Review Acer Aspire V7-582PG-74508G52tkk Notebook

Stephan Schünke (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 10/12/2013

Touch to play. After reviewing the ultrabook-like Acer Aspire V5, we now put our hands on the Acer Aspire V7-582PG. The Full HD touchscreen is to ensure easy use of the Metro interface. The combination of a Core i7 ULV processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 750M even coaxes a smile onto the faces of casual gamers.

For the original German review, see here.

The Aspire V5-573G won us over in the test as a midrange laptop from the new V-series. Now Acer's Aspire V7-582PG competes against it in a direct comparison. In contrast to the V5-573G that is available in different colors, Acer is more restrained with the V7-582PG and only offers the laptop in black. Unlike the V5 model, the V7-582PG comes with either an SSD or a hybrid hard drive. The buyer can also opt for a Full HD touchscreen or a matte Full HD display. Although the largest member of the Aspire V-series does not have an immediate precursor, there are similarities with the known Acer M5.

Acer's Aspire V7-582PG is currently only available in one configuration at retailers. An Intel Core i7-4500U processor takes care of all calculations on two processing cores and Nvidia’s GeForce GT 750M graphics card allows playing up-to-date games. Data has plenty of room on the internal 500 GB hard drive. The Aspire V7-582PG can also be operated via a Full HD touchscreen as an alternative to a PC mouse.

Case

The Aspire V7-582PG's casing is slim, light and well-built
The Aspire V7-582PG's casing is slim, light and well-built

Acer's V-series has relied on a mix of metal and plastic for a long time and fuses these materials to a slim casing. Particularly the chassis' dimensions are ultrabook-like and make the Aspire a slim companion with a height of approximately 21 millimeters (~0.8 inches). The weight is average at around 2200 grams (~4.9 pounds) but its touchscreen makes it roughly 200 grams (~0.4 pounds) heavier than its series members with a matte screen. As known from the Aspire V5-537G, the display's back is made of plastic that features a brushed aluminum look for a better appearance. The screen's border is also glossy due to the touchscreen's edge-to-edge design.

A visible gap is created because the wrist rest and chassis are made of different materials. Dust and grime gather here. Our complaint about the poorly fitted display frame in the Aspire V5-537G does not apply to the V7-582PG owing to the edge-to-edge touchscreen. The display hinges feature an excellent build and close the laptop flush with the base unit; they keep the display in the desired position.

The casing's stiffness seems appropriate in view of the slim build. The casing only warps very marginally when a hand is placed on an outermost part. In return, it yields a few millimeters directly in the center on the level of the touchpad. A sufficient rigidness is ensured when the laptop is closed. Maintenance, similar to other ultrabooks and slim laptops, is not possible via a special cover. The base unit's entire tray has to be removed for this. However, that is no problem owing to standard Philips screws. Unlike the midrange Aspire V5-573G, the underside of the Aspire V7-582PG is covered with a light rubber coat. One major flaw that we found in our review sample was its warped screen. The display had a very visible tilted position. We did not discover the reason for this and cannot say whether other models are affected.

Connectivity

The interfaces on the Aspire V7-582PG are category average and moderate with two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port. The ports are distributed over three sides of the laptop. Both the left and right sport one USB 2.0 in the back area. The high-speed USB 3.0 port has been placed on the rear where we also find an HDMI-out and Ethernet port. Like in the Aspire V5-573G, Acer additionally installs an Acer Converter Port that resembles the Lightning Port due to its properties. The user can add many peripherals via this port. The slim build of the V-series does not allow installing any kind of optical drive, but they can easily be connected via a USB port.

Front: No interfaces
Front: No interfaces
Left: Only one USB 2.0 port
Left: Only one USB 2.0 port
Most of the interfaces are located on the rear. Right to left: Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, Lighting Port, HDMI, Kensington slot and power socket.
Most of the interfaces are located on the rear. Right to left: Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, Lighting Port, HDMI, Kensington slot and power socket.
An SD card reader in addition to a USB 2.0 port is found on the right.
An SD card reader in addition to a USB 2.0 port is found on the right.

Communication

Unlike the Aspire V5-573G, the V7-582PG does not connect to the Internet via an Atheros but rather uses an Intel Wi-Fi chip. It is the model Intel Wireless-N 7260. The Wi-Fi module's signal strength throughout the office space of the writer was excellent and thus places itself in the upper performance range. We still ascertained an impressive five bars and an average download speed of 5 MB/s (with a 32 MB/s cable) at a distance of about 10 meters (~33 feet) to the router. Two to three bars were still displayed at a distance of 20 - 25 meters (~66 – 82 feet) and the Internet speed was not affected. The connection was lost only when we left the building and the Aspire V7-582PG could no longer connect to the Internet or home network. Users who rely on a particularly stable connection can use the Gigabit Ethernet port on the laptop's rear. A Realtek chipset is available for high-speed data transmission. The Bluetooth module also comes from Intel and supports the high-speed 4.0 version. The integrated webcam has a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels and can be used for image transmission, e.g. for video calls.

Accessories

The manufacturer only puts a few users’ manuals and warranty information in the box. We did not find recovery DVDs or a cleaning cloth for the touchscreen. Acer's installed Recovery Management has to be used for resetting the system. Recovery DVDs can also be created with this tool.

Maintenance

The hardware in Acer's Aspire V7-582PG can be accessed over the laptop's entire underside. The base is secured by 17 small Philip screws that can be easily removed with a corresponding screwdriver. It is possible to replace the hard drive, working memory and to clean the fan very easily. The vents can be cleaned very easily without removing the maintenance cover because they are located in the Aspire V7-582PG's rear area.

Warranty

The standard warranty period of 24 months can be upgraded when desired. Acer offers its customers various options. The standard warranty can be upgraded to three years for a one-time payment of 70 Euros (~$95). The manufacturer extends the warranty to four years for 110 Euros (~$149). All warranty options include a 1-year international warranty.

Input Devices

Keyboard

A flat chiclet keyboard with a white backlight is installed in the Aspire V7-582PG. The keys feature a short drop and a slightly spongy pressure point, which leads to very poor feedback. The keyboard's noise was acceptable. The keys only produce a quiet click-noise due to their short drop. That makes writing long texts pleasant. The keyboard features a standard layout and is identical to that of other laptops. Acer integrates additional keys in the F-keys.

Touchpad

The mouse replacement in the Aspire V7-582PG is very big and well built. The manufacturer separates the touchpad from the base unit with a silver rim. Acer has incorporated the mouse buttons directly in the touch surface.

The pad was a bit difficult to use when a finger rested on one of the keys during the test. The surface identified the finger as a gesture and the mouse cursor moved over the desktop haphazardly. Also, the sensitivity could be higher for a Full HD screen. Furthermore, the sticky touchpad surface makes use difficult and worsens multi-gesture control. The mouse buttons feature a short drop and provide a crisp feedback during use.

In return, the Aspire V7-582PG's touchscreen allows a barrier-free use of the entire Windows desktop. Single tiles can easily be moved, selected and rearranged. Touch-optimized games also work perfectly owing to the sensitivity. Using multi-gestures on the screen is easier than on the touchpad.

The keyboard is very flat, features a short drop and is very quiet.
The keyboard is very flat, features a short drop and is very quiet.
The touchpad's buttons are incorporated.
The touchpad's buttons are incorporated.

Display

Acer Aspire V7 vs. AdobeRGB
Acer Aspire V7 vs. AdobeRGB
Acer Aspire V7 vs. sRGB
Acer Aspire V7 vs. sRGB

The same IPS screen is used in Acer's Aspire V7-582PG as in the Aspire V5-573G. The screen has a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and comes from AU Optronics. The screen looks somewhat darker than usual due to intense reflections despite its maximum high brightness of 313 cd/m². We even noticed that the keys reflect and can be seen on the screen when we tilt the display, particularly in dark areas. The screen achieves a very good illumination of 91% owing to its homogeneous brightness distribution.

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cd/m²
292
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
298
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Information
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 313 cd/m²
Average: 297.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 310 cd/m²
Black: 0.46 cd/m²
Contrast: 674:1

The contrast is only middling although it is an IPS screen and only accomplishes 675:1, which conventional TN screens also achieve. Colors nevertheless look rich and vivid. Particularly games and the colorful Metro interface compel with their brilliant colors. Like in the Aspire V5-573G, the V7-582PG's color temperature is on an almost perfect level and comes close to the ideal rate of 6500K with 6350K. The gamma rate of 2.58 slightly deviates from the ideal 2.2.

The color space coverage achieved by the Aspire V7-582PG is on a high level due to the IPS screen. With a rate of 88.5% in the sRGB and 60.7% in the AdobeRGB spectrum, the IPS screen in the V7-582PG is far beyond the average of many run-of-the-mill screens.

CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN SaturationSweeps
CalMAN SaturationSweeps

The screen's touch feature casts a shadow particularly over its outdoor suitability. The display is extremely reflective and thus makes working in sunlight impossible. Recognizing something on the desktop is difficult if at all possible no matter whether direct or lateral light.

Acer Aspire V7-582PG in direct sunlight
Acer Aspire V7-582PG in direct sunlight
Acer Aspire V7-582PG in sunlight from the side
Acer Aspire V7-582PG in sunlight from the side

However, the screen's viewing angle stability is considerably more appealing since it can exhibit its advantages. The brightness and even the colors barely deviate or fade no matter whether we look from the side or from below.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance

On paper, Acer's Aspire V7-582PG sounds promising owing to Intel's Core i7-4500U processor from the latest Haswell architecture. As the name indicates, it is a ULV processor, particularly known for power-saving features. Intel's Simultaneous MultiThreading Architecture enables the processor to handle two additional logical units besides its two physical cores. The Core i7-4500U usually clocks with a rate of 1.8 GHz but can increase that to 3 GHz via its integrated Turbo mode. Like all other Core processors from the manufacturer, the Core i7-4500U also sports its own graphics card, the Intel HD Graphics 4400. The new generation of graphics chips supports DirectX 11 and thus older as well as newer games can be played in low graphic settings.

Users who want to enjoy the full resolution and graphical beauty of their favorite games are satisfied by an Nvidia GeForce GT 750M graphics card in the Aspire V7-586PG. This model is located in the current upper midrange and can render up-to-date games in medium settings smoothly. The storage device is a hybrid hard drive from Toshiba. It has a storage capacity of 500 GB and a 20 GB SSD cache. Acer supplies the working memory with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM that clocks with 1600 MHz. The Aspire V7-582PG sports two RAM slots that are both fully equipped ex-factory and thus the laptop operates in the swift dual-channel mode.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
DPC Latency
GPU-Z Nvidia Geforce GT 750M
GPU-Z Intel HD Graphics 4400
System information: Acer Aspire V7-582PG-74508G52tkk

Processor

The Intel Core i7-4500U can be considered the successor of the faster clocked Intel Core i7-3537U. Whereas the older Core i7-3537U still clocked with 2000 MHz, the new Haswell model has a base clock of 1800 MHz. The Intel Core i7-4500U in the Aspire V7-582PG achieved a score of 2.63 points in Cinebench R11.5 and is thus below Dell's Inspiron 15R-5537 that achieved 2.82 points with the same processor. The single-core performance score of 1.31 points lines up with other models that feature a Core i7-4500U processor. Asus' VivoBook S551LB achieved 1.33 points in the test.

As was criticized in the Aspire V5-573G, the Aspire V7-582PG cannot max out its full performance in battery mode. The processor-integrated Turbo Mode is disabled even when the Windows "High-Performance" mode is active and Cinebench is only calculated with the base rate of 1.8 GHZ.

Cinebench R10 32-bit
Cinebench R10 32-bit
Cinebench R10 64-bit
Cinebench R10 64-bit
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6650
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
8336
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4422
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
6732 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
10872 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5868 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
49.36 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.63 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.31 Points
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Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Aspire V7-582PG-74508G52tkk
2.63 Points ∼15%
Asus VivoBook S551LB-CJ026H
2.5 Points ∼14% -5%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54208G50aii
2.45 Points ∼14% -7%
Lenovo G500s-59367693
1.94 Points ∼11% -26%
Dell Inspiron 15R-5537
2.82 Points ∼16% +7%
Legend
      Acer Aspire V7-582PG-74508G52tkk Intel Core i7-4500U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
      Asus VivoBook S551LB-CJ026H Intel Core i7-4500U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
      Acer Aspire V5-573G-54208G50aii Intel Core i5-4200U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
      Lenovo G500s-59367693 Intel Pentium 2020M, Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
      Dell Inspiron 15R-5537 Intel Core i7-4500U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0

System Performance

The combination of the fast Intel Core i7-4500U and the Toshiba hybrid hard drive created a decent score from Acer's Aspire V7-583PG in the single Futuremark system benchmarks. The Aspire V7-583PG finished PCMark 7 with very good 4255 points and places itself far above the identically equipped Asus VivoBook S551LB that achieved 3217 points. The main reason for this is the hybrid hard drive's swift SSD cache. A faster SSD would lead to an even higher score. For example, Sony's Vaio Pro 13 SVP-1321C5ER produced a score of 4740 points using the same processor but a faster flash memory.

Aside from the measured rates, the Aspire V7-583PG is just as convincing and works throughout satisfactorily and smoothly. The performance is consistently impressive no matter whether if working with several browser tabs or editing pictures.

PCMark 7 - Score
Acer Aspire V7-582PG-74508G52tkk
4255 Points ∼64%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54208G50aii
2878 Points ∼43% -32%
Asus VivoBook S551LB-CJ026H
2877 Points ∼43% -32%
Lenovo G500s-59367693
2343 Points ∼35% -45%
Legend
      Acer Aspire V7-582PG-74508G52tkk Intel Core i7-4500U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
      Acer Aspire V5-573G-54208G50aii Intel Core i5-4200U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
      Asus VivoBook S551LB-CJ026H Intel Core i7-4500U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
      Lenovo G500s-59367693 Intel Pentium 2020M, Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
PC Mark
PCMark Vantage9326 points
PCMark 74255 points
PCMark 8 Home2946 points
PCMark 8 Creative2990 points
PCMark 8 Work4537 points
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Storage Devices

CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
HD Tune
HD Tune

Not a purebred, mechanical hard drive but not an SSD either - Toshiba's hybrid hard drive provides enough room for storing data on the laptop with 500 GB and can quickly access frequently used, important files. The HDD alongside its flash memory cache achieved a maximum rate of almost 300 MB/s that, however, was only available for a short time. According to CrystalDiskMark, the hard drive is average, operating with moderate write and read rates.

Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Transfer Rate Minimum: 52.5 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 296.3 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 108.1 MB/s
Access Time: 17.2 ms
Burst Rate: 241.3 MB/s
CPU Usage: 4 %

Graphics Card

3D Mark 11
3D Mark 11

The processor-integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 takes care of video output. The DirectX 11 capable model clocks with 200 - 1100 MHz depending on the load. The graphics chip can render even up-to-date games smoothly in minimum settings. Users who would like to enjoy an occasional game at a higher resolution can use the dedicated GeForce GT 750M that is enabled automatically as soon as the performance is required via Nvidia’s Optimus technology.

The GeForce GT 750M is a member of the upper midrange and was launched in spring 2013. The graphics card's chip is built by TSMC in a 28 nm process and is called GK107. Like the Aspire V5-573G, the GeForce GT 750M in the V7-582PG relies on 4096 MB of DDR3 graphics memory, which has a 128-bit memory bus. The graphics processor clocks with 967 MHz and can overclock itself when required. The GeForce GT 750M still calculated stably with 1058 MHz even after 30 minutes of stress testing via Prime95 and FurMark. It reached a maximum temperature of 90 °C (194 °F).

Acer's Aspire V7-583PG finished 3DMark 11 with 2419 points and is on a par with the Aspire V5-573G that achieved a similar score. Thus, the GeForce GT 750M is located between a GeForce GT 650M and GeForce GTX 660M from the former generation. Asus' N550JV-CN201H uses the same graphics card but operates a bit faster owing to Intel's Core i7-4700HQ processor. Asus' N550JV places itself 11% before our review sample because it reached 2678 points, which is about 260 points more. The internal Intel HD Graphics 4400 achieved a decent 848 points in the 3DMark 11 test.

3D Mark
3DMark Vantage7882 points
3DMark 112419 points
3DMark Ice Storm41402 points
3DMark Cloud Gate6246 points
3DMark Fire Strike1377 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme681 points
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Gaming Performance

The gaming performance is at a high level for a multimedia laptop. Owing to the dedicated GeForce GT 750M graphics card, the Aspire V7-582PG can render many current titles. The laptop achieved 49.1 frames per second in Bioshock Infinite using medium settings and ran the first-person shooter smoothly. Only the One K56-3F managed this a bit faster, but it also sports a swifter Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor. It thus places itself before our review sample with approximately 56 fps. The GeForce GT 750M not only rendered the game smoothly in medium settings, the V7-582PG also achieved a good rate of around 38 frames per second in high resolutions.

Tomb Raider is not a problem for the combination of Intel's Core i7-4500U and the GeForce GT 750M. The V7-582PG could render the action-adventure game with around 62 frames per second. However, the Aspire V5-573G from the same manufacturer surpasses the V7-582PG with 65 frames per second despite its smaller Core i5-4200U. This is not only noticed in medium settings but the Aspire V5-573G also outperforms the Aspire V7-582PG by approximately 40 fps with 37 frames per second.

The processor load is heavier in Company of Heroes 2 and consequently the Aspire V7-582PG places itself before the V5-573G. However, our review sample could not render the strategy game smoothly with 22.2 frames per second. The stronger One K56-3F also only managed 24 frames per second with its Core i7-4700MQ and marginally surpasses the Aspire V7-582PG.

low med.high ultra
Hitman: Absolution (2012) 42.135.724.914.3fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 11461.636.616.8fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 79.849.137.811.8fps
Metro: Last Light (2013) 3829.918.59.8fps
Company of Heroes 2 (2013) 27.722.114.56.7fps
Acer Aspire V7-582PG-74508G52tkk
Intel Core i7-4500U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54208G50aii
Intel Core i5-4200U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
Asus VivoBook S551LB-CJ026H
Intel Core i7-4500U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
BioShock Infinite
10%
-31%
1366x768 Medium Preset49.151.18
4%
33.03
-33%
1366x768 High Preset37.843.62
15%
27.4
-28%
Tomb Raider
8%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x61.665.4
6%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x36.639.8
9%
Company of Heroes 2
1%
-16%
1366x768 Medium AA:Off 22.121.61
-2%
20.13
-9%
1366x768 High AA:Medium 14.514.95
3%
11.21
-23%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
6% / 6%
-24% / -23%

Emissions

System Noise

The Aspire V7-582PG remains astonishingly quiet in idle mode owing to its dual-fan system. Both fans discharge the waste heat produced by the graphics card and processor separately. The Aspire V7-582PG achieved a maximum idle noise of 30 dB(A). Only the hard drive was noticed occasionally by an audible clacking noise. The casing's slim build took its toll in the stress test and the fans reached a rate of around 42 dB(A) despite the ultra-low voltage processor. This level is very audible.

Noise Level

Idle 30.4 / 32.7 / 33 dB(A)
HDD 30.5 dB(A)
Load 39.4 / 41.7 dB(A)
 
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50 dB
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min: , med: , max:    Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

Aspire V7-582PG in the stress test
Aspire V7-582PG in the stress test

The separately installed fans are an advantage as they share the task of discharging the waste heat from the processor and graphics card. A heat pipe system blows the heat out of the rear, which consequently heats up more intensely. In particular, the wrist rest can benefit from this and did not surpass 28 °C (82.4 °F) even in the stress test. The WASD area, important for gamers, barely heated up either and stayed cool in the gaming performance tests. Only the base unit's upper part, toward the display, got very hot during the stress test via Prime95 and FurMark. The temperatures surpassed 50 °C (122 °F) in this area.

The temperatures measured on the casing are moderate and on a normal level considering the chip temperatures. Both the graphics chip and processor achieved rates of around 90 °C (194 °F) in the stress test using Prime95 and FurMark. However, we noticed that the Core i7-4500U in the Aspire V7-582PG had more issues with its clock rates than the Core i5-4200U in the Aspire V5-573G. The Core i7-4500U's clock rate settled to roughly 1.9 GHz after approximately 20 minutes. The smaller model in the Aspire V5-573G still managed 2.2 GHz.

Max. Load
 32.8 °C50.6 °C46 °C 
 29 °C45.6 °C36 °C 
 24.7 °C26.1 °C28.3 °C 
Maximum: 50.6 °C
Average: 35.5 °C
33 °C55.8 °C55.3 °C
30.3 °C39 °C34.1 °C
25.6 °C27 °C26.7 °C
Maximum: 55.8 °C
Average: 36.3 °C
Power Supply (max.)  49.4 °C | Room Temperature 22.2 °C | Voltcraft IR-360

Speakers

Four speakers in the Aspire V7-582PG are to create a full surround sound. The speakers are located directly below the wrist rest and have two drivers each. The speakers' performance can be described as very good and strong subjectively. Low ranges are rendered excellently, do not distort and support the decent mids and trebles with laptop-typical, bass. Metal and rock fans should however take care not to turn up the volume too high so that the speakers do not overdrive too much.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Acer has taken a giant step forward with its Aspire V7-582PG in terms of power consumption. The V7-582PG consumes less than the Aspire V5-573G in all test scenarios. The Aspire V7-582PG required a low 9 Watts in idle mode using maximum brightness and enabled Wi-Fi module. The review sample settled to approximately 68 Watts during full load and in the simulated gaming test via 3DMark 06. Thus, it consumed five and nine Watts less, respectively, than the slower Aspire V5-573G that makes use of the CPU Turbo.

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.2 / 0.5 Watt
Idle / 9.3 / 12.4 Watt
Load 68 / 68.5 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

Battery Eater idle
Battery Eater idle
Battery Eater load
Battery Eater load

The faster processor and the touchscreen primarily take their toll in idle mode. The Aspire V7-582PG only lasted 5:39 hours, which is a full three hours less than the Aspire V5-573G. However, that not only affects idle mode. The Aspire V7-582PG is drained quickly, particularly when browsing or watching a DVD. The battery only achieved about four hours before the V7-582PG shut down. In return, our review sample achieved 2:37 hours in load and thus runs approximately one and a half hours longer than the Aspire V5-573G. Normally, Wi-Fi runtimes are longer than DVD runtimes. We cannot explain the tie in this case.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
5h 39min
WiFi Surfing
3h 58min
DVD
4h 01min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 37min

Verdict

Slim laptop with touchscreen and appealing performance.
Slim laptop with touchscreen and appealing performance.

Acer's Aspire V7-582PG is a good and slim companion for on the go. The combination of a fast and energy-efficient Intel Core i7-4500U and GeForce GT 750M transform the ultrabook-like Aspire model into a casual gamer. The Full HD screen is rich in color and contrast, and allows easy use of the Metro interface with its touch function.

Users who do not need a touchscreen should take a look at Acer's Aspire V5-573G because the drawbacks of the V7-582PG dominate in comparison. The battery runtime is much shorter due to the touchscreen, the screen's contrast is much lower and outdoor suitability is very limited because of the extremely reflective screen.

In addition, it is evident that the V7-582PG's cooling system has a much harder job with the i7-4500U than the Core i5-4200U in the Aspire V5-573G that often provided more stable rates.

Taking a look at the Aspire V7-582PG is worthwhile for potential buyers who are searching for a laptop with a touchscreen. Those who do not need a touchscreen should preferably look at the Aspire V5-582G.

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Specifications

Acer Aspire V7-582PG-74508G52tkk

:: Processor
:: Mainboard
Intel Lynx Point-LP
:: Memory
8192 MB, DDR3 1600 MHz (dual-channel), 2x slots filled
:: Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M - 4096 MB, Core: 967 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 311.41, Optimus
:: Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, 10 finger multi-touch gesture support, AUO12ED, IPS, glossy: yes
:: Harddisk
Toshiba MQ01ABF050, 500 GB
:: Soundcard
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
:: Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: SD, Acer Converter Port
:: Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless-N 7260 (b g n ), Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) 4.0 + HS Adapter Bluetooth
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.75 x 381.6 x 255.95
:: Weight
2.265 kg Power Supply: 0.287 kg
:: Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3560 mAh
:: Price
1000 Euro
:: Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
:: Additional features
Webcam: HD Webcam 1280 x 720 Pixel, Speakers: 4 stereo speakers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 90 watt power supply, Cyberlink Media Espresso, Microsoft Office (1 month trial), 24 Months Warranty

 

The power supply has a capacity of 90 Watts,...
The power supply has a capacity of 90 Watts,...
...has a standard size...
...has a standard size...
...and doesn't get too hot during full load.
...and doesn't get too hot during full load.
The power supply's weight is also moderate.
The power supply's weight is also moderate.
The Aspire V7-582PG is very slim.
The Aspire V7-582PG is very slim.
The left only sports one USB 2.0 port.
The left only sports one USB 2.0 port.
Typing on the level keys needs a bit of familiarization at first.
Typing on the level keys needs a bit of familiarization at first.
The wrist rest's build is excellent.
The wrist rest's build is excellent.
Racing game fans will have to get used to the very small arrow keys.
Racing game fans will have to get used to the very small arrow keys.
The right USB port is located in the casing's back area.
The right USB port is located in the casing's back area.
Using the large touchpad is a bit difficult.
Using the large touchpad is a bit difficult.
A sticker advertises the touchscreen.
A sticker advertises the touchscreen.
The left USB 2.0 port is also located in the back area.
The left USB 2.0 port is also located in the back area.
White LEDs illuminate the flat keys.
White LEDs illuminate the flat keys.
A good choice has been made with the key layout.
A good choice has been made with the key layout.
An SD card reader is on the right.
An SD card reader is on the right.
The casing corresponds to the V5-573G in many points.
The casing corresponds to the V5-573G in many points.
The upper side features a brushed aluminum look.
The upper side features a brushed aluminum look.
The display bezel is extremely reflective.
The display bezel is extremely reflective.
The Aspire V7-582PG's dimensions are ultrabook-like.
The Aspire V7-582PG's dimensions are ultrabook-like.
Equipped with everything that is needed.
Equipped with everything that is needed.
The number pad is only slightly separated from the keyboard field.
The number pad is only slightly separated from the keyboard field.
Rubber stoppers lift the chassis a bit and keep it firmly in place.
Rubber stoppers lift the chassis a bit and keep it firmly in place.
The underside features a rubber coating.
The underside features a rubber coating.
LEDs indicate the laptop's load.
LEDs indicate the laptop's load.
The display hinges keep the screen in the desired position.
The display hinges keep the screen in the desired position.
This ensures an uncluttered workplace.
This ensures an uncluttered workplace.
Using a mouse is not obstructed when a USB device is connected on the right.
Using a mouse is not obstructed when a USB device is connected on the right.
Aspire V-series
Aspire V-series
Very narrow arrow keys.
Very narrow arrow keys.
90 Watt power supply
90 Watt power supply

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Pro

+Slim and light casing
+Decent build
+Screen features good color reproduction
+Good touch functionality
+Gaming suitable due to GeForce GT 750M
+Full HD resolution
 

Cons

-Poor outdoor suitability due to the highly reflective touchscreen
-Low performance in battery mode

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What we like

The compact build and workmanship are on a high standard. Furthermore, the gaming performance is very good for such a portable companion.

What we'd like to see

The screen is extremely reflective and barely suitable for outdoor use.

What surprises us

The hybrid hard drive noticeably boosts the Aspire V7-582PG's performance in office applications.

The competition

Asus Vivobook S551LB

Acer Aspire V5-573G

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch

 

Rating

Acer Aspire V7-582PG-74508G52tkk
04/15/2014 v4
Stephan Schünke

Chassis
74 / 98 → 76%
Keyboard
58%
Pointing Device
39%
Connectivity
60 / 95 → 63%
Weight
61 / 67 → 87%
Battery
85%
Display
81%
Games Performance
81 / 93 → 87%
Application Performance
76%
Temperature
73%
Noise
86 / 95 → 91%
Audio
60 / 95 → 63%
Camera
42 / 95 → 44%
Average
67%
74%
Multimedia *
Weighted Average

> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Review Acer Aspire V7-582PG-74508G52tkk Notebook
Author: Stephan Schünke, 2013-10-12 (Update: 2013-10-16)