Guys, I love your detailed tests and recommendations. Great job there! However, the description in this model says this is an IPS panel, but the datasheet on the right says it's a TN panel (as I saw later). I bought this model based on your recommendation and it was a TN panel! This seems to be a total lottery. Is there a list of notebooks with IPS displays? Because buying online is not the best way to test a display. I am wasting money on shipping Acer V3s back. How can you tell which models have an IPS display without actually having to stand in front of it? Is there a certain model number?
I've owned a V3-771G FHD for six months now, and am extremely happy with it's performance. It's a good, sturdy notebook, feels great in your hand. Touchpad is lovely, the keyboard is excellent. My only complaint is the DDR3 memory on the video card holding it back. My configuration came with a Core i5, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 from corsair, Corsair SP120 SSD (120GB), Hitachi 750GB HDD and a blue ray drive, for less then 1000$. So far, the machine is holding up really well. Had to clean the fan a few weeks ago, it got clogged and caused slight overheating. Other than that - extremely happy - definitely best buy.
Second try. Although the Acer Aspire V3 was designed as multimedia notebook, the first test model did not come with a FullHD display. Now, the manufacturer fixed this shortcoming. The nearly identically equipped successor features an adequate display.