Acer's new Aspire V Nitro line of gaming notebooks are quite spectacular. They come in a variety of load outs, including one that will be shipping with a 4K display. You read that right: a laptop with a 4K display.
We're going to be taking a look at the middle of the road 15.6-inch V Nitro Black Edition with a 1080p display. Later, we're going to take a look at the 4K-equipped notebook, but that is for another review. In this review, we'll be focusing on how the V Nitro stacks up to some of the best gaming notebooks around.
Without further ado, let's dive in!
Specifications, Configurations and Pricing
Our Aspire S7 features Intel's Haswell-based Core i7-4710HQ CPU. This processor is a quad-core model with Hyper-Threading, which means that it features eight threads. It also features TurboBoost, which allows the processor to overclock itself when under a low load.
The i7-4710HQ is coupled with 8GB of DDR3L RAM. 8GB should ensure a smooth-running system, even with multiple programs and web browser tabs open. 8GB will also assist with modern games, which require a large amount of RAM (Battlefield, I'm looking at you).
Graphics are provided by NVIDIA's 860M GPU. While not the fastest mobile GPU on the market, it is a modern NVIDIA chip based on the new Maxwell architecture.
Windows 8.1 is installed upon the 128GB SSD. Before you start shouting at your screen that 128GB isn't enough, you might care to know that it also features a 1TB drive for your mass storage. With that in mind, 128GB is plenty for your operating system and core programs-and then some! You probably won't want to be installing all your games to it, though.
The packaging is standard Acer. The inner product box is protected by an outer plain brown box. While the system arrived safely, I would like to see a bit more foam or protection for the laptop.
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- Page 1 [Introduction & Specifications, Configurations and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Temperatures, Cooling and Noise]
- Page 3 [User Interfaces]
- Page 4 [Testing Methodology]
- Page 5 [Accessory Port Layout and Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Gaming Performance]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - System Performance]
- Page 8 [Battery Life Performance]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]