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Acer Aspire V3-551-8809-US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Midnight Black)

B&H # ACV35518809 MFR # NX.RZAAA.004
Acer Aspire V3-551-8809-US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Midnight Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 1.9GHz AMD A8-4500M Quad-Core
  • 6GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive (5400rpm)
  • Integrated AMD Radeon HD 7640G Graphics
  • 15.6" HD CineCrystal LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • Blu-ray Player with DVD Burning
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
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The Aspire V3-551-8809-US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Midnight Black) from Acer offers powerful quad-core AMD processing performance, various Wi-Fi connectivity options and rich media features for a fast, responsive PC experience. This Acer notebook delivers everything you need to stay connected to social networks, power through all your daily activities and multitask with ease.

The 15.6" HD CineCrystal display features LED backlighting and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, the standard for HD monitors and HDTVs. The integrated AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics comes with 512MB of dedicated system memory to support its 1366 x 768 native resolution. Watch movies, view photos and play PC games in stunning image quality.

The system is powered by a quad-core 1.9GHz AMD A8-4500M accelerated processor. It also has 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, a Blu-ray Disc player with DVD burning capabilities, a multi-format digital media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Powerful Quad-Core Performance
The quad-core 1.9GHz AMD A8-4500M processor delivers seamless multitasking for greater productivity while advanced graphics and visuals help you get the most out of your favorite games and videos. The processor can also be overclocked up to 2.8GHz, thanks to AMD TurboCore technology. You'll be able to keep pace with daily tasks such as email, Internet, homework and managing household budgets. Run your favorite office and educational software and stay in touch with friends through social networks
Multimedia Entertainment
The brilliant 15.6" HD CineCrystal display on this Acer notebook comes in true 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, offering plenty of screen space for both work and play. It also has LED backlighting, which conserves energy by cutting electricity costs and starts up faster than its CCFL counterparts. You can't view HD video without optimal sound quality and this Acer notebook delivers with built-in stereo speakers and high definition audio support. Whether you want to relax and listen to soft music, watch an action movie or engage in intense PC gaming, this Acer notebook provides vibrant sound over any pair of speakers or headphones
Stunning Visuals
The integrated AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics delivers exceptional performance and power efficiency that enrich what you see and do. If the 15.6" display with a 1366 x 768 native resolution isn't sufficient enough for your current needs, take your media to a big screen HDTV or external LCD through a single cable via the HDMI port. Watch movies and more in full high-definition image quality
Superior Enhancements
At just over 1" slim, this Acer notebook sports a midnight black cover with silver palm rests which nicely compliments the overall look and feel. With up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge, you can get more done in your day
Stay Connected
Make sure to have a reliable Internet connection with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN featured on this Acer notebook. Bluetooth 4.0 allows you to connect your favorite peripherals, such as a wireless mouse or keyboard, with ease. You can conveniently deliver rapid connectivity from home, work and while on the go. The built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam and microphone makes it easy to video chat with friends and family
Processor 1.9GHz AMD A8-4500M Quad-Core
Cache L2: 4MB
System Bus Not Specified By Manufacturer
Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 6GB (1x4GB, 1x2GB)
Capacity: 8GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: AMD Radeon HD 7640G with up to 512MB Shared
Type Widescreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Glossy
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Secondary Display
Hard Drive Installed: 500GB 5400rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive 4x-Speed Blu-ray ROM with DVD Burning
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 3.0 (A)
2x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x Combo Analog Headphone/Optical Digital Audio Out
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC
1x Memory Stick
1x Memory Stick PRO
1x xD-Picture Card 1
Please Note:

Multi-format digital media card reader

Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband None
GPS None
Webcam Yes
1.3MP Photo
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Security Kensington Lock Slot
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Features: Numeric Keypad 2
Please Note:

Media Control Function keys

Pointing Device TouchPad with Flip, Multi-Touch Control, Pinch, Rotate, Two-Finger Scrolling
Battery 6-Cell Lithium-Ion  Providing up to 5 Hours per Charge (4400mAh)
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.0 x 1.3 x 10.0" / 38.1 x 3.3 x 25.3 cm
Weight 5.74 lb / 2.60 kg
Acer Aspire V3-551-8809-US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Midnight Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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    AcerAspire V3-551-8809-US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Midnight Black)

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    Good purchase!

    By Roger

    from Hideaway, TX

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer


    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Long Battery Life
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display


    • Overly sensitive touchpad

    Best Uses

    • Email
    • Financial
    • Spreadsheeet
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

    Comments about Acer Aspire V3-551-8809-US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Midnight Black):

    I use the PC daily, mostly for Email, but also for Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Quicken. And of course the internet. The PC was very easy to set-up, and it is faster than my previous one. The mouse touchpad is problematic, but the reviews all indicated that would be the case.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Good computer with a few caveats

    By Jesse

    from Ottawa, Canada

    About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer


    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet


    • Poorly Designed Touchpad
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Business Use
    • Video
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

    Comments about Acer Aspire V3-551-8809-US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Midnight Black):

    I use this notebook for software development on Ubuntu, for which it works great. For this, my only concerns are (1) the touch pad buttons do not function when pressed near the middle -- you must press at the outside edges, and (2) the battery life could be longer -- the power-efficient hardware was offset by a lower-capacity battery.

    The Windows installation comes with an incredible amount of unnecessary software. My Asus laptops came with much less and more useful software.

    The touchpad software on Windows disables the touchpad for about 0.5 seconds after a keystroke, which can prevent the accidental clicking while typing, but for people like me is more likely to simply prevent you from using the touchpad and keyboard in quick succession (goodbye graphics design/gaming without a mouse). I could not find a way to disable this feature. I assume uninstalling the touchpad software might work, but haven't tried that yet. The touchpad could be moved a smidgen to the right to align with the home row keys instead of the spacebar.

    On a more positive note, the display is very bright! The keyboard makes satisfying clicking noises, and the Fn key and arrow keys are well-placed. The price is right, particularly for a Blu-Ray laptop. USB 3 and BT 4.0. You can play some games at medium-low quality. I got a free copy of DiRT 3 (which attached to my Steam account -- awesome) with my order and it looks and runs great (though you have to give some information about yourself to get it). No complaints about performance.

    Oh, and one last thing: there's no light beside the webcam that notifies you if it's turned on. For piece of mind, I recommend installing some software that notifies you when the webcam has been turned on.

    I give this product three stars -- it's a great computer, but could use a better touchpad, a lot less bloatware (acre pls), a better battery, and a webcam light. With these fixes, this computer could be an easy 5-star.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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