The Acer Aspire V5 – an Ultrabook that’s worth your consideration should you be looking for a cost-effective unit.
Looking for the information of this Ultrabook lead me to Acer’s USA website in which I was surprised to see the sheer amount of variants for the V5 alone.
Look at the scroll bar on the right, that should give you an indicative figure of the variant.
And guess what? The model I’m reviewing is the V5-431P-21174G50Mass (yes, Acer has horrible model number) which is not listed in the page. 🙂 Perhaps a region specific unit.
The unit has a comfortable full sized keyboard that’s very comfortable to the touch.
What’s most striking is that it comes with an optical drive. 🙂 Now that really comes in handy.
The ports are all on the left side (right side for optical drive)
Speakers are placed at the bottom, with pretty decent audio output too.
On the downside, the unit is powered by a Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor. It’s not exactly a downside if your usage is just web browsing and for general office productivity usage but for those needed more processing power, you should look elsewhere.
As for the screen, the output looks great. Crisp and clear 14″ LCD with 1366 x 768 resolution. It’s touchscreen too BUT what I find a little distracting is that each touch results in a ripple from the liquid in the screen. This is also visible when you swipe from the sides or top as it’s on Windows 8 OS.
The system comes with 4GB RAM which is good for most usage, while a 500GB SATA drive offers ample storage space.
The Aspire V5 is a product well priced and one couldn’t ask for more for something that retails at RM 1,599.00.