Interesting machine within budget
Display and Design
The Acer Aspire V5-471 NX.M3BSI.005 Ultrabook sports a 14-inch HD LED backlit TFT LCD display which supports CineCrystal technology and features a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels to offer visuals with enhanced brightness and sharpness. It is housed in a 23 mm thick silver colored casing which has a weight of 2.2 kg. Although the dimensions are decent, they are far from that of an ultrabook.
CPU and Platform
At the heart of the laptop, there is a 1.5GHz Intel Core i3 processor belonging to the 2nd generation series. It works in combination with a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM which is normal in this range. For better performance, you can expand it up to 8GB via 2 unused memory slots. It runs on 64 bit Linux OS, which is quite complicated in nature.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Acer Aspire V5-471 NX.M3BSI.005 Ultrabook carries an Acer Crystal Eye 720p webcam to guarantee smooth handling of high resolution video calls. It takes care of your storage needs with a 500GB SATA hard disk.
It also poses a SuperMulti DVD RW Drive with dual layer support that has the ability to run all kinds of disks. The MS Sound Compatible stereo speakers powered by Optimized Dolby Advanced Audio v2.0 provide quality sound enough to fill your room.
Battery and Connectivity
Armed with a 4 cell Li-ion battery, the Acer Aspire V5-471 NX.M3BSI.005 Ultrabook can provide up to 5 hours of backup. On the connectivity front, we have 2-in-1 card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, 1 USB 3.0 slot, WLAN, 2 USB 3.0 slots, Bluetooth v4.0, VGA port and HDMI out.
The Acer Aspire V5-471 NX.M3BSI.005 Ultrabook doesn't have any feature which will justify the tag 'Ultrabook'. But it keeps you interested with many features which are unexpected in this range. These include Intel Core i3 CPU, reliable battery, Gigabit Ethernet, Dolby powered speakers, 720p webcam, USB 3.0 slot and powerful optical drive.