Aspire v5 171: The Death and Rebirth of the Netbook

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Key Features

  • 1.5GHz Intel Core i3-2375M Dual-Core
  • 6GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000

The silky silver Aspire V5-171-6436 11.6″ Laptop Computer from Acer offers powerful dual-core Intel processing performance, various Wi-Fi connectivity options and rich media features for a fast, responsive PC experience. This Acer notebook delivers the performance to connect to social networks, power through all your daily activities and multitask with ease.

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Acer V5-171-6436 Overview

The silky silver Aspire V5-171-6436 11. 6″ Laptop Computer from Acer offers powerful dual-core Intel processing performance, various Wi-Fi connectivity options and rich media features for a fast, responsive PC experience. This Acer notebook delivers the performance to connect to social networks, power through all your daily activities and multitask with ease.

The 11.6″ HD CineCrystal widescreen display features LED backlighting and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, which is also the standard for HD monitors and HDTVs. Its 1366 x 768 native resolution is supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000. Watch movies, view photos and surf the Web in good picture quality.

The system is powered by a dual-core Sandy Bridge 1.5GHz Intel Core i3-2375M processor. It also has 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, a 2-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There also built-in optimized stereo speakers with high definition audio support.

Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.

This Acer desktop computer houses a Sandy Bridge Intel Core i3-2375M processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.5GHz. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 6GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you’ll be able to push the dual cores up to four virtual cores for multitasking between applications quickly and efficiently

The 11.6″ CineCrystal widescreen display features LED backlighting, which has lower power consumption and better energy efficiency than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000. The screen also has a glossy finish for vibrant color

With integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000, you’ll be able to view HD content from this Acer notebook computer. The 1366 x 768 native resolution allows you to play 720p HD content without upscaling. You can also output video to a larger external display, such as a HDTV, via the HDMI port

For a fast wired Internet connection, you can use the 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN connection via the included adapter. If you would rather go wireless, you can use 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet wirelessly. Bluetooth 4.0 technology is also supported so you can connect to all your favorite peripherals, such as a wireless keyboard or mouse

Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It’s all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it

With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you’ll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more

In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it

In the Box
  • Acer Aspire V5-171-6436 11.6″ Laptop Computer (Silky Silver)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Setup Poster
  • Online User’s Guide
  • Wireless Setup Card
  • 4-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • Registration/Limited Warranty Card
  • COA Label for Microsoft Installed Software
  • 60-Day McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

    Acer V5-171-6436 Specs


    Size 11. 6″
    Resolution 1366 x 768
    Finish Glossy
    Optical Drive None


    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Webcam User-Facing:


    Security Kensington Lock Slot

    Packaging Info

    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15 x 9. 6 x 3.1″

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    Acer Aspire V5-171-6675 Review | Ultraportable Laptop Reviews

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    Laptop Mag Verdict

    The Aspire V5-171-6675 offers smooth Windows 8 performance for a very low price, but short battery life undermines this 11-inch notebook’s portability.

    • Very short battery life

    • Inconsistent touchpad

    • Low-grade speakers

    The last time we reviewed Acer’s 11-inch ultraportable, we were impressed with its Core i5 muscle and aggressive $549 price, but lamented its short battery life. The Acer’s V5-171-6675 makes the jump to Windows 8 while dialing down the specs to a Core i3 CPU to reach an even more aggressive price of $449. Is this machine a better value?


    Click to EnlargeAcer’s Aspire V5-171-6675 comes in a smooth, silky silver hue complete with the brand’s logo across the front. The polished finish is attractive, creating the illusion that the device is made of metal rather than its lightweight plastic material.

    Measuring 11.2 x 8 x 1.1 inches, the Aspire V5-171-6675 feels sturdy and durable for a notebook of its size.The front cover exudes a sharp, titanium-esque feel with a black plastic bezel to add some contrast. As for the interior, Acer frames its display with a plastic black frame offsetting the deep gray keyboard deck. Weighing 3 pounds, we had no problem carrying the Acer V5 during our commute.


    Click to EnlargeThe keys on the V5’s keyboard take up the majority of the deck, giving it a clean and proportionate look. The keys offer excellent grip, which marks a welcome change from the smooth and glossy feel we’re used to on most keyboards. Most importantly, we found that they keys are sensitive enough to create a smooth typing experience. The only real trade-off is the tiny arrow keys, which double as brightness and volume controls when you use the Fn key.


    Click to EnlargeOverall, the roomy 3.5 x 2-inch touchpad on the V5-171 was generally responsive, but it could use some improvement. Basic tasks such as clicking and dragging to scroll were typically a breeze, but sometimes stalled as we were trying to read an article. Pinch to zoom, however, was extremely responsive. The integrated buttons were quite sensitive when clicking; we didn’t have to press down hard to make selections or follow links.

    Two-finger scrolling, however, was a little inconsistent. The touchpad responded much more quickly when scrolling down rather than up. When using two-finger scrolling to navigate from left to right in Windows 8’s interface, we found that the touchpad didn’t perform as smoothly as we would have liked. It took a couple of tries to get the touchpad to scroll to the right in certain instances.

    Given that this notebook doesn’t feature a touch screen, you might want to try the V5-171’s touchpad before you buy.

    Display and Sound

    Click to EnlargeThe Acer V5-171-6675 comes with a 1366 x 768-pixel display. We measured the screen’s brightness at 183 lux, which is lower than the higher-end configuration’s 223 lux and the ultraportable average of 228 lux. This notebook does, however, literally outshine the Sony VAIO E Series 11 (165 lux) and ASUS Q200 (116 lux).

    Although you’ll find a brighter screen on Acer’s $541.99 V5 model, videos and images really popped on this V5’s 11.6-inch display. When watching a clip of Justin Timberlake on «Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,» we were able to clearly identify facial details. We also tested the display’s ability to stream action-heavy trailers, finding that the eye-popping explosions in the trailer for «Iron Man 3» dazzled.

    The speakers, however, weren’t as impressive. When blasting the speakers to their full capacity, we found that the sound felt sort of cheap and inorganic. It’s evident that Acer packed lightweight speakers into this notebook, which makes sense given its minimalistic design and budget price. When playing Mumford and Son’s «I Will Wait,» we found that the music didn’t sound as crisp as we would have preferred. While we wouldn’t recommend the V5-171-6675’s speakers for music, they are sufficient for watching videos and deciphering dialogue.


    Click to EnlargeAcer’s 11.6-inch notebook has all the ports you need. The Aspire V5 comes complete with a USB 3.0 port on the left as well as two spots for connecting USB 2.0 drives on its right side. On the left side, you’ll also find a VGA dock, an HDMI port with HDCP support and a spot for Ethernet connectivity. Next to the USB 2.0 ports on the opposite side, you’ll find a headphone jack and a port for connecting the notebook’s charger. An SD Card reader sits on the front lip of the notebook.


    Click to EnlargeOverall, we were pleased with the notebook’s 1.3-megapixel camera. Images looked clear and vivid in well-lit environments. In dimmer spaces, we found that the picture was a bit compromised and pixilated, but that’s to be expected.


    The Aspire V5-171-6675 managed to keep relatively cool while streaming video for 15 minutes. The area between the G and H keys measured 90 degrees, and the touchpad registered a comfortable 88 degrees. We consider anything above 95 degrees to be uncomfortable. The underside of Acer’s notebook reached that threshold during our test, but that’s five degrees cooler than the higher-end configuration running a Core i5 processor.


    Click to EnlargeAcer packs the Aspire V5-171-6675 with a 1.5-GHz Intel Core i3-2377M processor and 4GB of DDR3 system memory. This is the same processing power you’ll find in a device like Toshiba’s U845-S402 Ultrabook, which comes with the same Intel chipset, but sells for a much higher price at $749. 99.

    The Acer performed well when launching applications — we never had to wait more than a few seconds to open any programs. The V5-171 shines when it comes to multitasking; we were able to watch a trailer for «Iron Man 3» in full-screen HD while running eight tabs in Google Chrome’s browser. Additionally, we also left other Windows 8 apps open, such as Hulu Plus and Bing Daily, which didn’t hinder the notebook’s performance. Even while playing the trailer in the background, apps continued to open with little to no lag.

    The V5-171-6675 boots up fast — we got Windows 8 up and running in 21 seconds flat. The similarly priced 11-inch ASUS Q200 took 23 seconds.

    The V5’s hardware scored 1,866 on PCMark07, which measures a PC’s general Windows performance. This is noticeably behind the 3,398 average score, but beats the competing Sony VAIO E Series 11 (976) by a significant margin. The Acer also beat the ASUS Q200’s 1,567 (1.4-GHz Core i3). The higher-end Acer V5 with Core i5 CPU notched 2,427.

    The V5-171-6675 5,400-rpm 500GB hard drive transferred 4.97GB of media files in 2 minutes and 54 seconds, which equals a rate of 29.2 MBps. That’s better than the ASUS Q200 (21 MBps), the more premium V5-171 (15 MBps) and the VAIO E11 (19 MBps).

    In our Open Office Spreadsheet Test, which matches 20,000 names to their corresponding addresses, it took the V5-171 10 minutes and 45 seconds to complete the task, slightly ahead of the ASUS Q200 (11:29). The higher-end Core i5 model of the Acer clocked in at 5 minutes and 48 seconds.

    We transcoded a 5-minute 1080p video to an iPhone-friendly format in 33 seconds using Cyberlink’s MediaEspresso software. This is faster than the 44-second average and the ASUS Q200 (60 seconds).


    The V5-171-6675 performed well when playing «World of Warcraft» on Fair quality autodetect settings, with the frame rate reaching 67 fps. When you bump those autodetect settings up from Fair to Good, however, that number drops all the way down to an unplayable 17 fps. Still, that’s better than the ASUS Q200 at the same settings, which registered 12 fps. The Sony VAIO E11, with its AMD graphics, notched 37 fps.

    Battery Life

    Click to EnlargeWhile Acer’s 11.6-inch ultraportable is light enough to take anywhere, it’s seriously lacking in the endurance department. During the LAPTOP Battery Test, which involves continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi, the V5-171-6675 lasted only 3 hours and 56 minutes. The average ultraportable lasts 5:57. Even the ASUS Q200, which includes a touch screen, turned in a longer runtime of 4:19.


    Click to EnlargeThe V5-171-6675 comes preloaded with Amazon, Netflix, Encyclopedia Britannica, eBay, Evernote, Kindle, iCookbook, TuneIn and Zinio, among other apps. This machine also comes with Acer’s Crystal Eye camera software and its Backup Manager. The Backup Manager offers a variety of options for backing up your files, which includes a standard backup, the ability to make an image backup of your drive, or transfer files from another computer. Acer has also bundled its eRecovery Management system along with this as well. Acer Cloud lets you access your music, photos, videos and documents from other PCs and mobile devices, including Android phones and tablets.


    Click to EnlargeAcer’s V5-171-6675 offers speedy performance, a comfortable keyboard and great portability at a budget-friendly price. You won’t find a more feature-rich 11-inch machine for $449. However, unless you plan on using this Acer mostly in your living room or near an outlet, we don’t recommend it. Less than 4 hours of juice is just sad. If you’re willing to spend a little more, we’d get the $499 ASUS Q200. While not quite as fast, the Q200 adds a touch screen and lasts (a little) over 4 hours on a charge. Overall, the price is right for the V5-171-6675, but the battery life disappoints.

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    Brand Acer
    CPU 1.5GHz Intel Core i3-2377M
    Card Slots 2-1 card reader
    Company Website
    Display Size 11.6
    Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 3000
    Hard Drive Size 500GB
    Hard Drive Speed 5,400rpm
    Hard Drive Type SATA Hard Drive
    Native Resolution 1366×768
    Operating System Windows 8
    Optical Drive None
    Ports (excluding USB) VGA, Headphone, HDMI, Ethernet
    RAM 4GB
    RAM Upgradable to 8GB
    Size 11.2 x 8 x 1.1 inches
    Touchpad Size 3.5 x 2 inches
    USB Ports 3
    Warranty/Support 1-year limited
    Weight 3 pounds
    Wi-Fi 802. 11a/b/g/n


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    Acer V5-171 review: Acer V5-171

    So, here’s the situation: I walk up to you at a coffee shop and put an 11-inch laptop on the table. It’s compact. It looks like a Netbook. I tell you it has a Core i5 processor, a 500GB hard drive, 6GB of RAM. Then I tell you it’s $550. You’re interested, right? At that price, why wouldn’t you be? (Acer also says the Aspire V5 will initially be available for $500 through a limited-time Facebook promotion.)

    The Acer Aspire V5-171-6867 is a «Wait until I tell you the price» laptop. I call it that because, until that price floats past your ears, the V5 is just another unattractive little plastic gadget, a laptop that seems at first to be lost in a time warp from the days of Netbooks and before iPads. Our expectations for what a portable gadget can look like have changed, the bar has been raised — but, pure performance and price are areas where a computer like the Acer can still shine.

    Remember the Acer Aspire Timeline X 1830T? This is the successor to that 11-inch laptop, an ultraportable that compared extremely favorably at the time to Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air. This new Aspire V5 has the same appeal; after all, it shares the specs of full-blown 13-inch ultrabook. The hard-drive space matches what you’d see on a regular mainstream computer. Yes, there’s an Ethernet jack; yes, there are HDMI and USB 3.0 ports. You’re getting a no-compromise machine under the hood, at more than $100 (maybe $200) less than any equivalent ultrabook costs. Compared with the 11-inch MacBook Air at $999, the Acer Aspire V5-171-6867 literally costs half as much.

    Sarah Tew/CNET

    There are drawbacks, of course. The keyboard feels cramped because of a narrow palm rest; the touch pad is small; the larger 500GB hard drive isn’t a fast solid-state drive (although, compared with the puny 64GB of space on the entry-level MacBook Air, you’re getting a king’s ransom of space), and the internal speakers are terrible. The biggest letdown might be battery life: the Aspire V5-171-6867 lasted only 3 hours and 49 minutes in our video playback test, while the Timeline X 1830T I reviewed two years ago — the V5’s predecessor in spirit — ran for more than an hour longer.

    However, if you want a power ultraportable that gives you all the performance you’re looking for from a mainstream laptop at a fraction of the size and price, the Acer Aspire V5 is unbeatable. You just have to live with a lot of hand cramping and maybe some squinting. Many people might simply prefer to either go with an iPad or a larger ultrabook instead.

    Price as reviewed $550
    Processor 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U
    Memory 6GB, 1,600MHz DDR3
    Hard drive 500GB 5,400rpm
    Chipset Intel HM77
    Graphics Intel HD 4000
    Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Dimensions (WD) 11.2×8 inches
    Height 1.1 inches
    Screen size (diagonal) 11.6 inches
    System weight / Weight with AC adapter 2.98 pounds / 3.38 pounds
    Category Ultraportable

    Sarah Tew/CNET

    There aren’t many Windows PC makers exploring 11-inch ultrabook-quality ultraportables at the moment, for whatever reason. This isn’t the first time that Acer’s delved into 11-inch laptops: the Acer Aspire One was a similarly sized device with a Netbook-level AMD processor, and a near-equivalent to the Acer Aspire V5 from a couple of years ago, again, is the Timeline X 1830T, a laptop I prized at the time for its performance.

    Sarah Tew/CNET

    The metallic gray plastic body recalls 11-inch AMD-powered budget machines and Netbooks more than sleeker, better-designed ultrabooks. Standard matte-black plastic underneath, a grille vent on the left side of the base, and a slightly bulging rear where the removable four-cell battery is attached all feel like design throwbacks. This laptop won’t turn many heads; in fact, it looks like a machine that got fished up from 2009.

    Sarah Tew/CNET

    This Acer Aspire V5 is thick for an ultraportable, 1.1 inches at its thickest spot. You notice the difference when you hold it in your hand. Its weight, at 3 pounds, matches what you’d find in a 13-inch ultrabook more than a supersmall 11-inch ultraportable. That said, this Acer slides neatly into even a small bag, although the tiny bit of added bulk and weight can be felt when carrying it around for a while. Even the included AC charger is small, a little three-pronged wall wart.

    Sarah Tew/CNET

    There’s no technical problem with this Acer’s raised chiclet keyboard: wide keys, good key travel, and properly proportioned keys are all what I’d look for, plus the edge-to-edge keyboard makes the most of the Acer’s narrow dimensions. (It’s not backlit, though, which is frustrating.) My problem came from the keyboard’s positioning, which affects the available wrist-rest space and touch-pad size. Instead of the MacBook Air approach, which pushes the keyboard right up to the display to offer as much touch-pad and wrist-rest space as possible, this Acer’s keyboard floats in the middle (probably because of the large hinge/battery taking up space in the rear), making for a cramped front end. This happened in previous 11-inch Acers, and the result is largely the same: typing feels less comfortable, and access to the clickpad becomes more difficult.

    Sarah Tew/CNET

    The multitouch Synaptics clickpad is actually quite good for such a small, budget laptop, and it’s an improvement on previous Acer ultraportables. I just found it hard to pull off two-finger gestures because of the limited surface area. This laptop screams to be connected to a Bluetooth mouse or even an external keyboard for desktop use.

    If you went ahead and did that, this Acer could be intriguing option as a home computer: add a monitor and tuck the Acer away in a corner, and you have a solid home machine for a reasonable price. The price of the Aspire V5-171-6867 is close to those of budget desktops. It’s not nearly as versatile, but it’s smaller. Still, what it would really be useful for is travel. Just be forewarned that the keyboard feels cramped because of the palm rest.

    One small detail that helps in narrow spaces is that this Acer’s screen can be bent back nearly 180 degrees, which can be helpful when lap-typing in a tiny space, such as a bus seat. The 11-inch glossy display has a 1,366×768-pixel resolution, standard for screens up to 13 inches (and even bigger than that). Text and video look readable and nothing feels crowded. This screen doesn’t offer good viewing angles, though — looking off-axis turns the screen into a mushy, glare-filled affair. The screen quality is good enough for everyday portable use, and videos looked fine as well.

    The speakers are another story: they’re terrible. Stereo speakers located on the Aspire’s underbelly push out weak, tinny sound, almost as if there were an AM radio installed there. Maximum volume is extremely soft, even in a quiet room. An iPad speaker sounds better. Wear headphones.

    An included 1.3-megapixel camera offers a good Web-chat-ready experience, especially for this system’s size.

    This is as good a place as any to discuss preinstalled trialware: Acer includes it without shame, and pop-ups will frustrate you. In a budget Windows laptop, this generally comes with the territory.

    Video VGA, HDMI VGA plus HDMI or DisplayPort
    Audio Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone combo jack Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone jacks
    Data 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, SD card reader 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, SD card reader
    Networking Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optional mobile broadband
    Optical drive None None

    Sarah Tew/CNET

    Considering the size and price, this Acer offers an astonishing number of ports and connections: VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card slot, and Bluetooth. It makes a mockery of any larger laptops that lack one or more of these features. There’s no optical drive, of course.

    The V5 product line comprises a variety of other 14- and 15-inch laptops, but the V5-171 is the only 11-inch ultraportable. The $550 price (lowered to $500 via a current promotion) is an excellent value for the components. Two years ago, the 11-inch Acer Timeline X cost $899 with a Core i7 processor; this Aspire V5 has a third-gen Intel Core i5-3317U CPU, 6GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. The value of this new Acer can’t be overestimated. Your only question, really, is whether you’d rather spend a few hundred more for a budget 13-inch ultrabook, just for comfort and screen-size considerations. Or, you could get a full-fledged laptop that, though larger and heavier, might not cost much more.

    That 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor is the very same one seen in larger 13- and 14-inch ultrabooks. Performance, by our benchmarks, was equivalent. Recent larger laptops that had this CPU include the Toshiba Satellite U845, the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A, and the 13-inch Samsung Series 9. The Acer Aspire V5-171-6867 ran a tiny bit slower on average, which may be in part because of the hard drive, which lacks an SSD cache. Still, this Acer Aspire smokes 11-inch ultraportables like the Sony Vaio SVE11113FXW, which has a far inferior AMD E2-1800 processor. The Aspire can handle multitasking and single-tasking with ease, and you could always plug in a monitor and keyboard and make this a full-fledged all-day computer.

    Sarah Tew/CNET

    Integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics perform as expected, with Street Fighter IV running at 25.1 frames per second at 1,366×768 pixels. This Acer could play your average game with graphics settings adjusted downward, which is what Intel’s newer integrated graphics are meant for.

    Some performance qualities aren’t so ideal: bootup time and waking up from sleep were more sluggish than on the average ultrabook. A cold boot took a laborious 50 seconds. This Acer also didn’t automatically wake up from sleep when I opened the lid — I had to hit a button first — but it returned to action quickly after that. The side vent pumps out very warm air after Netflix streaming for a while, and areas of the keyboard got warm, too.

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    Now, let’s talk battery life. This Acer only eked out 3 hours and 49 minutes of video playback, and that just isn’t good. Most modern ultrabooks last at least 5 hours, and the 11-inch MacBook Air lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes. Even the older Acer Timeline X 1830T lasted over an hour longer. In an age of long-battery-life iPads, tablets, and Netbooks, settling for shorter battery life on the go just isn’t necessary.

    Sarah Tew/CNET

    Acer offers a standard one-year warranty with the Acer Aspire V5 171-6867. Acer’s Web site has software and help documentation and is easy to use once you know your product’s specific product configuration and serial number.

    It’s hard not to appreciate a tiny laptop with the guts of a full-fledged ultrabook for only $500. The Acer Aspire V5-171-6867 is a true value pick for an ultraportable, but cramped dimensions and a weak battery life prevent this otherwise fully loaded laptop from being a true killer product. If you want the most computer in the smallest chassis for the least amount of money, however, this is an excellent consideration. I just can’t help but wonder about the future of ultraportable products like these in the face of a wave of Windows 8 tablets and hybrid devices to come, many of which might be preferable.

    Find out more about how we test Windows laptops.

    System configurations:

    Acer Aspire V5-171-6867
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U; 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz; 128MB (Dedicated) Intel HD 4000; 500GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

    Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 1. 7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz; 64MB (Dedicated) Intel HD 4000; 128GB Adata XM11 SSD

    Sony Vaio E11113FXW
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 1.7GHz AMD E2-1800 APU; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 384MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7340; 500GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

    Apple MacBook Air 11.6-inch (Summer 2012)
    OS X 10.7.4 Lion; 1.7GHz Intel Core i5; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz; 384MB (Shared) Intel HD 4000; 64GB Apple SSD

    Origin EON11-S
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.1GHz Intel Core i7-3612XM; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 650M + 64MB (Dedicated) Intel HD 4000; HDD #1: 750GB Seagate 7,200rpm

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    Specs Acer Aspire 171-6815 i3-2365M Notebook 29.5 cm (11.6″) HD Intel® Core™ i3 4 GB DDR3-SDRAM 500 GB HDD Windows 8 Silver Notebooks (NX.


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