The Aspire V5-131-2449 11.6" Notebook Computer from Acer features a minimalist design and a silver finish. Just 1.1" thin and about 3 pounds, this Acer notebook is compact and portable. The 4-cell lithium ion battery sits flush into the chassis, which further streamlines this Acer notebook's design. It also provides up to 4 hours of battery life on a single charge (battery life may vary).
The 14" 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 Intel HD Graphics. The screen also has a glossy finish, which displays vibrant color.
The system is powered by a dual-core Sandy Bridge 1.1GHz Intel Celeron 847 processor. It also has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, a 2-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with high-definition audio support.
Windows 8 (64-bit) 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.