- Editor's Rating
- Relatively high end processor
- Impressive graphics card
- Reasonable Price
- Poor build quality
- Unresponsive keyboard
- Grainy display
- Terrible touchpad
Quick TakeThe Acer Aspire V3-571G offers some impressive components for an affordable mid-sized notebook, but the sloppy craftsmanship and poor display ultimately dilutes what at first appears to be an impressive spec sheet.
The Acer Aspire 571G-9435 offers an interesting mix of impressive components for a cost friendly mid-sized notebook, however the craftsmanship of the device is far more questionable.
The first thing that will strike consumers with the Aspire is its glossy plastic finish. While the device looks great out of the box it is soon sullied, as even the slightest bit of pressure results in noticeable streaks and finger marks. Far more troubling is the noticeable lack of durability as the device easily gives way to any inflicted pressure, raising serious questions about the durability of the device.
Much in line with the case, the design of the display, keyboard, and touchpad are all subpar. The 15.6 LCD Display is plagued by terrible viewing angles and its low 1366 x 768 resolution. The low resolution results in images that appear grainy. The keyboard is a Chiclet style keyboard, that while functional offers little key compression and tactile feel to the user. The touchpad while fundamentally designed well fails to read a great deal of input making it a chore to use.
On the other hand the Aspire also offers a power second generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA graphics card. The pair tested well in all our benchmarks, and more importantly performed extremely well in general. Running multiple applications on this device is a breeze thanks to its impressive capabilities; it\’s just too bad that the rest of the machine doesn\’t offer the same experience.