Acer Aspire V3-771 Review
After a 17.3″ laptop for around £400? The Acer Aspire V3-771 offers a larger 17.3″ screen, Intel’s latest Core i3 3110M processor operating at 2.4GHz, 6GB of fast RAM, a large 500GB hard drive, with more than enough space for the vast majority of users, complete with an integrated graphics card, and the latest version of Windows, in the form of Windows 8 64 bit, all for around the £430 mark – read on for our Acer V3-771 review.
Below is our review of the Acer Aspire V3-771, a 17.3" laptop, featuring 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and Windows 8.
So you’re looking for a 17.3″ notebook, but have a budget or around £400 – what to buy? There’s an increasing amount of choice out there from a wide range of laptop manufacturers – Acer offer the V3-771 from their Aspire range – famous for offering very good value for money. perhaps a less trendy make than some, Acer typically offer a very high spec for not much outlay.
Similar to the rest of the latest Aspire range, the V3-771 offers a shiny gloss black finish – looks impressive but does have that annoying tendency to pick up the odd fingerprint – so you may need to regularly clean the laptop, especially if regularly used by little hands.
With this laptop offering a larger screen, subsequently it’s dimensions are larger to accommodate this increase in display. As a result, this laptop weighs a touch more, and measures a little extra than it’s 15.6″ equivalents. Also, as a result of the increase in cost of the extra screen size, the components will be slightly less expensive than a smaller but equally priced laptop – please bear this in mind. obviously the benefits are that you get a much large display, which is ideal if it’s your main source of computing – more comfortable to work on, and easier to watch films and play games on.
The processor is supplied by Intel – it’s the Core i3 3110M 2.4GHz model, and when paired with 6GB of RAM, as well as the inbuilt graphics card, this laptop offers good performance – all of our testers were impressed with the speed, especially considering the low cost of this notebook. Windows 8 is the operating system, which we couldn’t fault, and the spacious 500GB hard drive offered a lot of space, and should be more than ample than the majority of users.
So who should buy this laptop? Maybe not ideal for commuting with, as a touch too large – but ideal for students, and for those who want a reasonably priced laptop for using at home. Small enough to still be portable, large enough to comfortably be able to type on for extended periods of time.
Aspire V3-771 Pros and Cons
Pros: Decent 17.3" screen, decent spec, runs fast.
Cons: A touch large for regular travel - ideal for everything else though.
Our Verdict for the Acer Aspire V3-771
If you’re after a larger screen laptop at a bargain price, then the Acer Aspire V3-771 is a definite contender.
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Reviewed by Techdesigns Staff on . Rating: 4.5
Acer Aspire V3-771 Specification
Model: Aspire V3-771
Screen size: 17.3"
Processor: Intel Core i3 3110M 2.4GHz
DDR3 RAM: 6GB
Hard drive: 500GB
Operating System: Windows 8
Extras: DVD, Webcam and Integrated Graphics