The Aspire V3-551-8458 15.6" Notebook Computer from Acer features a minimalist design and a nightfall gray finish. Measuring 1.3" thin and weighing 5.74 pounds, this Acer notebook is compact and portable. The 6-cell lithium ion battery sits flush into the chassis, which further streamlines this Acer notebook's design. It also provides up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge (battery life may vary).
The 15.6" CineCrystal widescreen display is backlit with LED lamps, which use less power and provide better picture quality than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and its 1366 x 768 native resolution is supported by integrated AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics. The screen also has a glossy finish, which displays vibrant color.
The system is powered by a quad-core 1.9GHz AMD A8-4500M accelerated processor. It also has 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a multi-in-1 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 with Dolby Home Theater v4 audio enhancement.
Windows 8 is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
- Quad-Core AMD Accelerated Performance
- This Acer notebook houses an AMD A8-4500M accelerated processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of 1.9GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 2.8GHz, thanks to TurboCORE technology. With a dedicated 4MB L2 cache and 6GB of DDR3 RAM, this Acer notebook can run applications, open web pages, retrieve email and more
- CineCrystal Display
- The 15.6" HD CineCrystal widescreen LED-backlit display with true cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio delivers an optimal viewing experience. This Acer notebook boasts a 1366 x 768 native resolution and integrated AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics with 512MB of graphics system memory. With support for Microsoft DirectX 11 and Shader Model 5.0, you'll be able to experience smooth streaming of HD content. The HDMI port also allows you to output video to a larger external display, such as a monitor or an HDTV
- Compact Design
- Measuring 1.3" thin and weighing 5.74 pounds, this Acer notebook is easy to travel with. The 6-cell battery fits flush into the chassis, further streamlining the Acer notebook's look and provides up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge (battery life may vary)
- Comfortable Typing
- This Acer notebook provides compact notebook functionality and comfortable mobile usage. The Acer keyboard has bigger keys for more accurate typing as well as media control function keys for multimedia use. The multi-gesture touchpad is perfect for scrolling, rotating images, zooming and browsing with fingertip convenience
- Stay Connected
- With 802.11b/g/n Wireless and 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, you can access email, browse the web, connect to your social networks and more. This Acer notebook also has Bluetooth 4.0 technology so you'll be able to connect wirelessly to peripherals, such as a Bluetooth mouse or speakers. Engage in high-quality face-to-face video chats with the built-in HD webcam and digital microphone
- The Redesigned Start Screen
- Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
- To the Cloud
- With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
- Windows Store
- In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it