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Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G (7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Martin Jungowski), 05/18/2017

Entry-level Nitro. Acer's 17.3-inch laptop offers good overall performance, decent emission levels, and a well-thought-out ports configuration. Unlike its predecessors, it does not include an optical drive anymore. Our review unit also did not include a Windows license.

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The Aspire Nitro VN7-793G-5811 is one of Acer’s latest 17.3-inch Nitro generation, with our review unit representing the entry-level model of the series. It features a Kaby Lake quad-core Core i5 CPU and an Nvidia Pascal GPU. The device is no stranger to us: we have already had a pre-production model in our lab and were unable to detect any visible differences between the two. Its competitors are, among others, the HP Pavilion 17 and the Asus Strix GL753VD.

Given that our review unit is identical with aforementioned pre-production unit, we will not be addressing the case, the connectivity, the input devices, and the speakers in this article. Instead, we would like to refer you to the pre-production model's review. 

Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811 (Aspire V17 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) - 4096 MB, Core: 1493-1658 MHz, Memory: 1752 MHz, 128-bit GDDR5, ForceWare 382.05, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, single-channel, two RAM slots (one occupied)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM175
Storage
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035, 1024 GB 
, 1000 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - 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 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone jack, microphone jack, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Qualcomm/Atheros QCA6174 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.62 x 423 x 296 ( = 1.09 x 16.65 x 11.65 in)
Battery
52.5 Wh Lithium-Ion
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: four speakers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.1 kg ( = 109.35 oz / 6.83 pounds), Power Supply: 675 g ( = 23.81 oz / 1.49 pounds)
Price
1099 Euro

 

Size Comparison

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
76.3 MB/s ∼100% +222%
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
59.09 MB/s ∼77% +149%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
23.7 MB/s ∼31%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
91.24 MB/s ∼100% +265%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
85.8 MB/s ∼94% +243%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
25 MB/s ∼27%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
Intel Wireless-AC 7265
666 MBit/s ∼100% +12%
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
657 MBit/s ∼99% +11%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Qualcomm/Atheros QCA6174
594 MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Qualcomm/Atheros QCA6174
638 MBit/s ∼100%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
Intel Wireless-AC 7265
543 MBit/s ∼85% -15%
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
541 MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Subpixel matrix
Subpixel matrix

The matte 17.3-inch display runs at a native resolution of 1920x1080. Even though brightness (270.3 nits) and contrast ratio (791:1) are okay, we expect a notebook in this price range to offer at least 300 nits and 1000:1, respectively. We were unable to detect any PWM flickering.

278
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
266
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
267
cd/m²
239
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 301 cd/m² Average: 270.3 cd/m² Minimum: 16.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 79 %
Center on Battery: 301 cd/m²
Contrast: 792:1 (Black: 0.38 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.49 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 1.88 | - Ø
86% sRGB (Argyll) 56% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.35
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
LED IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
-29%
-1%
3%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 (20, 18)
58 (30, 28)
-53%
36.8
3%
33.2 (14.4, 18.8)
13%
Response Time Black / White *
27 (16, 11)
28 (7, 21)
-4%
28
-4%
28.8 (7.6, 21.2)
-7%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-4%
-42%
-19%
Brightness
270
326
21%
265
-2%
337
25%
Brightness Distribution
79
88
11%
91
15%
91
15%
Black Level *
0.38
0.32
16%
0.28
26%
0.58
-53%
Contrast
792
1081
36%
996
26%
602
-24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.49
4.01
-15%
5.8
-66%
4.5
-29%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.88
3.58
-90%
8.3
-341%
3.3
-76%
Gamma
2.35 102%
2.23 108%
2.1 114%
2.15 112%
CCT
6587 99%
6426 101%
5723 114%
6103 107%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56
57
2%
55.7
-1%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
86
87
1%
75.7
-12%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-17% / -10%
-22% / -34%
-8% / -15%

* ... smaller is better

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: 55 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8587 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Color accuracy is very good out of the box, and our initial measurement revealed a DeltaE 2000 value of 3.49 (a value of less than 3 is what manufacturers should be aiming for). We did not detect a blue tint, and we were able to improve color accuracy somewhat through calibration: DeltaE was lowered to 2.81, and gray scales were much more balanced.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Gray scale
CalMAN - Gray scale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Gray scale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Gray scale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)

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
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 52 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (26.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 18 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. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (42.5 ms).

The notebook is equipped with an IPS panel with very good viewing angles. Thus, readability is good from all angles, perspectives, and positions. The notebook can even be used outdoors if it is not too bright.

The Aspire outdoors (overcast)
The Aspire outdoors (overcast)

Performance

The Aspire V17 Nitro is a 17.3-inch multimedia all-rounder that offers ample performance for the most common usage scenarios, and is also powerful enough to run most current games smoothly. Our review unit is the entry-level model in Acer’s Nitro line-up and is selling for around 1100 Euros  ($1200) in Europe. This particular model is currently not listed on Acer’s US website. Thus, the entry-level model on this side of the Atlantic is the Core i7-7700HQ GTX 1060 equipped VN7-793G-758J, which sells for around 1440 Euros ($1600).

Processor

However, since we are talking about the entry-level model here, our review unit was not equipped with a Core i7 CPU but a Kaby Lake Core i5-7300HQ quad-core processor instead. It does not support Intel’s Hyperthreading, meaning that each one of the four 7300HQ cores can only work on one instead of an i7’s two simultaneous threads. Consequently, the Core i5-7300HQ offers a significantly lower multi-core performance than the Core i7-7700HQ. It runs at a base frequency of 2.5 GHz and turbo boosts up to 3.1 GHz on all four cores or up to 3.5 GHz on one core. Full turbo boost is applied on battery and when plugged in.

In order to determine whether or not the device is capable of running at its turbo boost frequency for prolonged periods of time we ran Cinebench R15’s multi-thread test for 30 minutes in a loop. The Aspire’s results were very consistent and we were unable to detect any drops in performance.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5525
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
18296
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6837
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
141 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
515 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
96.09 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
151 Points ∼76% +7%
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
151 Points ∼76% +7%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-706L
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
149 Points ∼75% +6%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
141 Points ∼71%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
139 Points ∼70% -1%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
132 Points ∼66% -6%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
741 Points ∼34% +44%
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
740 Points ∼34% +44%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-706L
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
686 Points ∼32% +33%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
679 Points ∼32% +32%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
515 Points ∼24%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
464 Points ∼22% -10%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
5525 Points ∼62%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4919 Points ∼55% -11%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
4815 Points ∼54% -13%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
18994 Points ∼38% +4%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
18296 Points ∼37%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
16456 Points ∼33% -10%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
9728 Points ∼31%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
9307 Points ∼30% -4%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
3195 Points ∼69%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
3168 Points ∼68% -1%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
10525 Points ∼38%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
10421 Points ∼38% -1%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
4061 Points ∼70%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
3933 Points ∼68% -3%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
11039 Points ∼44%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
4159 Points ∼70%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
256.84 Points ∼0% +4%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
247.82 Points ∼0%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
220.38 Points ∼0% -11%

System Performance

As expected, the system performed well and we did not encounter any problems whatsoever. PC Mark benchmark results are very good. The Aspire performed very well in all common usage scenarios. There is, however, some room for improvement. First and foremost would be the installation of an SSD drive for the operating system and the applications. This alone would improve loading times dramatically. A second memory module should also have a positive effect on the overall performance.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3596 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4169 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4486 points
Help
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
5252 Points ∼81% +17%
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, Samsung CM871a MZNTY128HDHP
5214 Points ∼80% +16%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
4660 Points ∼72% +4%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
4486 Points ∼69%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
4711 Points ∼79% +31%
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, Samsung CM871a MZNTY128HDHP
4212 Points ∼70% +17%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
4088 Points ∼68% +14%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
3751 Points ∼63% +4%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
3596 Points ∼60%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-706L
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
3038 Points ∼51% -16%

Storage Devices

The primary storage device is a standard 1-TB 5400 RPM 2.5-inch Seagate hard drive. For a 5400 RPM model, it performed surprisingly well. However, access times were not the best.

The Aspire’s empty m.2 slot can be used for either a SATA or an NVMe SSD. Supported form factors are 2242, 2260, and 2280.

The mount cannot be moved.
The mount cannot be moved.
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Transfer Rate Minimum: 51.5 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 132.7 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 96.9 MB/s
Access Time: 20.5 ms
Burst Rate: 100.8 MB/s
CPU Usage: 1.9 %
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
Samsung CM871a MZNTY128HDHP
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-706L
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-35%
6706%
4857%
9563%
Write 4k QD32
4.705
0.774
-84%
132.5
2716%
234.9
4893%
419.8
8822%
Read 4k QD32
1.008
0.197
-80%
399
39483%
247.6
24463%
573.3
56775%
Write 4k
3.152
0.786
-75%
85.32
2607%
76.8
2337%
59.76
1796%
Read 4k
0.435
0.539
24%
32.7
7417%
24.7
5578%
21.04
4737%
Write 512
98.56
48.78
-51%
118.5
20%
346.6
252%
878
791%
Read 512
39.93
35.33
-12%
376.2
842%
336.1
742%
760.1
1804%
Write Seq
109.1
106.6
-2%
353.6
224%
419.1
284%
1073
884%
Read Seq
117.6
113.8
-3%
520
342%
475.7
305%
1172
897%

Graphics Card

The Aspire supports Nvidia Optimus, which means that during normal use it relies on Intel’s HD Graphics 630 for all its graphics and video needs. However, it quickly switches over to Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for more demanding tasks. The upper mid-range GPU is based on the Pascal architecture, supports DirectX 12, clocks up to 1658 MHz, and has access to 4096 MB of GDDR5 video ram. 3D Mark benchmark results were at the expected level.

3DMark 11 Performance
8830 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
118843 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
16062 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6500 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
3486 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
2407 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-706L
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
15256 Points ∼30% +49%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-6300HQ
14642 Points ∼29% +43%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
10270 Points ∼20%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
10186 Points ∼20% -1%
Nexoc G739
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
10008 Points ∼20% -3%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
9768 Points ∼19% -5%
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
7649 Points ∼15% -26%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
7360 Points ∼14% -28%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Intel Core i7-6700HQ
5400 Points ∼11% -47%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Omen 17-w100ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-6300HQ
11326 Points ∼28% +44%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-706L
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
11160 Points ∼27% +42%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8086 Points ∼20% +3%
Nexoc G739
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8027 Points ∼20% +2%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
7883 Points ∼19%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
7791 Points ∼19% -1%
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5961 Points ∼15% -24%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5784 Points ∼14% -27%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5421 Points ∼13% -31%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4380 Points ∼11% -44%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Omen 17-w100ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-6300HQ
74982 Points ∼46% +48%
Nexoc G739
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
51987 Points ∼32% +3%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
50683 Points ∼31%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
49223 Points ∼30% -3%
Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75C4 VX15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
46362 Points ∼28% -9%
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
37573 Points ∼23% -26%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
35884 Points ∼22% -29%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Intel Core i7-6700HQ
30899 Points ∼19% -39%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-706L
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
26770 Points ∼16% -47%

Gaming Performance

The Aspire is capable of running all current games without a hitch. Most can even be played at the display’s native FHD resolution on medium to high details. Some games, such as “Mafia 3”, will require a lower resolution or less details. The Aspire gaming performance results were at a level comparable to other GTX 1050 Ti equipped notebooks.

We use “Witcher 3” to determine whether or not frame rates are consistent over prolonged periods of time by letting it run for around 60 minutes at full details and the panel’s native resolution (in this case: FHD). The player’s in-game character is stationary during the entire test. We were unable to detect any significant frame rate drops. Thus, there is no thermal throttling due to high temperatures.

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The Witcher 3 ultra
Both, CPU and GPU, run at full speed during our Witcher 3 test.
Both, CPU and GPU, run at full speed during our Witcher 3 test.
CPU and GPU do not heat up too much.
CPU and GPU do not heat up too much.
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 230194.8171.671fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 128.5115.773.157.7fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 126.586.246.725fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 139112.18984fps
Resident Evil 7 (2017) 251.5121.967.552.8fps
For Honor (2017) 159.869.965.947.7fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 99.348.544.124.1fps
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017) 65.552.535.831.4fps
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III (2017) 92.845.829.525.5fps
Prey (2017) 130.691.781.167.1fps
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
99.1 fps ∼100% +40%
Nexoc G739
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
72.5 fps ∼73% +2%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
71 fps ∼72%
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, Samsung CM871a MZNTY128HDHP
59 fps ∼60% -17%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
117 (min: 97) fps ∼100% +39%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
84 fps ∼72%
Resident Evil 7 - 1920x1080 Very High / On AA:FXAA+T
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
52.8 fps ∼100%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
24.3 (min: 13) fps ∼46% -54%

Emissions

System Noise

System noise while running Witcher 3
System noise while running Witcher 3

When idle, only one of the two system fans is running at low revs. Both the fan and the hard drive are barely audible. Under load the notebook gets significantly louder, and we measured a maximum of 42.6 dB(A) during our stress test. Everyday load scenarios, such as our “Witcher 3” test, produced a maximum level of 39.5 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
30.2 / 30.2 / 30.6 dB(A)
HDD
30.7 dB(A)
Load
33.8 / 42.6 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: 29.7 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.533.23036.234.5253230.732.232.2323130.630.631.431.730.6403133.830.329315030.536.531.428.830.56330.831.230.630.830.88028.328.927.828.328.310027.928.526.628.927.912526.926.925.624.526.916025.426.124.72425.420027.626.524.124.627.625028.92422.422.128.931530.124.421.92230.140028.525.420.420.828.550025.923.419.720.325.963025.52219.519.325.580027.722.818.818.627.7100029.323.117.817.929.3125029.52317.617.729.5160032.523.117.41732.520003322.31717.13325003521.916.816.935315031.720.216.81731.74000321917.116.932500028.718.81716.928.7630026.318.817.11726.3800021.618.817.117.221.61000020.31917.317.120.31250020.122.217.317.220.11600019.422.317.717.419.4SPL42.733.9303042.7N421.41.44median 27.9Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811median 22.8median 17.7median 17.7median 27.9Delta2.11.41.922.1hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Temperature

The Aspire during our stress test.
The Aspire during our stress test.

The laptop performed differently in our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run simultaneously for at least one hour) depending on whether it was plugged in or running on battery. When plugged in, the CPU was running at 3.1 GHz most of the time with intermittent drops to 2.5 GHz, while the GPU was running between 1200 and 1500 MHz. On battery, the CPU clocked down to 800 MHz with intermittent single-core turbo boosts of up to 3.1 GHz, while the GPU was running between 1600 and 1658 MHz.

The device did not heat up too badly during our tests, and it never exceeded 50 °C (122 °F) during our stress test. The “Witcher 3” test results (one hour at FHD resolution and maximum details) are even better, during which the notebook managed to stay below 40 °C (104 °F) at all times.

Max. Load
 40.1 °C48 °C45.8 °C 
 30 °C43.9 °C42.4 °C 
 23.5 °C26.6 °C27.6 °C 
Maximum: 48 °C
Average: 36.4 °C
40.8 °C39.3 °C40.7 °C
37.5 °C35.9 °C31.9 °C
26.7 °C21.9 °C22.4 °C
Maximum: 40.8 °C
Average: 33 °C
Power Supply (max.)  45 °C | Room Temperature 20.2 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Heat map top (load)
Heat map top (load)
Heat map bottom (load)
Heat map bottom (load)
Heat map top (idle)
Heat map top (idle)
Heat map bottom (idle)
Heat map bottom (idle)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.936.239.92539.832.239.83142.131.742.14045.12945.15045.528.845.56346.730.846.78049.728.349.710052.228.952.212553.724.553.716055.62455.620058.624.658.625060.522.160.531564.92264.940062.820.862.850064.420.364.463070.319.370.380071.918.671.9100069.417.969.4125069.517.769.5160072.61772.6200065.917.165.9250065.116.965.1315064.11764.1400065.116.965.1500066.616.966.6630062.71762.7800064.217.264.21000062.317.162.31250057.517.257.51600053.517.453.5SPL79.83079.8N48.51.448.5median 64.2Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811median 17.7median 64.2Delta3.623.635.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 6.9% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 90% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 17%, worst was 35%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 19%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency comparison (checkboxes selectable/deselectable!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

When idle, we measured a maximum draw of 15.4 W, which shot up to 130 W during the stress test. Given the high-end hardware the Aspire is equipped with, we expected as much. The power supply is rated at 135 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.25 / 0.8 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 8.7 / 12.4 / 15.4 Watt
Load midlight 73 / 130 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our real-life Wi-Fi test simulates the load that occurs while browsing the web. The energy profile is set to “Balanced”, all automatic power save features are disabled, and display brightness is set to 150 nits. With these settings, the Aspire ran out of juice after 4:38 hours.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge 40)
4h 38min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 62 Wh
409 min ∼100% +47%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 52.5 Wh
278 min ∼68%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 48 Wh
261 min ∼64% -6%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 960M, 53 Wh
254 min ∼62% -9%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-706L
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 69 Wh
225 min ∼55% -19%

Verdict

Pros

+ non-glare IPS display
+ FHD resolution
+ free m.2 slot
+ suitable for gaming
+ Thunderbolt 3

Cons

- no maintenance flaps
- mediocre battery life
- slow SD card reader
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811. Review unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de.
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811. Review unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de.

The Aspire VN7-793G-5811 is a relatively affordable 17.3-inch entry-level model into the world of Acer’s Nitro series. While its price of roughly 1100 Euros ($1200) does not get you a Core i7 CPU just yet, you do get a Core i5-7300HQ instead, which differs mainly from its i7 brethren in its clock speed and Hyperthreading capabilities. Nevertheless, the processor is more than powerful enough for the most common usage scenarios including modern games.

The combination of a quad-core Core i5 processor and a GTX 1050 Ti GPU ensures a smooth gaming experience.

In everyday use, the notebook is quiet and barely heats up. Its 1-TB hard drive offers ample storage space. The hard drive is user replaceable, but the case has to be opened since the laptop does not have any maintenance flaps. And since you have to open the case anyway, you might as well install an SSD into the device’s empty m.2 slot.

The matte IPS panel offers great viewing angles and decent color accuracy. Given the notebook’s high price, brightness and contrast ratio are nothing to write home about.

Our review unit did not include an operating system. It requires Windows 10 since Intel does not support Windows 7/8.1 for its latest Kaby Lake generation platform anymore. In addition, Microsoft has announced not to update Kaby Lake systems running Windows 7/8.1. However, the cheapest way to obtain a Windows 10 license is through a used Windows 7/8.1 license and the subsequent free upgrade to Windows 10.

Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811 - 05/13/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
82 / 98 → 83%
Keyboard
86%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
66 / 81 → 82%
Weight
56 / 67 → 76%
Battery
79%
Display
88%
Games Performance
90 / 85 → 100%
Application Performance
85 / 92 → 92%
Temperature
90%
Noise
90 / 95 → 95%
Audio
71%
Camera
56 / 85 → 66%
Average
79%
87%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-05-18 (Update: 2017-05-19)