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Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 07/03/2017

Difficult heritage. The new Nitro has to connect to the success of its Skylake predecessor. Although it has more gaming power for this, it is not enough for a Very Good rating. Where is the shortcoming? Update 06-29-2017: 4K display

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Next generation: Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition with GTX 1060 and Kaby Lake quad-core.
Next generation: Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition with GTX 1060 and Kaby Lake quad-core.

Acer celebrated the successes of its V15 Nitro lineup in 2015 and 2016. The manufacturer had created a gaming-suitable laptop that was affordable on the one hand and sported high-performance components, such as a GeForce GTX 960M, on the other.

Although the difference of the Black Edition with 45-watt and the normal Nitro with 15-watt processors was confusing enough, Acer made things even more complicated with the GeForce 945M/950M and various screens. But perhaps this is the secret of its success: Every shop could design specific configurations and thus cover the entire price range of 700 to 1700 Euros (~$751 to ~$1825).

Can the 2017 V15 Nitro, i.e. the Kaby Lake update with Pascal graphics, equal the VN7-592G from 2015: A multimedia laptop that could be configured to suit all needs? Is it just as suitable for gaming as for filling a tax declaration or editing a website or for vacation videos?

Predecessor: Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV

The competition in the performance category is vast but also considerably more expensive. We will only look at devices with the new GeForce GTX 1050 / Ti and GTX 1060 chips.

They are either gaming machines, such as MSI's GT62VR 7RE-223 (GTX 1070), HP's Omen 17-w100ng (GTX 1060) or Gigabyte's P55W v7 (GTX 1060) or premium-range multimedia devices, such as Dell's XPS 15 2017 9560 (GTX 1050).

In terms of price, the matching rival is Asus' Strix GL502VM-FY039T (GTX 1060) that starts at 1400 Euros (~$1503) in the entry-level configuration. Its configuration is almost the same as our Acer laptop, but Asus uses a single-SSD solution.

The downward limit is found in Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 7567 (GTX 1050 Ti) or MSI's GL62M (GTX 1050) or even in the company's own Aspire VX5-591G (GTX 1050 Ti).

Update 06-29-2017: We have the Nitro BE VN7-593G-742C variant with 4K display at hand and have updated the review accordingly.

Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE (Aspire VN7-593G Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 1405 MHz, Memory: 2002 MHz, GDDR5, 378.78, Optimus with HD Graphics 630
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2x 4GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM dual-channel, 2/4 slots empty
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Display LP156WF6-SPP1, AH-IPS, Normally Black, Transmissive, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Sunrise Point, Intel Kaby Lake-H
Storage
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035, 1024 GB 
, 875 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: S/PDIF, dedicated microphone and headphone, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.5 x 391 x 266 ( = 0.89 x 15.39 x 10.47 in)
Battery
69 Wh, 4450 mAh Lithium-Ion, 4 cells, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 6 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 1280x720
Additional features
Speakers: four speakers + Dolby Digital Plus, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply: 180 watts, Norton Security trial, Acer Care Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.518 kg ( = 88.82 oz / 5.55 pounds), Power Supply: 774 g ( = 27.3 oz / 1.71 pounds)

 

Case

Acer takes no risks in terms of looks. The exterior is very similar to those of the 2015 VN Nitros. Thus, it is a basically solid construction with weaknesses in details. However, one significant modification has been made: The base's upper side, i.e. wrist rest and keyboard area, is now made of a brushed aluminum plate. A rubber-coated plastic part was used formerly. The new look has a metallic, higher-quality feel, but the weight has also increased from 2.4 kg to 2.52 kg.

First the display hinge: It is pulled tightly, and only one hand is needed for opening thanks to the heavy base. Compared with the base, the display is very thin, and it can be warped easily without much effort. The user will notice this when opening the lid with one hand. Pressure from the back cannot be withstood, either. Positive: Even high pressure from the back does not produce image distortions. The screen seems to be well-protected here, which means that it is flexible to a certain degree but not pressure sensitive. This is also seen on the front where only minor shadows are produced but disappear again right away when touched.

Although the display is mounted firmly, it does not prevent rocking. The stop at approximately 135 degrees wobbles visibly but the base does not twist. The hinges' silver covers and the center console with Acer's V Nitro logo are made of plastic, and they can be dented evidently. The Nitro's quality suffers here the most.

In contrast to this, the base: The base's brushed aluminum upper side ensures stability and quality. The plastic underside covered with a slip-proof finish completes this. The Nitro is pleasant to carry around without feeling overly heavy.

New: Brushed aluminum surface

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Since the Black Edition models do not have an optical drive, there is a bit more room for interfaces. Acer does not really exhaust this. For example, a DisplayPort would have looked good on the Nitro.

However, Thunderbolt 3 via USB 3.1 Type-C Gen.2 is installed. Thus, the full 3.1 transmission speed (max. 1212 MB/s) should finally be supported. This was not the case in the Skylake USB 3.0 xHCI controller. Now, fast USB 3.1 storage devices can be connected.

Thunderbolt 3 is the alternative for external monitors or storage devices. Universal docks, some with HDMI, DisplayPort and other diverse ports, exist. It is even possible to connect several external hard drive casings in series.

Right: USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Type-C with Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet RJ45, power-in
Right: USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Type-C with Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet RJ45, power-in
Left: Kensington, 2 x USB 2.0, microphone, headphone / SPDIF combo
Left: Kensington, 2 x USB 2.0, microphone, headphone / SPDIF combo

SD-Card Reader

We test the installed Realtek RTS5129 USB card reader with our Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II reference SD card. Large blocks of data are transferred at a speed of 27 MB/s while 23 MB/s can be expected for JPG image files (approx. 5 MB each). This is an extremely poor outcome for an SD-card reader, which is presumably due to the USB 2.0 port to which it is connected inside.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
153 MB/s ∼100% +574%
Gigabyte P55W v7
76 MB/s ∼50% +235%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
75 MB/s ∼49% +230%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
73 MB/s ∼48% +222%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
57.3 MB/s ∼37% +152%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
26 MB/s ∼17% +15%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
23.2 MB/s ∼15% +2%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
22.7 MB/s ∼15%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
22.2 MB/s ∼15% -2%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
12.6 MB/s ∼8% -44%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
209 MB/s ∼100% +668%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
202.8 MB/s ∼97% +646%
Gigabyte P55W v7
88 MB/s ∼42% +224%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
87 MB/s ∼42% +220%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
85 MB/s ∼41% +213%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
27.7 MB/s ∼13% +2%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
27.6 MB/s ∼13% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
27.2 MB/s ∼13% 0%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
27.2 MB/s ∼13%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
18.8 MB/s ∼9% -31%

Communication

Useless: 720p webcam with strong noise
Useless: 720p webcam with strong noise

The wireless solution comes from Qualcomm (QCA6174 a/g/n/ac). It is an AC-chip that can transmit via two channels. Acer has apparently installed good antennas into the display bezel - the Nitro V15 transmits at 618 MBit/s and receives at 541 MBit/s one meter away from the MIMO router. Bluetooth is just as present by standard as Gigabit LAN by Realtek.

The webcam's resolution of 1280x720 pixels is relatively low. This would still be acceptable for snapshots or Skyping, but all photos are pale, lack outline, and they are very noisy (especially backgrounds).

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
677 MBit/s ∼100% +25%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
674 MBit/s ∼100% +25%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
674 MBit/s ∼100% +25%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
669 MBit/s ∼99% +24%
Gigabyte P55W v7
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
663 MBit/s ∼98% +23%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
541 MBit/s ∼80%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
533 MBit/s ∼79% -1%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (jseb)
347 MBit/s ∼51% -36%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (jseb)
246 MBit/s ∼36% -55%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
653 MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
641 MBit/s ∼98% +4%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
618 MBit/s ∼95%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
579 MBit/s ∼89% -6%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
524 MBit/s ∼80% -15%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
507 MBit/s ∼78% -18%
Gigabyte P55W v7
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
470 MBit/s ∼72% -24%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (jseb)
312 MBit/s ∼48% -50%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (jseb)
306 MBit/s ∼47% -50%

Accessories

Acer does not preload much bloatware, apart from admin tools, such as Acer's Care Center (updates, diagnosis, recovery, TuneUp, and support). TuneUp moves Windows tools to the Care Center where, for example, applications can be prioritized.

In addition to the power supply, only the usual instruction and warranty documents are found in the box. Acer does not offer any products made specifically for the Nitro lineup.

Strong: 180-watt power supply
Strong: 180-watt power supply

Maintenance

It's almost as if Acer has heard our complaints about the difficult access on the predecessor's components. Although many screws still have to be released, the entire base tray can be removed from the laptop. No parts are connected to the base plate anymore.

But then, it is not as easy in practice after all. The innards including the keyboard can be pushed out of the tray using a thin screwdriver when the laptop is standing on its side. Note: The screw holes should be used for this.

A gap opens that has to be carefully opened further with the hands. We placed the Nitro on its lid and removed the entire base tray. Sometimes the ports snag and have to be freed carefully.

When removed, all components can be accessed with exception of the soldered processor and GPU. The working memory is just as easy to replace as the Wi-Fi module. An SSD can be inserted into the empty NVMe slot (2280/M-key).

Congratulations Acer: The intricate tuning undertakings of the predecessor are a thing of the past. Upgrading the laptop with an NVMe SSD is certainly an option that many buyers will do in the next few years, especially in the entry-level model with a hard drive like we are testing here.

Easy: Release screws, remove base tray
Easy: Release screws, remove base tray
When necessary, move innards with a thin screwdriver
When necessary, move innards with a thin screwdriver
Dual fan design
Dual fan design
Empty NVMe slot (2280/M-key)
Empty NVMe slot (2280/M-key)
Two speakers on both the right and left
Two speakers on both the right and left
Hard drive and battery (screw-fastened)
Hard drive and battery (screw-fastened)

Warranty

Acer offers a two-year pick-up and return service in the frameworks of its standard warranty (1st yr. ITW). Naturally the legal warranty of two years with shifting the burden of proof after six months applies.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The keyboard with a crisp drop and firm stroke has not been modified. Acer probably thought "never change a winning team" and this was the right decision. The individual keys are lightly concave, which makes it easier for the fingers to find them. The drop is clear although not particularly long.

The red backlight does not shine through the keys but is situated under them. Thus, the lettering is not faded in daylight although they could be a bit "bolder". The layout with the power button installed in the upper right is very logical but the "DEL" key now over backspace is not nice.

Touchpad

The ClickPad with its matte, gliding-friendly surface is pleasant to use and is also relatively big with a diameter of 12.8 centimeters. Little effort is needed to prompt a click. It is considerably more difficult to click in the pad's upper half than in the lower half. There is absolutely no drop at the uppermost edge.

Almost ideal: Firm pressure point and stroke
Almost ideal: Firm pressure point and stroke
Nice and big but a short drop
Nice and big but a short drop

Display

LP156WF6-SPP1: Subpixel screenshot
LP156WF6-SPP1: Subpixel screenshot

LG's matte LP156WF6-SPP1 screen is an AH-IPS panel with a specified brightness of 300 cd/m² (60 Hz), which also corresponds to our measurement. It has a category standard resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which means that games will normally run smoothly in this resolution. Like in the 2015 Nitros, Acer again offers a UHD resolution (3840x2160 pixels). It is found in the most expensive Nitros for around 1700 to 1800 Euros, ~$1825 to ~$1932 (NH.Q23EG.006 and NH.Q23EG.007).

Potential buyers appreciate vivid colors alongside a high contrast (1039:1) and strong brightness. This is found in this Nitro. Asus' Strix GL502VM also offers this, and also without PWM-flickering.

The illumination of 86% is quite good seen over the entire surface. There is no visible backlight bleeding in the corners or at the edges. The brightness is not dimmed in battery mode.

Update 06-29-2017: The 4K display is not from LG but from Chi Mei Innolux. It features a higher contrast, but it is slightly less bright. In addition, the brightness distribution is also worse. However, we could not detect backlight bleeding. Further information is available below.

VN7-593G-73HP FHD-Version LG Display LP156WF6-SPP1

306
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
278
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 322 cd/m² Average: 297 cd/m² Minimum: 21 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 322 cd/m²
Contrast: 1039:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.73 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 2.99 | - Ø
85% sRGB (Argyll) 56% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.32

VN7-593G-742C 4K-Version CMN N156DCE GA1

257
cd/m²
275
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
244
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
237
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 281 cd/m² Average: 257.3 cd/m² Minimum: 16.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 281 cd/m²
Contrast: 1277:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.8 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4.01 | - Ø
98% sRGB (Argyll) 62% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.27
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
LG Display LP156WF6-SPP1, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G-742C
3840x2160, 15.6
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
Sharp LQ156D1JW02D, , 3840x2160, 15.6
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
LG Philips LP156WF6-SPB6 (LGD046F), , 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F), , 1920x1080, 15.6
Gigabyte P55W v7
LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F), , 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
Sharp SHP1453 LQ156M1, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
LG Philips LGD0550 / LP156WF6-SPK4, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
AU Optronics AUO38ED B156HTN 28H80, , 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Chi Mei N156HGE-EAL, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-4%
3%
14%
18%
18%
-43%
39%
3%
4%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41 (21, 20)
49 (22, 27)
-20%
49 (24, 25)
-20%
40 (15, 25)
2%
37 (16, 21)
10%
37 (15, 22)
10%
54 (33.2, 20)
-32%
22 (10, 12)
46%
36 (17, 19)
12%
44 (24, 20)
-7%
Response Time Black / White *
34 (21, 13)
30 (16, 14)
12%
25 (7, 18)
26%
25 (5, 20)
26%
25 (4, 21)
26%
25 (5, 20)
26%
52.4 (33.2, 19.2)
-54%
23 (13, 10)
32%
36 (19, 17)
-6%
29 (12, 17)
15%
PWM Frequency
1000 (10)
198 (90)
Screen
9%
27%
-2%
-4%
-4%
-2%
-20%
-94%
-62%
Brightness
297
257
-13%
291
-2%
296
0%
311
5%
289
-3%
392
32%
257
-13%
235
-21%
234
-21%
Brightness Distribution
86
84
-2%
83
-3%
88
2%
85
-1%
87
1%
89
3%
85
-1%
75
-13%
79
-8%
Black Level *
0.31
0.22
29%
0.22
29%
0.33
-6%
0.3
3%
0.29
6%
0.26
16%
0.32
-3%
0.55
-77%
0.54
-74%
Contrast
1039
1277
23%
1377
33%
973
-6%
1033
-1%
990
-5%
1538
48%
878
-15%
447
-57%
478
-54%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.73
2.8
41%
3.47
27%
4.42
7%
4.82
-2%
4.92
-4%
4.9
-4%
5.16
-9%
10.97
-132%
9.74
-106%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.99
4.01
-34%
1.17
61%
3.34
-12%
3.94
-32%
3.66
-22%
7.2
-141%
4.57
-53%
14.25
-377%
11.59
-288%
Gamma
2.32 103%
2.27 106%
2.35 102%
2.4 100%
2.45 98%
2.32 103%
2.11 114%
2.59 93%
1.83 131%
21.9 11%
CCT
6905 94%
6740 96%
6658 98%
6213 105%
6877 95%
6482 100%
6911 94%
6931 94%
11200 58%
11851 55%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56
62
11%
86
54%
55
-2%
54
-4%
54
-4%
64.2
15%
37
-34%
35
-37%
76
36%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
85
98
15%
100
18%
83
-2%
83
-2%
82
-4%
98.9
16%
58
-32%
55
-35%
100
18%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
3% / 6%
15% / 22%
6% / 1%
7% / 0%
7% / 0%
-23% / -10%
10% / -8%
-46% / -74%
-29% / -49%

* ... smaller is better

The CalMAN analysis with the photospectrometer shows a medium DeltaE in both the grayscale levels and colors - and this without using a profile. The grayscales almost achieve the target range of less than three. We calibrated the screen to reduce the shift. This had an effect on the grayscales (DeltaE 1.3) but did not help the colors much (3.5).

CalMAN: Grayscale - no bluish tint
CalMAN: Grayscale - no bluish tint
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN: Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN: ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN: ColorChecker calibrated
AdobeRGB color space 56%
AdobeRGB color space 56%
sRGB color space 85%
sRGB color space 85%

Calibration does not lead to improved color-space coverage. Professional image editors will be unhappy with the screen. The panel covers 85% of the sRGB space, just like Asus' Strix GL502VM and some other rivals. Only the Aspire VX5-591G-78HD and Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 7567 do a worse job here.

The Aspire VN7-593G can be occasionally used outdoors thanks to its matte surface. The legibility is quite good although the user should not be sitting directly in the sun.

Matte with useful brightness...
Matte with useful brightness...
...makes it outdoor suitable
...makes it outdoor suitable

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
34 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 86 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (26.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 20 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. » 48 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (42.8 ms).

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 not detected

In comparison: 57 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 6272 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

As typical for IPS, the viewing angles are superb. The test photo can be recognized clearly without distorted colors and with high contrast from every position. The screen's manufacturer states angles of 80/80/80; right & left/above/below.

Viewing angles: LG LP156WF6-SPP1 screen
Viewing angles: LG LP156WF6-SPP1 screen

Update to the 4K-Panel VN7-593G-742C

The color space of the 4K panel is slightly better than the FHD version's. It covers 98% of sRGB and not only 85%. Therewith, the V15 is suitable for professional image editing to some extent. While calibration does not significantly improve the color representation, the DeltaE shifts of grayscales and colors fall from 4 to 2.8 and from 2.2 to 0.6, respectively. 

sRGB color space: 98%
sRGB color space: 98%
AdobeRGB color space: 62%
AdobeRGB color space: 62%
CalMAN Grayscales (uncalibrated)
CalMAN Grayscales (uncalibrated)
CalMAN saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN Color Checker (uncalibrated)
CalMAN Color Checker (uncalibrated)
CalMAN Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN Sättigung (uncalibrated)
CalMAN Sättigung (uncalibrated)

PWM is a non-issue for the 4K-Panel. We did not measure any flickering. The fall/rise times of grayscales and black/white are average, yet not outstanding.

Response times: 50% gray to 80% gray
Response times: 50% gray to 80% gray
Response times: black to white
Response times: black to white

Performance

Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ

The Aspire V Nitro is aimed at private users with a high demand on performance. While 15-watt SoCs, such as the 6500U (Broadwell) or 7500U (Kaby Lake) are currently standard in laptops, 45-watt processors clock in the Black Edition Nitros.

Seagate's 1 TB hard drive provides storage, and 8 GB of working memory (DDR4) copes with the one or other virtual engine. Up to 32 GB can be installed into the V15 Nitro; two memory banks are present and filled (dual-channel). 16 GB DDR4 laptop modules exist.

A Core i7-7700HQ (2.80 GHz), 512 GB SSD (NVMe), and 16 GB of working memory operate in the highest and most expensive 1800-Euro (~$1932) configuration (NH.Q23EG.007). The GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of GDDR5 is installed into the entire lineup.

System info: CPU-Z CPU
System info: CPU-Z Cache
System info: CPU-Z Mainboard
System info: CPU-Z Memory
System info: CPU-Z SPD
System info: GPU-Z HD Graphics 630
System info: GPU-Z Geforce GTX 1060
HWinfo Summary
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Processor

The installed Intel Core i7-7700HQ is a fast quad-core based on Kaby Lake H (7th generation Core). More information about Intel's Core i7-7700HQ can be found in the spec sheet.

The SoC's Turbo ranges from 2.8 to 3.8 GHz depending on whether the GPU is loaded simultaneously and whether it is in multi-core or single-core mode. The Cinebench test is looped and presents us with a stable result in the course. Thus, throttling is not an issue.

As Prime95 also shows, permanent calculating on all cores leads to clock fluctuations from 2.8 to 3.4 GHz. The SoC's temperature climbs up to 95 °C then.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Stress: Prime95 on all cores - fluctuations from 2.8 to 3.4 GHz at max. 95 °C
Stress: Prime95 on all cores - fluctuations from 2.8 to 3.4 GHz at max. 95 °C

The Core i7-7700HQ presents the performance that we expect from this SoC in the comparison. However, it tends to be a bit weaker than in other laptops. It is on par with the former 6700HQ in the multi test and Asus' Strix GL502VM, also with this processor, is therefore on the same level.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
160 Points ∼82% +5%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
159 Points ∼82% +5%
Gigabyte P55W v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
156 Points ∼80% +3%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
152 Points ∼78%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
151 Points ∼77% -1%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
148 Points ∼76% -3%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
146 Points ∼75% -4%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
146 Points ∼75% -4%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
134 Points ∼69% -12%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
132 Points ∼68% -13%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Gigabyte P55W v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
733 Points ∼34% +9%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
731 Points ∼34% +9%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
730 Points ∼34% +8%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
724 Points ∼34% +8%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
719 Points ∼33% +7%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
680 Points ∼32% +1%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
673 (min: 660) Points ∼31%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
672 Points ∼31% 0%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
508 Points ∼24% -25%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
464 Points ∼22% -31%
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
673 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
152 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
94.36 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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System Performance

Unfortunately, we could not perform PCMark 8 on Acer's Aspire VN7-593G as it recurrently crashed during the benchmarks. However, Acer's Aspire VN7-593G will be at the end of the scale due to the HDD. Almost all rivals sport an SSD.

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
5406 Points ∼83%
Gigabyte P55W v7
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Liteonit CV3-8D256
5317 Points ∼82%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
5252 Points ∼81%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
5109 Points ∼78%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Intel SSDSCKKF256H6
5068 Points ∼78%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, WDC WD10SPCX-75KHST0 + SanDisk Z400s M.2 2242 32 GB Cache
4884 Points ∼75%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
4831 Points ∼74%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4442 Points ∼68%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
3964 Points ∼61%
Home Score Accelerated v2
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
5011 Points ∼84%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
4741 Points ∼79%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
4711 Points ∼79%
Gigabyte P55W v7
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Liteonit CV3-8D256
4013 Points ∼67%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
3899 Points ∼65%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Intel SSDSCKKF256H6
3850 Points ∼64%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, WDC WD10SPCX-75KHST0 + SanDisk Z400s M.2 2242 32 GB Cache
3659 Points ∼61%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3565 Points ∼60%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
3154 Points ∼53%

Storage Device

HD Tune: Slow, clacking Seagate hard drive
HD Tune: Slow, clacking Seagate hard drive

Seagate's hard drive (model: ST1000LM035, 5400 RPM) with a gross capacity of 1 TB reduces the review sample's performance notably. This would be the case with every hard drive, but Acer does not install a particularly fast model here. HGST's Travelstar 7K1000 (7200 RPM) in MSI's GL63M does a better job. Furthermore, the read and write heads clack very audibly.

Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
18616%
20773%
74%
Write 4k QD32
0.274
253.7
92491%
301.5
109936%
1.234
350%
Read 4k QD32
1.133
278.8
24507%
246.7
21674%
1.088
-4%
Write 4k
0.313
78.42
24954%
86.25
27456%
1.122
258%
Read 4k
0.473
24.77
5137%
25.61
5314%
0.494
4%
Write 512
84.36
415.6
393%
407.1
383%
56.98
-32%
Read 512
37.83
338.9
796%
335
786%
43.19
14%
Write Seq
101.8
415.6
308%
462.7
355%
107.3
5%
Read Seq
120.9
531.3
339%
462.5
283%
112.4
-7%
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Transfer Rate Minimum: 44.1 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 136.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 94.2 MB/s
Access Time: 21.1 ms
Burst Rate: 125.1 MB/s
CPU Usage: 2.4 %

Graphics Card

The GeForce GTX 1060 (Pascal) is a member of Nvidia's latest generation. It is the third-fastest graphics card in the series and is furnished exclusively with a fast GDDR5 storage. According to Nvidia, the GPU can clock from 1506 MHz and 1708 MHz (boost). Acer sets the range from 1405 to 1671 MHz.

The review sample is exactly where the other GTX 1060 cards are situated in the synthetic benchmarks, so roughly 35% behind a GTX 1070. However, this is not always the case: Asus' Strix GL502VM comes closer to the pole position in the Cloud Gate test and lags behind the GTX 1070 by just 19%.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
22704 Points ∼45% +52%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-6700HQ
15387 Points ∼30% +3%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
14942 Points ∼29%
Gigabyte P55W v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
14693 Points ∼29% -2%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-6300HQ
14642 Points ∼29% -2%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
9768 Points ∼19% -35%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
9725 Points ∼19% -35%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8223 Points ∼16% -45%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
8201 Points ∼16% -45%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Intel Core i7-6700HQ
5304 Points ∼10% -65%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
17477 Points ∼43% +52%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-6700HQ
11622 Points ∼29% +1%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
11494 Points ∼28%
Gigabyte P55W v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
11426 Points ∼28% -1%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-6300HQ
11326 Points ∼28% -1%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
7791 Points ∼19% -32%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
7646 Points ∼19% -33%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
6393 Points ∼16% -44%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
6382 Points ∼16% -44%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4314 Points ∼11% -62%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
97501 Points ∼60% +46%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-6700HQ
78820 Points ∼48% +18%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-6300HQ
74982 Points ∼46% +12%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
66973 Points ∼41%
Gigabyte P55W v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
54719 Points ∼33% -18%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
49539 Points ∼30% -26%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
46362 Points ∼28% -31%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
39864 Points ∼24% -40%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
39824 Points ∼24% -41%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Intel Core i7-6700HQ
27075 Points ∼17% -60%
3DMark 11 Performance
12181 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
23269 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
9621 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3594 points
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Gaming Performance

In total, the GTX 1060 does not present any irregularities and also convinces in the gaming tests. All up-to-date games could be played in the native Full HD resolution. In detail, our review sample sometimes takes the lead (Titanfall 2) or is defeated (Battlefield 1).

In a nutshell: Buyers will be equipped for the games coming in the next 2-3 years with the GTX 1060. A GTX 1050 / Ti, as found in Acer's cheaper Aspire VX5-591G would be sufficient in single cases.

Vergleich mit anderen ähnlich ausgestatteten Geräten bzw. möglichen Konkurrenzmodellen. Schließen mit einem Gaming-Fazit, Verweis auf GPU-Vergleich und unsere Spieleliste für weiter Infos über Gaming-Tauglichkeit bei einzelnen Games.

BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
130.6 fps ∼100% +48%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
102.3 fps ∼78% +16%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
99.1 fps ∼76% +13%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
88 fps ∼67%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Intel SSDSCKKF256H6
72.8 fps ∼56% -17%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
66.2 fps ∼51% -25%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
45.1 fps ∼35% -49%
Thief - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FXAA & High SS AF:8x
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
63.8 fps ∼100%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
43.6 fps ∼68% -32%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Gigabyte P55W v7
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Liteonit CV3-8D256
38.4 fps ∼100% 0%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
38.3 fps ∼100%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
25.2 (min: 19) fps ∼66% -34%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, WDC WD10SPCX-75KHST0 + SanDisk Z400s M.2 2242 32 GB Cache
24.9 fps ∼65% -35%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
Gigabyte P55W v7
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Liteonit CV3-8D256
61.8 fps ∼100% +2%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
60.7 fps ∼98%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Intel SSDSCKKF256H6
38.3 fps ∼62% -37%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
33.7 fps ∼55% -44%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
19.9 fps ∼32% -67%
Deus Ex Mankind Divided - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS AF:8x
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
43.6 fps ∼100% +48%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
29.4 fps ∼67%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
29.2 fps ∼67% -1%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
14.7 fps ∼34% -50%
Battlefield 1 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
104.5 fps ∼100% +83%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
78.5 fps ∼75% +38%
Gigabyte P55W v7
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Liteonit CV3-8D256
73.6 fps ∼70% +29%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
57 fps ∼55%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Intel SSDSCKKF256H6
51.2 fps ∼49% -10%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, WDC WD10SPCX-75KHST0 + SanDisk Z400s M.2 2242 32 GB Cache
47 fps ∼45% -18%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
44.4 fps ∼42% -22%
Titanfall 2 - 1920x1080 Very High (Insane Texture Quality) / Enabled AA:TS AF:16x
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
121 fps ∼100% +22%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
99.4 fps ∼82%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
80 fps ∼66% -20%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
78.5 fps ∼65% -21%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Intel SSDSCKKF256H6
66.7 fps ∼55% -33%
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, WDC WD10SPCX-75KHST0 + SanDisk Z400s M.2 2242 32 GB Cache
48.4 fps ∼40% -51%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
45.5 fps ∼38% -54%
Dishonored 2 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:TX
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
58.7 fps ∼100% +9%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
53.9 fps ∼92%
Gigabyte P55W v7
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Liteonit CV3-8D256
46.5 fps ∼79% -14%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Intel SSDSCKKF256H6
39.9 fps ∼68% -26%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 14212888fps
Thief (2014) 63.8fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 6838.3fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 74.560.7fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 55.929.4fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 6057fps
Titanfall 2 (2016) 143.5124.299.4fps
Dishonored 2 (2016) 60.553.9fps

Emissions

Dual fan
Dual fan
System noise characteristics
System noise characteristics

System Noise

Two fans with Acer's metal blades cool the system. This makes an overall good impression. The fans are inactive during idle and almost inaudible. Even the clacking hard drive produces more noise than the fan spinning at its lowest speed.

The cooling system speeds up for just 1-2 seconds in single cases and almost sounds like an accelerating motorcycle. We presume that Acer is responsible for this and wants to increase the device's "look and feel value". The sound gives the device a dangerous touch.

The fans speed up quickly during load and reach up to 44 dB(A) when the laptop calculates permanently. The noise is homogeneous; it does not pulsate. The cooling system is even a bit louder during The Witcher 3 where we measure 45.5 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
30.9 / 30.9 / 31.5 dB(A)
HDD
32.3 dB(A)
Load
40.7 / 43.9 dB(A)
 
 
 
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: 30.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.333.133.532.835.234.32531.230.632.431.238.431.231373641.939.438.5374032.329.336.132.232.132.35031.231.62930.229.331.26328.828.128.228.726.628.88026.627.727.626.725.726.610026.92826.627.226.426.912526.828.525.42526.126.81602527.324.423.723.72520025.326.622.522.822.725.325025.527.821.621.521.625.531527.229.821.720.820.827.240027.831.421.319.62027.850024.326.920.319.919.424.363024.727.119.31918.824.78002628.821.320.118.326100028.731.62120.417.628.7125028.631.719.818.917.828.6160028.932.219.318.117.528.9200029.232.519.518.117.529.2250030.433.818.918.217.430.4315032.634.218.518.217.832.6400030.935.418.218.117.930.9500026.631.418.418.118.126.6630026.130.818.618.518.326.1800021.525.418.418.318.421.51000020.522.618.418.518.420.51250019.620.118.418.518.319.61600021.320.418.718.818.321.3SPL40.843.931.630.930.440.8N3.54.61.61.51.43.5median 26.6Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BEmedian 28.8median 19.5median 18.9median 18.3median 26.6Delta1.82.41.51.51.91.83532.932.231.43529.930.632.632.529.933.730.13836.333.728.529.529.128.928.53230.929.3313227.438.127.829.427.431.931.632.425.531.932.832.233.524.932.824.825.824.525.124.824.125.223.823.224.124.52422.722.924.523.624.92221.423.624.426.621.421.124.425.428.420.32025.422.124.919.919.222.122.624.819.518.622.627.328.82218.327.326.428.720.918.126.426.329.618.317.626.327.932.519.417.627.9273318.217.82725.63218.617.925.624.330.318.217.824.322.327.518.318.122.321.727.218.318.321.719.523.818.518.419.518.820.518.518.518.81919.518.518.61918.718.718.418.418.719.718.618.418.419.736.841.331.430.436.82.53.61.61.42.5median 24.3Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15median 26.6median 19.4median 18.4median 24.32.32.72.51.82.3hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Temperature

The surfaces are cool in idle. We measured not quite 30 °C on the upper side and underside. This looks different in the stress test or in The Witcher 3 (gaming stress). The V15 easily managed 50 °C here. The Nitro can no longer be used on the lap, particularly since the vents are then covered.

The V15 Nitro performed the stress test based on Prime95 and Furmark stably at 2.8 GHz and 94 °C. Thus, Turbo is not utilized but only the base clock speed. However, since is it maintained permanently, we do not speak of throttling.

We used The Witcher 3 as a stress test (FHD, ultra-settings, external monitor) for a gaming scenario. The GPU's temperature increased to 86-89 °C in the three hours of stress. The FPS fluctuated from 35 to roughly 40 FPS, i.e. they remained stable and did not drop. The processor's clock rate consistently varied from 2.8 to 3.6 GHz. The 2.8 GHz periods increased toward the end of the 3 hours and it ultimately stayed there. The temperatures on the processor varied from 80 to 95 °C in the The Witcher 3 test (average: 87 °C).

Briefly: The processor and graphics card heated up to 87 °C in the three-hour The Witcher 3 stress test. The clock rate of Intel's CPU slowly dropped until it reached 2.8 GHz where it remained (after 3 hours). The frame rates never dropped. Thus, the Acer Aspire VN7-593G proved itself suitable for permanent gaming load.

Stress test Prime95 + Furmark 2 hours: 2.8 GHz stable, 94 °C max
Stress test Prime95 + Furmark 2 hours: 2.8 GHz stable, 94 °C max
The Witcher 3: FPS stable
The Witcher 3: FPS stable
The Witcher 3: CPU fluctuates between 2.8 and 3.6 GHz
The Witcher 3: CPU fluctuates between 2.8 and 3.6 GHz
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The Witcher 3 ultra
Max. Load
 39.7 °C51.9 °C44.3 °C 
 33.1 °C48.3 °C38.6 °C 
 27.7 °C25.1 °C28.6 °C 
Maximum: 51.9 °C
Average: 37.5 °C
54.6 °C46.7 °C50.9 °C
30.7 °C43.8 °C37.4 °C
24.2 °C24.6 °C28.1 °C
Maximum: 54.6 °C
Average: 37.9 °C
Power Supply (max.)  36.4 °C | Room Temperature 20.9 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Upper side idle
Upper side idle
Underside idle
Underside idle
Upper side stress test load
Upper side stress test load
Underside stress test load
Underside stress test load

Speakers

Stress test Prime95 + Furmark 2 hours: 2.8 GHz stable, 94 °C max
Stress test Prime95 + Furmark 2 hours: 2.8 GHz stable, 94 °C max

The four speakers are very powerful. The sound that the drivers produce cannot be compared with the usually poor laptop sound. We hear low pitches, basses, and a certain degree of surround. This creates a good atmosphere in games, videos, and music without having to use external speakers or headphones. By the way, Acer has installed dedicated jacks in the forms of a headphone/SPDIF combo and a microphone-in.

The installed microphone does its job as it should. It is relatively noise-free and its recordings are clear.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.835.231.82529.638.429.63132.738.532.74029.932.129.95031.529.331.56328.726.628.78029.625.729.610039.226.439.212547.426.147.416052.223.752.220053.522.753.525060.321.660.331566.620.866.640069.92069.950062.819.462.863066.418.866.480071.318.371.3100071.117.671.1125070.917.870.9160072.717.572.7200069.517.569.5250067.717.467.7315062.117.862.1400064.217.964.2500064.818.164.863006418.364800064.618.464.6100006318.4631250059.518.359.51600055.318.355.3SPL80.230.480.2N49.21.449.2median 64.2Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BEmedian 18.3median 64.2Delta4.71.94.738.135.744.241.14038.832.337.229.334.231.429.93134.524.335.423.525.626.634.822.343.522.851.721.260.720.36119.260.618.764.818.464.618.667.519.465.818.662.718.863.518.864.718.764.618.863.418.966.918.965.918.953.71949.718.849.318.745.431.276.31.538.8median 18.9Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039Tmedian 611.38.6hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 18%, worst was 35%
Compared to all devices tested
» 10% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.1% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (18.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 71% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 18%, worst was 34%
Compared to all devices tested
» 46% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes above can be turned on/off!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The good runtimes point to low power consumption, but this is only conditionally true. The power supply consumes 155 watts from the outlet in maximum load, i.e. during our Prime95 and Furmark stress test. Asus' Strix and the V15 Nitro are thus roughly on par. The big difference is seen in idle: Compared with the former Nitro BE VN7-592G or even the rival Asus Strix GL502VM, the review sample is downright economic. Just 7 to 10 watts is logged where the Strix consumes 16 to 19 watts. Only a few GTX 1050 laptops are this efficient.

The power supply drained 113 watts stably from the outlet during The Witcher 3.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.54 / 0.61 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 7.2 / 10.5 / 16 Watt
Load midlight 82 / 155 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035, AH-IPS, Normally Black, Transmissive, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 960M, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Gigabyte P55W v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Liteonit CV3-8D256, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), WDC WD10SPCX-75KHST0 + SanDisk Z400s M.2 2242 32 GB Cache, LED IGZO IPS InfinityEdge, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Toshiba MQ01ABD100, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel SSDSCKKF256H6, TN, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Power Consumption
-8%
-46%
-83%
-7%
15%
8%
28%
-15%
Idle Minimum *
7.2
8.9
-24%
16
-122%
20
-178%
8
-11%
6.6
8%
7
3%
4.4
39%
10.6
-47%
Idle Average *
10.5
13.9
-32%
19
-81%
24
-129%
13
-24%
9
14%
10.2
3%
6.8
35%
14.5
-38%
Idle Maximum *
16
15.6
2%
23
-44%
29
-81%
18
-13%
10.7
33%
14
12%
8.3
48%
15
6%
Load Average *
82
89
-9%
68
17%
82
-0%
76
7%
77.5
5%
78
5%
81
1%
90
-10%
Load Maximum *
155
118
24%
157
-1%
193
-25%
143
8%
130
16%
127
18%
127
18%
135
13%
Witcher 3 ultra *
124

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The battery in the Aspire lasts for a good 8 hours. Asus' Strix GL502VM (5:15 h) is drained much sooner. Idle mode is tested using Battery Eater's Reader's test. The screen is set to minimum brightness, the energy-saving profile is enabled, and the radio modules are off.

The Nitro shuts down after 2:24 hours of load. Thus, it places itself far ahead of both Asus' Strix (1:27 h) and Gigabyte's P55W v7 (1:38 h). The load runtime is checked with Battery Eater's Classic test. The screen brightness is set to maximum, and the high-performance profile and wireless modules are enabled.

The V15 Nitro stops the Wi-Fi test after 5:57 hours. Asus' Strix (3:40) lags behind this. Websites are opened automatically every 40 seconds in this test (screen brightness: 150 cd/m²).

In total: The runtimes are absolutely satisfactory seeing that this is a high-performance laptop. The battery capacities (Acer: 69 Wh; Asus Strix: 64 Wh, former Nitro BE VN7-592G: 52 Wh) of our first comparison devices are quite similar. Thus, the runtimes can be compared well.

Update 06-29-2017: The 4K display reduces the Wi-Fi runtime to 337 minutes (5:37 hours). This is 20 minutes shorter than the FHD version.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
8h 21min
WiFi Surfing
0h 00min
WiFi Surfing v1.3
5h 57min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 24min
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 69 Wh
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 960M, 52 Wh
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 64 Wh
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 75 Wh
Gigabyte P55W v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 63 Wh
Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD)
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 56 Wh
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 52.5 Wh
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 74 Wh
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 41 Wh
Battery Runtime
-27%
-38%
-29%
7%
-12%
-32%
55%
-44%
Reader / Idle
501
530
6%
315
-37%
377
-25%
789
57%
565
13%
322
-36%
1174
134%
387
-23%
WiFi v1.3
357
218
-39%
220
-38%
246
-31%
346
-3%
334
-6%
302
-15%
622
74%
225
-37%
Load
144
75
-48%
87
-40%
98
-32%
98
-32%
84
-42%
81
-44%
81
-44%
41
-72%
H.264
231
235
252
455
217

Pros

+ quiet during normal use
+ matte, high-contrast IPS screen
+ gaming suitable up to Full HD
+ very good speaker sound
+ outstanding microphone
+ very good input devices
+ backlit keyboard
+ temperatures and performance
+ USB Type-C 3.1 with Thunderbolt 3
+ user-friendly maintenance

Cons

- slow HDD (version)
- useless webcam quality
- hinges/lid somewhat unstable
- loud during permanent load & gaming
- only two RAM slots (filled)

Verdict

In review: Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE. Test model courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE. Test model courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de

Acer again proves its skills and creates a 15-inch machine that is just as suitable for gaming as for home entertainment or work. But first things first.

The performance is the clear winner here. Up-to-date games can all be played in high details thanks to the GeForce GTX 1060. The cooling system with two fans ensures consistently high frame rates during gaming stress. We recommend the GTX 1060 to gamers looking for a laptop as it offers the best price-performance ratio.

The 2017 Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition brings full gaming power to the desk.

While the V15 hardly produces noise in idle mode, it is quite loud during games. The very good speakers with high and low pitches can easily drown this out, though. The input devices are relatively decent and the maintenance options are almost exemplary. A matte, high-contrast IPS panel rounds things off. Although it does not cover all color spaces, it does not use PWM.

The energy efficiency and long battery life of six hours can compete with equally strong rivals. This now brings us to the shortcomings: We find the thin lid and wobbly hinges a bit unstable. Furthermore, the webcam is poor, and the hard drive is slow and it clacks. The latter issue can be eliminated by opting for a V15 model with an SSD.

The in some places unstable casing, despite a new aluminum finish, remains. In return, it has never been easier to replace components.

Gamers should definitely also look at Asus' Strix GL502VM as an alternative. Although it is still furnished with a Broadwell quad-core, it costs just as much as our Aspire VN7-593G-73HP but comes with an SSD (1400 Euros, ~$1502). It is not better in every aspect: The Strix GL502VM does not feature Thunderbolt 3 and only has a standard Type-C USB 3.0.

Update 06-29-2017: The 4K display would be worth an investment for VDU workers. Especially, the almost 100% sRGB coverage is attractive. In addition, the contrast is higher, but the brightness is slightly lower. PWM flickering is not present, which is good. The 4K display only reduces the Wi-Fi battery life by 20 minutes, which is hardly worth mentioning.

Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE - 03/18/2017 v6
Sebastian Jentsch

Chassis
82 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
86%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
59 / 81 → 73%
Weight
60 / 67 → 84%
Battery
88%
Display
88%
Games Performance
91 / 85 → 100%
Application Performance
83 / 92 → 90%
Temperature
83%
Noise
85 / 95 → 89%
Audio
82%
Camera
23 / 85 → 27%
Average
76%
86%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Jentsch, 2017-07- 3 (Update: 2017-07- 3)