Acer Aspire 7 A717-71G-72VY
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire 7 A717-71G-72VY
Budget gaming par excellence. Acer's latest 17-inch multimedia-gaming hybrid from the new Aspire 7 series comes equipped with a powerful GTX 1060, a fast quad-core, and an IPS display but is consequently optimized with regards to costs in all other aspects. From a technical point of view, the new notebook is very decent and Acer's cost cutting measures were made wisely... with one exception, though.
Source: PC Go - 11/17
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Nice performance; high mobility; elegant design. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2017
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; metal case; good ergonomy; excellent display; good price. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/11/2018
Model: The Acer Aspire 7 A717-71G-72VY is an all-around talent and can be used for both gaming and demanding work. It is an attractive notebook that convinces with a thought-out design. For good computing power, an Intel Core i7 HQ processor of the seventh generation and a Nvidia graphics card are provided. A 17.3-inch display with Full-HD resolution provides a large workspace and a clean display of image contents. With its subtle, yet modern design, the Aspire 7 makes a good figure everywhere. It features a finely brushed pattern that offers an outstanding feel and emphasizes the noble aluminum case. The Acer notebook offers a particularly large working surface with its 17.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. A battery life of up to 6 hours allows continuous operation without external power supply. The Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor with four cores and a clock speed of up to 3.8 GHz system works in conjunction with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM. The system delivers high computing power and allows multitasking with demanding applications. Graphics-intensive applications such as video editing or image processing can speed up with a powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. Even current games are playable with high graphics settings. Storage for programs, documents and multimedia files are handled by a 1000 GB large hard drive. The memory and mass storage can be further upgraded easily with its removable service flap.
Users can experience true-to-life and bright colors on the laptop with a now rare 39.6 cm Full HD (17.1”) display with 1080p resolution. The display also features the use of AcerColor Intelligence to dynamically adjust gamma and real-time saturation to optimize color balance and brightness of the screen without clipping and oversaturation. The matte display on the laptop gives users less stress on dealing with fingerprints, but the display is less contrast and vibrant compared to a glossy display. As for operating system, Windows 10 Home 64 bit comes pre-installed in the laptop. An HD webcam and dual microphone system are available for video chats. This allows users to enjoy video calls from family and friends in high quality. The dual microphone system integrates technology for reducing background noise so that users can enjoy even clearer conversations with family and friends. With Gigabit Ethernet or WLAN-ac, the 17.3-inch notebook reaches a local network quickly and reliably on the Internet. For the connection of peripheral devices and the data transfer from external hard drives, the Acer Aspire 7 has four USB ports, including a USB 3.1 port of the first generation. TV, monitor or beamer can be connected via HDMI. Memory cards read and write on an SD card reader.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile: The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
87.05%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.