Nice budget friendly package
Display and Build
The Acer Aspire V5-571 (NX.M1KSI.008) flaunts a 15.6-inch Active Matrix TFT Color LCD display with LED backlit which features a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The Air Blue colored outfit may look stylish but may not be preferred by everybody. It has a thickness of 23mm and a weight of 2.3kg.
Processor and OS
At the heart of the laptop, there is a 1.4GHz Intel Core i3 processor belonging to the 2nd generation and loaded on HM77 Express chipset. It is supported by a typical 4GB DDR3 RAM which can be expanded up to 8GB via 2 user accessible memory slots. The responsibility of managing rich videos and movies is given to the 128MB Intel HD 4000 GPU. It runs on 64 bit Linux OS which is complicated but is justified in terms of price.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Acer Aspire V5-571 (NX.M1KSI.008) sports a brilliant 1.3MP webcam which makes high resolution video calls breeze. For storage tasks, it relies on the 500GB SATA hard disk. The presence of a DVD Writer allows you to use CDs and DVDs to store important data permanently. The stereo speakers running on Dolby Advanced Audio v2.0 ensure theatre like entertainment experience.
Battery and Connectivity
Powered by a 4 cell Li-ion battery, the Acer Aspire V5-571 (NX.M1KSI.008) is capable of delivering up to 4.5 hours of backup. The connectivity and networking features loaded in the device come in the form of HDMI out, 1 USB 3.0 slot, 2 USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth v4.0, WLAN, RJ45 port and VGA port.
The Acer Aspire V5-571 (NX.M1KSI.008) is made by combining a number of smart features while keeping the price tag under control. The presence of standard Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB RAM is seriously commendable considering its price. It also has a quality webcam, optical drive and USB 3.0 slot. The sole disappointment is the Linux OS which can be easily replaced.