Acer Aspire VX 15 Gaming Laptop

Features:

  • CPU7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)
  • GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • RAM 16GB DDR4 Memory
  • HDD HDD upgrade kit available (2.5” bracket with SATA and power cable). Contact Acer support for your complimentary kit. (256 GB SSD included in the laptop)
  • Screen 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display
  • OS Windows 10

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Performance in Games

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Features & Use Comfort

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Build Quality & Design

  • Total 82%

Another impressive gaming machine from ACER with the VX 15. The price is a little higher, but it is a clear gaming beast. It seems like ACER likes to put in high quality internal hardware and cut corners when it comes to the build quality of the case and other outer components. However, if you are going take good care of your machine, this laptop is exactly what you want.

Performance in Games


CPU

We are going to see a harmonious hardware construction with the Acer Aspire VX 15. The machine kicks things off with a 7th Generation Core i7 processor, and the rest of the components help bring out the sheer power of this processor.

GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM is exactly the type of GPU you want to pair with the i7 processor above, and the 4GB of dedicated RAM brings out the best graphics any game can produce.

RAM

16GB DDR4 is a standard in gaming machines. I am yet to find 16 GB paired with the rest of this hardware for such an affordbale price – this is a steal!

This machine comes with a 256 SSD hard drive, but Acer is open to the idea that some gamers may want an HDD. So, they have made it easy to adapt one into it. Unfortunately, you have to call in to Acer to get the adapter kit for this model. It’s not a simple open and plug situation.

  • Performance in Games 91%

Features


Up to 6 hrs Six hours is a great battery life for a laptop. In my experience these numbers tend to be exaggerated a bit. I wouldn’t plan on gaming six hours straight without charging. Still, this is average for a laptop so we can’t complain.

Red backlit standard keyboard. No programmable keys, but the WASD keys are outlined and easier to find.

Screen

15 inch 1080p screen is what we are looking for in this machine. It doesn’t have the best anti-glare screen, but in other models we are seeing that cheaper anti-glare screens are simply dulling the colors of the games we love.

Acer Aspire VX 15 review angle

Connection and Ports

The only downside on this laptop is that the 1 3.5MM combo jack may play havoc with those of you that don’t use the combo headset. Generally gaming headsets will need a dedicated mic input. This may be a deal breaker for some of you.

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Storage

256GB SSD is a bit smaller than we want to see in a gaming beast, but to get and SSD at all in machine in this price range is a win. If you plan on downloading every game on Steam, you may need to bump up your price range a bit. But, for a casual gamer this will be fine.

Audio

Acer TrueHarmony & Dolby Audio Premium might be Acer’s way of making up for the lack of a dedicated mic input. You don’t need a headset with the way these speakers sound. Still, if you like to game with a headset, maybe this laptop isn’t for you.

  • Features & Use Comfort 68%

QUALITY & DESIGN


Acer seems to like to provide the best hardware and provide value when it comes to the build material. However, in this case, they seemed want to protect their investment. The build is not flimsy whatsoever. Overall, they did a great job building value in this machine.

Noise:

One of the quitter gaming laptops. Especially considering the dual fan construction. However, adding an HDD to this, which I don’t recommend, will make it a bit noisier.

Temperature:

Dual fan cooling system does its job. As a casual gamer, you probably won’t notice a difference. But for someone that plans to game on this laptop for long periods at a time, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the cooling apparatus.

Weight:

5.5 lbs is a bit heavy for a laptop. If you’re planning on using it for everyday use such as work or school, simply be ready to have a lot of weight in your bag. But, it is no reason not to purchase the laptop. Overall still a good value.

  • Build Quality & Design 88%

My Thoughts

This machine is great! The hardware is exactly what we want to see in a gaming beast, yet Acer was able to cut all the right corners to give value to someone looking for a gaming machine to take on the road with them.

Unlike some of the other machines reviewed on here, I do not recommend this computer to anyone that is looking to buy a machine for any other reason than gaming. Some gaming machines double nicely as video/audio editing machines. This one, however, has gone very deep down the gaming rabbit hole and there is better value if you are not a serious gamer.

Acer Aspire VX 15 review cover

Pros:

  • Overall just a good machine for the money
  • Dual fan cooling system
  • Full hd display

Cons:

  • Cheaper material
  • Hard to customize
  • Thick
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