The Acer Aspire V5-531P-4129 15.6" Multi-Touch Notebook Computer features a minimalist design and a silky silver finish. Measuring 0.96" thin and weighing 5.51 pounds, this Acer notebook is compact and portable. The 4-cell lithium ion battery sits flush into the chassis, which further streamlines this Acer notebook's design. It also provides up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge (battery life may vary).
The 15.6" CineCrystal widescreen display is backlit with LED lamps, which use less power and provide better picture quality than their CCFL counterparts. The display is also a touchscreen with 10-finger touch support so you'll be able to utilize the multi-touch gestures of Windows 8. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and its 1366 x 768 native resolution is supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics. The screen also has a glossy finish, which displays vibrant color.
The system is powered by a dual-core Sandy Bridge 1.5GHz Intel Pentium 987 processor. It also has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 2-in-1 digital media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2 audio enhancement.
Windows 8 is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.