Acer Aspire V3-572G-70TA

An Affordable 15-inch Laptop With High Resolution Display and Dedicated Graphics

Acer Aspire V3

While Acer still sells the Aspire V3-572G, the system has been phased out in favor of the newer Aspire V15 lineup. If you are looking for a current 15-inch laptop, check out my Best 14 to 16-inch Laptops list.

The Bottom Line

Aug 11 2014 - Acer tried to strike a balance of features and price in the Aspire V3-572G-70TA and it succeeds in some areas but fails in others. For instance, this is one of the few laptops in this price range that features a dedicated NVIDIA graphics processor and it even comes with a 1920x180 resolution display panel. The problem is that the display has such poor viewing angles that it can be difficult to use at times. There are also other issues with it such as a single USB 3.0 port and a terrible trackpad that can make using the system difficult at times. At least the system is very affordable .


  • Dedicated NVIDIA Graphics
  • Large Hard Drive
  • High Resolution Display


  • Non-Touchscreen Display Has Very Limited Viewing Angles
  • Only a Single USB 3.0 Port
  • Horrible Trackpad


  • Intel Core i7-4510U Dual Core Mobile Processor
  • 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 Memory
  • 1TB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • 15.6" WUXGA (1920x1080) Display With 720p Webcam
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M 2GB DDR3 Memory Graphics
  • Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth
  • One USB 3.0, Two USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, 3-in-1 Card Reader
  • 15” x 10” x 1.0”
  • Windows 8.1

Review - Acer Aspire V3-572G-70TA

Aug 11 2014 - Acer's Aspire V3 572G systems uses the same basic chassis as previous models but makes few internal changes. The system is a mix of plastics (in this case silver instead of the pictured black) that is decent for the built quality but the display lid does flex a bit more than you would expect. The big change is that the system is now just an inch thick which has reduced the size of the system but it still has a fairly heavy weight of just over five and a half pounds.

Rather than using a traditional laptop processor for the Aspire V3-572G-70TA, Acer uses the Intel Core i7-4510U ultra-low voltage processor that is typically found in ultrabooks. This is a dual core processor rather than quad core that the traditional Core i7 processors feature but it still offers some decent performance. It should provide more than enough for the average user but power users looking to do some heavy gaming or digital video editing will definitely want a more powerful processor. The processor is matched up with 8GB of DDR3 memory that provides a smooth experience in Windows.

Acer provides that Aspire V3-572G-70TA with a very large one terabyte hard drive. This should prove more than enough for most users' applications, data and media files. The one downside here is that the hard drive spins at the slower 5400rpm spin rate. This means that performance is certainly slower than a 7200rpm drive or a SSHD that can be found in some of the alternatives on the market. If you need to add more storage, there is a single USB 3.0 port for use with high speed external hard drives. It would have been nice if they offered more of these high speed ports as most competing laptops feature at least two. Unlike past Aspire V3 models, there is no DVD drive on this system which is something to note if you need to playback or record CD or DVD media.

The display for the Aspire V3-572G features a 15.6-inch panel with a 1920x1080 native resolution. This is generally higher than most laptops in this price range offer but there are some drawbacks here. It is not a touchscreen and as a result features a matte display which helps reduce glare. The problem is that the TN based panel offers extremely limited viewing angles on both the vertical and horizontal. So, unless you are looking dead on the screen, color and contrast will wash out quickly. The graphics do feature an NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M graphics processor which is certainly a step up from the Intel HD 4400 graphics built into the Core i7 processor. This means that it is capable of playing 3D games but it still will be at resolutions and detail levels below the panel's resolution. At least it provides a greater level of acceleration for non-3D applications than an integrated one.

The keyboard design for the Acer Aspire V3-572G uses the typical isolated keyboard that company has been using for years. It is large enough that a full numeric keypad is available on the right hand side. The only downside is that some of the left hand keys like the left shift are a bit on the small side. There is no backlight on this keyboard. Overall, the typing experience is decent although there is a bit of flex in spots. The trackpad on the other hand needs some major work. It is a nice size and features integrated buttons but the accuracy of its is very poor. Multitouch gestures with Windows 8 were difficult to pull off from time to time which is made worse by the fact that there is no touchscreen to fall back on.

Acer has generally been pretty skimpy when it comes to the size of the batteries in their laptops. The Aspire V3-572G features a 5000mAh capacity battery pack. They estimate that it can last up to seven hours. In digital video playback testing, the system was able to run for five and a quarter hours before going into standby thanks to the lower voltage processor. This puts it in a typical range for running time for a 15-inch laptop but it still falls well short of the Apple MacBook Pro 15 with Retina that can last over eight hours but alst costs more than twice as much as this system.

Pricing for the Acer Aspire V3-572G-70TA is $800. This puts it higher than budget class laptops but still less expensive than many other laptops in its class that mostly have touchscreens. The most direct competitors for this price range at the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Touch and HP Pavilion 15. Both of those systems offer touchscreen displays but the Dell features a lower 1366x768 resolution. Dell uses a similar ultra low voltage processor for similar performance but it relies on the integrated graphics which means it has longer battery life. The HP uses a quad core AMD processor for higher performance but it suffers with lower battery life.