Acer Aspire V5-571 15.6-inch Laptop - Silver (Intel Core i5 3317 1.7GHz, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
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- Acer Instant Connect allows connection to the Internet four times faster than a standard notebook
- Video chat using the Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam
- Ergonomic thermal comfort - smart component placement and mechanical design allows for optimised slimness and operation
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Top Customer Reviews
I am so glad that I did, the laptop is sleek and elegant. Very thin, and stylish keyboard, many have said that it reminds them of a Mac! I am not comparing it's performance to that of a Mac, just the thinness.The performance is also fantastic, very quick and I do not understand why people complain about Windows 8 in the slightest. Yes, it is different but a fantastic different, very innovative with the apps and I find incredibly easy to use.
I would definitely recommend this laptop to anyone, the screen is a great size and it is all around brilliance, as you would expect from Acer.
Easy to setup wifi wise, though not so good on the backup in that although 16gig is mentioned as a minimum I found that the system would not fully back up to a memory stick of that size, locked up toward the end. I had to use a separate HDD to fully back up the disk image file.
No mouse or other pointing device included (as you would expect) but the finger pad seems very usable and gives one the ability to press anywhere on the left or right respectively to simulate left or right mouse buttons (boy that was convoluted!). Comes with a charging unit but very little in the way of documentation.
The major drawback with this machine, without a shadow of a doubt, is Windows 8, it's crap (I apologise but there really is no other word to describe this operating system). It changes the screen seemingly at random, one second you are trying to back up the next something else appears on the screen and you end up moving the pointer all over the edges of the screen trying to get back to where you were, absolutely hopeless. Over the years I've used just about every type of operating system around from DR Dos, DOS, Unix, Mac's, various non graphical interfaces including Dec writers and Windows from 1 to 7, I've programmed in machine code on up, or down whichever. But I have never come across an operating system so user unfriendly as Win 8.Read more ›
Fairly powerful overall
Lots of handy shortcuts on the keyboard layout.
Battery life is about 3 hours while watching films
Touchpad is very poor. Slow to respond. Does not pick up delicate touches. Compared to a Powerbook touchpad it's terrible.
No dedicated ethernet port. The adaptor works but is a joke.
No dedicated microphone input socket. There is a combined one with the headphone jack.
Keyboard is not of the greatest quality.
Screen resolution is poor.
Overall the machine feels quite plasticky. In fact the keyboard and touchpad on my previous cheap Acer were nicer than this one's.
Windows 8 is stupid. As a simple example, they have removed the wireless networks manager from Windows 8. You can't delete a wireless network, you can't change a wifi password like you used to be able to. Many things like this are more difficult. And what use is an app screen layout on a laptop with no touch screen. Completely idiotic. Fortunately, it's possible to set it up like before by going to the desktop from the main screen and adding shortcuts. If Microsoft carry on like this I'll be buying a Mac next time.
Amazon UK says we can't return it as it is having only one year guarantee ???? and Acer says this is not original Acer Product, the Sellers are Amazon EU Enterprise???? , I am demanding to return it as I am not stupid to accept faked Product 10th class in China to be sold to me as if it is first class Product.
This is not a Guarantee issue dear AMAZON, this is totally unacceptable, and sorry to be good customer for Amazon anymore. as I will take it to the European Consumer Bond as a pure Criminal Case.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent laptop, although getting the bluetooth to work after a Windows 10 migration from Windows 8. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul S.
This was supposed to be an early birthday present for me, so I could get online while downstairs, away from the router and big computer. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nyree
Excellent laptop. Would recommend. Fast, clear, easy to use. Great for the price.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Laptop ceased working in under 2 years. Amazon customer services offered no compensation.Published 21 months ago by Tania Jackson
Great laptop. However when I got down to uni and wanted to use Skype my mircophone didn't work. I had to sent it back to amazon. This was a bit of a nightmare. Read morePublished on 26 July 2014 by Kes
Bought this from warehouse deals and saved about £100. Had windows 8 on it which I hate so got rid off and and the webcam didn't work. Read morePublished on 2 Jun. 2014 by Binion
This laptop would be ok, windows aside, if it weren't for the fact that the wifi is so temperamental that it is barely usable. Read morePublished on 25 May 2014 by Mr Nemo