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Acer Aspire V3 review: "Budget desktop replacement” needn’t be an oxymoron

At a Glance

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At a Glance

It's not the fastest desktop replacement we've seen, but the Aspire V3 is a very good mobile-entertainment value.

Price when rated: $1100

Pros

  • Reasonably priced
  • Equipped with a discrete graphics processor
  • Excellent speakers

Cons

  • Lacks an SSD
  • Short battery life
  • Relatively low benchmark performance (aside from gaming)
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