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Is the Acer Aspire V5-471P notebook a safe bet for buying?

kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
The Acer Aspire V5-471P notebook/laptop shows some promising features.Is it better for buying?
I am not a gamer,so GPU intensive tasks is not a much for me.
How about the performance in viewing videos???
 

Hrishi

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Well depends on the budget , but for normal day to day processing a 3rd Gen I5 or higher will easily suffice.
As far as build quality is concerned , check for the touchpad primarily . Most Acer laptops have pathetic touchpad . Mine is utterly miserable.

BTW , purchase an additional warranty with Acer laptops. It always comes in Handy.

I think Rishi is using Acer v5 series you should ask him.

Yeah , but I have the V3 Series . (V3-571G precisely).

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http://www.thinkdigit.com/Laptops-PCs/Acer-Aspire-V5-471P-Review_13215.html
If this is the one you are looking for , and touchscreen isn't really a necessity for you , then I would recommend to stay away from this.
It's an entry level touchscreen win8 laptop. But how much are you getting it for , and at what config ?
 

$hadow

Geek in making
Well depends on the budget , but for normal day to day processing a 3rd Gen I5 or higher will easily suffice.
As far as build quality is concerned , check for the touchpad primarily . Most Acer laptops have pathetic touchpad . Mine is utterly miserable.

BTW , purchase an additional warranty with Acer laptops. It always comes in Handy.



Yeah , but I have the V3 Series . (V3-571G precisely).

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Acer Aspire V5-471P Price and Review - Laptops & PCs | Thinkdigit Reviews
If this is the one you are looking for , and touchscreen isn't really a necessity for you , then I would recommend to stay away from this.
It's an entry level touchscreen win8 laptop. But how much are you getting it for , and at what config ?
:-D. I forgot my bad:-D
 
OP
kg11sgbg

kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
Thanks @Rishi. for the suggestions.

But the reviews on digit shows it to be a 2nd gen. Core-i3 CPU/APU,whereas the latest one at Flipkart or on the website(Acer | explore beyond limits) comes with a 3rd gen. Core-i5 CPU/APU.

There is a price as well as performance difference.

Another thing,Friends, shall I wait for the Intel Haswell CPU/APU based laptops?
 

Hrishi

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Thanks @Rishi. for the suggestions.

But the reviews on digit shows it to be a 2nd gen. Core-i3 CPU/APU,whereas the latest one at Flipkart or on the website(Acer | explore beyond limits) comes with a 3rd gen. Core-i5 CPU/APU.

There is a price as well as performance difference.

Another thing,Friends, shall I wait for the Intel Haswell CPU/APU based laptops?
Well , the I5 should be sufficient for any non-hardcore operation on the machine.
Although , if you can wait for the haswell then it would be good , since Haswell's based machine will give much better battery life.
 

$hadow

Geek in making
Well , the I5 should be sufficient for any non-hardcore operation on the machine.
Although , if you can wait for the haswell then it would be good , since Haswell's based machine will give much better battery life.

Idk that how much better is the battery life since nearly negligible difference is seen from mu cousin y500 to my y510p. Maybe Ultrabook provides some difference in that.
 

Hrishi

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Idk that how much better is the battery life since nearly negligible difference is seen from mu cousin y500 to my y510p. Maybe Ultrabook provides some difference in that.

A lot depends on the configuration( including power profiles and usage ) . I never had hands on experience on a 4th Gen CPU.SO I can't give assurances that it's the truth. But since its more refined and has a twice fast iGPU , so it should be better.
 

anaklusmos

Youngling
BTW don't believe the ACER website, they are not updating it properly, and details keep getting mixed up with their US website(like listing laptops not yet released in India). Acc to their website Acer is already selling a laptop with 760m in India ................
:rofl:
 

Hrishi

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Yes , their nomenclature is very confusing to average consumer and sometimes incorrect too. ^
 

$hadow

Geek in making
A lot depends on the configuration( including power profiles and usage ) . I never had hands on experience on a 4th Gen CPU.SO I can't give assurances that it's the truth. But since its more refined and has a twice fast iGPU , so it should be better.

Looks like I need to recheck my timing of battery.
 
OP
kg11sgbg

kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
Can u post the link of the laptop from Flipkart?
There you are :--->

Acer Aspire V5-471P Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB/ Win8/ Touch) (NX.M3USI.005) - Acer: Flipkart.com

BTW don't believe the ACER website, they are not updating it properly, and details keep getting mixed up with their US website(like listing laptops not yet released in India). Acc to their website Acer is already selling a laptop with 760m in India ................
:rofl:

Yes , their nomenclature is very confusing to average consumer and sometimes incorrect too. ^

May be guys what you are telling is as such,but according to ACER's website(India region) :--->

Acer | Aspire V5 | Aspire V5-471P | Datasheet
 

$hadow

Geek in making
^^What are you upto now that is a question to be asked mate. Do you want to buy this laptop??:-?
 
OP
kg11sgbg

kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
^^What are you upto now that is a question to be asked mate. Do you want to buy this laptop??:-?
Nope.
Mate, I need concrete suggestions/advice from all of you,whether to go for it or not.

Very good specs. indeed anupam...
A little bit bulky,but the Acer was catching me for its touch screen aspect.
 

Hrishi

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I would like to say it again , that do no buy this machine if TouchScreen is seriously not mandatory.
Give us your requirements and we might suggest something better. 40+ is quite a considerable investment in electronics.It should be done wisely.

Decent choice for someone looking for Ultrabook+GPU+budget combination , but I think OP doesn't need a powerful GPU. He can cut back on GPU to spend on something with better features as per his work requirements.
 
OP
kg11sgbg

kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
^Thanks Rishi.
Waiting for such assurance from you.
I am not going to buy the Acer Aspire V5-471P

Asus or Samsung is a far better choice,as I wish also.

But as per Windows-8.1(64-bit) I was wanting for a touch screen experience also,Friend.

Better suggestions and advice awaited.
My main requirement is watching movies, surfing/browsing,reading documents,programming,etc...
 
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