Acer first time introduced the Aspire V 5 at Cebit and now one of the models, Acer Aspire V5-531-4636 laptop has listed at several major retailers and e-Tailers with starting price around $392 to $481.99 with 1 year warranty. It’s slim, light and inexpensive 15.6 inch wide screen machine with comfortable keyboard and offers good performance to handle basic computing tasks and light multimedia tasks.
Like other V5 series, the Aspire V5-531-4636 also comes with nice, light and slim design. It offers ergonomic gripe design with smokey black color, smart airflow technology and measures 15.0 x 10.0 x 0,9 inch with weighs only at 5.07 lb make it feels very light, manageable and comfortable for frequent travel and provides an elegant look. It also thinner and lighter than other decent notebook on it’s class, such as Asus X54C-BBK24 which has dimensions in 15.2 x 9.9 x 1.4 inch with weighs around 5.8 pounds.
Under the hood, Acer V5-531-4636 notebook offers a decent configurations and features. Inside, this model only comes with old processor, the Intel Pentium B967 with a clocking speed of 1.3GHZ and features 2MB L3 cache, Intel HM70 Express chipset, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (expandable up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM if you need better performance) and pre-installed with Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit version as the operating system provides enough power to handle daily office applications.
The integrated Intel HD Graphics as graphics accelerator and 15.6 inch High-Definition CineCrystal LED Widescreen Display with LED Backlit capable to produce maximum internal resolutions at 1366 x 768 pixel and offer 16:9 viewing angle. It delivers clear, bright and vivid color for images and videos, but it’s not good for aoutdoor use. We also love the 1.3 megapixel HD Webcam that built into bezel and integrated with digital microphone delivers high quality face to face video communications and video recording. For audio, buyer will get stereo speakers with Dolby® Home Theater® v4 software for improving audio quality.
For multimedia storage, the 500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive offers plenty of internal storage capacity and spinning speed of 5400 rpm. You can also can backup your music files or videos files into CDs or DVDs formats with 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive that located on the side or transfers files from or to your gadgets via 2-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader with supports MultiMediaCard (MMC) and Secure Digital (SD) Card. On the side, there are VGA port, HDMI port for external display connections, double USB 2.0 port, Fast USB 3.0 port and headphone jack.
Other specifications are standart keyboard (no backlit), multi-gesture touchpad, Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wire connections, 802.11b/g/n WLAN and 4 cells Lithium Ion 2500 mAh battery that provides up to 4 hours of battery life on full charge. If you interested, the 15.6 inch V5-531-4636 models also preloaded with eRecovery Management, Backup Manager, Adobe Reader, Bing Bar, Windows Live™ Essentials, Microsoft Office Suite and more. Might be it’s not have great graphics performance, long battery life or full connectivity features, but we think Acer Aspire V5-531-4636 is a nice laptop, especially on the size and the price. So, what you think about this machine. Are you interested or you already have another V5 series? Please tell us your opinion at the comment box.