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Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 03/17/2016

4K Nitro. The latest premium model from the Aspire VN7-592G lineup boasts with its configuration: Razor-sharp 4K panel, 16 GB of RAM, SSD + HDD. With a price of almost 1900 Euros (~$2146), it is not made for everyone. Positive: Despite maximum hardware equipment, the battery life has improved compared with the former model.

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After testing the ULV model of the Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-572G) in 2015, we now look at the VN7-592G with considerably higher-performance hardware. On the outside, both laptops resemble each other. The differences are mostly discovered inside. Our current review sample carries a quad-core processor from the Skylake generation and a GeForce GTX 960M graphics card. Models like Dell Inspiron 15 7559Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T and MSI GE62 are rivals of the Aspire. However, all laptops in our Top 10 chart of mobile gaming notebooks can generally be seen as competition.

Since the VN-572G and VN7-592G are very similar in build, we will not go into details about casing, connectivity, input devices and speakers unless there are differences. Corresponding information can be found in the review of the Aspire VN7-572G.

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV (Aspire VN7-592G Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 4096 MB, Core: 1097-1176 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, 128-Bit bus, ForceWare 362.00 (10.18.13.6200, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2132, dual-channel, two memory banks (both filled)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, Sharp LQ156D1JW02D, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB, 512 GB 
, + Western Digital WD10JPVX (1 TB, 5400 RPM), 1370 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.9 x 390 x 262.8 ( = 0.94 x 15.35 x 10.35 in)
Battery
52 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 672 g ( = 23.7 oz / 1.48 pounds)
Price
1899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Connectivity

We find differences in the connectivity of the VN7-572G and VN7-592G. While the VN7-572G is equipped with an optical drive, the VN7-592G does not have such a drive. The VN7-572G features a USB Type-C port in the USB 3.1 standard. However, it is not a USB 3.1 port, but a conventional 3.0 port that only uses another connector format. The USB Type-C port in the VN7-592G is a Thunderbolt 3 port that provides USB 3.1 functionality among other things.

Left: Kensington Lock slot, USB 2.0, memory card reader, combo audio
Left: Kensington Lock slot, USB 2.0, memory card reader, combo audio
Right: USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, power socket
Right: USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, power socket

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The Aspire is equipped with a 15.6-inch screen that has a native resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. Both brightness (291 cd/m²) and contrast (1377:1) are appealing. The panel displays PWN flickering in brightness levels of 10% and lower at a frequency of 1000 Hz. However, even sensitive users should not have problems with this due to the high frequency.

291
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
303
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
296
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
261
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 316 cd/m² Average: 291 cd/m² Minimum: 17 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 303 cd/m²
Contrast: 1377:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.47 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 1.17 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
100% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 86% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.35

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 1000 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 1000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 1000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8931 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

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Aspire vs. sRGB
Aspire vs. sRGB
Aspire vs. AdobeRGB
Aspire vs. AdobeRGB

The screen's color reproduction is already pleasing in state of delivery. The panel only just misses the target range (DeltaE less than 3) with a DeltaE 2000 deviation of 3.47. The grayscale levels are very balanced. The screen does not exhibit a bluish tint. A sticker on the laptop's casing promises 100% AdobeRGB color space coverage. We cannot confirm this; the coverage rate is 83%. However, the panel can display the sRGB color space to 100%.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
49 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 82 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Acer has installed a viewing angle stable IPS screen in the Aspire. Thus, the screen remains legible from every position. The laptop can be used outdoors, but direct sunlight should be avoided since nothing can then be recognized on the screen.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoors (direct sunlight)
Outdoors (direct sunlight)
Outdoors (sun behind laptop)
Outdoors (sun behind laptop)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
IPS, 3840x2160
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
IPS, 3840x2160
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
AH-IPS, Normally Black, Transmissive, 1920x1080
Gigabyte P55W v5
IPS, 1920x1080
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
IPS, 3840x2160
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
IPS, 3840x2160
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
IPS, 1920x1080
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
IPS, 1920x1080
Response Times
15%
1%
2%
16%
-5%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
49 (24, 25)
50 (15, 35, Plateau)
-2%
44 (18, 26)
10%
43.2 (18, 25.2)
12%
32 (13, 19)
35%
48 (16, 32)
2%
Response Time Black / White *
25 (7, 18)
17 (4, 13)
32%
27 (7, 20)
-8%
27.2 (7.6, 19.6)
-9%
26 (9, 17)
-4%
28 (6, 22)
-12%
PWM Frequency
1000 (10)
Screen
-59%
-36%
-37%
-81%
-78%
-31%
-45%
Brightness middle
303
322
6%
328
8%
254
-16%
252.9
-17%
276
-9%
254
-16%
291.2
-4%
Brightness
291
325
12%
310
7%
267
-8%
250
-14%
273
-6%
241
-17%
292
0%
Brightness Distribution
83
90
8%
86
4%
89
7%
89
7%
85
2%
78
-6%
83
0%
Black Level *
0.22
0.37
-68%
0.33
-50%
0.28
-27%
0.5
-127%
0.78
-255%
0.27
-23%
0.547
-149%
Contrast
1377
870
-37%
994
-28%
907
-34%
506
-63%
354
-74%
941
-32%
532
-61%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.47
3.77
-9%
4.74
-37%
4.28
-23%
5.22
-50%
4.05
-17%
3.54
-2%
4.29
-24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.79
10.6
-56%
8.33
-23%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.17
5.36
-358%
3.15
-169%
2.77
-137%
6.74
-476%
4.68
-300%
2.29
-96%
2.51
-115%
Gamma
2.35 94%
2.39 92%
2.51 88%
2.28 96%
2.45 90%
2.55 86%
2.5 88%
2.13 103%
CCT
6658 98%
7163 91%
6336 103%
6284 103%
6026 108%
6871 95%
6698 97%
6403 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
86
61
-29%
54
-37%
47
-45%
58.4
-32%
58
-33%
41
-52%
54
-37%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
82
-18%
73
-27%
89.7
-10%
90
-10%
64
-36%
82
-18%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-59% / -59%
-11% / -26%
-18% / -30%
-40% / -67%
-31% / -61%
-18% / -26%
-45% / -45%

* ... smaller is better

Performance

Acer offers slim, 15.6-inch laptops within the Aspire VN7-592G lineup. The devices render all up-to-date games smoothly. Our review sample currently represents the most expensive member of the lineup at a price of almost 1900 Euros (~$2146). Other configurations are available. Prices start at 950 Euros (~$1073).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
LatencyMon

Processor

While the VN7-572G models  of the Aspire are equipped with ULV processors, the VN7-592G versions have standard mobile processors. A Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake) quad-core processor is inside our review sample. The TDP of 45 watts is considerably higher than that of ULV CPUs (15 watts). The Core i7 clocks at a base speed of 2.6 GHz, which can be boosted up to 3.1 GHz (four cores), 3.3 GHz (two cores) and 3.5 GHz (one core) via Turbo. Turbo is utilized in both AC and battery mode.

A clear winner cannot be ascertained when comparing the scores of the Skylake processor with those of its Broadwell predecessor (Core i7-5700HQ). The 6700HQ processor has a slight edge in single thread applications. The improved Skylake architecture becomes obvious here. Both CPUs have a maximum speed of 3.5 GHz. The 5700HQ CPU has the lead in Multithread applications because it clocks at higher Turbo speeds.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6746
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
19949
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5244
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
58.24 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
7.4 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.58 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
82.72 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
672 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
134 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
149 Points ∼100% +11%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
146 Points ∼98% +9%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
146 Points ∼98% +9%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
144 Points ∼97% +7%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
144 Points ∼97% +7%
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
138 Points ∼93% +3%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
134 Points ∼90%
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
133 Points ∼89% -1%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
132 Points ∼89% -1%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
113 Points ∼76% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
719 Points ∼100% +7%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
680 Points ∼95% +1%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
675 Points ∼94% 0%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
675 Points ∼94% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
673 Points ∼94% 0%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
672 Points ∼93%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
656 Points ∼91% -2%
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
651 Points ∼91% -3%
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
642 Points ∼89% -4%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
329 Points ∼46% -51%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1.68 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
1.68 Points ∼100% +6%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
1.65 Points ∼98% +4%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
1.64 Points ∼98% +4%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
1.58 Points ∼94%
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
1.56 Points ∼93% -1%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
1.55 Points ∼92% -2%
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
1.51 Points ∼90% -4%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
1.49 Points ∼89% -6%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
1.49 Points ∼89% -6%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
7.96 Points ∼100% +8%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
7.48 Points ∼94% +1%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
7.48 Points ∼94% +1%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
7.43 Points ∼93% 0%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
7.4 Points ∼93%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
7.33 Points ∼92% -1%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
7.29 Points ∼92% -1%
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
7.25 Points ∼91% -2%
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
7.07 Points ∼89% -4%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
3.63 Points ∼46% -51%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
5567 Points ∼100% +6%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
5485 Points ∼99% +5%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
5475 Points ∼98% +4%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
5462 Points ∼98% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
5316 Points ∼95% +1%
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
5284 Points ∼95% +1%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
5244 Points ∼94%
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
5123 Points ∼92% -2%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
5101 Points ∼92% -3%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
4924 Points ∼88% -6%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
21681 Points ∼100% +9%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
20380 Points ∼94% +2%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
20326 Points ∼94% +2%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
20320 Points ∼94% +2%
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
20281 Points ∼94% +2%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
20033 Points ∼92% 0%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
19977 Points ∼92% 0%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
19949 Points ∼92%
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
19831 Points ∼91% -1%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
11050 Points ∼51% -45%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
12971 Points ∼100%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
12649 Points ∼98% -2%
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
12551 Points ∼97% -3%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
12158 Points ∼94% -6%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
6785 Points ∼52% -48%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
3469 Points ∼100% +2%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
3385 Points ∼98%
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
3302 Points ∼95% -2%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
3278 Points ∼94% -3%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
3250 Points ∼94% -4%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
94.4 ms * ∼100% -25%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
83 ms * ∼88% -10%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
83 ms * ∼88% -10%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
81.4 ms * ∼86% -8%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
77 ms * ∼82% -2%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
75.4 ms * ∼80%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
251.79 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
241.34 Points ∼96%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
241.24 Points ∼96% 0%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
1979.1 ms * ∼100% -91%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
1081 ms * ∼55% -4%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
1040.2 ms * ∼53% -0%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
1036 ms * ∼52%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
969.1 ms * ∼49% +6%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
961.1 ms * ∼49% +7%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
38945 Points ∼100% +5%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
36965 Points ∼95%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
36103 Points ∼93% -2%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
34552 Points ∼89% -7%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
32544 Points ∼84% -12%
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
16556 Points ∼43% -55%
Peacekeeper - ---
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
3322 Points ∼100% +5%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
3167 Points ∼95%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
3132 Points ∼94% -1%
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU
3036 Points ∼91% -4%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

A high-performance processor and fast SSD result in a fast-running system. The PCMark benchmarks scores are very good. A look at our comparison chart shows that comparably equipped laptops score considerably better than the Aspire in PCMark 8 Home partial benchmark. This is due to the screen's higher resolution. The Aspire delivers scores on par with its opponents when the resolution is reduced. However, the Aspire cannot distance itself very clearly from its ULV sister model. This again proves that high-performance hardware does not really provide advantages in routine use. The stronger quad-core processor can begin to display its advantages in applications that are optimized for utilizing multiple CPU cores. The Aspire's system performance cannot be improved. Acer has already maxed out on everything.

PCMark 7 Score
5861 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3154 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4449 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3964 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
3832 Points ∼100% +21%
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
3801 Points ∼99% +21%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
3753 Points ∼98% +19%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
3665 Points ∼96% +16%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
3447 Points ∼90% +9%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
3154 Points ∼82%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
3077 Points ∼80% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
2907 Points ∼76% -8%
PCMark 7 - Score
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
5861 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
5739 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
5636 Points ∼96% -4%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
5628 Points ∼96% -4%
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
5548 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
5323 Points ∼91% -9%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
5124 Points ∼87% -13%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
3624 Points ∼62% -38%

Storage Devices

A solid-state drive by Lite On serves as the system drive in the Aspire. It is an M.2 model with a total capacity of 512 GB. Overall, the SSD's transfer rates are good. In addition to the SSD, a conventional 2.5-inch hard drive is installed in the laptop. It has a capacity of 1 TB and spins at 5400 revolutions per minute.

SSD...
SSD...
...and HDD are on board
...and HDD are on board
Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
Sequential Read: 531.3 MB/s
Sequential Write: 415.6 MB/s
512K Read: 338.9 MB/s
512K Write: 415.6 MB/s
4K Read: 24.77 MB/s
4K Write: 78.42 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 278.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 253.7 MB/s

Graphics Card

The Aspire carries a GeForce GTX 960M graphics card by Nvidia. It is an entry-level model to the GPU premium range. The GPU supports DirectX 11 and clocks at a base speed of 1097 MHz. The speed can be increased to 1176 MHz via Turbo. 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory (128-bit interface) supports the graphics card. The 3DMark scores are on par for the installed GPU.

3DMark 06 Standard
23822 points
3DMark 11 Performance
5635 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
51420 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
16358 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4008 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
10036 Points ∼100% +78%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
8932 Points ∼89% +59%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
5635 Points ∼56%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
5572 Points ∼56% -1%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
5562 Points ∼55% -1%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
4644 Points ∼46% -18%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
4160 Points ∼41% -26%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
7124 Points ∼100% +78%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
6565 Points ∼92% +64%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
4026 Points ∼57% 0%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
4008 Points ∼56%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
3998 Points ∼56% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
3939 Points ∼55% -2%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
2761 Points ∼39% -31%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
2722 Points ∼38% -32%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
18332 Points ∼100% +48%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
12388 Points ∼68%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
10597 Points ∼58% -14%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
21810 Points ∼100% +33%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
20087 Points ∼92% +23%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
17140 Points ∼79% +5%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
16805 Points ∼77% +3%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
16358 Points ∼75%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
16208 Points ∼74% -1%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
14471 Points ∼66% -12%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
9618 Points ∼44% -41%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
81949 Points ∼100% +59%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
77565 Points ∼95% +51%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
76562 Points ∼93% +49%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
64844 Points ∼79% +26%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
51420 Points ∼63%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
44588 Points ∼54% -13%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
44471 Points ∼54% -14%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
24611 Points ∼100% +3%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
23822 Points ∼97%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
21645 Points ∼88% -9%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
GeForce GTX 950M, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B128
17956 Points ∼73% -25%

Gaming Performance

The Aspire is one of the slim, mobile gaming laptops. Therefore, it is not surprising that the laptop renders all up-to-date games smoothly. It is even possible to select the Full HD resolution and high quality settings. The resolution and quality level has to be reduced in some games, such as "Rise of the Tomb Raider" or "Assassin's Creed Syndicate". The screen's native resolution (3840x2160 pixels) can only be rarely used. Only games with moderate hardware requirement should allow using the 4K resolution. Laptops with a GeForce GTX 970M or GTX 980M are needed for more gaming power. They do not cost more. GTX 970M laptops are available starting at 1300 Euros (~$1468) - considerably less than the price of the Aspire. The latter carries a high price due to its very good configuration.

low med. high ultra4K
Tomb Raider (2013) 308170.5113.253.2fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 187.6136.1120.745.1fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 170.1118.68635.316.2fps
Just Cause 3 (2015) 69.836.631.412.7fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 604023.919.99fps
XCOM 2 (2016) 74.131.919.812.95.5fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 733430219fps
The Division (2016) 70.552.62518.9fps
Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX AF:16x
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
92.4 fps ∼100% +74%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
87.5 fps ∼95% +64%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
53.2 fps ∼58%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
52.4 fps ∼57% -2%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
50.3 fps ∼54% -5%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
32.3 fps ∼35% -39%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e
74.9 fps ∼100% +66%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
69.7 fps ∼93% +55%
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
45.5 fps ∼61% +1%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
45.1 fps ∼60%
Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
44.1 fps ∼59% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, SK hynix SC300 M.2
43.6 fps ∼58% -3%
Battlefield 4 - 1366x768 High Preset
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
86 fps ∼100%
Just Cause 3 - 1366x768 Medium / Off AF:4x
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
77.7 fps ∼100% +11%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
69.8 fps ∼90%
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
51.6 fps ∼66% -26%
XCOM 2 - 1280x720 Minimal Preset AF:Bilinear
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
74.1 fps ∼100%
Gigabyte P55W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe
66.2 fps ∼89% -11%

Emissions

Fans' loudness
Fans' loudness

System Noise

The Aspire is relatively noiseless while idling. The fans are often inactive. The hard drive noise is heard when accessing the 2.5-inch drive. It is not surprising that the fans speed up considerably under load in view of the hardware configuration. We measured a noise level of 47.3 dB(A) in the stress test. An electronic sizzling noise was sometimes heard from inside the laptop. That was observed when larger data volumes were moved to the SSD.

Noise Level

Idle
31.2 / 31.2 / 36.2 dB(A)
Load
45.3 / 47.3 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1 Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 31.3 dB(A)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 960M
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
4720HQ, GeForce GTX 960M
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
6500U, GeForce GTX 950M
Gigabyte P55W v5
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 960M
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 960M
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 950M
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M
Noise
4%
4%
-2%
9%
2%
-5%
-3%
off / environment *
31.3
Idle Minimum *
31.2
30
4%
29.6
5%
33
-6%
28.9
7%
32.6
-4%
34
-9%
35.2
-13%
Idle Average *
31.2
32.2
-3%
32.1
-3%
34
-9%
28.9
7%
32.6
-4%
35
-12%
35.3
-13%
Idle Maximum *
36.2
35
3%
32.8
9%
35
3%
30.2
17%
32.6
10%
36
1%
35.5
2%
Load Average *
45.3
41.7
8%
41.4
9%
43
5%
41.8
8%
40.5
11%
44
3%
40.4
11%
Load Maximum *
47.3
42.6
10%
48.4
-2%
49
-4%
43.9
7%
49.1
-4%
51
-8%
47.2
-0%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The Aspire in the stress test
The Aspire in the stress test

The Aspire performed the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) differently in AC and battery mode. The CPU clocked at 2 GHz in battery mode, and the graphics card ran at 837 MHz. The processor achieved a speed of 2.6 GHz in AC mode. The graphics unit's constantly fluctuated between 500 and 1000 MHz. We recorded temperatures of over 50 degrees Celsius (~122 degrees Fahrenheit) in some places during the stress test. These high rates will not be reached in everyday use.

Max. Load
 37 °C
99 F
50.1 °C
122 F
40 °C
104 F
 
 30.1 °C
86 F
44.7 °C
112 F
31.9 °C
89 F
 
 22 °C
72 F
24 °C
75 F
26.1 °C
79 F
 
Maximum: 50.1 °C = 122 F
Average: 34 °C = 93 F
56.2 °C
133 F
52.3 °C
126 F
47.2 °C
117 F
27.8 °C
82 F
43.8 °C
111 F
35.2 °C
95 F
25.6 °C
78 F
25.7 °C
78 F
23.8 °C
75 F
Maximum: 56.2 °C = 133 F
Average: 37.5 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  42 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 22.6 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 50.1 °C / 122 F, compared to the average of 39.3 °C / 103 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 56.2 °C / 133 F, compared to the average of 41.7 °C / 107 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.8 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 26.1 °C / 79 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.7 °C / 83.7 F (+2.6 °C / 4.7 F).
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 960M
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
4720HQ, GeForce GTX 960M
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
6500U, GeForce GTX 950M
Gigabyte P55W v5
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 960M
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 960M
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 950M
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M
Heat
-21%
7%
5%
11%
-3%
-1%
-4%
Maximum Upper Side *
50.1
53
-6%
48.4
3%
50
-0%
44.2
12%
54
-8%
59.3
-18%
43.2
14%
Maximum Bottom *
56.2
53.2
5%
46
18%
57.7
-3%
48
15%
53.4
5%
61.2
-9%
53.4
5%
Idle Upper Side *
28.3
38.6
-36%
28.9
-2%
25.7
9%
26.2
7%
30.4
-7%
26.4
7%
34.2
-21%
Idle Bottom *
31.1
45.9
-48%
27.9
10%
27.2
13%
27.8
11%
31.3
-1%
25.6
18%
35.6
-14%

* ... smaller is better

Energy Management

Power Consumption

We measured a maximum idle power consumption of 15.6 watts. The rate is acceptable in view of the hardware. The energy requirement ranged from 92 to 118 watts during the stress test. The graphics card’s fluctuating speed is reflected here. The power consumption should range around 89 watts (+/- 10 watts) in gaming routine. The power supply has a nominal output of 135 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.27 / 0.8 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 8.9 / 13.9 / 15.6 Watt
Load midlight 89 / 118 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 960M
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
4720HQ, GeForce GTX 960M
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
6500U, GeForce GTX 950M
Gigabyte P55W v5
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 960M
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 950M
Power Consumption
-38%
34%
-5%
-5%
16%
Idle Minimum *
8.9
16.2
-82%
5.2
42%
9
-1%
9.4
-6%
7
21%
Idle Average *
13.9
20.2
-45%
9.4
32%
13
6%
14.4
-4%
11
21%
Idle Maximum *
15.6
22.8
-46%
10.8
31%
17
-9%
15
4%
17
-9%
Load Average *
89
96.4
-8%
60
33%
81
9%
102
-15%
69
22%
Load Maximum *
118
126.9
-8%
80.9
31%
152
-29%
120
-2%
89
25%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

Acer's laptop achieved a runtime of 3:38 hours in our everyday Wi-Fi test. This test simulates the load needed for opening websites. The "Balanced" profile is enabled, and the screen's brightness is dimmed to approximately 150 cd/m². The Aspire managed 3:51 hours in the video test. We test the video playback time in this test by looping the short movie "Big Buck Bunny" (H.264 encoding, 1920x1080 pixels). The wireless modules are disabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m².

We record a clear increase in battery life in the Aspire compared with the 4K model of the Aspire VN7-591G. The rates climb by almost an hour in the everyday Wi-Fi and video tests. The maximum runtime is twice as high. The battery's capacity of 52 Wh has not changed compared with the one in the VN7-591G.

The battery has a capacity of 52 Wh
The battery has a capacity of 52 Wh
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
8h 50min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 ( Edge 25.10586.0.0)
3h 38min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
3h 51min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 15min
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
52 Wh
Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
52 Wh
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
53 Wh
Gigabyte P55W v5
61 Wh
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T
96 Wh
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
74 Wh
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng
48 Wh
MSI GS60 6QE-002US
47 Wh
Battery Runtime
-33%
55%
36%
53%
14%
13%
-53%
Reader / Idle
530
216
-59%
761
44%
604
14%
689
30%
709
34%
572
8%
116
-78%
H.264
231
176
-24%
332
44%
283
23%
WiFi v1.3
218
166
-24%
359
65%
348
60%
379
74%
232
6%
304
39%
97
-56%
Load
75
58
-23%
118
57%
93
24%
117
56%
76
1%
62
-17%
56
-25%

Pros

+ matte IPS screen
+ 4K resolution
+ slim casing
+ very high application performance
+ decent gaming performance
+ fast solid state drive
+ plenty of storage with second hard drive
+ keyboard backlight

Cons

- no maintenance hatch

Verdict

In review: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de

Acer's compact gaming laptop has a strong processor that looks impressive in all common application scenarios. The graphics card renders all up-to-date games smoothly. The fast SSD ensures a fast-running system. A 1 TB, 2.5-inch hard drive is also on board should the SSD's storage capacity get tight. The casing has to be opened for replacing the drives. The good keyboard that is also suitable for prolific writers should not be forgotten.

The matte 4K IPS panel pleases with stable viewing angles, high contrast and decent brightness. It is questionable whether a 4K model is really needed. Firstly, occasional scaling problems still exist in Windows and secondly, the screen's native resolution can rarely be used in a game. A much stronger graphics card would be necessary for this.

The new 15.6-inch model of the Aspire V15 Nitro is also a successful compromise of compactness, mobility, ergonomics and gaming performance.

The review sample provided to us represents the very well-configured premium model of the lineup. Accordingly, it carries an exuberant price of 1900 Euros (~$2146). Buyers not willing to invest this amount of money will find cheaper configurations. Their prices start at approximately 950 Euros (~$1073).

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV - 03/10/2016 v5
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
83 / 98 → 85%
Keyboard
86%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
65 / 81 → 80%
Weight
61 / 10-66 → 91%
Battery
73%
Display
92%
Games Performance
83%
Application Performance
90%
Temperature
87 / 95 → 92%
Noise
75 / 90 → 83%
Audio
88%
Camera
38 / 85 → 44%
Average
77%
85%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-03-17 (Update: 2018-05-15)