Pros

  • Large display
  • Better-than-average gaming performance at 1024 by 768
  • Attractive industrial design

Cons

  • Too much travel in the trackpad
  • Difficult-to-access memory slots and hard-drive bay
  • Lots of bloatware

At A Glance

If you need a notebook with a large display, Acer's V5 is a well-priced solution. Just don't expect knock-your-socks-off performance.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Aspire V5 Series puts inspiring performance in a thin and light form. The choice of up to four suave colors adds to the charm. A Full HD1 touchscreen breathes life into your entertainment and gives you hands-on control, while four built-in speakers make your enjoyment all the more sweet with great sound.

Manufacturer’s Website

Acer Aspire V5-552G-X414

The Specs

Processor
Processor type AMD A10-5757M
Processor speed 2500.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Touchscreen No
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon HD 8750M
Storage
Drive 1 size 750.0 GB
Drive 1 type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
  • VGA
Wireless connection
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Memory
Memory size 6.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Dimensions
Width 15.0 inches
Depth 1.0 inches
Height 10.0 inches
Weight 4.41 pounds
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad (Multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 124.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 4:13   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 18.5   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 1369.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 1421.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 1511.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 182.7   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 334.1   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 417.8   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 302.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 371.1   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
3DMark, Firestrike 1024.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 5860.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Ice Storm 40342.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 9.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 47.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 22.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 60.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 5.3   Watt hours
Idle power usage 10.8   Watts