[Review] Acer Aspire V5: Thin, light and charismatic Notebook

By | July 22, 2014


Acer earlier used to make only budget notebook for students and professionals but now the users perspection has been changed, they now look for compact, great performance and eye-catching design. Now Acer has somewhat rectified this by giving the V5-122P touchscreen input and, as such, it works very well with Windows 8 operating system. You don’t need to navigate using the touchpad’s hindering included click buttons because you can just reach up and swipe through options on the display.

However, the Acer V series is available in a wide range of specs, we review the AMD A10-1460 processor with a clock speed of 2.5 GHz and backed by 6 GB of DDR3 RAM. While these modules handled complex processes well on day one, we are not sure how well the V5-122P will hold up after a year’s worth of software updates and program installation.


So, as long as you are happy to compromise on a few features, you can save yourself some cash over the likes of the premium Sony Vaio Duo 11 or the HP Envy x2.

As we have seen the specs are not very attractive or powerful to run everything at once but the basic web applicatins run nicely and also let you run simple creative apps. Don’t expect it as a gaming or using HD editing tools such as Photoshop, Corel Draw, Illustrator etc. One more thing I would like to add in its performance section is its battery, is not very impressive but for average users it will be fine.

The Acer Aspire V5-122P comes across almost as a supercharged netbook. There is nothing you cannot do here that could not be do with an Ultrabook.

Acer Aspire V5-122P

Aspire V5 has all the connectivity and ports options, the average user need to work on. On the right side there is 3.5 mm headset jack, SD card slot, and only one USB 2.0 port. The left has only the power button and a single USB 2.0 port. The back has also a USB 3.0 port, both HDMI and Ethernet port and what Acer calls a converter port. The converter port offers VGA connectivity via a $25 dongle. The Aspire V5 also offers 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0+(high speed). The Webcam that delivers a smooth picture at 720p resolution.

The Acer V5 is a feasible everyday notebook, and it is more than workable when it comes to playing low-resolution games and moview. But the bendy feel of the touchpad still to annoy even after I’d had a few days to accustom to it. Here comes in-short review:


  • Light and portable
  • Affordable price
  • Good keyboard
  • Touchscreen
  • Attractive design


  • Mediocre processor
  • Lacking connectivity
  • Annoying touchpad
  • Fair battery life (Not very good)
  • Limited storage

Acer Aspire V5-122P

Key Features Acer V5-552P-X617 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop

  • Screen Size 15.6 inches, Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Processor 2.5 GHz A10-5757M, quad-core
  • RAM 6 GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive 750 GB SATA
  • Graphics Coprocessor AMD Radeon HD 8650G Graphics
  • Graphics Card RAM Size 512 MB
  • Wireless Type 802.11bgn
  • Average Battery Life (in hours) 4.5 hours
  • Operating System Windows 8
  • Weight 4.8 pounds
  • Item Dimensions L x W x H 15.02 x 10.80 x 0.90 inches
  • Number of USB ports 2.0 Ports 2, 3.0 port 1
  • Color Cool Steel
  • Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
  • Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM

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