For entry to medium level users who need a new Touch laptop, but did not want to spending much money, Acer Aspire V5-471P-6662 laptop is one of the best option that you should consider to buy. Yeah, this is not a high end laptop and only equipped with enter level of 3th Intel Core i3-3217U, but if you a really need a Touch budget friendly laptop, the latest model of Acer Aspire V5-471P series is can you get only for price under $650.
Speaking of design, this model is looks identical to the Aspire V5-471P-6467 that was released few months ago. On the cover of lid, there is also a Acer logo on the center, along with a 14 inch edge-to-edge screen and backlit keyboard. Comes with a high quality plastic for body and lid, the “Silky Silver” laptop is not looks a premium laptop like other modern Touch laptop from other brand. But, with just 4.85 lbs for weight and measures 9.6 x 13.5 x 0.95 inches, the latest Aspire V5 model still perfect for travel companion and feel light in your hand.
Like the previous model, it also has a 4-cell Lithium Ion 2500 mAh battery and offers a 500GB Serial ATA Hard Disk drive for internal storage. Acer said if the battery can produces up to 5 hours of battery life, but according to some reliable sites, this type of battery only can gives around 4 hours of battery use for daily office tasks. The 14 inch High Definition Touch Screen display that optimized by Acer’s CineCrystal provides bright, crisp and vivid color for images and videos. Like the previous model, the Acer V5-471P-6662 laptop also capable to play 720p HD video playback and support maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels with 10-point touch capabilities.
Speaking of hardware configurations, this device has lower configurations than the V5-471P-6467 laptop. Powered by Intel Core i3-3217U dual core processor with a speed of 1.8GHZ, this model has slightly lower performance than the Intel Core i5-3337U dual core processor on the previous model. Inside, this model has a Mobile Intel HM77 Express for chipset, Intel HD Graphics 4000 as graphics engine and 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM. Yeah, it’s not the best Acer V5 laptop, but with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, the V5-471P-6662 also still gives more than enough performance for rich internet browsing, streaming movies from Netflix or play casual modern games, along with most office and business applications.
Like common Acer Aspire V5’s laptop, this machine also equipped with some interesting multimedia features. On the right side, there is a Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive for play or burn CDs or DVDs cassettes. There is also a HDMI port to connect and share your multimedia content into bigger HDTV and pair of stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2. Yeah, it’s not the best audio, but still can produces clear, crisp and loud audio for music, video and games. Sadly, the backlit keyboard lacks numeric keypad and adjustment features.
On the top of display, it has a High Definition web camera and integrated with digital microphone, allows user to keep in touch and chat with family and friends wherever they go. The rest of specifications are single USB 3.0 port, dual USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone combos jack, Ethernet LAN port and multimedia card reader slot for MultiMediaCard (MMC) and Secure Digital (SD) Card. Furthermore, the laptop also comes with latest Bluetooth technology, multi-gesture touchpad, Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wired connection and WiFi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n that provides a reliable connection into wireless networks.
Yeah, the $629 laptop is not the most powerful Acer V5 series, The battery life and keyboard also a bit disappointed. But, if you only need a reliable laptop for daily use, we think the Acer Aspire V5-471P-6662 still has many strengths that make it a good choice you should consider buying. So, what do you think? If the productivity, security and price are your big concerns, the $610 ThinkPad Edge E431 62775AU 14 inch from Lenovo is one of the best alternative. Powered by Intel Core i5-3230M dual core processor as the heart, the Lenovo’s also has ThinkVantage Tools, fingerprint reader, Microsof office (trial version) and more.