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

Sascha Mölck (translated by Martina Osztovits), 04/25/2015

Refined model. Slim, sleek, powerful - With the Aspire V15 Nitro series, Acer has launched a well-made series of gaming notebooks. Acer has upgraded the series and replaced the GeForce GTX 860M graphics card with a GeForce GTX 960M GPU. As a result, the graphics performance has increased slightly.

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In the Aspire Nitro series, Acer offers 15.6-inch gaming notebooks. You can choose between two different options. If a compromise between performance, battery life and ergonomics is important, the VN7-571G models would be the first choice. However, if performance is more important, you should consider a VN7-591G. Our test model belongs to the latter. It houses a Core i7 quad-core processor and a GeForce GTX 960M graphics card. In addition, it comes with a 4k display. 

We have already reviewed the VN7-591G-75TD model with a 4k display. The main difference between the two models is the graphics card. Our test model features a GeForce GTX 960M graphics card, which is the successor of the GeForce GTX 860M  graphics card used in the VN7-591G-75TD. Our review will reveal whether the new GPU has any benefits.

Notebooks like the Lenovo Y50-70, the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T, and the MSI GE62 2QE belong to the competitors of the Aspire. These also feature 4k displays. Other competitors are the HP Omen and the Schenker XMG A505.

Since the VN7-591G models share the same design, we will not cover case, connectivity, input devices and speakers here. Please refer to the Aspire VN7-591G-77A9 or the Aspire VN7-591G-75TD reviews for information about these.

Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P (Aspire VN7-591G Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 4096 MB, Core: 1097-1176 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 345.05 (9.18.13.4505), Optimus
Memory
16386 MB 
, DDR3-1600, dual channel, two RAM slots (both used)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840x2160 pixel 282 PPI, Sharp LQ156D1JW04, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM86 (Lynx Point)
Storage
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU, 256 GB 
, + Seagate ST2000LM003 (2 TB, 5400 rpm), 2000 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC283 @ 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, Sensors: brightness sensor
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): 24 x 390 x 258 ( = 0.94 x 15.35 x 10.16 in)
Battery
52 Wh Lithium-Ion
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, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial version), MS Office ( trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds), Power Supply: 632 g ( = 22.29 oz / 1.39 pounds)
Price
1699 Euro

 

The Aspire features the same display as its VN7-591G-75TD sibling. Nevertheless, the readings are slightly different, which is usual. Two identical are never exactly the same.

312
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 346 cd/m² Average: 324.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 322 cd/m²
Contrast: 870:1 (Black: 0.37 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.77 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 5.36 | - Ø
61% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.39
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Graustufen
CalMAN - Graustufen
CalMAN - Farbsättigung
CalMAN - Farbsättigung
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
IPS 3840x2160
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
IPS 3840x2160
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
IPS 3840x2160
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
IPS 3840x2160
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
IPS 3840x2160
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
IPS 1920x1080
Schenker XMG A505
IPS 1920x1080
Screen
9%
-12%
29%
-16%
-15%
22%
Brightness
325
303
-7%
257
-21%
248
-24%
202
-38%
319
-2%
275
-15%
Brightness Distribution
90
87
-3%
81
-10%
88
-2%
63
-30%
87
-3%
87
-3%
Black Level *
0.37
0.3
19%
0.512
-38%
0.18
51%
0.34
8%
0.46
-24%
0.23
38%
Contrast
870
1003
15%
566
-35%
1417
63%
676
-22%
689
-21%
1235
42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.77
3.15
16%
3.72
1%
2
47%
4.59
-22%
5.79
-54%
2.46
35%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.36
3.94
26%
3.11
42%
1.61
70%
4.62
14%
5.01
7%
2.3
57%
Gamma
2.39 100%
2.35 102%
2.48 97%
2.37 101%
2.48 97%
2.35 102%
2.32 103%
CCT
7163 91%
6855 95%
6959 93%
6462 101%
6389 102%
7347 88%
6393 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61
61
0%
48.16
-21%
60
-2%
48
-21%
55
-10%
60
-2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94.4
92.1
92

* ... smaller is better

Performance

The Aspire is a slim 15.6-inch gaming notebook. All the latest games run smoothly. Our test model is priced at just under 1700 Euros (~$1850). Acer also offers many other models with different configurations. The cheapest models are available from about 850 Euros (~$925).

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CPU-Z
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GPU-Z
GPU-Z
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System information Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P

Processor

Under the hood of the Aspire, there is an Intel Core i7-4720HQ (Haswell) quad-core processor, a very powerful CPU. It is a standard volt mobile processor with a TDP of 47 watts. The identically designed Aspire VN7-571G uses a frugal ULV processor (TDP: 15 watts). The processor works with a base clock of 2.6 GHz. Thanks to the Turbo, the clock rate can increase to 3.4 GHz (four cores), 3.5 GHz (two cores) or 3.6 GHz (one core). The Turbo is used in both mains and battery mode. However, it is used more intensively in mains operation. The CPU clocks at 2.9 to 3.6 GHz (on battery) and at 3.4 to 3.6 GHz (mains) during the single thread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks. The multithread tests are run at 2.9 GHz (on battery) and at 3.1 to 3.4 GHz (mains).

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6747
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
19831
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5123
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
56.74 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
7.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.56 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
92.02 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
642 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
138 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
138 Points ∼75%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
136 Points ∼74% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
134 Points ∼72% -3%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
133 Points ∼72% -4%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
129 Points ∼70% -7%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
134 Points ∼72% -3%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
137 Points ∼74% -1%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
137 Points ∼74% -1%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
142 Points ∼77% +3%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
642 Points ∼39%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
653 Points ∼39% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
506 Points ∼31% -21%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
611 Points ∼37% -5%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
650 Points ∼39% +1%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
642 Points ∼39% 0%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
664 Points ∼40% +3%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
657 Points ∼40% +2%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
538 Points ∼32% -16%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
1.56 Points ∼6%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
1.53 Points ∼6% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
1.48 Points ∼5% -5%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1.48 Points ∼5% -5%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
1.49 Points ∼6% -4%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
1.57 Points ∼6% +1%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.53 Points ∼6% -2%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
1.57 Points ∼6% +1%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
7.07 Points ∼10%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
7.1 Points ∼10% 0%
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%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
7.13 Points ∼10% +1%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
6.99 Points ∼10% -1%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
7.22 Points ∼10% +2%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
7.22 Points ∼10% +2%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
5.87 Points ∼8% -17%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
5123 Points ∼73%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
5058 Points ∼72% -1%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5171 Points ∼73% +1%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
5010 Points ∼71% -2%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
5192 Points ∼74% +1%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4975 Points ∼71% -3%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
19831 Points ∼57%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
19521 Points ∼56% -2%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
19361 Points ∼56% -2%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
19386 Points ∼56% -2%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
20003 Points ∼58% +1%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
19497 Points ∼56% -2%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
12551 Points ∼47%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
12211 Points ∼45% -3%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
12499 Points ∼46% 0%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
12251 Points ∼45% -2%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
3302 Points ∼71%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3252 Points ∼70% -2%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
3339 Points ∼72% +1%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3246 Points ∼70% -2%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU (IE 11)
94.4 ms * ∼2%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G (IE 11)
96 ms * ∼2% -2%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
86 ms * ∼2% +9%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006 (IE 11)
85.7 ms * ∼2% +9%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1 (IE 11)
81.1 ms * ∼2% +14%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (IE 11)
84.4 ms * ∼2% +11%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU (IE 11)
16556 Points ∼37%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G (IE 11)
16207 Points ∼36% -2%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
15539 Points ∼34% -6%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006 (IE 11)
16503 Points ∼37% 0%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1 (IE 11)
17144 Points ∼38% +4%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (IE 11)
16853 Points ∼37% +2%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU (IE 11)
1979.1 ms * ∼3%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G (IE 11)
2009.2 ms * ∼3% -2%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2090 ms * ∼4% -6%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006 (IE 11)
1997.4 ms * ∼3% -1%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1 (IE 11)
1945.6 ms * ∼3% +2%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (IE 11)
1985.1 ms * ∼3% -0%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU (IE 11)
3036 Points ∼49%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G (IE 11)
3019 Points ∼49% -1%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1 (IE 11)
3144 Points ∼51% +4%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

It is not surprising that the computer runs fast and smoothly since it houses a powerful processor and a fast solid-state disk. The results of the PC Mark benchmarks are good. However, our comparison chart shows that its Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9 sibling performs better despite a slightly weaker CPU-GPU combination. The answer is easy to find: This test model uses a significantly higher display resolution (4k vs. Full HD). If the resolution is decreased to Full HD, the PC Mark results of the two computers are on par.

PCMark 7 Score
5804 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3019 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4201 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3601 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
3019 Points ∼53%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3729 Points ∼66% +24%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3086 Points ∼54% +2%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3386 Points ∼60% +12%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
3618 Points ∼64% +20%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
3588 Points ∼63% +19%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
3701 Points ∼65% +23%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
3075 Points ∼54% +2%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3603 Points ∼64% +19%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
3746 Points ∼66% +24%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
5804 Points ∼72%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
5238 Points ∼65% -10%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5010 Points ∼62% -14%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
5919 Points ∼74% +2%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
5891 Points ∼73% +1%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
5682 Points ∼71% -2%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5879 Points ∼73% +1%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
6042 Points ∼75% +4%

Storage Devices

The Aspire uses a solid-state disk from Toshiba as a system drive. It is a model with M.2 format. The SSD has a capacity of 256 GB. Overall, the transfer rates of the SSD are good. Apart from the SSD, the computer also houses a conventional 2.5-inch hard drive with a capacity of 2 TB and a revolution speed of 5400 rpm.

An SSD as system drive.
An SSD as system drive.
The HDD has a big capacity.
The HDD has a big capacity.
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
Sequential Read: 520.6 MB/s
Sequential Write: 460.2 MB/s
512K Read: 427.8 MB/s
512K Write: 273.9 MB/s
4K Read: 18.74 MB/s
4K Write: 54.17 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 325.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 75.32 MB/s

Graphics Card

Like all Aspire V15 Nitro models, our current model uses a graphics switch (Optimus). This one combines Intel's HD Graphics 4600 GPU and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 960M. The Intel core is relatively frugal and is intended for everyday tasks and on battery. The GeForce GPU is used during demanding applications like computer games. The graphics cards are switched automatically, but manual selection is also possible.

The GeForce GTX 960M GPU is an entry into the GPU upper class. It uses a base clock of 1097 MHz. The Turbo can increase the clock rate to 1176 MHz. 4096 MB of GDDR5 VRAM (128-bit interface) are available to the graphics card. There are no major differences to the predecessor, the GeForce GTX 860M graphics card. Both GPUs are based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture. The maximum clock of the GeForce GTX 960M GPU is about 7% higher. As a result, it is at best 7% better in the 3D Mark benchmarks with comparable CPU.

3DMark 11 Performance
5398 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
83675 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
16151 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3914 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
5398 Points ∼21%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
5210 Points ∼21% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
4990 Points ∼20% -8%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
5058 Points ∼20% -6%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
4858 Points ∼19% -10%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
7101 Points ∼28% +32%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5124 Points ∼20% -5%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
5639 Points ∼22% +4%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
3914 Points ∼17%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3733 Points ∼16% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
3455 Points ∼15% -12%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1585 Points ∼7% -60%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
3714 Points ∼16% -5%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
2836 Points ∼12% -28%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
4806 Points ∼21% +23%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3630 Points ∼16% -7%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
4071 Points ∼17% +4%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
12230 Points ∼26%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
11750 Points ∼25% -4%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
14913 Points ∼32% +22%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
11663 Points ∼25% -5%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
12472 Points ∼27% +2%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
16151 Points ∼44%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
15550 Points ∼42% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
12435 Points ∼34% -23%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
9555 Points ∼26% -41%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
15749 Points ∼43% -2%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
14231 Points ∼39% -12%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
14231 Points ∼39% -12%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
17879 Points ∼49% +11%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
16111 Points ∼44% 0%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
15511 Points ∼42% -4%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
83675 Points ∼42%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
82813 Points ∼42% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
72527 Points ∼37% -13%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
37352 Points ∼19% -55%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
101562 Points ∼51% +21%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
104745 Points ∼53% +25%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
78512 Points ∼40% -6%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
108034 Points ∼55% +29%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
84779 Points ∼43% +1%

Gaming Performance

The Aspire can run virtually all currently available games smoothly. Full HD resolution and high to very high quality settings can be used in most of them. Only very few games including “Assassin's Creed Unity” and “X-Plane” require reducing resolution and/or quality level. The frame rates are up to 7% higher than that of its sibling with a GeForce GTX 860M graphics card. It is seldom possible to use the maximum resolution (3840x2160 pixels) of the display. It should be possible to use the 4k resolution in games with moderate hardware requirements. We tested it in the “F1 2014” game with the quality settings that we use in our usual gaming benchmarks. We left the resolution at 3840x-2160 pixels: 60 fps (min.), 61 fps (medium), 58 fps (high), 39 fps (max.).

low med. high ultra
Hitman: Absolution (2012) 86.183.955.625.5fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 289.7168.3109.649.1fps
Total War: Rome II (2013) 224.7166.2135.325.1fps
Watch Dogs (2014) 86.668.42921.5fps
Risen 3: Titan Lords (2014) 36.535.943.437.7fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 12776.541.431.9fps
F1 2014 (2014) 11811811587fps
Far Cry 4 (2014) 90.774.136.731.2fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 122.497.153.236.6fps
The Crew (2014) 60604729.6fps
Evolve (2015) 84.66334.730.4fps
Battlefield Hardline (2015) 144.3104.149.631.2fps
GTA V (2015) 126.6112.741.617.1fps
Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX AF:16x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
49.1 fps ∼18%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
46.7 fps ∼17% -5%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
23 fps ∼8% -53%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
46.4 fps ∼17% -5%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
57.9 fps ∼21% +18%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
44.1 fps ∼16% -10%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
50.8 fps ∼18% +3%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
109.6 fps ∼22%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
104.6 fps ∼21% -5%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
52 fps ∼10% -53%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
108.3 fps ∼21% -1%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
132.4 fps ∼26% +21%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
95.7 fps ∼19% -13%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
114.7 fps ∼23% +5%
GTA V
1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
41.6 fps ∼28%
1366x768 Normal/Off AF:4x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
112.7 fps ∼70%
Battlefield Hardline
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality (DX11) AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
31.2 fps ∼18%
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality (DX11) (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
49.6 fps ∼25%
Evolve
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:FX (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
34.7 fps ∼17%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
35.1 fps ∼18% +1%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
63 fps ∼28%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
36.4 fps ∼16% -42%
The Crew
1920x1080 High Video Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
47 fps ∼78%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
51.7 fps ∼86% +10%
1366x768 Medium Video Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
60 fps ∼100%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
59.8 fps ∼100% 0%
Dragon Age: Inquisition
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality AA:2x MS (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
36.6 fps ∼22%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006 (347.09 / Vollbild-Fesntermodus)
20.4 fps ∼13% -44%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
22.5 fps ∼14% -39%
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
53.2 fps ∼31%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006 (347.09 / Vollbild-Fesntermodus)
30.1 fps ∼17% -43%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
33.5 fps ∼19% -37%
Far Cry 4
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:SM (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
36.7 fps ∼29%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
46.1 fps ∼37% +26%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
38.1 fps ∼31% +4%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
74.1 fps ∼52%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
88.2 fps ∼61% +19%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
74.2 fps ∼52% 0%
F1 2014
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
87 fps ∼73%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
79 fps ∼66% -9%
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
115 fps ∼86%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
94 fps ∼71% -18%
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
1920x1080 Ultra Preset (HD Package) (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
31.9 fps ∼20%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
14.18 fps ∼9% -56%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
27.9 fps ∼17% -13%
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
41.4 fps ∼22%
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
20 fps ∼11% -52%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
42.7 fps ∼23% +3%
Risen 3: Titan Lords
1920x1080 Ultra/High, On AF:16x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
37.7 fps ∼42%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
30.8 fps ∼34% -18%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006 (ForceWare 347.25)
34.2 fps ∼38% -9%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
33.8 fps ∼37% -10%
1920x1080 High, On AF:8x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
43.4 fps ∼54%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
38.1 fps ∼48% -12%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006 (ForceWare 347.25)
43.1 fps ∼54% -1%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
41.4 fps ∼52% -5%
Watch Dogs
1366x768 Medium Overall Quality, Medium Textures (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
68.4 fps ∼61%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
52.8 fps ∼47% -23%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
54.6 fps ∼49% -20%
1024x768 Low Overall Quality, Medium Textures (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
86.6 fps ∼67%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
63.2 fps ∼49% -27%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
63.7 fps ∼49% -26%
Total War: Rome II
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
135.3 fps ∼52%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
149.1 fps ∼57% +10%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
166.2 fps ∼56%
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1
182.4 fps ∼61% +10%
Hitman: Absolution
1366x768 High Preset AA:2xMS AF:8x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
55.6 fps ∼51%
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256G-1006
66.9 fps ∼62% +20%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
37.1 fps ∼34% -33%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
57.7 fps ∼53% +4%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
83.9 fps ∼71%
Asus GL550JK-CN391H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4700HQ, SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002
55.4 fps ∼47% -34%
Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
71.3 fps ∼60% -15%

Emissions

System Noise

Despite the powerful hardware, the computer does not get too loud. While idling, the fans sometimes even stand still. Usually, they work at low speeds. During the stress test, the noise level increases to 42.6 dB(A) since the clock rate of the CPU changes heavily. If only the CPU is stressed (Prime95), the noise level increases to 45 dB(A). The fans never produce other noises like whistling or buzzing.

Noise Level

Idle
30 / 32.2 / 35 dB(A)
HDD
30.4 dB(A)
Load
41.7 / 42.6 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)
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GTX 960M/4720HQ
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
R9 M265X/4710HQ
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GTX 965M/4720HQ
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Schenker XMG A505
GTX 960M/4720HQ
Noise
-3%
5%
-4%
-5%
1%
-4%
Idle Minimum *
30
31
-3%
28.2
6%
32.4
-8%
29.2
3%
29.6
1%
29.2
3%
Idle Average *
32.2
34
-6%
28.2
12%
33.4
-4%
32.6
-1%
30.6
5%
30.8
4%
Idle Maximum *
35
36.1
-3%
29.2
17%
33.4
5%
35
-0%
31.4
10%
42.6
-22%
Load Average *
41.7
41.6
-0%
41.3
1%
44.5
-7%
42.6
-2%
44.4
-6%
41.6
-0%
Load Maximum *
42.6
43.6
-2%
48.2
-13%
44.4
-4%
52.4
-23%
44.6
-5%
43.8
-3%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Das Aspire im Stresstest.
Das Aspire im Stresstest.

The Aspire behaves differently in the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) in mains operation and on battery. In mains operation, the CPU clock continuously alternates between 800 MHz and 3.4 GHz. The graphics core uses the maximum clock (1176 MHz) most of the time. Repeatedly it throttles to below 300 MHz. The CPU clocks at 800 MHz most of the time when the stress test is running on battery. Repeatedly the clock rate increases abruptly to 2.6. The graphics core clocks at 836 MHz. The computer only gets moderately warm during the stress test (mains operated). Only the area close to the heatsink exceeds 50 degrees Celsius (~122 °F).

Max. Load
 37 °C53 °C36 °C 
 27.7 °C42.7 °C33.7 °C 
 22.3 °C23.1 °C27.5 °C 
Maximum: 53 °C
Average: 33.7 °C
40.6 °C53.2 °C40.8 °C
25.3 °C32 °C26.6 °C
24.8 °C24.7 °C23.8 °C
Maximum: 53.2 °C
Average: 32.4 °C
Power Supply (max.)  49.4 °C | Room Temperature 21.9 °C | Voltcraft IR-360
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GTX 960M/4720HQ
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
R9 M265X/4710HQ
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GTX 965M/4720HQ
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Schenker XMG A505
GTX 960M/4720HQ
Heat
8%
4%
22%
10%
17%
-4%
Maximum Upper Side *
53
47.8
10%
59
-11%
43.5
18%
49.9
6%
48
9%
56.4
-6%
Maximum Bottom *
53.2
45.7
14%
61.3
-15%
46
14%
43.7
18%
47.6
11%
61.8
-16%
Idle Upper Side *
38.6
38.3
1%
34.7
10%
28
27%
37.1
4%
32.3
16%
41.3
-7%
Idle Bottom *
45.9
43.2
6%
32.2
30%
32.8
29%
41.5
10%
30.8
33%
40.2
12%

* ... smaller is better

Discussion

Energy Management

Power Consumption

While idling, the energy consumption is on par with that of the sibling. The Aspire requires up to 22.8 watts. This value is normal for the hardware. Notebooks with ULV processor need only about half the energy. Under load the power consumption of the two computers is similar. During the stress test, the power consumption changes greatly since as the speed of the CPU clock fluctuates. The maximum value that we measured, lasted for only a short period.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 16.2 / 20.2 / 22.8 Watt
Load midlight 96.4 / 126.9 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GTX 960M/4720HQ
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
R9 M265X/4710HQ
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GTX 965M/4720HQ
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Schenker XMG A505
GTX 960M/4720HQ
Power Consumption
0%
21%
20%
-2%
24%
1%
Idle Minimum *
16.2
16.1
1%
10.7
34%
12.8
21%
15
7%
6.2
62%
11.2
31%
Idle Average *
20.2
21
-4%
14.7
27%
18.8
7%
20.8
-3%
10.2
50%
18.6
8%
Idle Maximum *
22.8
22.7
-0%
18.2
20%
19
17%
25.4
-11%
21.4
6%
26
-14%
Load Average *
96.4
88.4
8%
85.1
12%
66.7
31%
91.8
5%
85.5
11%
100.2
-4%
Load Maximum *
126.9
130.7
-3%
114.3
10%
99.1
22%
136
-7%
136.9
-8%
147.6
-16%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

While idling, the Aspire lasts 3:36 h. The Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T's battery life (4:29 h) is just over one hour longer. The idle mode is tested with the Battery Eater Readers test with minimum display brightness, active energy saving profile, and disabled wireless modules. Under load, the Aspire shuts down after 0:58 h. The Satellite (0:45 h) lasts shorter. The load runtime is tested with the Battery Eater Classic test with maximum display brightness, profile "maximum performance" and enabled wireless modules.

The Acer notebook finishes the WLAN test in 2:46 h. The Satellite (2:32 h) achieves a similar value. The Lenovo Y50-70 (4:10 h) lasts a little longer than its competitors. In this test, web sites are automatically opened in 40 second intervals. The profile "balanced" is activated and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m².  We tested the video runtime by playing the short film “Big Buck Bunny” (H.264 coding, 1920x1080 pixels) in a loop. The wireless modules are disabled and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The Aspire achieves a battery life of 2:56 h. We did not run this test on the competitors.

Overall, the Aspire does not deliver impressive battery runtimes. This is not surprising. The 4k display and the standard mobile processor take their toll. The models of the Aspire VN7-571G series with the same design bring significantly longer battery runtimes. They achieve values of over 7 hours in our realistic WLAN test. They use ULV processors and GeForce 840M or GeForce GTX 850M graphics cards.

The battery has a capacity of 52 Wh.
The battery has a capacity of 52 Wh.
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
3h 36min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (IE 11)
2h 46min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
2h 56min
Load (maximum brightness)
0h 58min
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GTX 960M/4720HQ
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
R9 M265X/4710HQ
MSI GE62-2QEUi716H21BW
GTX 965M/4720HQ
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Schenker XMG A505
GTX 960M/4720HQ
Battery Runtime
2%
6%
73%
54%
Reader / Idle
216
269
25%
267
24%
596
176%
352
63%
Load
58
45
-22%
59
2%
68
17%
105
81%
WiFi
181
250
152
179
277
216
WiFi v1.3
166
H.264
176
160
-9%
221
26%
208
18%

Pro

+ Matte, bright and contrast-rich 4k IPS display
+ Slim case
+ Very high system performance
+ Good gaming performance
+ Fast Solid State Disk
+ Big storage capacity due to second hard drive

Cons

- No maintenance hatch
- Poor battery life

Verdict

In Review: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-727P. Test model courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de
In Review: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-727P. Test model courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de

With the Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-727P, Acer offers a slim 15.6- inch gaming notebook. The processor's performance is sufficient for all kinds of application scenarios. The GeForce GTX 960M achieves an even greater frame rate than its predecessor. In addition, it features good input devices, a fast solid-state disk and a large storage capacity. The latter is due to a second hard drive. Waste heat and system noise are moderate and so we have no cause for complaint. The bright, contrast-rich IPS-display with wide viewing angles is also appealing. However, it is questionable whether a 4k panel really makes sense. The maximum resolution can hardly be used in games. A Full HD display might be a better and cheaper choice. There is no need to say much about battery life. As expected, it is not particularly good.

The biggest change compared with the 4k model of the Aspire reviewed by us previously is the GeForce GTX 960M graphics cards. Overall, it performs well.

It does not really pay off to switch to a model with the new hardware for owners of an Aspire with GeForce GTX 860M GPU. The performance gain is very small in games.

Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P - 02/24/2016 v5
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
82 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
83%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
43 / 81 → 53%
Weight
60 / 66 → 89%
Battery
68%
Display
90%
Games Performance
83%
Application Performance
84%
Temperature
80 / 95 → 84%
Noise
82 / 90 → 91%
Audio
76%
Camera
50 / 85 → 59%
Average
74%
81%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2015-04-25 (Update: 2015-04-25)