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Acer V5: Sexy-looking V5-552G-X414 is only a competent performer

Jon L. Jacobi | Oct. 9, 2013
The all-purpose laptop looks nice, boots fast, and delivers more than enough everyday performance for the average user. However, it has a few flaws.

The Acer V5-552G-X414 is a viable everyday laptop, and it's more than viable when it comes to playing movies and low-resolution games. But the bendy feel of the touchpad continued to irk even after I'd had a few days to acclimate to it. And the inability to easily access the hard drive or memory stymies one of my usual suggestions for most users, which is to go cheap on the CPU and upgrade overall performance with an SSD (a component that's not available as an option at the time of writing).

 

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