Acer Black 15.6″ V5-561P-6823

Acer Black 15.6″ V5-561P-6823 is a touch screen laptop. This laptop is an inexpensive machine and offers good speed and features.  Weighing around 5.62 lbs, it is little bulkier but not too heavy to lug around on a day to day basis.  Though it is an inexpensive laptop yet it is stylish and comfortable enough if you are going to use it for typing and internet browsing. The touchscreen feature adds flexibility to the laptop as it allows interacting directly and instantly with the things displayed on the screen.  Acer V5-561P-6823 could be a good choice for both, home users and students, as it comes with complete configuration to support regular computing tasks. It is suitable for small office use as well, as it can handle tasks like creating presentations, working with office suite, file compression and media conversion. Other features of Acer V5-561P-6823 are also impressive. It comes with 6GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and houses a DVD drive. There is Bluetooth connectivity as well. The original price of the new laptop is around $600.  Here is a brief review on specifications and performance of Acer Black 15.6″ V5-561P-6823.

Acer V5-561P-6823 specification and performance

Acer V5-561P-6823 runs on Intel core i5-4200u which is 4th generation core i5 dual core ULV processor. Each core operates with 1.6GHz frequency and core frequency can rise up to 2.6 GHz, on system demand. The processor is Hyperthreading enabled, thus, two cores can process 4 threads at a time.  The processor comes with Intel HD 4400 graphics which is integrated graphics and shares system memory.  The graphics core is DirectX 11 compatible. The performance of Intel i5-4200u processor is not as fast as the main stream i5 processors, like i5-4200M, but it offers enough performance for regular computing and tasks such as casual photo editing, audio/video file conversion and light gaming.  Games like Dota 2, Gird 2, Counter Strike Global offensive are playable on this laptop. Older Games like World of Warcraft and Minecraft also run well. Acer Black V5-561P-6823 can stream high definition videos smoothly. As the processor belongs to Ultra-Low-Voltage family of Intel, it is energy efficient as well.

Acer V5-561P-6823 is installed with 6GB DDR3L SDRAM and maximum supported memory is 16GB. It comes with 1TB of hard drive which offers massive storage space. Windows 8.1 is preloaded on the Hard Drive.

15.6” LED backlit multi-touch touchscreen display offers maximum resolution of 1366 by 768 pixel resolution which supports 720p playback. The display will not be able to playback full high definition contents.

Acer V5-561P-6823 offers a built-in DVD burner, three USB ports (one of which is USB 3.0), HDMI, VGA, 1 x Aux Audio and an SD card slot. There is Gigabit Ethernet, Acer Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 + HS. You also get a webcam mounted on the bezel. The 4 cell lithium ion battery offers up to 4 hours of battery life, depending upon usage.

Pros of Acer V5-561P-6823 15.6” laptop

Inexpensive touch screen laptop


Massive storage

Cons of Acer V5-561P-6823

No full high definition display.

2 Responses to Acer Black 15.6″ V5-561P-6823

  1. Dave Lowery says:

    I am currently viewing your article on this laptop! 🙂 I think you are right on with the battery life. I’ve been on battery for a little while now, and it seems as though I will get about 4 hours of life on this thing. It is very pleasant to use. I purchased mine at walmart and spent $69.00 for the 2 year “Oops I spilled my coffee into it” warranty. I usually purchase new equipment like this once every couple of years, and from the way it is operating it seems like it will do fine for me.

    I regularly use Google Drive, and it seems to use all of the Google Apps without problems. I also have libre office installed, and the app loads extremely fast. ( I found on some of my other machines Libre office can take while to load ).
    I run an application called VirtuaWin which allows for 4 different desktop workspaces. I have had several tabs of information, office applications, pandora radio, running on all 4 of the workspaces without a glitch. I think they did a nice job with this machine and suggest it highly!

  2. I have been trying since 11-25-14 to get it, and haven’t received it yet

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