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Acer Aspire V3-571G 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 3210M, 8GB RAM, 1Tb HDD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)
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- USB 3.0 allows fast data transfer
- Professionally tuned speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 for cinema-quality sound
- HDMI connectivity allows you to easily connect to any compatible TV or monitor
- Seamless widescreen display portrays stunning 720p visuals in HDTV 16:9 cinematic format
- Video chat using the Acer Crystal Eye webcam
Acer Aspire V3 - Brilliant Performance
Made for Everyday Life
These days a computer should be something everyone can enjoy and the Aspire V3 is just that. It has HD screen so you can gather round and watch a movie, great gaming performance, a long battery life, and it's pretty durable too.
Faster Performance with Intel Core Processors
The Aspire V3 laptops feature a choice of processors to suit your power needs. Choose from one of the Intel Core i3, i5 or quad-core i7 options, each delivering intelligent performance that adapts to your individual needs. With Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Quick Sync Video and Clear Video HD Technology, the latest generation Intel Core processors deliver great media processing for faster video editing and sharing, enthusiast class HD video playback, accelerated web browsing, and great mainstream and casual gaming experience.
Optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 640/730M Series Graphics*
Available on selected models, you can unlock the gaming and entertainment potential of your Aspire V3 with NVIDIA graphics. Featuring up to 2 GB of dedicated VRAM, NVIDIA provides the best graphics capability and balance of performance on demand, while supporting outstanding Microsoft DirectX 11 graphics for your immersive 3D movies, and all the latest gaming. These new series graphics solutions offer unrivalled visual quality taking movies, games, multimedia, and video editing to the next level when you need it, but won't drain the battery when you don't.
Large Capacity Storage Options
The Aspire V3 feature large capacity HDDs to allow you to keep all of your favourite applications and media to hand. On selected models, you'll find 1 TB HDDs installed, allowing you to keep a full library of HD videos to take with you wherever you go.
High-speed USB 3.0
The next generation of USB connectivity transfers data to and from external devices 10x faster than USB 2.0, taking advantage of capabilities supported by many of the newest devices.
DDR Memory up to 8 GB
You'll find a large range of memory options available on the Aspire V3, with 4 GB, 6 GB and 8 GB models available for the V3-571. All models feature DDR3 memory architecture, which offers faster response times and twice the data transfer speed of DDR2 for seamless multitasking, so you can do multiple things at once without slowing down.
Acer CineCrystal HD LED-backlit LCD
The Acer Aspire V3 comes with a slim and stunning Acer CineCrystal HD LCD display, with LED-backlit technology to enable the display to consume less power. The large 15.6" seamless widescreen flaunts exceptional 720p visuals in true HDTV 16:9 cinematic format.
Dolby Home Theater v4
The professionally-tuned audio of Dolby Home Theater v4 allows you to maximise volume output without distortion, and enjoy surround sound and dialog enhancement through PC speakers, headphones, or a home theatre connection.
If you need a bigger screen, the HDMI interface supports exceptional high-definition viewing on a full range of peripherals. Perfect for connecting to a big-screen HDTV, plugging a HDMI cable into your notebook allows the transmission of both audio and high-definition video, up to a 1080p resolution.
DVD or Blu-ray Disc Entertainment
This thin and light laptop offers you a choice of optical drive. The DVD Super Multi DL drive allows you to play, copy and burn DVDs, allowing you to make the most of your existing film library, and backup your precious files onto a physical disc for safe storage and easy transportation.
With a Blu-ray drive, you'll have access to the most advanced optical disc format currently available, allowing you to enjoy amazing multi-channel surround sound and high-definition movie effects with true-to-master precision.
Acer clear.fi Cross-platform Multimedia Sharing
Easy to set up, clear.fi takes the complication out of sharing your music, photos and movies between multiple devices. It will automatically detect new devices that have been connected, from PCs to Smartphones, running Windows, Linux, or Android. From there it's easy to search devices for music, photos and videos within the home network, easy to share between devices. Thanks to clear.fi and the HDMI port your PC can stream and appreciate the multimedia stored on any of the devices connected to your home network and clear.fi enabled.
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.
Optional Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
Available on selected models, Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest standard for quick, short-range wireless file transfers, featuring low-energy technology that significantly reduces power consumption..
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.
Combo Audio Jack
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.
Designed for Comfort
The glossy cover gives these notebooks a modern appeal. You'll find the Aspire V3 comes in a range of clean and rich colours -- the 17.3" and 15.6" models come in a choice of either Midnight Black or Nightfall Grey. The colour of the cover matches the screen bezel and palm rest area, giving it a consistently stylish appearance.
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 ensures convenient input and enhances productivity.
Top customer reviews
-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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