Are you planning to buy new 14 inch Touch portable stylish laptop but did not want to break the bank? If you are not to concern about multitasking performance, we recommend you to consider buying new Acer Aspire V5-472-6852 laptop. Yeah, the Aspire V5-472-6852 that comes with an attractive Cool Steel design and measures just 0.8 inch thick is one of the cheapest 14 inch Touch portable laptop on its class.
This is a nice and portable sub-$550 laptop. Like common budget friendly laptop on its price, the newest Acer Aspire V5-472 series also comes with high quality plastic for construction for reduce the price. All casing and lid come with cool steel color, except the bottom and keyboard. Comes with rounded corners and measures 13.39 x 9.45 x 0.71-0.82 inches with weighing only around at 4.08 lbs, this machine fells light and comfortable to hold in your hand.
Its also can fit perfectly in your carry bag, make it perfect for companion in office, school or when you on the go. For comparison, the Satellite L40-ASMBNX1 14 inch laptop has dimension in 13.4 x 9.2 x 1.03 inches and weighing at 5.1 lbs. The 4-cell lithium polymer 3560 mAh battery also can produces up to 3 hours and 30 minutes for hard working or up to 6 hours for light productivity task on single charges.
Under the hood, the machine is powered by Intel Ivy Bridge ULV platform and integrated with Mobile Intel HM77 for chipset. The Intel Core i3-3227U dual core processor that clocked around at 1.9GHZ is missing Turbo Boost technology, but the internal 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM gives this machine smooth, seamless and fast multitasking performance, even for most demanding productivity applications. Of course, like modern budget friendly laptop from other brand, Acer V5-472-6852 laptop also preloaded with Microsoft Windows 8 64 bit version for operating system. Not only compatible with most productivity and multimedia applications, but also gives stable platform for work and play hard.
The 14 inch High Definition display, Acer CineCrystal technology and Led backlit technology are combined with integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics accelerator combined provides fairly bright and crisp images and video. Yeah, it’s not the best combinations and did not gives stunning viewing experience, but the display still can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. Its mean you can watch 720p video playback and play most casual modern games with ease. For detailed video and games experience, you can connect into external HDTV via HDMI port (support 1080p HD video playback).
Inside, the 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive is not the largest storage on its class, but its still can store more than thousand of movies and video files. On right sides, media card reader slot with support Secure Digital (SD) Card allows user to load more multimedia files or transfer into other compatible device. Yeah, this machine is equipped with four stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v4 technology, but if you are looking for great audio experience, we think you will a bit disappointed.
Like other Aspire V5 series, Acer Aspire V5-472-6852 laptop also equipped with a wide range of port interface, including 3.5mm headphone / microphone combo jack, single USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 port, RJ 45 for Ethernet LAN, HDMI port and Acer converter port that located on the back sides. Furthermore, the budget friendly 14 inch portable laptop also comes with Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Acer Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n for wireless internet connection. The “Black” keyboard with LED backlit technology is comfortable and easy to use, but the Touchpad is slightly smaller than other competitor.
Yeah, the V5-472-6852 is only equipped with single USB port and powered by entry level of Intel Core i3 processor. The stereo speakers also only can produces lower audio quality than its competitor, but with a starting price around at $530, Acer Aspire V5-472-6852 14 inch laptop is still worth to buy it and a good value for your money. If the performance and touch capabilities are your big concern, we recommend you to take a look at Lenovo IdeaPad Flex14-59395491 14 inch Touch laptop that shipped with 4th Intel Haswell as the heart, measures just 0.85 inches thick and priced around at $629.