Acer Aspire V5 Ultrathin 11.6” Hands-On

Updated on 06 March 2012 by

The 11.6” version of the V5 (AKA as the Aspire One in low-end version) will launch at an entry-level price of €499. There was talk of discreet graphics, Core CPU and optical drives but this only applies to larger models with 14 and 15” screens. There will be a V5 11.6” with Core CPUs though and later this year you can expect an update to Ivy Bridge.

It’s an interesting low-cost ultrathin option although we’re seeing a rather small battery and learning that there won’t be an SSD version.  The Acer Aspire One will be targeted at the netbook market although with no Atom versions planned, it’s an indicator of price and not performance.

See this article for press release and further specifications.

Check out the video, below the images.

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Jack says:

    I liked it until I saw the underside. Would it kill them to put a clean unblemished (no stickers!) colour plastic panel underneath while keeping it in the sub €800 category?

  2. GadgetFan says:

    What are the dimensions? Especially compared to the Samsung NP300 which is 10.9″ x 7.9″. I would prefer a matte finish on the lid and screen though. Also, less Acer ads would be great.

  3. Marcin Michon says:

    No SSD, what’s the point to buy one ? ;)

  4. Morsetlis says:

    No SSD means the hard drive is standard laptop HDD, which means you can replace it with a very cheap standard SSD instead of a LIF/ZIF or mSATA one.

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