The Aspire V3-771G-6443 17.3" Notebook Computer from Acer features a minimalist design and a midnight black finish. The 6-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 17.3" 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 HD+ 1600 x 900 native resolution is supported by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M graphics card with 4GB of discrete memory. Its native resolution allows this Acer Aspire V3 to play back 720p HD content natively without upscaling. The screen also has a glossy finish, which displays vibrant color.
The system is powered by a quad-core Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a multi-format media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with optimized 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.