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)

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

Explore your style: The Aspire V3 Series notebook sports a wide range of trendy colors and designs and is available in 14.0", 15.6" and 17.3" screen sizes. This streamlined jack of all trades packs responsive graphics and powerful features to keep you entertained and productive wherever you go.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7 - 4702MQ
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Display
Display size 17.3 inches
Touchscreen Yes
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Switchable
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia Geforce GTX 760m
Secondary Graphics Chipset Intel HD 4600
Graphics Memory 2.0 GB
Video Memory Type GDDR5
Storage
Drive 1 size 500.0 GB
Drive 1 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 1 speed 5400.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Memory
Memory size 12.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 16.3 inches
Depth 10.8 inches
Height 1.4 inches
Weight 7.05 pounds
Optical Drive
Included Drives DVD Drive
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 177.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 1:58   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 11.4   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2003.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2836.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 1504.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 163.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 232.8   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 98.5   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 287.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 237.8   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 5.5   Watt hours
Idle power usage 22.9   Watts
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 16933.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 11135.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 956.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 1997.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 23.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 65.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 9.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 58.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 20.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 69.7   Frames per second (higher is better)