This laptop, the newest release in the Acer Aspire laptop range in some years, offers features and performance that you would not expect to find in its price bracket of $900. It comes with a 17.3 display, an Intel i7 core processor and the Nvidia GeForce GT650M graphics processor. This adds up to a powerful processor, lots of RAM and a dedicated high-end video card. These are features that you would normally find only in more expensive laptops and they make this laptop a suitable choice for people who need to work with visual elements like videos or images.

The powerful graphics processor also makes this laptop a suitable choice for those people who want to use it as a gaming console.

This laptop is sturdy and comes in a classy design that measures 16.3″ x 10.8″ x 1.4″ in size and weighs in at 7.1 lbs, which is super light.

So, with such an attractive price, are there a range of compromises in quality and features? Nothing of significance but the sacrifices that enable Acer to offer the product at this price includes a plastic case and a small battery that offer low to average battery life that still has a 48 watt hour rating.

The Intel quad Core processors (Core i7 in model 9875, Cord i5 in model 6601), coupled with 6GB of DDR3 RAM, provide a solid performance and handles tasks like video streaming with ease. These processors include Intel Turbo Boost Technology. This is a technology the boosts performance and energy efficiency.

The laptop is larger than Ultrabooks and comes with a 17.3” screen size. While this laptop does not have a 1080p HD compatible display, the 1600 x 900 pixel native resolution should prove quite adequate and provide a superior viewing experience compared to the more common laptops which come with smaller display screens.

The 9875 model comes with a 750GB hard disk while the 6601 model has 500GB disk storage. Both drives have a rotation speed of 5400 rpm while a number of more expensive laptops feature 7200 rpm hard disks.

The laptop has a full numeric keyboard which is convenient for people who do a lot of data entry. Still, the keyboard is not cramped or squeezed in size because of the extra space required by the numeric keyboard.

There are ample interface ports for external devices. There is an HDMI port, 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports. Unless you were already aware of this, the USB 3.0 technology transfers data at 10 times the rate of 2.0 USB ports.

 Specifications

 

Aspire V3 771G 9875

Aspire V3 771G 6601

Processor Intel core i7 -3610QM Quad Core Mobile Processor Intel Core i5-2450M Qud
Core Mobile Processor
Memory 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 6Gb DDR3 SDRAM
Chipset Intel® HM77 Express chipset Intel® HM77 Express chipset
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
64-bit
Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
2MB memory
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Graphics Memory 2GB DDR 2GB DDR
Hard drive 750GB 5400 rpm 500GB 5400 rpm
DVD 8x DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive 8x DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
Display size 17.3” 17.3”
Display type HD+ Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900) Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Cine Crystal LED-backlit display
(1600 x 900)
Webcam 1.3MP HD Webcam(1280 x 1024) 1.3MP HD Webcam(1280 x 1024)
WLAN Broadcom 43228
802.11b/g/n WLAN
Broadcom 43228
802.11b/g/n WLAN
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 4.0+HS Bluetooth 4.0+HS
Interface  ports HDMI
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
HDMI
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Battery Lithium ion 6-cell Lithium ion 6-cell
Battery life 4 hours 4 hours

 

Comparison chart between the Acer Aspire V3-771G-9875 and other laptops

 

Models: Acer Aspire V3-771G-9875 Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 20994CU HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Toshiba Satellite S855-S5268
Picture
Size 17.3-Inch 15.6-Inch 15.6-Inch 15.6-Inch
Display Resolution 1600 x 900 1366×768 1366 x 768 1366 x 768
Processor Intel Core i7-3610QM(2.3GHz) Intel Core i7-3610QM(2.3GHz) Intel Core i7-3610QM(2.3GHz) Intel Core i7-3610QM(2.3GHz)
Hard driver 750 GB 5400RPM 750GB 5400RPM 750GB 5400RPM 750GB 5400RPM
Ram 6GB DDR3 6GB DDR3 8GB DDR3 8GB DDR3
Graphic Card Nvidia GT 650M
(2G DDR3 VRAM)
Nvidia GT 660M
(2G DDR3 VRAM)
Nvidia GT 630M
(2G DDR3 VRAM)
Radeon HD 7670M
(2G DDR3 VRAM)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Input/Output Bluetooth 4.0
2 x USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x HDMI port
Bluetooth 4.0
2 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x HDMI port
Bluetooth 4.0
1 x USB 2.0 ports
3 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x HDMI port
Bluetooth 4.0
1 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x HDMI port
Price $899 $899.00 $899.99 $899.99