Acer is offering its fans a wide range of laptops of various kinds. Among them, special attention should range Aspire V3, which is very popular among the users all over the world. It is positioned as multimedia, designed to perform a wide range of tasks. It is noteworthy that the number even includes playing games, however, undemanding.
A good representative of this line is a laptop Acer Aspire V3-574G. It features a 15.6-inch screen, the chip generation Broadwell. In addition, filling the gadget includes, though not playing, but rather performance graphics NVIDIA GeForce 940M.
Acer Aspire V3-574G: Design
The laptop Acer Aspire V3-574G is very harmonious combined plastic and metal. Basically, it is a common practice among middle-class devices. Manufacturer “dressed” in a metal lid and podladonnuyu facet surface, all other parts made of plastic. By the way, the design is no different color monotonous, it is designed in gray and black tones. If to speak about the items on the surface of the cover is difficult not to notice the texture, which adds flavor to the look of the gadget. On the left edge is a small company logo.
Inside the laptop Acer Aspire V3-574G – the same minimalism. Along the perimeter of the screen surrounded by a plastic frame on the upper edge of which – a webcam for video, and on the bottom – another brand logo. The surface around the keyboard is made in silver, and the keyboard unit – black.
Separately want to note the build quality Acer Aspire V3-574G, the importance of which should not be underestimated. However, there is no reason to worry: the device has a strong case. His cover lightly pressed, but not critical. Two loops which interconnect the top and bottom of the laptop, moderately stiff, while the cover can be opened with one hand. The keyboard does not flex, except that if the pressure on it with force.
Now to the question of dimensions: the dimensions of the device are 382 x 259 x 24 mm and the weight comes to the level of 2.4 kg. Weight, of course, not critical, but by modern standards, a few heavy laptop. Thus, it is easier to use at home, but for travel and business trips better to look for a model easier, good, no problems with it will not be exact. The rest of the gadget we liked, at least, the first impression he makes – quite pleasant.
Acer Aspire V3-574G: Display, sound and webcam
Acer Aspire V3-574G provides the user with a 15.6-inch screen, whose resolution is 1366×768 pixels. Of course, one would hope that such a low figure has sunk into oblivion, however, are often found here still such instances. The pixel density is poor – only 101 ppi, and the matrix – TN + Film. As you know, on the wide viewing angles are not talking: any deviation display necessitates inversion. Brightness and contrast are also not distinguished by high performance, therefore, the picture looks quite mediocre. In short, the laptop uses a cheap matrix with all its consequences. Touch input information, of course, no. The only happy that the surface is matte screen, so the number of reflections will be minimized.
The manufacturer Acer Aspire V3-574G has placed two stereo speakers on the bottom of the laptop closer to the side ends. The sound is definitely happy with its quality, not for nothing that is positioned as a multimedia gadget. The sound is loud, and at the maximum there is not even a hint of wheezing. Perhaps the musical ear of some users will miss the bass, as a simple man in the street will not notice anything. Moreover, the possibilities for improving the acoustic laptop any time you can put on headphones.
The device Acer Aspire V3-574G provides a standard webcam with a resolution of 1.3 megapixels. With it you can carry video, for example, to communicate with anyone on Skype. Theoretically, a webcam can also make photos, but still for this purpose is better to use special equipment, so as not to be upset by the low quality of the images.
Acer Aspire V3-574G: Keyboard and Touchpad
The keypad laptop Acer Aspire V3-574G is slightly recessed into the surface. It is made on island type, the keys have a square shape. They are marked with white, some function keys can be seen more and turquoise notes. In view of the 15-inch form factor, the keyboard has nampadom, without which many do not, users are comfortable work. Usually it focuses on so-called “hot” keys, which often involve typing, because of their location and shape have a significant impact on the degree of comfort and typing speed. For example, [Shift] is big enough on both sides, but the [Caps Lock], [Tab] – quite tiny. A switch unit very comfortable, get on it – no problem.
By the way, there are Acer Aspire V3-574G lights in the keyboard, however, adjust the mode will not work: it can only be switched on or off. The power button of the laptop is well blended into the upper right corner of the keyboard unit, though it is not very large, and for the first time may be unfamiliar. Finally, we note that typing on the keyboard Aspire V3-574G very nice, the keys have a middle course, good returns and comfortable, even for long typing.
The touchpad Acer Aspire V3-574G is made large enough, but off-center, but a little bit moved to the left side. The manipulator is not complemented by separate physical keys and not even provided a conditional separator where they are supposed to be. At the touch pad clear boundary, smooth surface and very good sensitivity. The touchpad supports various multi-touch gestures, such as zooming or scrolling.
Acer Aspire V3-574G: Performance
Acer Aspire V3-574G (NX.G1TER.004) is offered with a preinstalled operating system Windows 8.1. In the role of the processor performs dual-generation Intel Core i5-5200U Broadwell. It operates at frequencies from 2.2 to 2.7 GHz, made at rates of 14-nm process and supports multi-threading technology Hyper-Threading. Heat chip package does not exceed 15 watts.
Graphic system Acer Aspire V3-574G is the two graphics cards. Integrated graphics – Intel HD Graphics 5500 is calculated on the daily tasks of primary and secondary level, its maximum operating frequency not exceeding 950 MHz. This chart supports DirectX 11.2 and is equipped with an encoder Quick Sync. As for the more complex tasks, then their decisions will have to resort to a discrete video accelerator – NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 2 GB of internal memory standard, DDR3. It is made of 28-nm process technology, supports DirectX 11 and Shader 5.0, and has 384 shader core. If we talk about gaming performance, then here is what kind of results we got: the native resolution and medium details of Far Cry, or 4 Watch Dogs in 2014 will be playable with 32 fps. FIFA 15 (2014) at high run with 70 fps.
The notebook Acer Aspire V3-574G has 4 GB of RAM standard DDR3L, but the maximum capacity is 16 GB. Storage information is hard disk capacity of 500 GB and a rotational speed of 5400 rpm.
Acer Aspire V3-574G: Ports and Communications
Number of interfaces provided in the Acer Aspire V3-574G review, is optimal for a multimedia notebook, but their arrangement raises questions. The fact that almost all of them are put to the left face, moreover, too anteriorly so are aligned with the palms. So, on the left you can see the two-port USB 3.0, HDMI video output and VGA, the network RJ-45 connector, combined audio jack and a slot for a Kensington lock.
On the right side you can see the USB 2.0 port and optical drive DVD, there is – the socket to recharge.
The front of the notebook manufacturer also involved, putting her card reader SD. Behind nothing. With regard to wireless communications, there were no surprises: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0.
Acer Aspire V3-574G: Battery
The laptop Acer Aspire V3-574G has 4-cell lithium-ion battery capacity of 2520 mAh. As you can imagine, this is not very much for 15-inch laptop, even with the screen is not very bright and economical filling. Standalone performance is quite expected: web surfing defuse gadget for about 4-5 hours in idle mode it will last about 6 hours. With regard to the maximum load, then there is absolutely all sadly potential battery will last for no more than 1.5-2 hours. It can be concluded that the device is focused solely on the use it indoors near the outlet.
Acer Aspire V3-574G: Conclusion
Well, we have – a typical home or office laptop. This conclusion has all the prerequisites: Acer Aspire V3-574G has averaged display, not particularly outstanding performance. The keyboard device is made on the conscience, it is a convenient and ideal for extended typing.
As for the filling, it is based on the processor of the 5th generation of ultra low power Acer Aspire V3-574G, as well as mid-level discrete graphics card. The capabilities of these hardware components will be enough to run any everyday applications, as well as some games. Obvious minuses from the gadget is not the only thing we were disappointed with a few battery. However, nobody said that “home” laptops Acer Aspire V3-574G must be high levels of survivability, it is rather simple wishes and dreams of ordinary citizens. By the way, at the price of the laptop is not to say that immodest, but still $ 800 among its competitors can be found more worthy counterparts.