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Acer Aspire V3-551-8664 15.6-Inch Laptop (Midnight Black)

by Acer
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  • AMD A_Series_Quad_Core_A8_4500M Processor 1.9GHz (4MB Cache)
  • 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 7640G Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Product Description

Acer Aspire V3-551-8664 Notebook comes with these specs: AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor 1.9GHz with TurboCORE Technology up to 2.8GHz (4MB L2 Cache), Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 15.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED Back-Lit Display, AMD A70M Fusion Chipset, 6144MB DDR3 Memory, AMD Radeon HD 7640G Graphics with 512MB of graphics system memory, 750GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 8X DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive, Built-in 1.3MP HD Webcam, Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, Optimized Dolby Home Theater v4 audio enhancement, High Definition Audio Support, 802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 2 - USB 2.0 Ports, 1 - USB 3.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP Support, Multi-gesture Touchpad, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), up to 5-hours of battery life, 5.74 lbs. | 2.6 kg (system unit only), AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord, Wireless Setup Card, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial (60-day trial)

The full-featured Aspire V3 Series Notebook delivers outstanding performance, ample communication and rich entertainment in a classy design that’s incredible thin - and at a price you can afford! At just over 1" thin and super light, its easy to complete assignments, watch movies, jump on your social networks and more wherever you are! Cool features like Acer™ make connecting and sharing media easy so you can have fun and stay productive without any extra effort.


Key Features

  • 15.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display: (1366 x 768) resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio
  • AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor 1.9GHzwith TurboCORE Technology up to 2.8GHz (4MB L2 Cache)
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7640G Graphicswith 512MB of graphics system memory
  • 6GB DDR3 Memory
  • 750GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
  • Bluetooth® 4.0+HS
  • 1.3MP HD Webcam(1280 x 1024)
  • Optimized Dolby® Home Theater® v4 audio enhancement
  • Two Built-in stereo speakers
  • 2- USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1- USB 3.0 Port
  • 1- HDMI™ Portwith HDCP Support
  • 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (4400mAh)
  • Up to 5-hours battery life
  • 5.74 lbs. | 2.6kg <\strong>system unit only

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Outstanding Performance, Modern Design


The modern style of the V3 sports a glossy cover that matches the palmrest. The slim design is just over 1" thin and super lightweight, making it effortless to take to class, the local coffee shop or just enjoy around the house. This thin PC even manages to include a built-in Optical Drive for watching movies, burning media and more!

The AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor with VISION technology delivers seamless multitasking for greater productivity while advanced graphics and visuals help you get the most out of your favorite games and videos.

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium makes the things you do every day easier. With Office Starter 2010, you can experience new ways to deliver your best work! Buy Microsoft® Office 2010 to activate a full-featured Office suite preloaded on this PC.

Sensational Entertainment


Enjoy brilliant visuals on the stunning 15.6" HD CineCrystal™ Widescreen LED-backlit Display with a true 16:9 cinematic format. Extend your movies and the highest-quality content to your big screen television or external LCD easily with a single cable through the HDMI port.

Whether you want to relax and listen to your music playlists, watch an action movie or engage in heart-stopping games, Dolby® Advanced Audio® v4 thrills you with vibrant sound through the PC speakers, headphones or a home theater connection.

Acer provides a better user experience and makes your Aspire V3 Notebook part of your media enjoyment network, enabling sharing of videos, music, and photos to and from other Acer supported devices and cloud services.

Have crystal-clear video chats with friends and family and snap still pictures—all in HD—with the advanced 1.3 megapixel HD Webcam. Its high pixel density delivers amazing video image quality in 24 frames per second.

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Built-in 802.11b/g/n Wireless provides reliable wireless connections at hotspots or within your home network providing the freedom to roam and work where you want.

With built-in Bluetooth® technology you can wirelessly connect to other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as phones, printers and hand-held organizers, eliminating the tangle of wires.

Enjoy great usability with features such as an independent Numeric Keypad and Multi-Gesture Keypad that allow you to input numbers quick and enjoy an intuitive navigation of web pages, photos and more.

With new USB 3.0 you can transfer a transfer a 250GB movie in 70 seconds! USB 3.0 works up to 10x faster than older USB 2.0--and you can even charge your USB devices when your laptop is asleep, hibernating or off!

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Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

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  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.


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** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor1.9 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A8-4500M
Hard Drive750 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon HD 7640G Graphics
Graphics Card Ram Size512 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 5 hours
Brand NameAcer
SeriesAspire V3
Item model numberV3-551-8664
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight5.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15 x 9.96 x 1.30 inches
Color Midnight Black
Processor BrandAMD
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type8X DVD
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #51,883 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableJune 24, 2012
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ambergris on July 28, 2012
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This is the second Acer Aspire laptop I've purchased in two years. I bought this Aspire V3 as a college laptop and can't believe how loaded up it is for the price! Processor speed (this AMD quad core A-8 at 1.9mhz beats my Intel I-7 on my new HP Elite PC hands down), memory (6 GB DDR3) and graphics (AMD Radeon HD 7640G) are outstanding with excellent performance. The brilliant screen clarity is true HD spec. The touch on the keypad is the best of any laptop I've ever used. USB 3 is another big plus (10 times faster speed than USB 2) especially if you purchase a USB 3 backup external hard drive as I did. The mouse pad is extremely sensitive but can be adjusted in the software program to suit your own likes. The Dolby Theater Sound puts out really good tones for a laptop. The built-in 1.3 mpx HD camera produces excellent visual quality on Skype and the built-in microphone does a good job with clear audio. The Multi-DVD drive does a good job with writing DVD+R and reads both CD and DVR discs very well.

As for all the negative talk about it being a fingerprint magnet with its glossy black cover, who cares? Are they awarding beauty certificates at college or at work for the cleanest maintained laptop now? Find me any laptop that's used daily in business or at college which doesn't show signs of being used!

Once you remove the typical bloatware that's not needed, the 750mb hard drive will have about 700mb of unused space available.

Summary: An OUTSTANDING laptop crammed full of top features and components. If it does as well as the other two year old Acer Aspire laptop has done (that cost the same price back then), this should be the high tech laptop bargain of the century.

Acer Aspire V3-551-8664 15.6-Inch Laptop (Midnight Black)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ethanol on August 17, 2012
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I have been using this laptop for three weeks. So far I am very satisfied with it. The config. and performance of this laptop totally exceed what you can expect at this price. It is definitely a perfect choice for ppl who are budget-performance concerned.
fast shipping
large capacity hard drive
Very fast processor
Wifi range is pretty good
Good graphic card, no lagging at all when I watch 1080p video
Battery life is good(4.5hrs), most importantly, it charges very fast
Solid,comfortable keyboard, I can type a lot faster with this laptop than hp's
Responsive keypad
Simple design, but it won't look cheap if you take it to coffee shop
Hard Drive is only 5200rpm
Not the best screen ever
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 14, 2012
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Unbeatable price-performance ratio, Radeon graphic, last generation processor (quadcore!), HD screen, excellent performance in games and graphics apps... A really high-end laptop for a middle-low budget. Very satisfied with purchase.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Zachary Bauer on July 23, 2012
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This AMD benchmarks better than the i7 I got two years ago. You get so much more value for the money with AMD. I am using this for some photoshop work and light video editing as well as some after effects. Not really into the gaming but I don't think the CPU or the graphics card in this laptop will give me any problems.

2. 6 Gigs of RAM
3. Pretty good Graphics card
4. Lightweight and thin
5. Lots of keyboard space

1. Fingerprint magnet. Shiny all over.
2. It sells as a 750GB HDD but when I fired it up, it was only 630 free out of 680. WTF?
3. It had bloatware but not too bad.

Overall: If you're going to sell a 750GB HDD then make it be a 750GB HDD. Right out of the box I was missing about 120 GB! Not cool. Other than that, I would recommend.

4 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PeopleAreStrange on December 7, 2012
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Fast, reliable, quiet and not overly loaded with spam/junk like many laptops. All in all a great computer at a reasonable price.
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