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Acer Aspire V5-531

alaTest has collected and analyzed 537 reviews of Acer Aspire V5-531. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the energy efficiency. Some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability.

portability, performance, usability, price, design

battery, durability, reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire V5-531 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire V5-531

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Acer Aspire V5-531 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and screen. The price and design are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the performance.

usability, design, price, screen, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire V5-531 15.6 inch laptop - Matte Blue (Intel Pentium B967 1.5GHz, 6Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated GraphicsAcer Aspire V5-531 15.6 inch laptop - Matte Blue (Intel Pentium B967 1.5GHz, 6Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire V5-531

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Acer Aspire V5-531 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and price are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the touchpad, and there are some mixed comments about the battery.

portability, usability, performance, price, screen

touchpad

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

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Anti-aliasing affects how smooth graphics appear. Even though the game supports DirectX 11 and modern effects like tessellation and parallax mapping, the Yeti engine fails to impress. Independent of the vertical sync speed, the developers decided to...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire V5-531 Notebook

 

Slim notebook, lean price. Acer introduces the ultra-thin, 15.6-i

Very thin case; USB 3.0; Low consumption; Low price; 24 month warranty

Moderate workmanship; Screen's low brightness; Very low performance; Hardly expandable; Small battery

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Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Acer Aspire V5-531-987B2G50Mass

 

The Acer Aspire V5-531-987B2G50Mass Laptop is powered by Intel Pentium 1.50 GHz Dual Core processors and runs on Windows 8 OS. It has a 15.6" LED TFT Colour LCD Display screen with 16:9 HD aspect ratio and powerful Intel Graphics Media Accelerator. The...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

15.6 inches Wide screen, Intel Hd Graphics , DVD-Writer and Windows 8 operating system

Comes with a weight which turns it less portable

Acer Aspire V5-531-987B2G50Mass is a true value for your investment with its cutting edge technology and state of art performance.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Sianna (officedepot.com)

Good Value

 

Lightweight and fairly quick and easy to set up. A good value for the money, plus has Windows 7 not 8. Don't like the buttons being incorporated in the touchpad mouse, makes it harder to use, volume of speakers is bad, have to have it way up to compare...

value, Lightweight, Easy to Set Up

speaker volume, mouse

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Orchardbabe (officedepot.com)

Acer/Aspire computer/15.6" screen

 

First and foremost, ordering was easy. Information was clear an concise. I am amazed at how quickly Office Depot sent my purchase to me!!!! It was at my door within 4~5 days!!! I love my new computer! Thank you Office Depot!

value, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Lightweight, Quality, Performance

battery life, Difficult to Set Up

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Suzie-O (officedepot.com)

Great Laptop For The Low Budget Buyer

 

There is not a huge selection of choices of laptops with Windows 7 pre-installed, but I managed to find this gem for just under $400 at Office Depot online...,looked extensively but could not find it anywhere else. While I have only had this one a...

value, Easy to Use, Battery Life, Display Screen, Lightweight, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Dale (officedepot.com)

So far, a good machine for the money...

 

I can only say this. I have only been using my new Acer laptop for 8 days, and so far, i really like it a lot.

value, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Jae (officedepot.com)

Amazing computer!

 

This computer runs really fast, and is perfect for every day computing. I'm a gamer, but I haven't been able to connect to the server on any game, but that's probly because my internet isn't stable enough for it. (I state this cause i haven't tested it...

value, Easy to Use, Battery Life, Display Screen, Lightweight, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: JMM_4 (rakuten.com)

JMM_4

 

Purchased for my son. Loaded Office and some other programs. Found no bloatware installed. Excellent value for Office and web browsing.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:ALC271X_VB6 / Dolby Home Theater v2 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500 / 37
Battery capacity (Watt hours):37
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5 / 5
Battery performance:2500
Battery recharge time:2
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
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 / Blue / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TFT
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
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
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

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

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

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 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a, 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:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a,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
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW / DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:ALC271X_VB6 / Dolby Home Theater v2 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
DVD-ROM read speed:8
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
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
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital

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
Package weight:11
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N / Y / Yes
Line-in:No / Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
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
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

Processor

Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 16 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No
L2 cache:0.512
L3 cache:2
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:107
Processor:1007U / 1017U / 2117U / 877 / 887 / 900 / 967 / 987 / 997 / B967
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel Celeron Dual-Core / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2.2
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:1007U / 1017U / 2117U / 877 / 887 / 900 / 967 / 987 / 997 / B967
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 800 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 900 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium 900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA 1023 / BGA1023 / Socket P
Processor threads:1 / 2
Stepping:P0 / Q0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:105
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / 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
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
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:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N / Y
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 / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
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
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
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:41498 / 59802 / 67192 / 67194 / 69360 / 69361 / 71469 / 72061 / 75192
Processor code:SR0V4 / SR0V5 / SR0VA / SR0VQ / SR109 / SR10A
Processor package size:31 / 31 x 24 / 35
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Acer Backup Manager1\nAcer ePower Management1\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAdobe Flash Player 10.1\nAdobe Reader 9.1\nBing Bar\neSobi\nMicrosoft Office 2010 \nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nNorton Online Backup\nSecurity\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite Trial16\nMyWinLocker\nMultimedia\nAcer clear.fi\nNTI Media Maker\nGaming\nOberon GameZone1\nWildTangent\nCommunication and ISP\nAcer Crystal Eye\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nSkype\nWindows Live Essentials 20111\nWeb links and utilities\nAcer Accessory Store1 Acer Identity Card\nAcer Registration\nAcer Updater / Acer clear.fi\nAcer Backup Manager\nAcer ePower Management\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAcer Games\nAcer Crystal Eye\nAdobe Flash Player 10.3\nAdobe Reader 10.x\nBing Bar\nInternet Explorer 9\nnewsXpresso\nNorton Online Backup\nWindows Live Essentials\nNTI Media Maker\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nSkype / Bing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium / Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Linpus / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2010, McAfee Internet Security Suite

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 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:1000 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD
Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.84 / 9.96
Height:0.787 / 0.898 / 0.902 / 0.906 / 0.965 / 1.31
Height (front):0.827
Height (rear):0.906
Weight:4 / 4.41 / 5.07 / 5.51 / 5.6 / 6.83
Width:15