Acer Aspire V5-122P-0869 is highly portable 11.6” laptop that is operated by 1GHz A4-1250 APU. You can’t expect this small laptop for high end entertainment purpose but it is fast enough for document creation, web browsing, and social networking as well as video communication. This is an inexpensive laptop. This small laptop comes with limited number of ports and connectivity features which is essential in day to day computing. Acer V5-122P-0869 is based on Windows 8.1 and like many 11.6” laptops these days, it ships with a touchscreen. The laptop weighs around 3.04 lb. As expected it doesn’t house a DVD burner. The small laptop and netbooks are commonly lacking DVD burner. The short comings of this laptop are average battery life , missing HDMI and VGA and only 2 USB ports (though one of them is USB 3.0 which is again an added advantage). Acer V5-122P-0869 does come with a SD card reader. Here is a brief review about specification and performance of this laptop.
Acer Aspire V5-122P-0869 specification and expected performance
The quad-core AMD A4-1250 APU offers enough speed for common day to day computing tasks. However, high end tasks like video editing, playing latest games would hardly be managed by this laptop. With 4GB memory it supports basic multitasking. The APU or accelerated processor comes with integrated AMD Radeon HD 8210, a DirectX 11.1 graphics card. The low processor speed and weak graphics hardly run latest games even at low resolution and details. However, few older less demanding games like World of Warcraft, StarCraft II etc are playable in low details and resolution.
Acer Aspire V5-122P-0869 laptop is installed with 4GB DDR3L SDRAM and memory is upgradable up to 6GB. It comes with conventional 500GB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm speed. The haard-drive comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system.
The 11.6” LED backlit high definition touch screen display offers maximum resolution of 1366 X 768 which means user will get crisp pictures.
It has only two USB ports (one of them is USB 3.0). As mentioned earlier, there is a SD card slot that can be used to easily transfer photos from a camera. You also get a webcam, Bluetooth, a combination headphone/microphone port, and 802.11n Wi-Fi.
The 3 cell lithium ion battery offers up to 3.5 hours of battery backup.
Pros of Acer Aspire V5-122P-0869
Inexpensive compact laptop for day to day computing
Cons of Acer Aspire V5-122P-0869
Limited number of ports
Average battery life