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Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-75TD Notebook Review Update

Sascha Mölck (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 01/03/2015

4k upgrade. The Aspire V15 Nitro is a thin computer with a high-performance processor and very good hardware. The device's highlight is its 4k IPS display. Has Acer created the gamer's dream notebook?

For the original German review, see here.

Just a few months ago, we reviewed the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition -- a simultaneously thin and high-performance gaming computer. The test device we have before us today, the VN7-591G-75TD, is the series' current top model. The processor and graphics core are the same, but when it comes to the rest of the hardware, Acer went the extra mile: A bigger hard drive, more RAM, more graphics memory, and higher display resolution. Instead of a Full HD panel, Acer lavishly equipped their VN7-591G-75TD with a 4k display (3840x2160 pixels). But taking every aspect of the device into consideration is the computer with the new display a prize worth keeping your eye on? Read on to find out.

In terms of competitors, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712) and the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T are also up at the plate. Both of these notebooks are equipped with 4k displays as well.

Since the VN7-591G-75TD is structurally identical to its sister model, we won't cover the computer's case, connectivity, input devices or speakers in detail. Information on these subjects is available in our review of the sister model.

Display

The Aspire is outfitted with a matte 15.6-inch display with a native resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. The screen's brightness (303.3 cd/m²), contrast (1003:1) and black value (0.3 cd/m²) are good or very good. In light of these measurements, there's nothing to criticize about this panel.

283
cd/m²
324
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
300
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 324 cd/m² Average: 303.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 301 cd/m²
Contrast: 1003:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.15 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 3.94 | - Ø
94.4% sRGB (Argyll) 61% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.35
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
Screen
-78%
-22%
20%
-18%
-14%
-29%
Brightness303208
-31%
257
-15%
248
-18%
310
2%
309
2%
319
5%
Brightness Distribution8784
-3%
81
-7%
88
1%
85
-2%
90
3%
87
0%
Black Level *0.30.7
-133%
0.512
-71%
0.18
40%
0.43
-43%
0.43
-43%
0.46
-53%
Contrast1003304
-70%
566
-44%
1417
41%
763
-24%
760
-24%
689
-31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *3.157.59
-141%
3.72
-18%
2
37%
3.99
-27%
3.59
-14%
5.79
-84%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *3.949.23
-134%
3.11
21%
1.61
59%
5.18
-31%
4.86
-23%
5.01
-27%
Gamma *2.352.22.482.372.52.352.35
CCT6855 95%9250 70%6959 93%6462 101%7619 85%7177 91%7347 88%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)6139
-36%
48.16
-21%
60
-2%
59
-3%
60
-2%
55
-10%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)94.492.1
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Aspire vs. sRGB (Correction 20.5.2015 due to a wrong sRGB-reference-profile: coverage 94%).
Aspire vs. sRGB (Correction 20.5.2015 due to a wrong sRGB-reference-profile: coverage 94%).
Aspire vs. AdobeRGB
Aspire vs. AdobeRGB

Straight from the factory, the display's color reproduction is already excellent. With an average DeltaE 2000 color deviation of 3.15, the panel just barely misses the target range (DeltaE of less than 3). At a DeltaE of 3.94, the grayscale is almost as accurate as the color scale. Additionally, the display doesn't even show a hint of a blue cast. If the screen is calibrated, these already good numbers get even better. We tried it out. The color scale deviation dropped to just 1.22, while the grayscale deviation fell to 0.73. After calibration, the panel proves to have a high degree of color accuracy when compared with the sRGB reference color space. Unfortunately, however, the screen can't display the entire AdobeRGB and SRGB color spaces. The color-space coverage rates fall at 61% (AdobeRGB) and 94% (sRGB) (Correction 20.5.2015 due to a wrong sRGB-reference-profile). But as long as the user isn't planning on using the computer for professional image editing or graphics applications, color-space coverage isn't a relevant concern.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
The Aspire in outdoor use.
The Aspire in outdoor use.

The Aspire is equipped with an IPS panel, which means the screen content looks right from any angle. The combination of the matte display surface, good brightness and high contrast make it possible to use the computer outdoors.

Performance

The Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G line consists of notebooks for mobile gamers. The version under our scrutiny at the moment is the line's top model, the VN7-591G-75TD. The notebook costs about 1600 Euros (~$1920). Acer also has a myriad of versions with different hardware on the market. Lower-priced models are available in the VN7-571G line. These more inexpensive notebooks are outfitted with GeForce 840M and GeForce GTX 850M graphics cores.

Processor

The Aspire's quad-core Core i7-4710HQ (Haswell) processor is the notebook's computational muscle. This isn't an energy-saving ULV processor, but rather a conventional mobile processor with a TDP of 47 Watts. The processor runs at a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz. Using turbo, the speed can be increased to 3.3 GHz (all four cores), 3.4 GHz (two cores), or 3.5 GHz (only one core). The system reaches the full turbo speeds in battery mode as well as AC power mode. The computer completed the Cinebench benchmark's multi-thread tests at 3.3 GHz and the single-thread tests at 3.3 to 3.5 GHz. In battery mode, the machine performed the tests at 2.9 GHz (multi-thread) and 2.9 to 3.4 GHz (single-thread).

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
19521
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6078
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5058
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
7.1 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.53 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
56.65 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
93.26 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
653 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
136 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
136 Points ∼74%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
101 Points ∼55% -26%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
134 Points ∼72% -1%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
133 Points ∼72% -2%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
134 Points ∼72% -1%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
135 Points ∼73% -1%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
137 Points ∼74% +1%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
653 Points ∼42%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
239 Points ∼15% -63%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
506 Points ∼33% -23%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
611 Points ∼39% -6%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
642 Points ∼41% -2%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
642 Points ∼41% -2%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
657 Points ∼42% +1%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
1.53 Points ∼6%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.15 Points ∼4% -25%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
1.48 Points ∼5% -3%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1.48 Points ∼5% -3%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
1.49 Points ∼6% -3%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1.5 Points ∼6% -2%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.53 Points ∼6% 0%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
7.1 Points ∼10%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2.55 Points ∼4% -64%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
4.59 Points ∼6% -35%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
6.8 Points ∼9% -4%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
6.99 Points ∼10% -2%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
6.97 Points ∼10% -2%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
7.22 Points ∼10% +2%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
5058 Points ∼72%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3777 Points ∼54% -25%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5171 Points ∼73% +2%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
4927 Points ∼70% -3%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4975 Points ∼71% -2%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
19521 Points ∼56%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
7941 Points ∼23% -59%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
19361 Points ∼56% -1%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
18504 Points ∼53% -5%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
19497 Points ∼56% 0%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
12211 Points ∼75%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4626 Points ∼28% -62%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
12251 Points ∼75% 0%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3252 Points ∼70%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2333 Points ∼50% -28%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3246 Points ∼70% 0%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G (IE 11)
96 ms * ∼2%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (IE 11)
118.6 ms * ∼3% -24%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
86 ms * ∼2% +10%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (IE 11)
84.4 ms * ∼2% +12%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G (IE 11)
16207 Points ∼36%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (IE 11)
12144 Points ∼27% -25%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
15539 Points ∼34% -4%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (IE 11)
16853 Points ∼37% +4%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G (IE 11)
2009.2 ms * ∼3%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (IE 11)
2648.1 ms * ∼4% -32%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2090 ms * ∼4% -4%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (IE 11)
1985.1 ms * ∼3% +1%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

A quick SSD and powerful processor make for a fast and stable system. The results in the PCMark benchmark also prove to be very good. Surprisingly, however, the Aspire does worse here than its sister model, which is equipped with the same GPU and CPU. The reason: The display's higher resolution. For this reason, we reduced the resolution under Windows to 1920x1080 pixels and ran the PCMark 8 benchmarks again. In this situation, the 4k Aspire performed even better than its sister model (Home v2: 3729, Creative v2: 4465, Work v2: 4428).

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3729 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4465 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4428 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3729 Points ∼66%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3086 Points ∼54% -17%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2770 Points ∼49% -26%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3242 Points ∼57% -13%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3386 Points ∼60% -9%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
3588 Points ∼63% -4%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3603 Points ∼64% -3%

Storage Devices

When it comes to storage space, owners of this Aspire won't have much to fuss about. A solid state drive from Lite On serves as the system drive. This is an M.2 model with a capacity of 256 GB. About 190 GB remains available to the user. The SSD offers good transfer rates, though it doesn't belong in the list of top models. The notebook is also outfitted with a 2 TB 2.5-inch hard drive that runs at 5400 rpm.

Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
Sequential Read: 495.9 MB/s
Sequential Write: 406.8 MB/s
512K Read: 368 MB/s
512K Write: 375.8 MB/s
4K Read: 32.78 MB/s
4K Write: 71.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 301.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 294 MB/s
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
Schenker XMG P724
GeForce GTX 880M SLI, 4810MQ, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB mSATA
AS SSD
-5%
-4%
-1%
-2%
22%
Access Time Write *0.0560.046
18%
0.054
4%
0.046
18%
0.042
25%
0.03
46%
Access Time Read *0.0810.111
-37%
0.082
-1%
0.125
-54%
0.11
-36%
0.097
-20%
4K-64 Write247.13231.97
-6%
239.51
-3%
183.6
-26%
234.9
-5%
270.54
9%
4K-64 Read334.14195.31
-42%
285.63
-15%
319.02
-5%
195.51
-41%
355.24
6%
4K Write64.3275.85
18%
62.5
-3%
91.14
42%
81.66
27%
109.87
71%
4K Read28.1535.61
27%
22.69
-19%
32.44
15%
37.69
34%
40.83
45%
Seq Write423.63326.08
-23%
414.84
-2%
428.2
1%
325.15
-23%
483.65
14%
Seq Read473.33490.23
4%
495.01
5%
472.8
0%
504.48
7%
503.58
6%

* ... smaller is better

Graphics Cards

GPU-Z Aspire VN7-591G-75TD
GPU-Z Aspire VN7-591G-75TD

The Aspire has a dual graphics solution (Optimus) at its command, comprised of Intel's HD Graphics 4600 core and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 860M GPU. The integrated Intel GPU is responsible for everyday applications and graphics processing in battery mode, while the GeForce core takes care of programs that demand more of the hardware, like computer games. The switching occurs automatically, though the user can intervene manually. The GTX 860M core is a high-end CPU that runs at a base clock frequency of 1029 MHz. Via turbo, the clock rate can be raised to up to 1097 MHz. The GPU is supported by 4 GB of quick GDDR5 memory. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are high, as expected, and they are on par with those of comparable notebooks, including the Aspire's sister model.

3DMark 11 Performance
5210 points
3DMark (2013) Ice Storm Standard Score
82813 points
3DMark (2013) Cloud Gate Standard Score
15550 points
3DMark (2013) Fire Strike Standard Score
3733 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
5210 Points ∼23%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2482 Points ∼11% -52%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
4990 Points ∼22% -4%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
4858 Points ∼21% -7%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5049 Points ∼22% -3%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5124 Points ∼23% -2%
3DMark (2013)
1920x1080 Fire Strike Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3733 Points ∼16%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1458 Points ∼6% -61%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
3455 Points ∼15% -7%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1585 Points ∼7% -58%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
2836 Points ∼12% -24%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3679 Points ∼16% -1%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3630 Points ∼16% -3%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
11750 Points ∼31%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5339 Points ∼14% -55%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
11663 Points ∼30% -1%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
15550 Points ∼44%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5854 Points ∼17% -62%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
12435 Points ∼35% -20%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
9555 Points ∼27% -39%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
14231 Points ∼41% -8%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
14231 Points ∼41% -8%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
14746 Points ∼42% -5%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
16111 Points ∼46% +4%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
82813 Points ∼42%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
51975 Points ∼26% -37%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
72527 Points ∼37% -12%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
37352 Points ∼19% -55%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
104745 Points ∼53% +26%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
101592 Points ∼51% +23%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
108034 Points ∼55% +30%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
25010 Points ∼65%

Gaming Performance

A glance at the Aspire's specs is enough to infer that the system won't have any trouble running computer games. Our gaming tests confirm this. The machine can fluidly render almost every current game in HD resolution (1366x768 pixels) and at high quality settings. Older games and games with lower hardware demands run fluidly at even higher resolutions. Overall, the VN7-591G-75TD achieves higher frame rates than its sister model. We attribute this to the newer drives and larger video memory. 

We tested the system to see to what extent the 4k resolution is actually available for current games. We used the same quality settings that we use for regular gaming benchmarks, of course leaving the resolution at 3840x2160 pixels in every case. Several games proved to run fluidly at the full resolution, though we had to reduce the quality settings. Games with high performance demands, like Battlefield 3, still require FHD and reduced graphics details to maintain the framerate in a playable range.

min.med.highmax. 
Tomb Raider (3840 x 2160)39.827.220.712.8
Grid: Autosport (3840 x 2160)76.337.230.918.9
Battlefield 3 (3840 x 2160)25.821.416.210.8
Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX AF:16x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
46.7 fps ∼17%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
17.5 fps ∼6% -63%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
23 fps ∼8% -51%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
44.1 fps ∼16% -6%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
104.6 fps ∼21%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
36.4 fps ∼7% -65%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
52 fps ∼10% -50%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
97 fps ∼19% -7%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
95.7 fps ∼19% -9%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
163.7 fps ∼29%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
66.5 fps ∼12% -59%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
73.8 fps ∼13% -55%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
156.6 fps ∼27% -4%
BioShock Infinite
1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF) (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
42.6 fps ∼24%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
14.4 fps ∼8% -66%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
40.56 fps ∼22% -5%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
23.9 fps ∼13% -44%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
39 fps ∼22% -8%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
41 fps ∼23% -4%
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
110 fps ∼38%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
42.1 fps ∼14% -62%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
101.8 fps ∼35% -7%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
54 fps ∼19% -51%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
101.3 fps ∼35% -8%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
106 fps ∼36% -4%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
123.7 fps ∼43%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
51.7 fps ∼18% -58%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
117.7 fps ∼41% -5%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
63 fps ∼22% -49%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
120 fps ∼42% -3%
GRID: Autosport
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
45.4 fps ∼30%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
34.7 fps ∼23% -24%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
43.6 fps ∼29% -4%
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
83 fps ∼41%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
68.3 fps ∼34% -18%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
74.7 fps ∼37% -10%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
108.3 fps ∼47%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
99.3 fps ∼43% -8%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
103.5 fps ∼45% -4%
Battlefield 3
1920x1080 ultra AA:4x MS AF:16x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
35.8 fps ∼35%
1366x768 high AA:- AF:16x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
85.3 fps ∼60%
1366x768 medium AA:- AF:4x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
105.9 fps ∼70%
1024x768 low AA:- AF:2x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
153.2 fps ∼100%
low med. high ultra
Total War: Shogun 2 (2011) 101.946.4fps
Battlefield 3 (2011) 153.2105.985.335.8fps
Mass Effect 3 (2012) 606060fps
Dirt Showdown (2012) 96.991.648.4fps
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (2012) 61.442.717.5fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 330.8163.7104.646.7fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 203.4123.711042.6fps
Assassin´s Creed IV: Black Flag (2013) 60.259.844.523.6fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 200.9108.38345.4fps

Emissions & Energy

System Noise

In idle mode, the Aspire's fans frequently stand still. As soon as the notebook is under load, however, the fans start up. Even so, under every level of load, the sound generated by the fans remains at a reasonable volume and is normal for a device in this performance class. Unfortunately, the fans in our test device produced more than the usual rustling sound -- we also heard a bothersome humming/buzzing sound in certain circumstances. The structurally identical sister model didn't generate a sound like this. Acer probably used different fans in the various models in the Nitro line.

Noise Level

Idle
31 / 34 / 36.1 dB(A)
HDD
31 dB(A)
Load
41.6 / 43.6 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The Aspire in the stress test.
The Aspire in the stress test.

The Aspire completed the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running simultaneously for at least an hour) in different ways in AC power mode and battery mode. In AC power mode, the processor ran for a short time at 2.7 to 3 GHz and then dropped its speed to 800 MHz. Shortly thereafter, the CPU accelerated back up to 2.7 to 3 GHz. It continued this behavior for the duration of the test. The graphics core ran the whole time at full speed (1097 MHz). In battery mode, the CPU went about its work at 800 to 1200 MHz, while the GPU ran at 770 to 850 MHz. During the stress test, the Aspire's case temperature exceeded the 40 °C line in several spots. However, considering all the high-performance hardware at work in the computer, overall its temperatures proved to be quite moderate.

Max. Load
 33.7 °C47.8 °C36.1 °C 
 26.2 °C41 °C34 °C 
 23.1 °C23 °C27.8 °C 
Maximum: 47.8 °C
Average: 32.5 °C
45 °C45.7 °C39.5 °C
30.1 °C33.5 °C27.1 °C
26.7 °C24.1 °C25.7 °C
Maximum: 45.7 °C
Average: 33 °C
Power Supply (max.)  26 °C | Room Temperature 22.2 °C | Voltcraft IR-360

Power Consumption

The Aspire certainly isn't an energy-saving machine. Even in idle mode, the notebook's power consumption rate rises to up to 22.7 Watts. During the stress test, the energy usage climbed to 130.7 Watts. Since the CPU speed fluctuated, the power consumption rate fluctuated along with it. Overall, the device's energy usage is on par with its sister model's.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 16.1 / 21 / 22.7 Watt
Load midlight 88.4 / 130.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Life

In our WLAN test, which is designed to simulate practical, everyday use, we run a script that automatically loads a new webpage every 40 seconds. The energy-saving profile is active, and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The Aspire reached a runtime of 3:01 h in this test. This certainly isn't an outstanding result. Its sister model held out over an hour longer. Our test device's higher energy consumption rate in idle mode manifests itself here.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing
3h 01min
Battery Runtime - WiFi (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
181 min ∼7%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
152 min ∼6%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
201 min ∼7%
MSI GE60-2PEi781B
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
222 min ∼8%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
250 min ∼9%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
277 min ∼10%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
506 min ∼19%

Verdict

Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-75TD
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-75TD

The Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-75TD shares the same verdict with its sister model, the Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-77A9. This is an easily transportable and high-performance notebook for gamers. The two computers are outfitted with the same processor and graphics core. The notebook under our scrutiny today has even better hardware (more hard drive space, more RAM). The most noticeable difference between the two models is their displays. Overall, the VN7-591G-75TD's 4k display proves to be an attractive feature. Its brightness and contrast are good, and even out of the factory, its color reproduction only deviates slightly from the ideal range. Additionally, the screen content looks correct from every angle, as is generally true of IPS panels. Unfortunately, the display's full resolution is only useable for a limited number of games -- as long as the quality settings are reduced and the game doesn't demand too much of the hardware. In terms of battery life, our test model can't keep up with its sister model; its higher energy consumption rate in idle mode shows itself here.

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In review: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-75TD. Test model courtesy of Acer.
In review: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-75TD. Test model courtesy of Acer.

Specifications

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M - 4096 MB, Core: 1029-1097 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR3, ForceWare 344.75 (9.18.13.4475), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR3, Dual-channel, Two memory banks (both occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840x2160 pixel, Sharp LQ156D1JW04, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM86 (Lynx Point)
Storage
Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G, 256 GB 
, + Seagate ST2000LM003 (2 TB, 5400 rpm), 2000 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 (a/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.9 x 389.6 x 257.5 ( = 0.94 x 15.34 x 10.14 in)
Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.4V, 4605 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Acer Video Player, Cyberlink Photo Director 3, Cyberlink PowerDirector 10, McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security (trial version), MS Office (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 632 g ( = 22.29 oz / 1.39 pounds)
Price
1599 Euro

 

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Pro

+Slim case
+Very high application performance
+Good gaming performance
+Quick solid state disk
+Lots of storage space due to second hard drive
+Matte, bright and high-contrast 4k IPS display
 

Cons

-No maintenance hatch
-Buzzing/humming fans
-Meager battery life

Shortcut

What we like

The computer's concept is great: Lots of performance power in a slim case. We can't forget to mention the bright, high-contrast 4k IPS display with stable viewing angles.

What we'd like to see

A maintenance hatch.

What surprises us

Even with its high-performance hardware, the notebook's case doesn't heat up excessively.

The competition

Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712), Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T, Asus GL550JK-CN391H, MSI GE60-2PEi781B.

Rating

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD - 12/31/2014 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
82 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
83%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
60 / 81 → 74%
Weight
62 / 66 → 93%
Battery
76%
Display
91%
Games Performance
92%
Application Performance
92%
Temperature
84 / 95 → 88%
Noise
76 / 90 → 84%
Audio
76%
Camera
50 / 85 → 59%
Average
77%
85%
Gaming - Weighted Average
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Sascha Mölck, 2015-01- 3 (Update: 2015-05-28)