My new Aspire v5 is giving me very poor and inconsistent color. I have tried profiling it with Spyder 4 to no avail. I also used all of the available Intel graphics controllers, also without luck. Suggestions, anyone ? This is very frustrating for an artist like myself who knows color !
I have an M5 581TG which I believe has the same screen as your V5. I have profiled my screen with a Spyder3 and noticed that the screen dimmed during the process as my power setting is 'Balanced' so the resulting profile was no doubt rubbish.
I need to do it again on different power settings.
Power saver: On battery = 40% (30%) - Plugged in: 100% (30%)
High performance: On battery = 100% (30%) - Plugged in: 100% (30%)
Default dimmed brightness in all cases is 30%.
I would suggest profiling at a brightness level to suit your work flow and increase the 'Dim' value to ensure it doesn't kick in during the readings.
(I haven't bothered checking brightness consistancy - probably going too far on a laptop!)
Unfortunately, Acer's LCD panel is perhaps not the best where good colour rendition is required. The viewing angles are also rather poor so, in my case, I need to set the screen tilt just so and keep my head still while adjusting images!!
That said, I wouldn't do 'serious' editing on any laptop regardless of price and to find one with a good IPS screen would be very pricey!! For what it's worth, I edit on a 27" iMac.
To redress the balance, I am very pleased (thus far) with my M5 for day to day work, software development and gaming.
Member RevoMaxx is quickly moving up the ranks of Acer Community. He joined us in September and is already making a difference. It's great to see new members like him make a difference only after a few months. Thanks RevoMaxx!