15.6″ Acer Aspire V3-572-51TR FHD Laptop via Amazon
Acer Aspire V 15 V3-572-51TR is a new 2015 model mid-range 15.6 inch laptop with a crystal clear Full HD display, fifth generation February 2015 release Intel i5 processor offering high end performance, up to 7 hour battery life with a decent price tag as Acer makes decent quality and functional laptops and desktops at often less prices than its competitors. Acer Aspire V3-572 comes with the dual core Broadwell Intel i5-5200U at 2.2GHz speed to 2.7GHz with turbo boost and hyper threading for proper CPU utilisation, 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM and up to 16GB (2 x 8GB) is supported for heavier use but 8GB is adequate, 1 TB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm spindle speed and Build Your Own Cloud by Acer so your cloud storage will be as big as you want and 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system.
15.6 inch diagonal non-touch Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit FHD display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution and 16:9 image aspect ratio and Intel HD Graphics 5500 is upgraded graphics that is integrated into the main Broadwell CPU and performs better than both the previous Haswell Intel HD 5000 and 4400 and will let you play older games like Minecraft very comfortably and more demanding titles like Battlefield 4 at low to medium settings and resolutions. There is also a 1280×720 pixel high definition webcam with microphone for informal Skype chats or videoconferencing with work colleagues in 24 frames per second while optimised Dolby audio and stereo speakers offer decent sound for great entertainment. Platinum silver Acer V3-572-51TR weighs 5.62 pounds with dimensions of 15.02 x 10.08 x 1 inches- average weight and thickness and is fairly portable as lithium ion battery offers up to 7 hours battery life from its 6-cell 5000mAh battery. There is no optical drive and mostly no need as everything can pretty much be downloaded from the web but 802.11ac wireless featuring MIMO technology, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port with up to 10 times transfer speeds, an HDMI port with HDCP Support to hook up to advanced PC monitors or HDTV’s, Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45 connector and Secure Digital- SD Media Card Reader.
Conclusion: Aluminium patterned cover Acer Aspire V3-572-51TR is a robust, durable, reliable and functional laptop at a fair price with its Broadwell i5 processor with turbo boost and hyper threading, large amounts of memory and hard drive, Full HD screen, solid 7 hour battery life (you can probably get around 5 to 6 hours easily in reality on average use) and good connectivity including 802.11ac advanced wireless (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz) are great and it has certain small flaws, like anything in life. SSD is always a faster and better option for faster boot-ups and snappier overall performance so you can replace the hard drive with SSD. If you’d prefer a touch display this is not a touchscreen computer and quite frankly with this medium level price you’re already getting a glossy Active Matrix TFT Color LCD FHD sharp display with vibrant colours that seems to be certainly above average. It is not particularly lightweight- more like average weight and keyboard is not backlit but at least has the 10-key numeric pad on the side and reasonably responsive Acer’s Precision touchpad for smooth navigation on Windows 8 apps. Overall it looks like a very good value laptop computer with its superior upper mid-range performance of its Broadwell i5 CPU with a Passmark benchmark score of 3542 and decent visuals for work, school and entertainment purposes for moderate to demanding applications.