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Acer Aspire V3-551

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 reviews of Acer Aspire V3-551. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and usability are generally positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the durability. Some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad.

price, performance, screen, usability, keyboard

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire V3-551 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Acer Aspire V3-551 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the screen and keyboard. The performance and price also get good feedback.

price, performance, keyboard, screen

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire V3-551G 15.6 inch Laptop (AMD A10 4600, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, AMD Radeon Graphics, Windows 8)Acer Aspire V3-551 15.6-inch Laptop - Black (AMD A6 4400 2.7GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 6

Consumer review by: review summary for Acer Aspire V3-551


alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 user reviews of Acer Aspire V3-551 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on People really like the usability and screen. The keyboard and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the portability. Many are negative about the reliability and durability.

price, performance, keyboard, screen, usability

durability, reliability

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire V3-551-8469 15.6-Inch Laptop (Midnight Black)Acer Aspire V3-551G-X419 15.6-Inch Laptop (Midnight Black)Acer Aspire V3-551-8664 15.6-Inch Laptop (Midnight Black)

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Review Acer Aspire V3-551G-10468G50Makk Notebook


Strong Multimedia All-rounder. Less than 600 Euro (~$770), but equipped with a quad-core CPU and dual graphics. That sounds like a cheap gaming-ready multimedia notebook. Is that what Acer is offering in the Aspire V3-551G-1048G50Makk? We will find out...

Works quietly at all times, 24 months guarantee, Decent battery life, Good keyboard, The good battery life. The good keyboard is a nice feature as well

At full load, the full performance is not available, Average, reflective display, The case attracts fingerprints, A brighter display with better contrast


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Acer Aspire V3-551-8458 Review


For $499, the Acer Aspire V3-551-8458 offers Windows 8 notebook shoppers who are on a budget a vivid display and surprisingly strong graphics performance, plus a comfortable keyboard. The touchpad buttons are on the mushy side, and the speakers don't...

Strong graphics performance, Vivid display with fairly wide viewing angles, Runs cool, Comfortable keyboard

Below-average battery life, Weak audio, Mushy touchpad buttons

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Acer Aspire V3-551-8664


The Aspire V3-551-8664 proved itself to be a bargain gaming laptop.

Good gaming abilities; A bargain

Weak processing power; Cramped keyboard

We found the Aspire V3-551-8664 to be a bargain gaming machine.

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Excellent Laptop


Excellent gaming laptop as did not know I bought a Quad-Core Processor. Makes for an excellent Gaming Laptop. Can use any Acer Charger since it looks like all the charging cables look to be universal

Does overheat, but with a cooling pad runs like a charm and does not overheat

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I like Acer


I do like this computer. I have found that some keys do seem to be harder to get to register. Not sure if this is because my left hand is injured and so I don't press as hard with it.I found using the Elan touchpad driver pretty much eliminated the...

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The included Windows 8 key is for Core (not Professional). After a bit of cleanup of the old thermal paste and a re-apply of a small amount of Arctic Silver 5, temps were a good deal better. Don't feel you "have" to do this though, as temperatures...

The APU is user-serviceable (can be taken out and replaced) ; The charger port can take some abuse (had a few incidents where people tripped over the cord)

The thermal paste was applied excessively on the APU and dGPU on my laptop. Your experience may vary ; The keyboard has ghosting with certain keys (noticeable with the Arrow keys) ; Accessing the processor requires complete laptop disassemble ; UEFI...

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awesome for 10 year olds. Very fast. I am jealous.


buy a wired laser mouse. Then when you sit on the couch, you can use the laser mouse on the armrest, no problem. I bought this one from newegg. It works AWESOME, and is only $10.99: GEAR HEAD LM6000U Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 1600 dpi...

64 bit windows operating system ; Plays minecraft at max settings, which is all my son cares about ; very fast. add the extra 4gb of ram. I bought this ram from newegg, and it worked great with this laptop ; G.SKILL 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333...

runs a little hot. Don't put it on a pillow on your lap on the couch. the pillow will block the fans, and this laptop will become so hot it will burn your skin. We put a plastic tote lid on the pillow, and put the laptop on the plastic tote lid, and...

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Decent Laptop


Vale la pena su precio considerando todas las especificaciones que tiene, ideal para trabajar por su teclado numerico ; otra de las ventajas es que se puede mejorar la memoria RAM, disco duro y duración de bateria

En las teclas de caps lock y num lock no hay un led de identificacion, no es recomendable el Windows 8 ya que la pantalla no es touch lo que hace mas lenta la exploración de las aplicaciones en el teclado, al momento de jugar puede ser tedioso ya que...

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great purchase


the screen was bigger then expected, its slim sleek. the dual video is a plus. i didnt relize that the A8 is a quad core. very happy with that. 1 egg short because that E button.

great laptop, is handling everything i throw at it ; eve online, league of legends, skype, microsoft office, logmein. shogun total war 2 and a list of other things ; everything with ease

my only big thing that bothers me, is the E button, it sticks and it sticks alot, i always have to check to make sure the E was used

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Outstanding value


If you see it on sale, don't waste any time buying it. Highly recommended. Even at its normal price, it's a better value than many other laptops I was looking at.

Excellent value. I got it on sale and even at its normal price it's a good deal. On sale it's a steal ; Outstanding graphics card for the price. Most laptops in its price range have an Intel HD Graphics 4000 or an Nvidia GeForce GT 640m, which have...

The speakers are pretty bad, even by laptop standards. My cell phone might have better quality (no exaggeration) though it can't produce the same volume. This problem can be fixed with a cheap pair of speakers that plug into the headphone jack

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:HD 720 / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):RAD HD7640G / RAD HD7670M / Radeon HD 7660G / RADEON HD7520G


Chipset Brand:AMD / Unknown
Chipset Type:A60M FCH / A70M FCH / A70M FUSION / Unknown
Processor:A10-SERIES / A6-SERIES / A8-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:A10-4600M / A6-4400M / A8-4500M