind. The external design is sleek and uninterrupted by distracting details, helping to show off the metallic-look finish. On the inside, the clean design theme continues. The Chiclet-style keyboard has been optimised for a comfortable typing experience.
Thin and Light
The Aspire V5 is thinner and lighter than previous generation V5 models. At less than 21mm at its thickest, it is more than 30% thinner than a standard notebook* and weighs just 2.7kg.
*Based on results in November 2013
Fast Processing with Intel Core i5
The Aspire V5 features a powerful Intel processor to suit your power needs. The Intel Core i5 delivers intelligent performance that adapts to your individual needs. The 3rd generation processor delivers great media processing for fast video editing and sharing, enthusiast class HD video playback, accelerated web browsing, and great mainstream and casual gaming experience.
Large Capacity Storage Options
The Aspire V5 features large capacity 500GB HDD to allow you to keep all of your favourite applications and media to hand. It also comes with 4GB of RAM, which offers faster response times.
Acer CineCrystal HD LED-backlit LCD
The Acer Aspire V5 comes with a slim and stunning Acer CineCrystal HD LCD display, with LED-backlit technology to enable the display to consume less power.
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Connectivity
Surf the Internet and stay in touch with your people with reliable, high-speed connectivity via Wi-Fi, or via a wired gigabit Ethernet connection. A Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless-N network connection enables long-range, fast, reliable wireless Internet. Acer SignalUp with Nplify technology increases transfer speeds, and reduces dead spots and dropped connections.
Fast USB 3.0 Connectivity
The Aspire V5 also features USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible and offers transfer speeds of up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. You can also view your desktop on a large screen, thanks to the included HDMI port, which allows you to connect to your TV screen. Other connectivity options include a DC-in jack, converter port and SD card reader.
Acer Crystal Eye HD Webcam with Built-in Microphone
The integrated high-performance HD webcam and built-in microphone offer optimal video capture and sound clarity for engaging in high resolution face-to-face communication.
Designed for Comfort
Acer Chiclet Keyboard with KeyPad
The large Chiclet keyboard provides a professional yet stylish look and feel, along with easy-to-clean efficiency; combining to make typing comfortable and easy, wherever you are. The independent numeric keypad is full sized, with a key cap area of up to 8% larger (15mm2) than previous V series laptops. This provides an easier and more comfortable typing experience.
Dolby Home Theater v4
Experience crystal-clear cinematic surround sound with Dolby Home Theater v4, which features Brings Dolby 5.1 or 7.1 cinematic surround sound to your PC for all content and makes it easy to connect your PC to your home theater system. This enhanced software locks in your preferred volume level for more consistent listening and lets you play your audio much louder over the built-in speakers, with less distortion.
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I would recommend; remove all the acer junkware (speeds up running), and buy a 32GB USB stick to create a system recovery drive in case windows fails to start (it has to be bigger than 16gb). You will also need a portable CD/DVDRW if you want to use discs, £20 on amazon for Samsung unit which is very good.
Overall very good laptop, I would recommend it.
The biggest minus is the monitor. The viewing angle is crazy bad with lots of distorition if you don't look at the screen in a straight angle. Also, build quality feels cheep sometimes, but not a dealbreaker.
Apart from that, I don't have any problems and I am really happy with my purchase.
I have upgraded mine to the full 12GB of system RAM (the whole bottom needs to come off) and with the i5 processor it performs very well, even coping with the demands of HD video processing for all but the highest camera sampling rates.
This computer will run all of the current 'Office' type suites with no problem, has good wifi standards and speeds in board plus a Gigabit LAN connection too. USB3 and USB2 are standard. The display is clear and a good resolution for a 13.3" device. Sound is acceptable too as the unit has a 4-speaker Dolby stereo audio system. It's not going to be an audiophiles choice but it's only a laptop!
I have not tried it for gaming as I don't use a laptop for that but I would imagine that even out of the box it will cope with non-graphics/3D intensive games well.
The machine starts up very quickly and the battery life is surprisingly good at over 6 hours in my experience - not stressing the CPU - although the full startup with everything running does take a few more minutes.
As is always the case these days, the machine comes loaded with 'freeware' which I promptly uninstalled. There is no optical drive so I used a 64GB USB3 memory stick to back the machine up to.
All in all a recommended piece of hardware.
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