One of the cheapest portable 11.6 inch laptop from Acer, named as Acer Aspire V5-123-3883 laptop has listed on major retailer and ready now for Canadian’s budget conscious costumer. If you are on the market for a decent portable laptop for daily office use and preferred with AMD’s performance, the Aspire V5-123-3883 11.6 inch laptop is a good choice, especially if you are not too concern about graphics performance.
Like common inexpensive Windows laptop from various brand, the Acer’s black laptop is comes with a plastic material for bodies and lid. It has a glossy black finish design and measures 8 x 11.2 x 1.1 inches (20.2 x 28.5 x 2.7 cm). Yeah, the 2.65 lbs laptop is slightly bulky than common portable laptop on its class, but the Aspire still easy to slip it into your bag and carry wherever you go. For comparison, new 11.6 inch Inspiron laptop from Dell, the Inspiron 11 3000 laptop has dimension in 7.93 x 11.81 x 0.83 inches and weighs only around at 3.15 lb (1.43 Kg). According to Acer, this machine brings a 4-cell Lithium Ion 2500 mAh battery and promises up to four hours of battery runtime for light office usage.
Powered by AMD E1-2100 dual-core processor that clocked around at 1.0GHZ and preinstalled with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 for operating system, Acer Aspire V5-123-3883 is not a high end machine, but still provides seamless day to day office and light multimedia tasks. The internal 4GB DDR3L memory that combined with a AMD Radeon HD 8210 as graphics accelerator ensures user will gets fast and smooth multitasking performance. The company also claimed if almost all modern casual games and light home video editing applications still can run smoothly.
The Acer V5-123-3883 laptop boasts a 11.6 inch High Definition widescreen display with support a 1366 x 768 native resolutions. Combined with Acer’s ComfyView and LED backlit technology, the screen is not supports 1080p HD video playback and 3D games in high resolution, but user still get a bright images and natural color for 720p video playback or casual games. Built into center of black 11.6 inch bezel, there is a standard web camera with Skype and internal microphone. Its mean you can easy capture your photo than upload into social network or make a face to face video communications with family when you on the occasional trips.
Yeah, Acer Aspire V5-123-3883 is a small laptop, but this model also equipped with all essential port and connectivity features. On the right edges, there are two USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone / microphone combos jack and Kensington lock slot. On the other sides, there are single USB 3.0 port, VGA port, HDMI port with support 1080p HD video and RJ 45 port for 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, along with latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology and WiFi 802.11b/g/n. Unfortunately, it only shipped with a 320GB of Serial ATA hard drive disk. Yeah, this is a “small” space, but you also can store your files into Secure Digital (SD) Card via card reader slot or buy external HDD.
Moreover, the Acer’s 11.6 inch laptop also comes with built in stereo speakers and full-size Acer FineTip keyboard. Yeah, it’s not the most comfortable keyboard, but still accurate and pleasant for typing. There are also a full range of useful applications, such as McAfeeVirus Definitions, WildTangent games, Nero BackItUp 12, Trial version of Microsoft Office, 7Digital, eReadingNow, Acer clear.fi and free access in AcerCloud.
Yeah, this is not a multimedia machine. The storage space, battery life and graphics performance are also a disappointed. But, if the price is the only your concern, Acer Aspire V5-123-3883 11.6 inch laptop that has a $349.99 price tag is still worth for your money. So, what do you think about this machine? If you are need a new Touch laptop, but did not want to break the bank, we recommend you to take a look at Asus X202E-DB21T laptop. The $400 Touch laptop that powered by Intel Pentium 2117U dual core processor and boasts a 11.6 inch HD multi touch screen display with a 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution.