- Quad Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz (Turbo 3.5 GHz)
- GeForce GTX960M GPU with 4 GB RAM.
- 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
- 1024 GB HDD Disc
- 15.6-Inch Full-HD IPS Display.
- Windows 8.1
Performance in Games
Quality & Design
- Total 83%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-73Y5 is a gaming notebook under 1000$ with high end specifications. It is more powerful than most of the notebooks and ultra-books in its price range. The laptop has an Intel core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz processor with 8GB DDR3 RAM, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M GPU for graphics processing and 1 TB hard drive at 5400rpm. It should allow you to play most of the present day games on medium or high settings without any major issues.
PERFORMANCE IN GAMES
Quad core Intel i7-4720HQ Processor clocked 2.6GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.6GHz) has been used. A powerful processor which is a standard in the majority of the gaming laptops in the present day.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB RAM is the graphics processor provided on the laptop .It is very powerful processor and the best you can get in this price range.
The laptop is provided with 8GB DDR3 RAM but is upgradable to 16 GB as it supports two 8 GB sticks.
On the whole Acer provides you very good gaming experience as the laptop should allow you to play any current game many of them in medium and high settings. It could use SSD disk or SSD cache but it is very uncommon for gaming laptops in this price range.
- Performance in Games 78%
The laptop supports a 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display. The screen has good colour reproduction and the IPS display will provide you good viewing angles. The main drawback is the display size as it may be less desirable while serious gaming but an external screen can be plugged in when at home.
Connection and Ports
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro includes:
- 3 USB 3.0 ports,
- HDMI port
- VGA/D-sub port
- Audio jack
- Gigabit Ethernet port that is behind the a pull down door
- Secure Digital (SD) card
- 802.11AC Wi-Fi features MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
- Secure Digital (SD) card reader
- Bluetooth 4.0.
The Nitro has four Built-in Stereo Speakers with Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre surround sound and Built-in Digital Microphone. The sound quality from the speakers is adequately loud and rich which makes the gaming experience quite enjoyable.
The laptop supports a 1TB SATA Hard Drive with 5400RPM.
The scribble tile keyboard provided on the laptop has a sturdy base and the keys are quite responsive, which is good for some typing and web browsing. But for typing large contents the keypad may be a little too flimsy and hollow which makes the keys feel fragile.
This may affect your gaming experience as the keys are not the best for long duration use. The device does have a backlit keyboard which adds to the plus points.
Battery Life Time
It supports 3-cell Li-ion Battery (4605 mAh).While not gaming the battery will last you for 3-4 hours and while gaming one hour. The device seems to run out of juice pretty soon hence it is better to keep it plugged in while gaming.
- Features & Use Comfort 90%
QUALITY & DESIGN
It has an all plastic built with a metallic band across the hinge. The top of the hinge is inscribed with the device name, i.e. aspires v Nitro. Nitro has a very appealing look to it as it is made of composite materials. The colour of the device makes it looks very sleek and smart.
The built quality of the laptop gives us mixed feelings. The bottom half has a little weight and is sturdy but the top half made of plastic is a little flimsy which makes the screen feel fragile. (Not sure about this information)
The laptop doesn’t produce noise on the light usage but while benchmarking and gaming there is slight noise not too disturbing but can be heard in a silent room.
Nitro has issues in the section. The temperature can go very high and lead to throttle in CPU speed occasionally. However the increase in the temperatures does not affect the performance of the graphics processor.
The laptop has dimensions 15.34 x 10.14 x 0.94 inches and weighs 5.3 pounds which makes it pretty light when compared to the other high end notebooks and ultrabooks.
- Quality & Design 86%
The laptop does support good specification and provide enough power for intense gaming, but the heating issues may be a problem. Overall, it is one of best Gaming laptops in this price range.
- Antiglare IPS display
- An interesting and modern look
- Good processor
- Good and strong GPU
- Large hard drive
- Loudspeakers with rich sound
- Light weighs
- High temperature
- Battery life time
- Small screen
- Slow disc