Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook can quite naturally be called as relatively cheap laptop that serves more or less all purposes. It comes packed with Windows 8.1, which is the touch screen based Windows version. This notebook is comparatively less expensive than most of the all purpose laptops that are available in the market today. We tried our hands out at Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook and this is what we have to say about this device.
The laptop has very sleek design and it looks thin. On an average, we found that the weight of this notebook is around 5.29 pounds, which is lighter than most of the all-purpose laptops that are available these days. However, weight will not create much of a hassle, until and unless you are constantly travelling or using the notebook on your lap.
Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook comes equipped with memory card reader, wireless display cable and a built-in webcam. As far as wireless connectivity is concerned, we found Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth on the laptop. It comes with a warranty period of 1 year limited warranty. However, we did miss the fingerprint reader in the laptop. Given, the number of refurbishments they are making these days, they could have made a space for this feature as well.
Like we said already, this is a multi-functional device that can work for most of your computing needs. It is cheaper than the others in its category and similar league. Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook is capable of handling almost all tasks. Overall, we can sum it to the point that this laptop is a good quality device with a decent screen size. Also, the company has made it eligible for a free upgrade of Windows 10.
- Nice display
- Cheap price
- Good performance
- Not for gamers
- Heavy weight
- Poor storage
Continuing from what we are already saying, even though this laptop can handle most of the tasks, but if you are someone who enjoys gaming; Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook is not an ideal option for you. This is so because the laptops of these kinds are not designed for the purpose of high-performance gaming. The weight is not an issue as long as you place it on desk and then work. On your lap or for travelling, it might be an issue for some of the users. One area where we are not satisfied at all is the storage capacity of its hard disk. The primary method of storage in Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook is the hard disk drive or HDD. When you compare them with the modern storage sources, you will find that the HDDs access the data much slower. Despite a fast processor, this notebook will have slower processes because of slow HDD.
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Durability and Security
As far as security and durability of Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook is concerned, one may find it to be quite strong. You can use it for a range of purposes, such as general computing, browsing and more. But, it will remain quite an under-performer in the stressful conditions such as hard-core gaming. It is highly durable and can be carried without much of a problem.
We worked on this computer for 2 hours flat to check in and out. The keys on Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook are quite smooth, easy to press. There is absolutely no hindrance here and you can work as smoothly as you desire. Yes, it gave an experience of fingers-flying on the keyboard and to this section, we give it a thumbs up.
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Display and Audio
With a screen size of 14”, the laptop has Active Matrix TFT Color LCD display. It makes use of IPS technology, or in-plane switching, as the company calls it. The screen therefore strikes a pretty good balance when it comes to larger display and being portable. The picture quality seems pretty decent and for entertainment purpose, it can be simply superb. With the 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, you can watch the movies of your laptop with great clarity and display.
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Talking about the audio performance, we played a song or two on Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook and found the sound to be pretty good. With Dolby audio enhancement and HD audio, the sound clarity is nice. Four speakers on the notebook make the sound quite loud on full volume.
Ports and Webcam
Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook has two 2.0 USB ports and one 3.0 USB port. It also offers you Acer converter port, which makes things simpler. There is a port for headphone too and the laptop offers one HDMI port as well.
The in-built webcam picture clarity is fine. With the resolution of 1280 x 720 on the front, Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook offers normal webcam experience. It also has the in-built microphone.
Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook comes with Intel i5-4200U on board. While any laptop’s performance will largely be dependent upon the tasks that are being run, the common things that we considered nevertheless are here. Considering the clock speed to be 1.60 GHz, this notebook is 1.06 GHz slower in comparison to its counterparts in Core i5 series. This is a dual core laptop, which means that the laptop has the capability of devoting good enough power to a range of applications. Also, with 3 MB cache, Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook is just the average size in contrast with other CPU caches found in the same series.
This notebook comes packed with Intel HD Graphics 4400. This is an integrated graphic card, but has 4 GB RAM. This clearly indicates that the graphic card will consume the memory of system instead of using its own. Appearance wise, on complete brightness, the pictures looked good.
Aspire V5-473P-5602 Touch Notebook has an average or standard battery life. With 7 hours of life, the system can run most part of the day without being plugged in. However, if you are using photo or video editing software or the video games or other power-hungry apps, the battery time shall come down considerably. The battery details as offered by the company say that it is a 4-cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) 3560 mAh battery.
Software and Warranty
The notebook comes with Windows 8.1 operating system. There are a range of things that go in this system, which makes it a bit slower on power-consuming applications, but generally good. You can have this with 1 year warranty. However, the company offers limited warranty, which is standard, offered by most of them.
On using this notebook, we found that even though it is pretty good for general purposes, such as browsing, office or school tasks and at such a price, it is a good deal to have; but if you are someone who needs a more tech-advanced and high-loaded system, you can compare it with other systems as well. The graphics or gaming addicts can definitely check out more options, but for general purposes, this seems to be a pretty good and decent deal. So go buy this and have nice audio and display at your fingertips.