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Acer Aspire V5-131

alaTest has collected and analyzed 447 reviews of Acer Aspire V5-131. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The portability and performance also get good views. The sound and image quality get mixed views, and there are some negative opinions about the connectivity and touchpad.

usability, performance, portability, size, price

touchpad, connectivity

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire V5-131

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 274 user reviews of Acer Aspire V5-131 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The performance and portability also get good feedback. The connectivity and touchpad get negative reviews, and the image quality and sound get mixed opinions.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

touchpad, connectivity

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire V5-131-2629 11.6" Laptop (Black)Acer Aspire V5-131-2629 11.6" Laptop (Black)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Aspire V5-131

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Aspire V5-131 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the portability.

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire V5-131-2629 11.6 Laptop 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 64 bit (Black)Acer Aspire V5-131-2629 11.6 Laptop 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 64 bit (Black)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops Sameer Mitha (digit.in)

Acer Aspire V5-131 Review

 

the Transformer Pad is a brilliant device and comes with a keyboard dock giving your tablet the utility of a netbook. It is however a little hard to recommend the Asus Transformer Pad TF300TG. For Rs. 35,000 you get the Samsung Galaxy Note 800, which...

Good build ; Wide viewing angles ; Excellent battery life ; Minimalistic and easy UI ; Responsive touch interface ; Good speakers

Expensive ; Better value for money options out there ; Display resolution could have been better ; Keyboard dock may feel cramped for some

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Acer Aspire V5-131

 

The Acer Aspire V5-131 Laptop runs on Linux (64 bit) OS and has Intel Celeron (2nd generation) 1.5 GHz Dual Core processor. It has Intel HD Graphics processor. This Lightweight Acer Laptop is an ideal laptop for personal and professional users. The...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Brent F. (newegg.com)

Great Little Laptop

 

After trying out a Chromebook for the first time, I knew I wanted a small laptop to use for whatever. I really liked the size of the Chromebook, but didn't like the operating system or how it can't install or run any programs. This is of both worlds,...

I had a friend recommend this laptop to me, because he works with an ad agency and they load these things up with adware all the time and break them. I'm extremely satisfied with this laptop. It's able to handle whatever programs I want to run, this...

It can be a little slow at opening big documents, but what do you expect from such a small laptop? It would also be cool if it was touchscreen, but you'd have to get a bigger sized laptop, and this size was just what I wanted.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: David O. (newegg.com)

lightweight 7 durable (relatively) netbook

 

For the price I paid for it, this has been a fantastic investment.

Better than my Dull [tm] laptop. Reinstalled an OEM Win7 to eliminate the bloatware and this has been a great portable device for college, light gaming (I can run Civ5 on low settings), VOIP, and the intrawebz. It has plenty of USB ports. Personally, I...

5400rpm/90Hz HDD is rather slow

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Pretty good netbook

 

I'd recommend getting a lightweight DE for this, it can handle the heavyweights like Gnome and KDE but it really shines when you put something less demanding on it.

has enough power for everyday browsing and programming ; remarkably durable, has taken more abuse than I would expect it to survive ; rarely gets hot ; no driver problems ; definitely a good choice if you want something small and cheap for carrying around

battery life is so-so(could be better, but about what I would expect) ; pre-installed linux is totally useless ; keyboard doesn't have a caps lock light ; suspend/resume sometimes doesn't work ; definitely NOT a good choice for anything more demanding...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: James T. (newegg.com)

Great small laptop for a great price

 

I bought this laptop for doing work, not trying to play games. And for work, it is great! It comes with an open memory slot, so I installed an extra 4 GB of RAM, which really helped with multitasking, and running multiple programs at once. This laptop...

Great price, small size that is easy to transport and carry in any bag you carry papers in. Has a VGA port for use with older classroom projectors. Has all the other ports you would need like USB, HDMI and Either net cables. Has enough storage space...

Not really a con, but this laptop does come with ALOT of Acer bloatware. It is easy to get rid of, so that is why I am not going to take off any eggs in the rating. And the touch pad that you use your fingers on to move the cursor around is a bit...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Does what I bought it for

 

This is a very portable laptop that I use every day in my position as a DBA. The laptop will run every Linux distribution that I have installed on it - currently its running an Arch variant. The panel, the wireless chipset, the keboard, and the touch...

There's no disk-activity light and there's no indication of when the Caps Lock is on. Very minor quibbles, but theye did require some adjustments

Feb, 2015

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

Nice Little Computer

 

I bought two laptops this last month. One with windows 8.1 and only SSDs and this one with a hard drive and Windows 7. Out of the two the other one is driving me nuts because of windows 8.1. I have nothing against the speed,size and other attributes of...

Nice Little computer. It has Windows 7 (Not 8.1)! It ran my Christmas show this season when my bigger laptop fried. No issues, it worked every time exactly the way I needed it to.

Has a hard drive. Wished it had only an SSD, but for the price, what do I expect!

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Mile Hy (newegg.com)

Nice Little Computer

 

I bought two laptops this last month. One with windows 8.1 and only SSDs and this one with a hard drive and Windows 7. Out of the two the other one is driving me nuts because of windows 8.1. I have nothing against the speed,size and other attributes of...

Nice Little computer. It has Windows 7 (Not 8.1)! It ran my Christmas show this season when my bigger laptop fried. No issues, it worked every time exactly the way I needed it to

Has a hard drive. Wished it had only an SSD, but for the price, what do I expect

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDAudio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500 / 5000
Battery life (max):4 / 5.5 / 6.5
Battery performance:2500 / 5000
Battery recharge time:2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 12
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TN
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 800
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
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 / 10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDAudio
Intel visual technologies: No

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Accelerometer: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
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 outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel NM70 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 15
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel NM70 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:1007U / 1017U / 847 / 987
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.5 / 1.6
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:1007U / 1017U / 847 / 987
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 800 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium 900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:2
Stepping:P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
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
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
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
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:56056 / 67194 / 72061 / 75192
Processor code:SR0V4 / SR109 / SR10A
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition:N
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Linpus / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.95 / 8 / 8.03
Height:0.787 / 0.906 / 1.08 / 1.1
Height (front):0.827 / 1 / 1.07
Height (rear):1 / 1.07 / 1.08
Weight:2 / 2.65 / 3.04 / 3.26
Width:11 / 11.2