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Acer Aspire V3-571 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £471
inc VAT

For well under £500, this does-it-all laptop finds the sweet spot between power and battery life


The V3-571 has a 500GB hard disk that provides plenty of space for work, software and media. If you need to add external storage, there’s one USB3 and two USB2 ports on the sides, as well as a memory card reader that supports most common high-capacity formats. A DVD-RW drive rounds out your storage options. The V3 also has a Gigabit Ethernet port, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connecting it to your network.

Acer Aspire V3-571

Its 15.6in LCD screen is particularly good, although the glossy finish can produce distracting reflections if you’re viewing dark screens in a brightly lit room, the brightness, pure white tones and intense colours of the display make up for that. If you want to connect an external monitor, TV or projector, HDMI and VGA ports are both available. The integrated speaker is fine for system sounds and spoken audio, but it’s not very loud, has no discernible bass and very muddy rendition of mid-range tones, so you’ll need external speakers if you want to listen to music.

Acer Aspire V3-571

With its powerful processor, plenty of RAM and a surprisingly long battery life, the V3 is great value at just £471 and it wins a well-deserved Best Buy award.

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Basic Specifications

ProcessorIntel Core i5-2450M
Processor clock speed2.5GHz
Memory slots2
Memory slots free0
Maximum memory8GB
SoundRealtek ALC269
Pointing devicetouchpad


Viewable size15.6 in
Native resolution1366×768
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 3000
Graphics/video portsVGA, HDMI
Graphics Memory384MB


Total storage capacity500GB
Optical drive typeDVD+/-RW +/-DL

Ports and Expansion

USB ports3
Wired network ports1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support802.11n (dual band)
PC Card slotsnone
Supported memory cardsSDXC, Memory Stick Pro, MMC, XD
Other ports1x 3.5mm headphone output, 1x 3.5mm mic input


Carrying caseNo
Operating systemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore optionrestore partition
Software includednone
Optional extrasnone

Buying Information

Warrantyone year RTB