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Acer Aspire V3-551

alaTest has collected and analyzed 365 reviews of Acer Aspire V3-551. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and keyboard. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas the connectivity and touchpad get critical reviews. The screen and portability get mixed views.

performance, price, usability, keyboard, design

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire V3-551

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Acer Aspire V3-551 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and keyboard are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative opinions about the portability. There are mixed reviews on the reliability and usability.

performance, price, keyboard, screen

portability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 V3-551G 15.6 inch Laptop (AMD A10 4600, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, AMD Radeon Graphics, Windows 8)

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire V3-551

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 user reviews of Acer Aspire V3-551 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, but opinions about the touchpad and image quality are different.

performance, price, usability, design, durability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 V3-551-8469 15.6-Inch Laptop (Midnight Black)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

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

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Jonathan Chan (reviewed.com)

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.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Acer Aspire V3 551G

 

Acer Aspire V3 551G is a stylish notebook meant for personal as well as professional users. This Acer laptop is powered by 1.9Ghz AMD Quad core A 8 4500M processor and a DVD +/- RW optical drive. The Acer Aspire V3 551G Laptop has a 15.6-inch HD Active...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops Vishal Mathur (digit.in)

Acer Aspire V3 551G Review

 

If you can get past the glossy finish, the package is rather impressive. Offering great build quality at its price, it delivers good system performance as well, with the potential for gaming. It is worth considering on a strict budget, as it pretty...

Good build quality ; Good performance ; Fairly capable graphics setup ; Crisp display ; Very good keyboard

Glossy finish

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Great buy

 

This was an amazing computer. I bought it in 2013 and it was about $500. I did everything with this computer and i never, i repeat, never had a problem with it. I have thousands of songs on it, it handles all web browsing excellent, youtube at...

-Quad core A10 with the 2 cards runs really smooth -6gb Ram for extra oomph -750gb HDD had plenty of space for my music and games. Very solid computer.

Honestly not much, but my cooling system did finally get me after years of gaming and streaming.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Gregory M. (newegg.com)

Great computer for the price!

 

For $550 (list was $700), this was a steal. Want better, pay twice as much. I may look at an Acer for the next laptop. This thing still has years of life left in it.

Great gaming computer that I purchased in 2013. I still use it, and will probably hand it down to my son this year. Handles games fine, can't handle max settings generally, but it does quite well. If you game with a laptop, get a gaming cooling fan...

No SSD! I still don't have one, no clue why I haven't upgraded. The HDD is the bottle neck of the system.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Kyle H. (newegg.com)

Bad Seller and Warranty

 

Great memory

After less than 2 years of owning this computer I had to send it back because it was overheating. They called me 2 weeks later and said they were sending it back and wouldn't open it because it had a "scratch on the top". I took pictures of the...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Patrick (newegg.com)

Acer V3-551G-X419

 

I write. I write all day long. I use a mechanical keyboard on my desktop but when I'm not at home I have to use this thing. After staying stuck on the 2nd paragraph for about 15 minutes, I eventually got so mad that I punched the computer and broke it...

Cheap

The keyboard has keys that stick up and when you press them it sounds like they're cracking underneath. After about 6 months I had problems typing. For example, instead of typing out ; The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog ; It will type "Thequ...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Patrick (newegg.com)

Defective PC

 

I write. I write all day long. I use a mechanical keyboard on my desktop but when I'm not at home I have to use this thing. After staying stuck on the 2nd paragraph for about 15 minutes, I eventually got so mad that I punched the computer and broke it...

Cheap

The keyboard has keys that stick up and when you press them it sounds like they're cracking underneath. After about 6 months I had problems typing. For example, instead of typing out ; The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog ; It will type "Thequ...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DHT / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):5
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TFT
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7670M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:496
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):685
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7520G / AMD Radeon HD 7640G / AMD Radeon HD 7660G / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:DHT / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Type:PC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

Chipset:AMD A70M
Motherboard chipset:AMD A70M
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:A10-4600M / A6-4400M / A8-4500M
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:1 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor core voltage (AC):0.8125 - 1.300
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:AMD A
Processor frequency:1.9 / 2.3 / 2.7
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:A10-4600M / A6-4400M / A8-4500M
Processor socket:Socket FS1r2
Processor threads:2 / 4

Processor special features

Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Office Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Linpus / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MS PRO
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.96
Height:1 / 1.3 / 1.31
Height (front):0.992
Height (rear):1.31
Weight:5.73 / 7
Width:15