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Acer Aspire V5-131

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the screen and keyboard are overall positive. The size and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the touchpad.

portability, value for money, size, keyboard, screen

touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire V5-131 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 45 reviews)

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Review Acer Aspire V5-131-10172G50akk Notebook

 

Long battery life for little money. With the Aspire V5-131, Acer

matte screen; low system noise; low power consumption; very good battery life; user can/must select the OS

spongy keyboard; poor viewing angles; bluish display

Acer managed to make energy consumption and temperature increase lower than the Aspire One 756 siblings.

Consumer review by:

Excellent

 

Once you get an OS installed, it works perfectly. It's quiet and doesn't get too hot, and it runs snappily if you install a smallish distro as I did. There were no driver problems at all

None, really. It took a while to ship. The Linpus installed, as said before, was thoroughly useless. Get a different distro and install it with UNetbootin on a USB drive

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Decent Light-Duty Small Notebook

 

The MAIN reason I bought this laptop because it comes with Windows 7. Windows 8 is just not the OS for me. This laptop is slightly bigger than your average "netbook" but not as big as your full-size laptop. It makes a good laptop for those that want a...

Comes with Windows 7 ; It's pictured with Windows 8, but comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ; Lightweight ; Decent battery life ; Good size keyboard for small hands ; Fairly snappy for light-duty applications

Touchpad seems finicky ; It works, just not quite like most I've used before

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Acer Aspire V5-131-2629

 

I am not sure what others have received, but the one I got works just fine. Reading the reviews I was concern the touch pad was usable, but it's not that much different from others pads I use. It has double picked while playing a card game, but so does...

Win 7 ; Size ; Price

No USB 3.0 ; Boatload ; The charger does not seem very robust, but it works fine so far

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acer aspire v5-131-2629

 

This computer is the second one of this model. I ended up returning the first one a second time is because the microphone failed to work when I tried to skype with the computer. This second return for an exchange was no problem. I wish I'd asked for an...

I doubled the memory, and it moves right along. I like the size of computer

No problems

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bad port

 

Upon getting the same computer back from NewEgg and upon being told by NewEgg that the computer was good to go, I found immediately that the USB port was still faulty. If I inserted a memory stick or a USB mouse in that port and held the stick or the...

I like the size of computer. I like the speed since I doubled memory

I sent the computer back to NewEgg for repair or replacement because it had a faulty USB port. Also the card reader did not work

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contains unremovable BIOS SPYWARE!

 

As if the revelations that the NSA, Google, Facebook, Verizon, AT&T, Microsoft and others are spying on you are new to you, well, now you can add Acer to the list. Recommend keeping some black electrical tape over the webcam, when not using skype....

Nice little laptop, lightweight, good battery life, ok screen. Performance is about double my C-60 Acer

BIOS contains Computrace Lo-Jack agent, and cannot easily be disabled or removed. Installs "rpcnet.exe" spyware into windows, even on a clean install of Windows 7 64bit

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Has W7 64bit not W8 Thank YOU

 

I hate the finger mouse and I bought a wireless one. But they are fairly sheap and plug and play. I also knew that the notebook doesn't have a DVD writer so I ordered one so I could install some software I needed. Again I knew this going in.

Small and pretty fast for a notebook. Nice size 500GB WD Blue HDD. W7 64 bit OS which is hard to find on a notebook these days. Good size keyboard which I needed for my large hands. You can add another 4GB stick of memory if needed

I would have been nice to have more information on the size of the HDD. I wanted to replace the HDD with a SSD that I already own. The SSD is a 2.5 and it will not fit in the notebook. Something should have been said that a 7mm SSD is needed note a...

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Great computer for my needs

 

This little computer is great for my needs. I wanted something small and light weight to take when I travel. I don't use it much so I didn't want to spend a lot. I use it for email and surfing the web. I usually work with 5 or 6 windows open at a time...

Great price, Windows 7, Small size, good memory and storage space

The keyboard is not very responsive, I sometimes have to hit the same key twice. The touchpad seems fine

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For me much Better than Tablet

 

I tried Tablets, For me I can't stand them. This little power house does everything a tablet will do. plus so much more. it is only a little larger than a tablet. and at $349.99 I hope it lasts forever or people start buying these again. I can download...

Hard drive,HDMI,Intel,windows 7, RJ-45 plug,wireless

Volume control really just up/dowm would make much easier

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
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
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:NM70 / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:1007U CELERON / 1017U CELERON / 2127U PENTIUM
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