One of the latest Aspire models to hit the market is the Acer Aspire V5-531-4608 which is considered a budget model and may be a good choice if you are on a budget. It features some basic specifications along with the older but still very dependable Windows 7 operating system. Aspire has made a good reputation for itself over the last few years as a dependable model for Acer and today we will look at this recent release to see if it continues the trend.
Acer Aspire V5-531-4608 (NX.M1GAA.006) Specifications
Processor: Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8 Ghz
Memory: 4 GB DDR3
Harddrive: 500 GB SATA
Screen: 15.6 Inch LED-backlit display
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Benefits of the Acer Aspire V5-531-4608 (NX.M1GAA.006)
Like any budget model, price is going to be one of the biggest benefits and the Aspire V5 is very attractive when it comes to price. While you may not get the latest and greatest features on a budget laptop for plenty of users it still provides all the power they need for basic computing tasks.
It is hard to decide if we should consider this a benefit or a downside, but this V5 model from Acer comes with the older Windows 7 operating system instead of Windows 8. For some who haven’t fully taken to Microsoft’s latest OS as well as the fact that this model does not have touchscreen which Windows 8 was truely designed for means that there will be still plenty of users who find this a big plus when purchasing there next laptop.
Downsides of the Acer Aspire V5-531-4608 (NX.M1GAA.006)
While this model is not the heaviest laptop on the market compared to most of the recent models including budget devices the Aspire V5-531-4608 is on the heavier side. With a total weight of just over 5 pounds and almost 1 inch thick it isn’t the best option for a user who plans on being highly mobile with there new device.
As mentioned above this is a budget model and with this comes budget performance. While the everyday user may not have any issues with this consumers who require larger applications or plan on doing any amount of gaming will probably want to look at pricier options.
Verdict on the Acer Aspire V5-531-4608 (NX.M1GAA.006)
Overall just what we expect from a budget model, low price but also underwhelming specifications. For the everyday user who doesn’t require big time horsepower this should be a model on your list due to the long history of reliability provided by the Aspire lineup, But for heavier users you may want to look elsewhere.