Expert Reviews check out the Acer Aspire V5-571 – a really good looking netbook that runs Windows 8. However, they were a little disappointed with the performance:
The V5 makes a good first impression. It looks every inch the high-end laptop and is significantly smarter than the V3. Our review sample had a smooth, matt silver finish on the screen bezel, keyboard and wrist rest, and is a slim 23mm thick. Its 15.6in screen has the usual 1,366×768 resolution, but colours are both bright and vivid, and our test photos showed excellent contrast and plenty of detail.
Unfortunately, though, that’s more or less where the V5’s appeal ends, as our hopes were soon dashed when we started to use the laptop for more heavy-duty tasks. 4GB of RAM is plenty for Windows 8, but with a last-generation Intel Core i3-2367M processor running at 1.4GHz, the V5 performed dismally in our multimedia benchmarks, scoring only a measly 23 overall. Even at this low price, this is below what we’d expect; you’ll be ok with office tasks and web browsing, but we wouldn’t recommend any image editing and video editing is right out.
Check out the full review here.