Acer Aspire 7 A715-71G-71Q5
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Reviews for the Acer Aspire 7 A715-71G-71Q5
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 80%
Model: The Acer Aspire 7 A715-71G-71Q5 offers a good performance at an acceptable price. It is pretty much what users expect a modern 15-inch multimedia laptop to be. It's well built, gets an IPS display, a decent keyboard and latest generations hardware that allows it to handle all sorts of tasks with ease, from daily activities to demanding chores and FHD gaming. The laptop provides good performance hardware. The Intel Core i7 7700HQ CPU and the Nvidia GTX 1050Ti GPU with 4 GB of dedicated VRAM offer excellent performance in everyday operations thanks to the 16 GB RAM. The storage space consists of a 256 GB Intel PCIe SSD where Windows 10 Home is installed, while a traditional 1 TB mechanical hard drive is dedicated to file archiving. This laptop is fairly compact for its class and about half a pound (~1/4 kg) lighter than the Helios 300 and the VX15, which matters if you plan to carry it around often. Its outer case is made from black brushed aluminum, used for the lid-cover and the interior, and hard black plastic, used for the sides and the underbelly. However, the dark brushed metal surfaces mean fingerprints and smudges are easily visible all over the place.
The screen of this Aspire 7 is a 15.6” Full HD IPS screen. The hinges are noisy but good, you can open the screen up to 180 degrees. The display of the Acer Aspire 7 A715 has very stable viewing angles, and there should be no impact during normal use. It’s a decent option that will do for most users, the same one that’s available on the Aspire VX15 and Aspire 5. The weakness of this Aspire 7 is certainly autonomy. The battery is a 49 Wh unit that, combined with good performance hardware, provides short battery life. The premises were all there, but it was slightly disappointing to have around 4 hours of autonomy under normal usage with 50 % screen brightness. The autonomy dropped drastically to about 2 and a half hours when accelerated. The GTX 1050Ti is activated with more important processes by bringing the fans to run faster to dispose of more heat, thus decreasing the period of power on the laptop. When it comes to the I/O, almost everything user would expect from a mid-range multimedia computer is available, which are 3 USB Type A and 1 USB type C ports, HDMI output, LAN, card-reader, Kensington Lock. Only one of those USB ports supports USB 3.0 speeds though, and that USB 3.1 Type C port is limited to gen 1 5 Gbps speeds (thus no Thunderbolt 3), but these traits are common in this segment. As a side note, most ports are placed on the left side of the laptop, which right-hand users will appreciate.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 965M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.