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 Mobile: 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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-7700HQ: 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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
74%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.