Acer Aspire V5 Series Notebooks Review and Specifications

Acer Aspire V5 Series Notebooks Review and Specifications

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  • Acer Aspire V5 Series Notebooks Review and Specifications

(7 Jun 2012)  

Editor’s Summary:
  • Slender and light full-featured Aspire V5 notebooks outfitted with latest “Ivy Bridge” 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3 or Core i5 processors.
  • Perfect notebooks for students and consumers looking for impressive performance, style and full-featured mobility.
  • New Aspire V5 packs cool features like Acer Instant Connect, Acer™ and a DVD drive in a slimmer footprint, 30 percent trimmer than previous value-based notebooks.
Acer America today announced the Aspire V5 series, a new range of thin and light notebooks for students and budget-conscious consumers looking for impressive performance, style and full-featured mobility.

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The Aspire V5 Series are 30 percent slimmer than previous value-based notebooks1, making them extremely easy to handle on the go. Available in two display sizes, the 14-inch Aspire V5 model is just .79 inches thin and weighs a mere 4.6 pounds, while the 15.6-inch version is .83 inches thin and weighs just 5 pounds. The notebook’s chassis has a soft and smooth surface making it comfortable to carry, with an elegant slim design available in four colors including purple, blue, silver and black.

“As we enter the back-to-school buying season, Acer’s new Aspire V5 notebook series has the right combination of style, mobility and performance that students and consumers need,” said Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing manager, Acer America. “This series is yet another example of Acer’s commitment to delivering high-quality PCs with the latest mobile technology and enhanced industrial design at an excellent value.”

Outfitted with the latest 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3 or Core i5 processors, the Aspire V5 notebooks deliver the performance that savvy consumers and students have come to expect for the most demanding tasks, whether running HD, 3D multimedia or multitasking. On Core i5 versions of the Aspire V5, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is built into the processor, improving the system’s performance by increasing the notebook’s CPU clock speed for demanding applications. This provides users with a better experience for enjoying movies, gaming and photo or video editing.

The Aspire V5 notebooks also offer a DVD drive for backing up data and burning music CDs along with a generous 500GB2 hard disk drive for plenty of storage space for large files and applications.

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Enjoy HD Widescreen Entertainment Perfect for enjoying all forms of entertainment, the Aspire V5 Series notebooks offer cinematic display quality with HD CineCrystal™ widescreen LED-backlit displays. Featuring a true 16:9 aspect ratio and integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000, the V5 notebooks deliver crystal-clear images and brilliant color for digital entertainment. In addition, high-definition audio support with Dolby® Advanced Audio® v2 delivers crisp and clear sound through the notebook’s two built-in speakers or when connected to an external monitor, projector or TV using HDMI® for big-screen enjoyment.
The Aspire V5 notebooks make it easy for users to enjoy their existing media library utilizing Acer™, a simple digital entertainment solution to manage, store, share, and enjoy media among any devices, in any room throughout the home.

The Aspire V5 notebooks feature an advanced 1.3 megapixel HD webcam perfect for crystal-clear video chats with friends and family or to capture still photos. The high pixel density webcam delivers outstanding video image quality at 24 frames per second. The built-in digital microphone supports the webcam to convey excellent voice quality, while minimizing background noise and echoes.

Connectivity is “Instant” With the Aspire V5 Easy to use on the go, the Aspire V5 notebooks feature Acer Instant Connect, which automatically scans and registers most-visited Wi-Fi access points, letting users connect to the Internet in just 2.5 seconds3, which is four times faster than conventional methods. Bluetooth® 4.0+ HS technology also lets users wirelessly connect their notebook to other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as phones, printers and hand-held organizers.

Featuring a USB 3.0 port, users can transfer files and movies with ease, including a 250GB movie in about 70 seconds. Users can charge external devices when the notebook is in sleep, hibernation or even when it’s turned off. Transfer speeds will be up to 10 to 400 times faster than older generations of USB.
The Aspire V5 notebooks are quiet and comfortable on the lap while in use. ENERGY STAR® certified, the Aspire V5 Series conserves power, provides up to five hours of battery life4 and is environmentally-friendly.

Pricing and Availability The Acer Aspire V5 series notebooks with 3rd Generation Intel processors will be available at leading retailers across the U.S. beginning at the end of June with prices beginning at $629.99. Additional Aspire V5 series notebooks with 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3 or Core i5 processors will be available with prices beginning at $449.99.

Acer Aspire V5 Series Notebooks Overview

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Aspire V5

Finally, a light and lean computing machine for great value: the Aspire V5 Series. Thin as it is, the V5 still packs potent power and graphics. Some models even feature an optical drive and handy LAN/VGA combo port, while they all promise cool-to-the-touch comfort. The elegant design sports silky surfaces in a selection of charming colors and go-anywhere sizes.

Estimated Availability: Late June

Thin, light and cool

The V5 Series features slimmed-down mobile convenience in 11.6", 14.0" and 15.6" screen sizes that are easy to carry and use. Available in an array of mellow colors, the chassis is light on the go, and smart airflow keeps it cool to the touch.

Smart performance

Multitask with brilliant clarity thanks to the latest-generation Intel® Core™ processors and dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics.1 Watch movies and play games using the optical drive -- plus, enjoy true-to-master sound with Dolby® Advanced Audio v2.1 The convenient LAN/VGA combo port2 connects to the Internet or an external display.

Instant gratification

Connect to familiar hotspots in just 2.5 seconds,3 using Acer Instant Connect. Walk into your favorite coffee shop and you're instantly online! Sharing files between digital devices is quick and easy with a super-fast USB 3.0 port, a multi-in-1 card slot and Bluetooth® 4.0.

Protect your information

The Aspire V5 Series provides the tools to make sure your assets are well-protected. Acer eRecovery Management quickly restores your PC from disc using the optical drive, while Acer Backup Manager offers a flexible and simple solution for backing up your valuable data.

Acer Aspire V5-531-4636 Notebook Technical Specifications

Part #: NX.M2CAA.001

Aspire V5 * V5-531-4636

The full-featured Aspire V5 Series Notebook completes your mobile life style with its impressive performance in an incredibly slim design- and at a price you can afford! At only 1" slim and super light, its easy to complete assignments, watch movies, jump on your social networks and more wherever you are! Cool features like Acer Instant Connect and Acer™ make connecting and sharing media easy so you can have fun and stay productive without any extra effort.

Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor B967
Storage 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Memory 4GB DDR3 Dual-Channel Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital™ (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Display 15.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display
Optical Drive 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
WiFi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 4.0+HS
Webcam 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam (1280 x 1024)
Battery Info 4-cell Li-ion Battery (2500 mAh)
Dimensions/ Weight 15" (W) x 9.96" (D) x .83/.91" (H) 5.07 lbs (System only)
Ports USB 3.0 (1) / USB 2.0 (2) / HDMI (1) / VGA (1)
Color Smokey Black
Warranty One-year International Travelers Limited Warranty (ITW)

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