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Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 03/19/2015

Broadwell Nitro. The Aspire impresses in most aspects: It has plenty of computing and gaming performance while managing long battery runtimes. The screen and input devices are also compelling. Shortcomings are found in the laptop's maintenance and upgrade options.

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Within its Aspire V15 Nitro series, Acer offers two laptop models with a largely identical build that primarily differ in terms of innards. The models from the VN7-591G series are equipped with standard mobile processors and GeForce GTX 860M graphics core. It is targeted at gamers looking for a slim gaming laptop. The members of the VN7-571G series are equipped with ULV processors and GeForce 840M or GeForce GTX 850M cores. These models can also render computer games, but they focus on users who need an all-round laptop. We have already tested a representative of this range, the VN7-571G-56NX. The device we are currently facing also comes from this series. It features a new Broadwell processor. Our review will reveal whether it can compete with its sister model.

The Aspire is currently available for approximately 730 Euros (~$780). Toshiba's Satellite S50-B-12U is one of the laptop's rivals within the 700 Euros (~$748) price range. Lenovo's Y50 should be seen rather as a rival of the VN7-591G series. However, its low price makes it also a rival of the VN7-571G series. The Lenovo Y50-70 59428452 (Core i5-4200H, GeForce GTX 860M, no Windows operating system) was available for under 800 Euros (~$855) at the time of testing.

Since both VN7-571G models feature an identical build, we will not go into details about casing, connectivity, input devices or speakers. The corresponding information can be found in the reviews of the Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX and Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9.

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H (Aspire VN7-571G Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M - 4096 MB, Core: 902-1084 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, DDR3, ForceWare 347.52 (9.18.13.4752), Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, dual-channel, two memory banks (both filled)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, LG Philips LP156WF6-SPB1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 500 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC283 @ Intel Broadwell PCH-LP High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 (a/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8HC
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24 x 390 x 258 ( = 0.94 x 15.35 x 10.16 in)
Battery
52 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Linpus Linux Lite
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, driver DVD, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds), Power Supply: 518 g ( = 18.27 oz / 1.14 pounds)
Price
729 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Display

The Aspire has been equipped with a matte, 15.6-inch screen with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The brightness rate of 283.2 cd/m² is satisfactory. However, in this price range, the rate should be above 300 cd/m². The screens in Toshiba's Satellite S50-B-12U (207.7 cd/m²; HD) and Lenovo's Y50-70 (221.3 cd/m²; Full HD) present lower rates.

279
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
279
cd/m²
288
cd/m²
320
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
266
cd/m²
279
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 320 cd/m² Average: 283.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 320 cd/m²
Contrast: 1000:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.31 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3
ΔE Greyscale 4.73 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
52.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.36
Aspire vs. sRGB
Aspire vs. sRGB
Aspire vs. AdobeRGB
Aspire vs. AdobeRGB

The screen's contrast of 1000:1 and black level of 0.32 cd/m² are also appealing. In this regard, the Aspire does a better job than both the Satellite (495:1; 0.41 cd/m²) and Lenovo's Y50 (315:1; 0.72 cd/m²). The screen cannot display the AdobeRGB or sRGB color space. The coverage rates are 72.2% (sRGB) and 52.9% (AdobeRGB). The screen's color reproduction is acceptable. The average DeltaE 2000 shift was 5.31 in state of delivery. The target should be a value less than 3. The screen did not exhibit any visible bluish cast.

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

Acer has installed an IPS screen in its Aspire. Consequently, the screen is easy to read from every angle. The screen's matte surface makes it possible to use the laptop outdoors.

Viewing angles: Aspire
Viewing angles: Aspire
Outdoors w/ sun from back
Outdoors w/ sun from back
Outdoors in direct sunlight
Outdoors in direct sunlight
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
IPS 1920x1080
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
TN 1366x768
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
TN 1366x768
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
TN 1920x1080
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
IPS 3840x2160
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
IPS 1920x1080
Asus N551JK-CN166H
IPS 1920x1080
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
TN 1920x1080
Screen
-52%
-48%
-60%
11%
-9%
-8%
-62%
Brightness middle
320
213
-33%
203
-37%
227.1
-29%
301
-6%
317
-1%
323
1%
223
-30%
Brightness
283
208
-27%
208
-27%
221
-22%
303
7%
319
13%
312
10%
226
-20%
Brightness Distribution
83
84
1%
88
6%
85
2%
87
5%
87
5%
83
0%
91
10%
Black Level *
0.32
0.7
-119%
0.41
-28%
0.722
-126%
0.3
6%
0.46
-44%
0.38
-19%
0.77
-141%
Contrast
1000
304
-70%
495
-50%
315
-68%
1003
0%
689
-31%
850
-15%
290
-71%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.31
7.59
-43%
9.93
-87%
10.13
-91%
3.15
41%
5.79
-9%
7.4
-39%
10.13
-91%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.73
9.23
-95%
10.84
-129%
10.04
-112%
3.94
17%
5.01
-6%
6.24
-32%
11.68
-147%
Gamma
2.36 93%
2.2 100%
2.24 98%
2.15 102%
2.35 94%
2.35 94%
2.98 74%
2.92 75%
CCT
5980 109%
9250 70%
11605 56%
10438 62%
6855 95%
7347 88%
8098 80%
12592 52%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
52.9
39
-26%
38
-28%
34.26
-35%
61
15%
55
4%
69
30%
52
-2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94.4

* ... smaller is better

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Performance

Acer has a 15.6-inch, all-round laptop in its range with the Aspire. It has enough computing power for routine tasks, and allows playing computer games. Its long battery life makes it also suitable for mobile working. Our review sample is available for approximately 700 Euros (~$748). Acer also offers many other configurations.

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

Processor

The Broadwell CPU in the Aspire is the Core i5-5200U. It is a dual-core processor that clocks with a base speed of 2.2 GHz. Its speed can be boosted to 2.5 GHz (both cores) and 2.7 GHz (one core) via Turbo. The Turbo is utilized in both AC and battery mode. Our findings in other laptops also apply to the Aspire: The Broadwell processor achieves a performance increase of 5 to 15% compared with its Haswell precursors (Core i5-4200UCore i5-4210U). The Core i5-5200U processor's slightly faster clock speed and the improvements of the Broadwell architecture are responsible for this.

The Broadwell Aspire cannot compete with either of the Aspire VN7-591G models we have tested. These laptops are equipped with standard mobile processors that clock with a higher speed and feature four processing cores.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
8662
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
2459
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4109
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.8 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.25 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
47.58 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
63.69 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
261 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
108 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
108 Points ∼51%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
136 Points ∼64% +26%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
101 Points ∼47% -6%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
137 Points ∼64% +27%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
134 Points ∼63% +24%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
125 Points ∼59% +16%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
101 Points ∼47% -6%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
83 Points ∼39% -23%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
63 Points ∼30% -42%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
130 Points ∼61% +20%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
109 Points ∼51% +1%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
261 Points ∼8%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
653 Points ∼21% +150%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
239 Points ∼8% -8%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
657 Points ∼21% +152%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
506 Points ∼16% +94%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
490 Points ∼16% +88%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
240 Points ∼8% -8%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
236 Points ∼8% -10%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
176 Points ∼6% -33%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
323 Points ∼10% +24%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
261 Points ∼8% 0%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.25 Points ∼51%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
1.53 Points ∼63% +22%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.15 Points ∼47% -8%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.53 Points ∼63% +22%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
1.48 Points ∼61% +18%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
1.46 Points ∼60% +17%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
1.12 Points ∼46% -10%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.13 Points ∼46% -10%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
0.66 Points ∼27% -47%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
1.46 Points ∼60% +17%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1.1 Points ∼45% -12%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.8 Points ∼10%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
7.1 Points ∼26% +154%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2.55 Points ∼9% -9%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
7.22 Points ∼27% +158%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
4.59 Points ∼17% +64%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5.29 Points ∼20% +89%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2.53 Points ∼9% -10%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2.54 Points ∼9% -9%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.91 Points ∼7% -32%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
3.5 Points ∼13% +25%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2.9 Points ∼11% +4%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4109 Points ∼38%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
5058 Points ∼47% +23%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3777 Points ∼35% -8%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4975 Points ∼46% +21%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
4999 Points ∼46% +22%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2059 Points ∼19% -50%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
4773 Points ∼44% +16%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4161 Points ∼38% +1%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
8662 Points ∼17%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
19521 Points ∼39% +125%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
7941 Points ∼16% -8%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
19497 Points ∼39% +125%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
14329 Points ∼29% +65%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5531 Points ∼11% -36%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
10668 Points ∼21% +23%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
8664 Points ∼17% 0%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5323 Points ∼17%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
12211 Points ∼39% +129%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4626 Points ∼15% -13%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
12251 Points ∼39% +130%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3801 Points ∼12% -29%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5328 Points ∼17% 0%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2656 Points ∼57%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3252 Points ∼69% +22%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2333 Points ∼50% -12%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3246 Points ∼69% +22%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1492 Points ∼32% -44%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2672 Points ∼57% +1%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
123.1 ms * ∼3%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
96 ms * ∼2% +22%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
118.6 ms * ∼3% +4%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
84.4 ms * ∼2% +31%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
226.8 ms * ∼6% -84%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
88.3 ms * ∼2% +28%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
109.7 ms * ∼3% +11%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2558.3 ms * ∼4%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
2009.2 ms * ∼3% +21%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2648.1 ms * ∼4% -4%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1985.1 ms * ∼3% +22%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4634.3 ms * ∼8% -81%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2168.4 ms * ∼4% +15%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2565.4 ms * ∼4% -0%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
12442 Points ∼25%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
16207 Points ∼33% +30%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
12144 Points ∼25% -2%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
16853 Points ∼34% +35%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
7568 Points ∼15% -39%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
15140 Points ∼31% +22%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
12860 Points ∼26% +3%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2446 Points ∼39%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3019 Points ∼49% +23%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1411 Points ∼23% -42%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2466 Points ∼40% +1%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

In order to perform our benchmarks, we deleted the preloaded Linpus Linux and installed Windows 8.1. This functioned without any problems. The necessary drivers can be installed via the included driver DVD. The system ran smoothly and we did not encounter any problems after setting it up. The PCMark benchmark scores are also good. However, it is quite possible to increase the laptop's system performance. One suitable option would be replacing the hard drive with a solid-state drive.

PCMark 7 Score
3924 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3096 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3622 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4028 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3096 Points ∼51%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3729 Points ∼61% +20%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3086 Points ∼51% 0%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2770 Points ∼45% -11%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3603 Points ∼59% +16%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3112 Points ∼51% +1%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
3223 Points ∼53% +4%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2945 Points ∼48% -5%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2622 Points ∼43% -15%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
3113 Points ∼51% +1%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2962 Points ∼49% -4%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3924 Points ∼46%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4427 Points ∼52% +13%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5879 Points ∼68% +50%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
5238 Points ∼61% +33%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3006 Points ∼35% -23%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2766 Points ∼32% -30%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2627 Points ∼31% -33%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
4131 Points ∼48% +5%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2710 Points ∼32% -31%

Storage Devices

Acer has equipped the Aspire with a hybrid hard drive from Seagate. It has a capacity of 500 GB and spins with 5400 revolutions per minute. The integrated 8 GB SSD cache ensures that frequently used applications are loaded quickly. CrystalDiskMark recorded a read speed of 120.7 MB/s, and HD Tune delivered an average transfer rate of 88.3 MB/s. These are good rates for a 5400-rpm hard drive.

Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Transfer Rate Minimum: 53.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 109.4 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 88.3 MB/s
Access Time: 17.3 ms
Burst Rate: 148.7 MB/s
CPU Usage: 4.3 %

Graphics Card

Acer has treated its Aspire to two graphics cards: Intel's HD Graphics 5500 GPU and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 850M graphics core. They create a graphics switching solution (Optimus). While Intel's chip is used in routine applications and battery mode, Nvidia's GPU is enabled in performance-devouring applications like computer games. Switching is automatic, but the user can always intervene and define which application is to run on which GPU.

The GeForce core belongs to the upper GPU mid-range. It clocks with a base speed of 902 MHz, which can be increased to 1084 MHz via Turbo. The 3DMark benchmark scores are on the expected level. However, most GeForce GTX 850M laptops that we have tested presented slightly better 3DMark results because they featured stronger standard mobile processors (no ULV). To date, the Aspire is the fourth laptop with a combination of a GeForce GTX 850M GPU and ULV processor that we have tested.

3DMark 06 Standard
16135 points
3DMark 11 Performance
3912 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
47901 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8783 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2632 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3912 Points ∼13%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
5210 Points ∼17% +33%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2482 Points ∼8% -37%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5124 Points ∼16% +31%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
4990 Points ∼16% +28%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5061 Points ∼16% +29%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
1922 Points ∼6% -51%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2327 Points ∼7% -41%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1904 Points ∼6% -51%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
4255 Points ∼14% +9%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2391 Points ∼8% -39%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2632 Points ∼10%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
3733 Points ∼14% +42%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1458 Points ∼5% -45%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3630 Points ∼14% +38%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
3455 Points ∼13% +31%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3517 Points ∼13% +34%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
947 Points ∼4% -64%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1350 Points ∼5% -49%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
963 Points ∼4% -63%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2675 Points ∼10% +2%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1355 Points ∼5% -49%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
8340 Points ∼14%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
11750 Points ∼20% +41%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5339 Points ∼9% -36%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
11663 Points ∼20% +40%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5069 Points ∼9% -39%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3793 Points ∼6% -55%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5106 Points ∼9% -39%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
8783 Points ∼15%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
15550 Points ∼27% +77%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5854 Points ∼10% -33%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
16111 Points ∼28% +83%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
12435 Points ∼21% +42%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
13255 Points ∼23% +51%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
4366 Points ∼8% -50%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5634 Points ∼10% -36%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3902 Points ∼7% -56%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
9818 Points ∼17% +12%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5723 Points ∼10% -35%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
47901 Points ∼4%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
82813 Points ∼7% +73%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
51975 Points ∼5% +9%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
108034 Points ∼10% +126%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
72527 Points ∼7% +51%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
84568 Points ∼8% +77%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
45334 Points ∼4% -5%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
59788 Points ∼5% +25%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
39475 Points ∼4% -18%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
61456 Points ∼6% +28%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
45771 Points ∼4% -4%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
16135 Points ∼35%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
25010 Points ∼54% +55%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
20419 Points ∼44% +27%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
7861 Points ∼17% -51%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
11575 Points ∼25% -28%

Gaming Performance

Games are not much of a challenge for the Aspire. The laptop can smoothly render virtually every up-to-date game in the HD resolution (1366x768 pixels) using medium to high quality settings. It is even possible to use the screen's native resolution in many games. However, stronger hardware will be required for permanently using high resolutions and quality settings in the latest blockbuster games. Here, Acer offers models from the Aspire V15 VN7-591G series. They are equipped with a standard mobile processor and a GeForce GTX 860 graphics core. The buyer would not have to pony up an excessive sum, either. The VN7-591G-50UG model (Core i5-4210H, Full HD screen, GeForce GTX 860M, Windows 8.1) was available for approximately 800 Euros (~$855) at review time.

low med. high ultra
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008) 30012062fps
Batman: Arkham City (2011) 1231006231fps
CoD: Modern Warfare 3 (2011) 101.287.353fps
Mass Effect 3 (2012) 606048.2fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 201.2116.167.532.4fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 118.782.468.323.6fps
Thief (2014) 5035.931.117fps
Tomb Raider
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
67.5 fps ∼13%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
104.6 fps ∼21% +55%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
36.4 fps ∼7% -46%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
95.7 fps ∼19% +42%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
97 fps ∼19% +44%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
29.5 fps ∼6% -56%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
23.5 fps ∼5% -65%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
33 fps ∼7% -51%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
116.1 fps ∼20%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
163.7 fps ∼29% +41%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
66.5 fps ∼12% -43%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
156.6 fps ∼27% +35%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
59.9 fps ∼11% -48%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
41.1 fps ∼7% -65%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
62 fps ∼11% -47%
BioShock Infinite
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
68.3 fps ∼22%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
110 fps ∼36% +61%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
42.1 fps ∼14% -38%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
106 fps ∼35% +55%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
101.8 fps ∼33% +49%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
103 fps ∼34% +51%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
24.9 fps ∼8% -64%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
30.8 fps ∼10% -55%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
30.3 fps ∼10% -56%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
82.4 fps ∼24%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
123.7 fps ∼36% +50%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
51.7 fps ∼15% -37%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
120 fps ∼35% +46%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
117.7 fps ∼34% +43%
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
Radeon R7 M260, 4210U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
31.75 fps ∼9% -61%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
38.7 fps ∼11% -53%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
48.3 fps ∼14% -41%
Thief
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
35.9 fps ∼24%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
25.8 fps ∼17% -28%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
48.5 fps ∼33% +35%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
14.8 fps ∼10% -59%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
34.8 fps ∼24% -3%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
23.6 fps ∼16% -34%
1024x768 Very Low Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
50 fps ∼33%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
40.6 fps ∼27% -19%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
17 fps ∼11% -66%
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4200H, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
35.8 fps ∼24% -28%
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
GeForce 840M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
36.5 fps ∼24% -27%
Batman: Arkham City
1366x768 High Preset DX11 AA:2x MS (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
62 fps ∼43%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
100 fps ∼49%
Mass Effect 3
1920x1080 all on AA:on AF:8x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
48.2 fps ∼73%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
60 fps ∼91% +24%
1366x768 all on AA:on AF:4x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
60 fps ∼61%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
60 fps ∼61% 0%
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
29.6 fps ∼30% -51%
CoD: Modern Warfare 3
1366x768 High, all on, Image Quality: Native AA:2x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
87.3 fps ∼47%
1366x768 Normal, all on, SSAO: Low (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
101.2 fps ∼54%

Emissions

System Noise

The Aspire is virtually silent in idle mode. The fan spins very slowly, and only the hard drive's very quiet noise is audible. Replacing the hard drive with an SSD would eliminate this noise. The fan does not speed up excessively during load, either. We measured a noise level of 43.3 dB(A) during the stress test. Basically, the laptop's noise development is on par with that of its weaker Haswell sister model. However, the latter has a small advantage because it features an SSD ex-factory.

Noise Level

Idle
31.9 / 31.9 / 32.2 dB(A)
DVD
37.4 / dB(A)
Load
37 / 43.3 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

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 graphics core clocked mostly with 1084 MHz in battery mode. It was regularly slowed down to 800 MHz for a short time. The CPU's speed permanently fluctuated between 500 MHz and 2.2 GHz. Both the CPU (2.5 GHz) and GPU (1084 MHz) operated at their full speeds for only a short time when the stress test was performed in AC mode. They then throttled slightly to 1.9 - 2.2 GHz (processor) and 1046 MHz (graphics core). The Aspire does not get unduly warm. During the stress test, only at one measuring point (in the area of the heat sink), did it exceed 40 degrees Celsius (~104 °F). Surprisingly, the laptop does not heat up quite as much as its Haswell sister model during load.

Max. Load
 23.2 °C
74 F
38.2 °C
101 F
48.2 °C
119 F
 
 23.5 °C
74 F
35.6 °C
96 F
38.7 °C
102 F
 
 22.1 °C
72 F
22.2 °C
72 F
29.9 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 48.2 °C = 119 F
Average: 31.3 °C = 88 F
39.5 °C
103 F
30.8 °C
87 F
23.4 °C
74 F
37.6 °C
100 F
38.5 °C
101 F
23.1 °C
74 F
28.3 °C
83 F
24.5 °C
76 F
23 °C
73 F
Maximum: 39.5 °C = 103 F
Average: 29.9 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  44.9 °C = 113 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-360
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.3 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 30.9 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 48.2 °C / 119 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(+) The maximum temperature on the bottom side is 39.5 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 38.8 °C / 102 F, ranging from 21.5 to 82 °C for the class Multimedia.
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.2 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 29.9 °C / 85.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.2 °C / 84.6 F (-0.7 °C / -1.2 F).

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The Aspire has proved rather more power hungry than its Haswell sister model while idling. We have already observed this characteristic in some Broadwell laptops. However, it is not surprising that the Broadwell Aspire consumes considerably more power than its sister model. After all, the laptop features a much stronger graphics core and a somewhat stronger CPU. In any event, the Broadwell Aspire's power consumption is within a normal field over the entire load range.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.7 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.4 / 11.5 / 12.8 Watt
Load midlight 48.6 / 79.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

The Aspire's battery lasted for 13:17 hours while idling. Rivals like Toshiba's Satellite S50-B-12U (8:10 h) and Lenovo's Y50-70 (8:17 h) shut down sooner. Idle mode is simulated with Battery Eater Reader's test using minimum screen brightness, enabled energy-saving profile, and disabled wireless modules. The Aspire shut down after 2:41 hours of load. Again, it is clearly positioned ahead of the Satellite (1:56 h) and Lenovo's Y50 (1:28 h). The load runtime is ascertained with Battery Eater Classic test using maximum screen brightness, high-performance profile, and enabled wireless modules.

Acer's laptop stopped the Wi-Fi test after 7:28 hours. Once more, the Aspire clearly outruns both the Satellite (5:06 h) and Lenovo's Y50 (4:21 h). Websites are opened automatically every 40 seconds using the "Balanced" profile, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m² for this test. We check the video playback time by running the short movie Big Buck Bunny (H.264 encoding, 1920x1080 pixels) in a loop. The wireless modules are off, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m². The Aspire managed a runtime of 7:07 hours. We did not perform this test with either of the competitors.

The Aspire's battery life lags slightly behind that of its Haswell sister model. This was expected since it is equipped with a stronger processor and a considerably stronger graphics core. However, the Broadwell Aspire also provides excellent runtimes.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
13h 17min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
7h 28min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
7h 07min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 41min
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GTX 850M/5200U
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
840M/4210U
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12U
R7 M260/4210U
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
GTX 860M/4700HQ
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75TD
GTX 860M/4710HQ
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng
R7 M260/A10-5745M
Asus N551JK-CN166H
GTX 850M/4200H
Acer Aspire E5-571G-520X
840M/5200U
Battery Runtime
26%
-34%
-42%
-44%
-59%
-49%
2%
Reader / Idle
797
1221
53%
490
-39%
497
-38%
596
-25%
351
-56%
436
-45%
795
0%
H.264
427
507
19%
221
-48%
174
-59%
424
-1%
WiFi v1.3
448
Load
161
172
7%
116
-28%
88
-45%
68
-58%
61
-62%
76
-53%
172
7%
WiFi
506
306
261
277
181
181
271
412

Pros

+ Matte, high-contrast IPS screen
+ Gaming capable
+ Usually low operating noise
+ Very good battery life
+ Decent input devices
+ Backlit keyboard

Cons

- Poor maintenance and upgrade options

Verdict

Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H. Test model courtesy of Cyberport
Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H. Test model courtesy of Cyberport

Acer has managed a very good compromise of performance and ergonomics with its Aspire Nitro VN7-571G-574H. The laptop has enough computing power for routine tasks, and can render virtually every up-to-date computer game smoothly. At the same time, the owner does not have to give up a low operating noise and relatively low casing temperatures. The laptop can also serve with an outstanding battery life - which is not a matter of course in this performance category.

The long battery life alongside the decent keyboard (including backlight) makes the laptop interesting for mobile use. The screen does not disappoint, either. Acer has installed a bright, high-contrast IPS screen with a matte surface.

Acer has to accept criticism for the poor maintenance and upgrade options. For example, in order to upgrade the working memory to 16 GB, the casing would have to be opened and the motherboard removed.

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H - 03/10/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
82 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
83%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
63 / 81 → 78%
Weight
60 / 20-67 → 85%
Battery
90%
Display
87%
Games Performance
88 / 85 → 100%
Application Performance
79 / 92 → 86%
Temperature
89%
Noise
86 / 95 → 91%
Audio
76%
Camera
50 / 85 → 59%
Average
78%
84%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2015-03-19 (Update: 2018-05-15)