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Acer Aspire V3-551

alaTest has collected and analyzed 349 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 are impressed by the keyboard and reliability. The usability and price are also appreciated. The connectivity and touchpad get critical comments. Opinions are divided on the portability.

performance, price, usability, reliability, 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 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. People are impressed by the screen and keyboard. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the portability. Views about the reliability and usability are different.

performance, price, keyboard, screen

portability

82% 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 A6 4400, 8Gb RAM, 500Gb 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

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire V3-551

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 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 really like the durability and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the touchpad and image quality.

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 V3-551G-X419 15.6-Inch Laptop (Midnight Black)Acer Aspire V3-551-8664 15.6-Inch Laptop (Midnight Black)

Aug, 2015

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
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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: Vishal Mathur (digit.in)

Acer Aspire V3 551G

 

Acer Aspire V3-571G (33114G75Makk)

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

Glossy finish

Apr, 2013

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

Consumer review by: Zonambulous (newegg.com)

Over heating issue is imminent NO FIX YET

 

this has been my first real bitter after taste with an Acer product since I started PC repair and buying their brand. Was happy until now. But no solution is offered from them for this, even though its a VERY, real problem and well documented in...

laptop is great size, feel and speed ; can play League of legends w/o an issue, will try other more tasking games, but not concerned at this point ; price, Quad core

imminent fan speed issue, or no fan running at all. The heatpipe/sink is big enough to cool just enough on idle. but the temps will go up pretty high. New bios update and new fan are not a solution. Many have run into this problem. Fan just won't...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Hannah (newegg.com)

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

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: MJNELSON99 (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Espionage724 (newegg.com)

Some More Technical Info

 

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...

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Processor

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
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