Acer Aspire V5-561P-6869 could be a good choice for those who are on a tight budget but are looking for a touch screen laptop which offers decent performance. Equipped with 4th generation core i5-4200U processor, V5-561P-6869 not only meets the requirements of day to day computing but also offers performance for school and office works. Besides this, user can edit personal photo and videos, download and install itunes, convert media etc. If you are a casual gamer, you would be happy with the performance of this laptop. Though the original price of Acer V5-561p-6869 is much higher but it will be available at a discounted price of $450 (approx.) at Office Depot. The laptop comes with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive which is a usual feature among budget laptops. Though 4GB RAM is enough for regular computing still, for smooth running of some power hungry applications, more memory would be required. It weighs around 5.62lbs and has an optical drive. It offers Bluetooth connectivity as well. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Aspire V5-561P-6869.
Acer Aspire V5-561P-6869 specification and performance
In spite of the fact that Acer V5-561P-6869 is a low-cost laptop, the manufacturer has not compromised with its looks. The machine is pretty stylish and its build quality is good. Intel core i5-4200U dual core processor is 4th generation/Haswell Intel i5 ULV processor which provides processing power to the laptop. Each core operates with 1.6GHz clock speed and the same can boost up to 2.6GHz due to Intel TurboBoost technology. 3MB of smart cache is also available with this processor. Acer Aspire V5-561P-6869 comes with Intel HD 4400 graphics which is integrated graphics and is a part of Intel i5-4200U processor. HD 4400 graphics is the only graphics option with this machine. However, this integrated graphics supports gaming. It can support most of the current games but high end games will run with just playable frame rates. The laptop can run high definition videos seamlessly. However, the display does not support 1080p and is limited to supporting 720p high definition playback only.
Aspire V5-561P-6869 features 4GB DDR3L SDRAM and supports a maximum 16GB memory. Unlike many new laptops that come with dedicated solid state drive to improve boot time and performance, V5-561P-6869 comes with 500GB, 5400rpm conventional hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system.
The 15.6” LED backlit high definition touch screen of Acer V5-561P-6869 supports max 1366 X 768 pixel resolution.
User will get three USB ports ( 2 USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0), HDMI, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, audio ports, an SD card reader and a DVD drive. You also get a webcam, Bluetooth and Acer Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n.
The 4 cell Lithium Ion Battery last up to 4 hours on single charge.
Pros of Acer Aspire V5-561P-6869
Inexpensive stylish touchscreen laptop
Cons of Acer Aspire V5-561P-6869
Standard hard drive and memory
Low battery backup