Basic low budget notebook
Display and Design
The Acer Aspire V5-431 (NX.M2SSI.002) flaunts a 14-inch Active Matrix TFT Color LCD with LED display offering decently sharp visuals with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a misty silver colored outfit which not only looks pleasing but has a thickness of 23mm and a weight of just 2.1kg allowing you to carry it around easily.
Processor and OS
Under the hood, it is equipped with a 1.5GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core 2nd generation processor based on HM70 Express chipset. Assisting the processor is a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM which is nothing unusual in this price range. You can of course expand it up to 8GB via the 2 unused memory slots for better performance. The integrated 128MB Intel HD GPU handles rich movies and games well. It runs on 64 bit Linux OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Acer Aspire V5-431 (NX.M2SSI.002) carries a 1.3MP webcam which ensures high resolution video calls from wide angles. It takes care of the storage demands of the user with a 500GB SATA HDD. It also has a DVD Writer so that you can exchange files via disks easily. The stereo speakers running on Dolby Advanced Audio v2.0 turn your room into a theatre.
Battery and Connectivity
The Acer Aspire V5-431 (NX.M2SSI.002) is armed with a 4 cell Li-ion battery which ensures continuous service for up to 4 hours. The networking and connectivity package installed in the device includes features like RJ45 port, 2 USB 2.0 slots, 1 USB 3.0 port, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out, digital media reader and VGA port.
If you need a notebook that is capable of meeting only the basic computing needs and doesn't cost much, you can shortlist the Acer Aspire V5-431 (NX.M2SSI.002). You will have to bear with complicated Linux OS, which can be replaced, and poor processor-RAM duo in lieu of the price. However, it features a brilliant webcam, USB 3.0 slot and a reliable battery.