Acer has released the 11-inch version of its V5 series laptops in the Philippines, which hits the market as the value for money 11-inch ultraportable. Priced at Php18,900 with a Intel Celeron 1007u processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive, this is the value for money choice for those looking for an 11.6-inch ultraportable. The price comes with a Windows 8 license.
The Intel Celeron 1007u scores 1592 points in the Passmark benchmarks. Looking at other low cost processors in the market, the Intel Celeron 1007u has much more processing power than the AMD E2-1800/2000 Accelerated Processing Units you find in the more expensive HP DM1 (Php19,990), Sony Vaio E (Php23,990) and Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE 135 (Php26,990). If you are looking for a low cost 11-inch touchscreen, the Asus VivoBook X202e (Php20,990 and Php26,990) is still the only game in town.
The 11-inch Acer V5 also has what you expect from other laptops at this price range with a HD (1366 x 768) display, 2 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, card reader, USB 3.0 and HDMI out. The 11-inch Acer V5 has a 2500 mAh battery which is good for 3 to 3.5 hours battery life. The HP DM1 has and Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE provide longer battery life (5-6 hours), and the Lenovo has a much firmer and tactile keyboard.
Still overall, the 11-inch Acer V5, with the more powerful Intel Celeron Processor is a very good choice for the money. It comes in three colors: silver, black and red.
A bit of trivia on the 11-inch Acer V5. The 11-inch Acer V5 is the same platform used for the Acer C7 Chromebook.