If you are on the market for a premium ultra thin and light touch screen laptop for play and work, but did not want to spend much money, we think you should consider to buy Acer Aspire V5-572-6872 laptop. Yeah, comes with the third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3337U processor that optimized by Intel Turbo Boost technology and measures just 0.8 inch thin with a mere 2.0kg weight, the Aspire V5-572-6872 portable laptop delivers the power you need for daily mobile computing tasks and a good portability for companion at home, office or when you on the go.
Physically, the newest Acer Aspire V5-572 model looks identical to Acer Aspire M5-581T-6405 laptop, except the size. On the cover and below the display, there is also a small chrome Acer logo. To reduce the cost, this machine comes with Iron matte finish design and a high quality plastic for lid, deck and bottom construction, instead of Carbon fiber or aluminum casing on the other ultrabook which have a higher price. In term of size, the 2.0 kg laptop has dimension in 381.6 x 256 x 20.8mm, which mean you can easily slip it into shoulder bag and comfortable to carry around with you. It also lighter and thinner than the Aspire M5-581T-6405 15.6 inch laptop which has dimension in and a mere 2.3 kg weight.
Like the Aspire M5-581T model, Acer Aspire V5-572-6872 also powered by 1.8GHZ Intel Core i5-3337U dual core processor with Mobile Intel HM77 Express for chipset and brings a Turbo 2.0 Boost technology to improved processor performance up to 2.7GHZ. Inside, the 8GB DDR3 SDRAM that can be expand up to 12GB of DDR3 SDRAM deliver faster and smoother performance than its brother. Of course, like other modern laptop, this machine also preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit version as the operating system, offers stable platform and seamless performance, even to handle the most demanding office applications.
The most interesting features is a multi touch capabilities that designed for great new Windows 8 interface. The 15.6 inch High Definition Active Matrix TFT Color LCD display with support 10-point touch capabilities and capable to produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels deliver crisp, bright and more contrast color for video and games. Yeah, the integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 is not the most powerful Intel’s graphics card, but we believe its still capable to play 1080p video playback and handle light home editing video in low resolutions.
Built into bezel, you will see a web camera that integrated with digital microphone for face to face video conference, along with built in stereo speakers that can produces very clear, crisp and loud audio reproduction. In term if storage, the 500GB of Serial ATA disk drive which has a speed of 5400 rpm offers spacious of video, music and office files storage capacity. If needed, you can also easily transfer the files from and to other machine via Secure Digital (SD) Card slot that located on the front of the machine.
There is also a wide range of port and connectivity features, includes a pair of USB 2.0 port, single USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm audio combo jack, Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ 45 port for wired connection, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS and IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN for streaming video or movies from Netflix or rich internet browsing. Other specifications are a 4-cell Lithium Polymer 3560 mAh battery (up to 4 hours and 30 minutes battery life), TouchPad with multi gestures support and a backlit keyboard with island style design and full numeric keypad, provides fast, comfortable for your fingers and easy to use on the desk.
So, what do you think? If you are on the market for a slim multimedia touch laptop that you can get without need break the bank, we believe you will love this machine. Yeah, with a starting price around at $600 and 1 year limited warranty, Acer Aspire V5-572-6872 15.6 inch touch laptop is a great machine and gives a great value for your money. If you have more budget and looking for smaller laptop that can transform into a tablet mode, we think you should take a look at MSI S20 0M-048US Slidebook convertible laptop that comes with an adjustable 11.6 inch display and powered by Intel Core i5-3337U dual core processor.