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Acer Laptop Aspire V3-572G-54S6 Intel Core i5 4210U (1.70 GHz) 8GB DDR3L Memory 1 TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 840M 15.6" Windows 8.1

  • Intel Core i5 4210U (1.70 GHz)
  • 8GB DDR3L Memory 1 TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 840M
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8.1

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  • Daniel T.
  • 3/12/2016 6:15:14 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood general purpose laptop

Pros: Bought for around $550, which is an absolute bargain.
The i5 is more than enough to handle homework and browsing.
The 840m isn't the strongest by far, but can run minecraft, the sims, cities skylines, and even arma 3 reasonably.

Cons: Screen is what you'd expect for a low mid tier machine, viewing angles are okay, and colors are washed out.
The harddrive is slower than other 5400rpm drives out there.
The biggest con of all is the way the internals have been packaged. Removing the bottom panel to upgrade or repair is way more trouble than it needed to be. If carelessly dissembled, its quite easy to damage the ribbon cables that are strewn across motherboard to the keyboard and screen.

Other Thoughts: The Atheros wifi hasn't been any trouble as some have mentioned, but I've had issues with Atheros cards before.
I highly recommend the replacement of the internal HD with a SSD. Before the upgrade this machine would lag and freeze at times, and now with the SSD it really flies! As I mentioned it is tricky to upgrade but well worth the time and cost.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/24/2016 12:39:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAcer's customer support is almost as bad as their laptops!

Pros: Dedicated graphics

Cons: Acer customer support is garbage, I have had to send it back for factory repairs 2 times after owning it for 6 months

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  • Alice Y.
  • 2/2/2016 5:53:00 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAverage performance low-end gaming laptop

Pros:
- Sometimes on sale for $529 - 549
- Arrived neatly packaged from the Newegg warehouse
- Thin and light; doesn't feel like 5.6 lbs
- Great sound with Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater
- Battery small and light, lasted 5 hr 35 min until 10% power. Used low brightness while browsing Internet/ watching videos
- Trackpad gestures (two finger scroll)
- Runs reliably and quietly for the most part

Cons:
- Computer feels slow. Not sure if issue is CPU, HDD or Windows 8, but sometimes the desktop doesn't show newly downloaded items unless I refresh. Simply typing in MS Word, Facebook or Steam lags. Opening Windows Explorer seems slower than it should be. After a week of using the laptop, I encountered freezing after signing in (wouldn’t load my taskbar) and after trying to shut down (had to rip out the power cord)
- Windows 8, but no touch screen = useless apps. Win 8 = dumb "user friendly" settings that are the opposite, i.e. NumLock doesn't automatically turn on at startup
- Trackpad off center towards the left. Easy to accidentally click something when your palm rests on it
- Right mouse click is less responsive than left; best to use fingers to tap trackpad

Other Thoughts:
- Purchased in Oct 2014, updated review Jan 2016: Laptop still runs at the same level and only gets warm when propped on the lap and used for 3+ hours. Still has good battery life, though I am usually plugged in using AC adapter and prefer a dim screen
- Chiclet keys not as flat/low profile as other laptops
- Adapter port seems loose, but it’s not. Though the plug fits snugly, you can jiggle it up and down
- Eject battery mechanism is difficult if you don’t have long nails, but at least it does it’s job of preventing accidental battery removal. You have to shove your nail in to pull the slider, which is a circular-shaped hole. It’s a little uncomfortable; maybe it’d be better if the hole were rectangular
- Bloatware (to be expected imo)
Here is a list of games and settings for playable fps (30 fps & under):
- League of Legends: medium character, low environment, low shadow, and low effects
- MMO Vindictus: lagged badly no matter what setting; might have been Nexon servers being bad
- MMOs Continent of the Ninth and Neverwinter: low to medium settings, had to tone down effects
- Left 4 Dead 2: bilinear filtering on, antialiasing off, medium textures, low shader and effect detail
- Dragon Age: Origins: medium graphics and textures, 2x antialiasing
- Outlast: high effects, textures, and shadow
- Metro 2033: low video settings
- Alan Wake: medium to low settings (eventually completely switched to low)
- Fallout 3: low settings (lag most likely due to incompatibility with Win 8)
- Bastion (no customizable graphics)
- Transistor(no customizable graphics): a little laggy w/ tearing issues
- The Witcher: mostly low advanced settings. Haven’t played Witcher 2 yet.
- Possible issues for made w/ Adventure Game Studio engine (I know there are probably other factors involved), e.g., Gemini Rue runs 100% fine, The Cat Lady terrible lag

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  • Samuel B.
  • 1/13/2016 6:35:43 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMouse Pad Torture

Pros: You get a fairly solid machine for the price.

Cons: Why oh why is the mouse pad to the left side of the laptop. It should be centered on computers body not to the left. It's very annoying to the left as a right handed person. Perhaps this is just an issue for me, but it's pure torture.

It runs much faster with an sd drive. Super slow with the built in HD.

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  • Jace B.
  • 11/24/2015 9:39:14 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThe best computer I've owned, when it works

Pros: - Dedicated GPU that's surprisingly good for gaming - I've had no issues with running GTA V at full speed with medium graphics settings.
- Great balance of performance and battery life
- Surprisingly good speaker quality for a laptop - The Dolby Digital really made it shine when using it to watch movies.
- Great quality screen - I don't do any serious multimedia work professionally, but I play with Photoshop and Premiere Pro

This computer worked great for everything I needed to do with it (note the past tense, this is explained in the Cons section). I've had no issues with any development work, running multiple virtual machines, multimedia work including video editing, and some gaming. For the sale price of $629 I got it at, I couldn't have asked for anything better.

Cons: - For the first month after purchasing, I dealt with the built-in Atheros wifi card continuously dropping my connection, an issue that persisted upon multiple driver installs and multiple clean formats and reinstalls of Windows. I gave up and bought a Broadcom chip instead, and still never got the same connection speeds I could get with other devices on the same network, which made me think the issue was motherboard related rather than the network adapter or software.
- Adding to my suspicions of the motherboard's quality, it later developed a new problem where typing too hard in a particular spot (around the T key) would instantly crash the computer, with "too hard" meaning normal typing pressure. As a programmer, this was infuriating beyond all belief. It turns out that a metal 'foot' on the underside of the keyboard in this spot had scratched away and exposed a copper connection on the motherboard, shorting it out whenever they came into contact. I remedied this with a piece of tape over both the 'foot' and the spot on the motherboard that was scratched, though the multiple times this happened may have contributed to the last two issues.
- Undeterred in its plans to infuriate me, it later developed an issue where it would power off in my backpack when left in sleep mode and refuse to turn back on. The power lights would come on and the fans would spin, but the screen remained off and the hard drive would click and stop spinning after a few moments, after which it turned off and tried again to boot. This problem could be fixed by removing the keyboard, which makes me think it was still shorting out somehow because it would then boot normally with the cover unscrewed and removed. It didn't do this often at all, and it's survived many other trips in a bag with no issues.
- The final straw occurred with the same problem as the last point, except that time it failed to come back to life. I didn't even get a power light or fans, either with battery or AC power. The repair cost would have been over half of what I paid, presumably for a motherboard replacement as it could not longer even charge the battery either. I'm opting for an ASUS laptop instead this time, rather than paying the repair cost for it to inevitably find a new way to break.

Other Thoughts: This is a very good computer. Really, it is. It handled everything I needed it to like a champ. I don't know if I'd buy it again though, and certainly not at the current price it's at now. I don't know if my issues were due to a manufacturer defect or because of clumsiness during all the times I had to poke around with its insides (which were purely to fix the problems it was giving me to begin with), but I later read that Acer is somewhat known for its reputation in failing laptops and low build quality. This died in under a year and a half. I can't entirely blame Acer as I should probably have gotten the thing looked at or replaced earlier on, but a design where the keyboard support 'feet' could scratch at and short the motherboard should never have been able to pass quality assurance in the first place.

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  • Peter E.
  • 11/10/2015 8:44:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressive

Pros: I bought this laptop over a year ago to do some light gaming while I was on the move. What can I say it handles most of the modern games, I played the Star Wars Battlefront Beta on here medium settings the game looked beautiful and ran flawlessly. I play a lot of CS:GO, League of Legends, ran WoW just to see how it handled, BattleForge they are all playable on this laptop. Even a little Battlefield 4, now the settings weren't high but the game still looked great and ran smooth, so I was still able to play with friends while I was away from my desktop for over a year. Plus I upgraded to windows 10 without a problem i don't know if they come with windows 10 installed now a days.

Cons: The screen, glares can be a problem but it wasn't a big deal for me i just adjusted myself or the screen as needed to reduce it.

Other Thoughts: Great laptop I highly recommend it!

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  • Kyle R.
  • 8/30/2015 5:00:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot flashy, but really good

Pros: Bought when on sale for ~$550 and it truly is a great value given the components. Been using for 7 months without any real complaints. It's lightweight, well made, and has a long battery life. The display is pretty good for the price point and I really like the feel of the keyboard. The sound quality isn't the best, but it's better than a comparable laptop I've had for a few years.

Cons: I don't like Windows 8.1, particularly without a touch screen. I also find that my battery gauge is woefully inaccurate and my computer often shuts off when it is supposed to have >45 minutes of life left. I suspect this is due to the fact I'm regularly charging it outlets of different voltages, given I'm moving between the EU and NA all the time. The touch pad isn't the best, but using a mouse is an easy enough solution. As other owners have said, the lack of a SSD hurts and I'd replace mine if I wanted to get serious about PC gaming at any point.

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  • Kevin Z.
  • 8/5/2015 5:31:24 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust Right

Pros: Love the i5 and the GeForce 840M for the money. Bought this for my daughter and she absolutely loves it. Over a year old - no isuues even though she is on it constantly. The 1TB HD is such a bonus considering all of her music, pics, movies etc.

Cons: None whatsoever

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  • seth k.
  • 7/24/2015 1:25:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHMMmm...

Pros: it started as a functional laptop, everything i hoped for

Cons: the hard drive failed in about 6 months. the road was slow and painful as it coughed and sputtered for 2 months. having a hard time getting acer to do anything...

Other Thoughts: if the hard drive hadnt failed i would be very happy. working with Acer has been difficult so far, if that changes, i will update. also i paid about 400 bucks for this laptop around a year ago.... from newegg.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/5/2015 5:46:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Laptop

Pros: I got a refurb at an amazing price. Having said that I'd have paid full price considering what I got. We all know the spces I5, 8GB RAM, 2GB GeForce 840m with a 1TB HDD etc.

The I5 is nice, it's fast, efficent and more than gets the job done. This thing plays new games at decent quality (e.g. Far Cry 4) at a decent rate. You will have to tweak settings a bit but it's worth it. Screen is nice for what it is. However the HDMI port allows you to connect to a nice 1080p monitor/TV. The aluminum look is well done. The keyboard is nice, spacious and well laid out. The laptop is very light and easy to carry it feels solid. The unit I've got runs cool approx 25c - 35c with the GPU at 45c+ at full load. The WiFi has presented no issues what soever in the month+ that I've had it.

Cons: It has to be said the one major con is the mechanical hard drive. It's slow, it's big (which is good) but it's so horribly slow. It's pegged at 100% for the first 10 or so minutes after it starts. No updates being downloaded/installed. The likely cause are services running in the background. I dumped it for an SSD and the problem was solved.

If you plan to upgrade the HDD or the RAM be prepared. There's no panels under the laptop to remove for easy access. You have to remove all the screws on the underside of the laptop then very gently pry the plastic keyboard/upper case away from the lower case. Once done gently open the case and carefully disconnect the three ribbon cables. Now you can access the HDD. If you want at the RAM, remove the motherboard and you'll find it on the other side. Yes you have to tear your laptop apart to upgrade the RAM you better be happy with 8GB or skilled with electronics.

Other Thoughts: I dumped the mechanical drive in favor of an SSD that was on sale here at NewEgg. 240GB of SSD later and I'm on my desktop in approx 10 seconds. My programs and games are loading at light speed. That empty optical drive bay has been filled with a HDD caddy carrying the slow mechanical drive as additional storage. I really couldn't be happier with this computer.

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