Acer uses lousy keyboards. I have had a 13.3 inch Travelmate, an Aspire One netbook (which I still use), and now I just bought the V5-131 with Celeron 1007U. They all develop problems with the keyboard within one year of purchase - the worse one is the newest V5-131: two keys are faulty (not registering) brand-new. I was so mad that I bought an OEM replacement keyboard (quite a chore to replace the KB!!!), just to discover that the [down arrow] key of the new KB is faulty. Just showing Acer uses lousy keyboards to cut cost!!
I bought the version with the 1007U and added 4GB ram to get dual channel. The GPU when plugged in is running constant at 1000 Mhz and my memory is at 1600Mhz. With that being said this is the weakest IB gpu and it is far from a gaming gpu.
So while I highly doubt that COD Black Ops will work, lighter games and games where having fluid 30+ fps all the times is not important do work. I have tried WoW, Torchlight 1/2, Warhammer 40K DoW and even XCOM EU / EW and FIFA run pretty decent.
So it's far from gaming machine but for the price is decent and it's much faster than my old Atom netbook. I can run MatLab and light CAD models in Inventor / Catia for university and with light load get 6+ hours of battery life so I am pretty happy with it
Long battery life for little money. With the Aspire V5-131, Acer offers a subnotebook with big battery capacity. Thanks to its ULV processor, the power consumption of the small computer is low and we expect a very long battery life. This review uncovers whether this is actually true.