Acer’s V series notebooks
are built for easy portability, offer good battery lives, and deliver decent performance with the specs on board. The V3
models are the cheapest, but are let down by low specs. The V7
, although blessed with top specs, does not come cheap. The V5
s, on the other hand, strike a perfect balance between price and performance and the Acer V5-573G
, in particular, deserves a look-in.
A flawless blend of metal and plastic, the V5-573G is a great looking device with the silver grey-metallic front cover giving it a premium feel. At less than one inch thick and weighing a lowly 4.5 lbs, the notebook is easy on your back, while the 15.6 LED HD display is extremely easy on your eyes.
Well-armed for everyday office and home use, the V5-573G is built to run natively on the Windows 8 64 Bit Pro Operating System, which is powered by a fourth-generation 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M graphics card.
While most laptops these days handle office tasks effortlessly, the V5-573G impressively masters the more demanding multimedia and gaming needs. Full HD movies and graphics-intensive games/programs run smoothly and look stunning. The four speakers built into the notebook project rich, clear, and powerful sound, which allow for complete multimedia and gaming experiences.
Users also have the option to maximise RAM to 8GB to fulfill their more memory-intensive needs. The V5-573G allocates owners with 500GB of on board storage (@5400 rpm), which should be adequate for most, while the space and speed-hungry among us might opt for more spacious and faster hard drives. V5’s performance is well backed-up by a decent battery life, easily lasting more than six hours of moderate use on full charge. The gadget is further equipped with Bluetooth capability, three USB, one HDMI slot, and a card reader to meet your everyday computing needs.
Priced at around Rs 85,000, the V5-573G’s design, performance, and specifications easily rival those of more ‘fashionable’ laptop brands like Samsung, HP, and Dell, while saving you Rs 15-20,000.
Yantrick’s verdict: good specs, killer design, and competitive pricing are what make Acer’s ultrathin V5-573G notebook a worthy buy.