Acer Aspire V5 touchscreen laptop

Don't be put off by the Pentium; this laptop actually goes alright

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  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    2.50 / 5 (of 9 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 699.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

joy korus

1.0

1

Pros
aspire v5
Cons
aspire v5
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Have had my aspire laptop for about a month and it is very problematic. Unbelievably slow loading the net and outlook express. I'm unhappy with it and will be contacting the company. Appears as thouogh this is the complaint a lot of us have after using it for a few weeks!

Uzma

5.0

2

Pros
touchscreen, windows 8, fast and good quality, easy to work and study with, battery life, speed
Cons
nothing at all
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I had this laptop for quite a while and it's really helpful. It's easy to carry around and not too heavy. It's really fast and handy for emergency moments. It takes a few seconds to switch on to my desktop.

Qat

5.0

3

Pros
Touchscreen, Battery life, Speed with handling multiple tasks and Price
Cons
Nothing
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Purchased the v5 four months ago and haven't had a problem with it. Mainly used to do uni work, web browsing, downloading/watching music & tv shows and a bit of gaming. I have a bad habit of always having too many browser tabs open but it seems able to handle it. Purchased for $570 and then received a $79 cashback from Acer I'd say it was a bargain. Very happy with it, no complaints from me.

Kas

4.0

4

Pros
Touchscreen is a nice feature, battery life is good.
Cons
Had some problems at first with freezing and flickering
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I love my Acer aspire v5 touchscreen laptop. I've had it for 4 months, first 2-3 weeks it had some problems freezing up and screen flickering but I had a windows message come up to 'refresh' my laptop so I did it and I've had no problems since! Absolutely love it.

pip

0.0

5

Pros
Nothing
Cons
everything
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I bought acer aspire laptop in December 2012, its battery life is max. 1 hour 40 min's. when on charge, on charging side -it gets so hot that can't take in lap. i am disappointed and even they never return/change. I bought from hervey norman and they said i have to show this in outside. i spoiled $$$. just recommend to everyone- DON'T BUY ANY ACER LAPTOP :(

Hayden

2.0

6

Pros
Wireless Internet
Cons
Touchscreen and processor
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I had gone through two of these of computers in three months because the very poorly made touchscreens stopped working. The computer also ran slow and constantly froze on me. I really discourage anyone from buying this computer.

Shariful Alam

1.5

7

Pros
Looking great with windows 8,
Cons
Wireless problems,touch screen problems, charge remains less than expected
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Bought this 14" V 5 laptop last month. Had non responsive touch screen and several other issues. Called Acer. They tried to fix these problems by factory restoring....no improvement ...change to get another new one...touch screen is ok, but wireless disconnected again and again...screen flickering at the edge....some times wavy movement during reading emails...very annoying ...battery charge remains around 2.30 hours....will call Acer again...and will try to get my money back...my experience is very bad with this laptop...

Rob

0.5

8

Pros
Touchscreen
Cons
Wireless
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Had a V5 touch for a month and took it back to the store. Wireless continually dropped out when moved more than about 3m from router rendering the unit virtually useless. Numerous calls to ACER, various drivers tried, changed to brand new wireless-n router, nothing worked. Eventually ACER had me download some diagnostic software to prove the wireless hardware was the issue. Following this I got a full refund from the retailer.
Before you buy check out the ACER website blogs, it seems wireless issues with this unit are not uncommon!
4 star rating for ACER phone support
0.5 star for the product

James Campton

4.5

9

Pros
I found the touch screen nice and responsive. Windows8 works well on it and battery life is good.
Cons
Found curser a bit jumpy with touch pad also and pinch function useful.
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Buying the 15.6in for $590aud for University study I have found this too be a great buy. It sits nic andely next to the Macs and I would say looks better than have gotten some comments from those mac users with its crisp look and ability to swap and change from function to function using the touch screen, which works quite responsively. Running Windows8 is fun to use on this computer compared with those that do not have the touch screen functions and have found myself already ahead in it's use after a week compared with those that have been using it all year. The screen does not look as good as the retina display but for the price half that of macs I can deal with that. I mainly use it to do word documents, power points, web browsing and emails which was my intentions as I have a PS3 to play games.
It's not the quickest computer but for my intended uses I don't mind waiting a few minutes extra to burn a DVD occasionally. The nice size keyboard which is backlit looks great and is comfortable to use. It's extremely light compared to my old laptop (3 yrs old) and have found it to be quite user friendly. even though theres no START button in the corner anymore. I run 4g internet at home and find it to be pretty quick with it's downloads
for under $600 bucks it was a great buy for my purposes. and it looks pretty good too.

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