The Aspire V3 is a straightforward 15in all-rounder of a laptop, featuring styling touches and specification that raise it well above the cheapest budget machines.
The metal lid back has an unusual reeded effect, like carbon fibre and not unattractive. The top deck is brushed aluminium veneer, inset with a large trackpad that is unusually high-quality for a Windows laptop, responding accurately to finger movements.
An extra numberpad to the right of the keyboard is standard fare, while the keyboard itself is well-made – flat Scrabble tiles with a good firm action for solid typing.
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