I’m hoping to feature more tech reviews in the future so I was delighted to be given the opportunity to try out the Acer Aspire V5 Touch. As the name suggests, this is a lap-top with touch screen capabilities.
I was a little suspicious as to how good the touch screen functionality would be. I personally found it very easy to use and the quality of image on the 15.6” screen I was using was superb.
Setting the machine up was simple and I was left feeling this would be a good machine for a family to use. It has a robust and hard case so in theory it should be difficult to damage, although I didn’t try this out.
The Acer Aspire V5 Touch is available with a wide variety of specifications. This particular model had: Windows 8 an Intel® Core™ i5-3317U processor, 6GB and a 500GB hard disk drive.
Small things please small minds and I was particularly impressed by two features on this lap top. The first is the “home button”. Whatever mistakes you make, just hit this key and it’ll take you back to your home screen where you can start again.
The other feature was the back-lit keyboard (I did say little things please little minds). I have a habit of writing my blog at unsociable hours of the morning and this feature enabled me to write without having any lights on that would have disturbed the family.
The one issue I had was the wireless internet connection occasionally dropping. A few times it unexpectedly dropped while all my other wireless devices stayed firmly connected. If I’d had it longer I’m sure I’d have got to the bottom of the problem.
I enjoyed my time with this machine. If you’re looking to buy a lap top for the family you could do worse.
For more information go to http://acer.co.uk.