The Acer Aspire V5-471P is touch screen based laptop from Acer coming with a 14-inch screen and a Windows 8 Home OS. It houses a comparatively older Intel Co i3-2365M processor which belongs to the sandy bridge line up, clocked at 1.4 GHz without any Turbo Boost.
The Acer Aspire V5 has a silver-coloured plastic body all around and lacks the premium feel that one sees in the Aspire S7. The 14-inch touchscreen is a finger-print/smudge magnet which become evident while your screen is dark. Which is much lower than competing core i5 and core i7 Ivy Bridge processor sporting laptops and ultra books. In the graphics department, 3D Mark O6 gave an overall score of 3230 marks. As far as real life games go, a test gives 23fps on Resident Evil 5 at 1280×720 pixel resolution. Don’t bother with gaming on this machine.
The audio output of the Aspire V5 was quite impressive. Clarity and sound separation were decent for a laptop of this class and we did not notice any distortion at 100 percent volume level. Videos lack the depth thanks to the display which is highly reflective and suffers from backlight bleeding around the edges. The battery life just lasted for 140 minutes, which will mean that it will give around 4-4.5 hours on standard usage scenario.
The Acer Aspire V5-471P is an ideal machine for those who are looking at an entry level Windows 8 machine with a touchscreen. At $720 we think it is a tad bit expensive specially considering its older processor. Under $644 this would make for a good purchase if you can overlook its issues.