Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420
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Reviews for the Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 4/2017
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 95% display: 83% mobility: 71%
Model: As a multimedia targeted notebook, the Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420 does try to aspire and inspire its consumers. What does make this notebook great as a middle ground and seems to hold it back? The competition is stiff in the multimedia notebook market, but usually competitors lose out in terms of price to performance. The Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420 is powered by an Intel Core i7-7500U processor with 8 GB of RAM and two storage devices, a primary 256 GB SSD and a secondary 1 TB HDD. The Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420 is also powered by Nvidia’s Geforce GTX940MX, which frankly is beginning to feel slightly dated with the release of Pascal based GPU’s, nonetheless it still does its job. Chassis and construction-wise, the Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420 is generally made out of plastic, although it features some aluminium parts, which has its pros and cons, but mainly pros if you want to stay within budget. This is not to say that its brushed metal finish and plastic backing are bad. Overall chassis flex remains minimal unless users exert an unreasonable amount of force. In the IO department, the Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420 is about average although not so it the layout department. The Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420 has about two USB 3.0 type A ports, one of them slightly close to its HDMI port, which can be blocked by a large thumb drive, a USB type C port and a SD card reader. One thing to note here ist that the Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420 features a DVD drive. However, its quite rare that anyone would use such in 2017.
Surprisingly despite not being a business notebook the Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420 actually includes a TPM 2.0 chip, which is sort of a bonus and your usual Kensington lock. As for input devices, the keyboard and touchpad are about noteworthy. The keyboard is a chiclet variant with backlight. In terms of key travel it is actually quite shallow although the stroke is clearly noticeable. Other than that the typing noise remains at a minimum. The touchpad is decently sized with its accentuated chrome frame. It is a clickpad with integrated buttons, which work quietly. In order to fit within the budget, Acer has decided to equip this notebook with a TN based FHD LCD panel, which isn’t necessarily bad although viewing angles and possibly brightness might suffer. Otherwise it remains usable. While the sRGB metric isn’t necessarily important in a multimedia notebook, it is actually very accurate scoring in at 100 percent. This shows that while it may not be an IPS panel at the very least it isn’t lacking in the color reproduction department. As this notebook is also equipped with a Geforce GTX 940MX it should be noted that games should run smoothly at medium to high settings depending on the game. The Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420 is equipped with 2 stereo speakers. In terms of audio quality, they are about average with good mids and highs but little to no bass. As any notebooks suffering from average speakers, it is recommended to use headphones, should the user desire better audio quality. While this is neither strictly a gaming or business notebook, one should expect much from its internal battery. It was able to last 2 hours 32 minutes on full load and about 6 hours 26 minutes on Wi-Fi. This is about average for a notebook of this class, but otherwise falls in between gaming notebooks and business notebooks. For its asking price the Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-7420 can be an attractive proposition if users are concerned about budget but not wanting to sacrifice a lot for too little. While the laptop only comes with a TN based LCD it is still able to produce reasonable visuals at a fraction of the cost.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: Mid-range laptop graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. Compared to the older 940M, the MX now also supports GDDR5 graphics memory and maybe slightly faster clock speeds.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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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.
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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.
81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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