Impressive and pocket friendly
Display and Design
The Acer Aspire V5-431 (NX.M2SSI.004) flaunts a 14-inch Active Matrix TFT Color LCD LED backlit display which offers a sharp and vivid viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is housed in an extremely sleek (23 mm thick) and light (2.1kg) silver colored body which is a joy to hold and carried around.
Processor and OS
At the heart of the laptop there is a 2nd generation Intel Pentium B97 Dual Core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and sitting on HM70 Express chipset. It is paired with a 2GB DDR3 RAM which can be expanded up to 8GB via 2 unused memory slots. Rich graphics is managed by the inbuilt Intel HD GPU of 128MB. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8 OS which is quite surprising considering its price.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Acer Aspire V5-431 (NX.M2SSI.004) carries a VGA webcam for online video calling. It accounts for the storage purposes of the user with a typical 500GB SATA hard disk. It also has a DVD Writer which enables you to transfer data via disks. The stereo speakers powered by Dolby Advanced Audio v2.0 have been crafted to give you theatre like ambience for entertainment.
Battery and Connectivity
Equipped with a 4 cell Li-ion battery, the Acer Aspire V5-431 (NX.M2SSI.004) promises to provide up to 3 hours of service on the trot. From the connectivity point of view, it sports features such as RJ45 port, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, VGA port, digital media reader, HDMI out, two USB 2.0 slots and one USB 3.0 port.
The Acer Aspire V5-431 (NX.M2SSI.004) is a smart piece of gadget which is good for simple computing needs, can be easily lugged around and doesn't ask you to spend a lot for possessing it. The presence of Windows 8 OS in such a low priced notebook is really surprising. It has also got an optical drive, one USB 3.0 slot and powerful Dolby speakers.