- Editor's Rating
- Decent performance
- Five hour battery life
- Poor display quality
- Fan whine
- Feels cheap
Quick TakeThe Acer Aspire V5-571 looks good in terms of specs and price but fails to deliver in terms of overall quality.
As far as affordable notebooks go, the Acer Aspire V5-571 may not be the best option, but it does offer decent features for its price. Less than one inch thin, with a 15.6-inch screen, this no-frills laptop has a somewhat cheap chassis and a decent performance. At the time of review, the price for an entry level model starts around $480, making it a budget conscious option.
The Aspire V5-751 sacrifices on style, but NotebookReview found the notebook offered an acceptable experience for web browsing and office productivity. Measured against other laptops in its class, the benchmark performance came up as average. It should be noted that the Aspire V5-571\’s integrated graphics are not equipped to handle gaming, so if that is your interest, this notebook is not for you.
Interestingly enough, the Aspire\’s battery is removable. Generally, laptops less than one inch thin do not give you access to the battery. In terms of the battery\’s life, NBR was able to get 5+ hours on a full charge, which is great for an affordable laptop.
Another uncommon feature of the Aspire V5-571 is its optical drive. On laptops thinner than one inch, an optical drive is generally not included. If you find your lap is normally overheated by laptops, then you will enjoy the fan on this machine. Even though you may find it loud, NBR felt the fan did an excellent job at keeping the machine cool.
In addition to its plastic casing, the keyboard also has an unsavory cheap feel. In the review on NBR, they state \”the tactile feedback needs to be more engaging; right now it doesn\’t feel like anything but plastic.\” Reviewers also experienced accuracy problems and were disappointed that backlighting was not an option on this model.
The speakers on the Aspire V5-571 are subpar, NBR described the sound as \”tinny with no bass at all.\” Also, the speakers are found underneath the palm rest, causing interference with the sound when typing. Another glaring issue is the screen resolution, at 1366×768 it is among the lowest resolutions for a laptop currently on the market, and NBR felt the low picture quality and resolution hindered productivity when using this laptop.
Reviewers at NBR concluded the Acer Apsire V5-571 \”is tough to recommend because it has so few qualities that would make it recommendable.\” The Apsire V5-571 does do a few things right, but compared to a budget notebook like the Leonovo IdeaPad Z580, you can probably get more for your money with another device. However, if you are interested in an uncomplicated affordable laptop for basic computer use, this laptop will suffice.