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Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 03/14/2015

Nitro light. The Aspire would like to replace the desktop PC at home when it is ready for retirement. An Acer laptop with a decent configuration costs about 700 Euros (~$741). However, the computer has a high energy demand.

For the original German review, see here.

With the Aspire V17 Nitro series, Acer has a selection of 17.3-inch laptops in its range that are primarily aimed at gamers. The models are available with GeForce 840MGTX 850MGTX 860M cores. In 2014, we tested a top model  that managed a "Good" (86%) rating. We now have one of the least expensive models currently on the market (approximately 700 Euros; ~$741). The laptop is equipped with a Core i5 processor and GeForce 840M GPU. Despite its relatively low price, it does not have to dispense with a keyboard backlight or IPS screen.

The laptop's price range of 700 Euros (~$741) and its configuration make it also attractive to users with little or no interest in computer games. Consequently, the present model has to compete against diverse rivals. For example, Toshiba's Satellite Pro C70-B-111 and HP's ProBook 470 G2 should be mentioned. Lenovo's Y70 can also be seen as a contender. However, the least expensive model of this range has a starting price of 860 Euros (~$910). Acer itself also has several competitors in its portfolio: Acer's Aspire E5-771G-71PT and Acer's TravelMate P276-MG-56FU.

Since both Aspire V17 Nitro models that we have tested have an identical build, we will not go into details about casing, connectivity, screen, input devices or speakers. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the Aspire VN7-791G-759Q. Note: The pictures in the right column are from the Aspire VN7-791G-759Q.

Display

Both Aspire V17 Nitro models that we have tested feature the same IPS screen. However, it is normal that the rates differ slightly because two identically built screens will never correspond 100%.

336
cd/m²
339
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
337
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
339
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 353 cd/m² Average: 333 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 353 cd/m²
Contrast: 802:1 (Black: 0.44 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.12 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.97 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
57.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.48
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
IPS 1920x1080
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
IPS 1920x1080
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
TN 1600x900
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
TN 1600x900
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
TN 1920x1080
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
IPS 1920x1080
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
TN 1600x900
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
TN 1920x1080
Screen
-14%
-41%
-34%
-22%
10%
-63%
-25%
Brightness middle
353
330
-7%
248
-30%
224
-37%
392
11%
329.5
-7%
213
-40%
345
-2%
Brightness
333
317
-5%
248
-26%
215
-35%
359
8%
325
-2%
202
-39%
317
-5%
Brightness Distribution
90
92
2%
84
-7%
82
-9%
75
-17%
91
1%
80
-11%
79
-12%
Black Level *
0.44
0.59
-34%
0.66
-50%
0.56
-27%
0.5
-14%
0.381
13%
1.21
-175%
0.55
-25%
Contrast
802
559
-30%
376
-53%
400
-50%
784
-2%
865
8%
176
-78%
627
-22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.12
7.19
-17%
9.85
-61%
9.08
-48%
10.72
-75%
4.45
27%
9.54
-56%
10.05
-64%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.97
7.27
-22%
11.34
-90%
8.79
-47%
11.35
-90%
3.45
42%
11.41
-91%
10.18
-71%
Gamma
2.48 89%
2.54 87%
2.18 101%
1.95 113%
2.08 106%
2.03 108%
2.48 89%
2.72 81%
CCT
7210 90%
7962 82%
13670 48%
9185 71%
11606 56%
6623 98%
14605 45%
12180 53%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
57.5
59
3%
52
-10%
48
-17%
60
4%
57.81
1%
50
-13%
60
4%

* ... smaller is better

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

Performance

The Aspire VN7-791G-50MV is a member of 17.3-inch, all-round laptops. It has more than enough computing power for routine applications and computer games. It is one of the least expensive devices from the series at a price of approximately 700 Euros (~$741). Acer has many other configurations available.

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CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
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System information: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV

Processor

The Aspire is equipped with a Core i5-4210H dual-core processor (Haswell). It is a standard mobile processor with a TDP of 47 watts, and not an economic ULV processor. The CPU clocks with a base speed of 2.9 GHz, which can be boosted to 3.4 (two cores) and 3.5 GHz (one core) via Turbo. The Turbo is also greatly utilized. The CPU tests of the Cinebench benchmarks were performed with 3.4 GHz (multithread) and 3.4 to 3.5 GHz (single thread). This was the case in both AC and battery mode.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11114
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6072
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4963
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.52 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
41.8 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
55.78 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
331 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
129 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
129 Points ∼59%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
126 Points ∼58% -2%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
105 Points ∼48% -19%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
115 Points ∼53% -11%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
132 Points ∼61% +2%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
132 Points ∼61% +2%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
99 Points ∼45% -23%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
331 Points ∼8%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
660 Points ∼15% +99%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
240 Points ∼5% -27%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
293 Points ∼7% -11%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
508 Points ∼12% +53%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
535 Points ∼12% +62%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
222 Points ∼5% -33%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1.52 Points ∼62%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.29 Points ∼53% -15%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
1.12 Points ∼46% -26%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1.18 Points ∼48% -22%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.42 Points ∼58% -7%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
1.45 Points ∼59% -5%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
1.54 Points ∼63% +1%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1.16 Points ∼48% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3.66 Points ∼14%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
7.13 Points ∼26% +95%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2.47 Points ∼9% -33%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2.61 Points ∼10% -29%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3.15 Points ∼12% -14%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5.44 Points ∼20% +49%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
6.33 Points ∼23% +73%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2.39 Points ∼9% -35%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4963 Points ∼46%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4944 Points ∼46% 0%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3803 Points ∼35% -23%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4627 Points ∼43% -7%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5040 Points ∼47% +2%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3669 Points ∼34% -26%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
11114 Points ∼22%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
19485 Points ∼39% +75%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
8068 Points ∼16% -27%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
10004 Points ∼20% -10%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
14856 Points ∼30% +34%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
7707 Points ∼15% -31%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
6311 Points ∼20%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
6044 Points ∼19% -4%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
4698 Points ∼15% -26%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2938 Points ∼61%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2927 Points ∼61% 0%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2409 Points ∼50% -18%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
89.5 ms * ∼1%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
101.7 ms * ∼1% -14%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
154.7 ms * ∼2% -73%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
121.5 ms * ∼1% -36%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2121 ms * ∼4%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2290 ms * ∼4% -8%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
1274.3 ms * ∼2% +40%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2626.5 ms * ∼4% -24%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
16075 Points ∼32%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
13819 Points ∼28% -14%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
29193 Points ∼59% +82%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
11764 Points ∼24% -27%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3025 Points ∼49%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2697 Points ∼44% -11%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2387 Points ∼39% -21%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system ran smoothly and we did not encounter any problems. This is rounded off by the good PCMark benchmark scores. It is not surprising that the Aspire does not do quite as good a job as the previously tested sister model. The latter features both a stronger GPU and processor. A look at our comparison chart reveals that Toshiba's Satellite Pro C70-B-111 with weaker components scores better than the Aspire. The reason for this is found in the Radeon graphics core. As we have often observed, PCMark 8 benefits particularly from Radeon GPUs.

PCMark 7 Score
2800 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2858 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3099 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3677 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2858 Points ∼47%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3620 Points ∼59% +27%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
3117 Points ∼51% +9%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3301 Points ∼54% +16%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3096 Points ∼51% +8%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
3791 Points ∼62% +33%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2658 Points ∼44% -7%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2800 Points ∼33%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5808 Points ∼68% +107%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2436 Points ∼28% -13%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2586 Points ∼30% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5236 Points ∼61% +87%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3496 Points ∼41% +25%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
3278 Points ∼38% +17%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2269 Points ∼26% -19%

Storage Devices

A storage device from Western Digital is installed. It has a capacity of 500 GB, and spins with 5400 revolutions per minute. Acer has divided the drive into an operating partition (220 GB) and a data partition (220 GB). CrystalDiskMark recorded an average read speed of 99.32 MB/s and HD Tune delivered an average transfer rate of 81.7 MB/s. These are normal rates for a 5400 rpm drive.

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
Transfer Rate Minimum: 40 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 111.5 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 81.7 MB/s
Access Time: 18.2 ms
Burst Rate: 237.2 MB/s
CPU Usage: 5.1 %

Graphics Card

The Optimus graphics switching technology has found its way into the Aspire. Intel's HD Graphics 5500 GPU is used in routine and battery operations because it requires relatively little power. The GeForce 840M core is enabled when a lot of graphics power is needed, for example in computer games. The GPUs are switched automatically, but the user can always intervene manually. The GeForce graphics core comes from the GPU mid-range. It supports DirectX 11 and clocks with a base speed of 1029 MHz. Its speed can be increased to 1124 MHz via Turbo. The 3DMark results do not reveal any surprises, and are on par with those of comparable laptops. Because of its relatively strong processor, the Aspire has a slight edge over GeForce 840M-based laptops equipped with ULV processors. The advantage is particularly big in the Ice Storm benchmark because the CPU has a higher impact on the score.

3DMark 06 Standard
13184 points
3DMark 11 Performance
2579 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
69310 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6883 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1493 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2579 Points ∼8%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5178 Points ∼17% +101%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
1966 Points ∼6% -24%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1896 Points ∼6% -26%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2471 Points ∼8% -4%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5081 Points ∼16% +97%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2977 Points ∼10% +15%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2417 Points ∼8% -6%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1493 Points ∼6%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3633 Points ∼14% +143%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
905 Points ∼3% -39%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
973 Points ∼4% -35%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1381 Points ∼5% -8%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3518 Points ∼13% +136%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
1963 Points ∼7% +31%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1321 Points ∼5% -12%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
5735 Points ∼10%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
11716 Points ∼20% +104%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
3948 Points ∼7% -31%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3890 Points ∼7% -32%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5355 Points ∼9% -7%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2904 Points ∼5% -49%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5078 Points ∼9% -11%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
6883 Points ∼12%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
16299 Points ∼28% +137%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
4406 Points ∼7% -36%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
4621 Points ∼8% -33%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
6514 Points ∼11% -5%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
13488 Points ∼23% +96%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
9950 Points ∼17% +45%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5657 Points ∼10% -18%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
69310 Points ∼6%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
44839 Points ∼4% -35%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
40334 Points ∼4% -42%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
44471 Points ∼4% -36%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
82166 Points ∼7% +19%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
35852 Points ∼3% -48%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
13184 Points ∼28%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
7356 Points ∼16% -44%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
11890 Points ∼25% -10%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
21431 Points ∼46% +63%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
15426 Points ∼33% +17%

Gaming Performance

The CPU-GPU combination in the Aspire manages to  render many up-to-date games in the HD resolution (1366x768 pixels) smoothly, using medium to sometimes high quality settings. However, the hardware finds its limits in performance-demanding games like “Assassin's Creed Unity”. The screen's native resolution can be fully used in only a few games because the installed hardware is not strong enough for this task. As with the 3DMark benchmarks, the Aspire's strong processor provides a slight advantage over laptops based on a ULV processor. Acer's laptop can offer roughly 10% higher frame rates.

Another Aspire model would have to be used for a considerably better gaming performance. Models with a GeForce GTX 850M or GTX 860M would be recommended here. Their prices start at 1000 Euros and 1100 Euros (~$1060 and ~$1165) respectively. Anyone who does not want to spend so much, can choose from the competition: Lenovo's Y70 in the Y70-70 80DU003EGE version (Core i5-4210HGeForce GTX 860M, Full HD) is currently sold for approximately 860 Euros (~$910).

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 143.468.23718.1fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 98.553.543.814.7fps
Thief (2014) 35.126.721.410fps
Evolve (2015) 36.426.613.711.4fps
Tomb Raider
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
37 fps ∼7%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
97.5 fps ∼19% +164%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
23.1 fps ∼5% -38%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
22.7 fps ∼4% -39%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
34.1 fps ∼7% -8%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
97 fps ∼19% +162%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
52.6 fps ∼10% +42%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
33.5 fps ∼7% -9%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
68.2 fps ∼12%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
156.6 fps ∼27% +130%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
39.9 fps ∼7% -41%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
36.2 fps ∼6% -47%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
62.4 fps ∼11% -9%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
75.8 fps ∼13% +11%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
62.8 fps ∼11% -8%
BioShock Infinite
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
43.8 fps ∼13%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
105.96 fps ∼30% +142%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
27.88 fps ∼8% -36%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
27.21 fps ∼8% -38%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
39.4 fps ∼11% -10%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
102 fps ∼29% +133%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
54.9 fps ∼16% +25%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
40.1 fps ∼12% -8%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
53.5 fps ∼14%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
120.66 fps ∼32% +126%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
36.47 fps ∼10% -32%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
34.25 fps ∼9% -36%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
47.5 fps ∼12% -11%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
64.1 fps ∼17% +20%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
49.6 fps ∼13% -7%
Thief
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
26.7 fps ∼18%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
50.4 fps ∼34% +89%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
16.6 fps ∼11% -38%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
25.5 fps ∼17% -4%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
27.2 fps ∼18% +2%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
24.8 fps ∼17% -7%
1024x768 Very Low Preset (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
35.1 fps ∼23%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
55.8 fps ∼37% +59%
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
Radeon R7 M260, 4200U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
22.3 fps ∼15% -36%
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
Radeon R5 M255, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
21.1 fps ∼14% -40%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
40.3 fps ∼27% +15%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
37.8 fps ∼25% +8%
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
32.4 fps ∼22% -8%
Evolve
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
26.6 fps ∼12%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
36.4 fps ∼13%

Emissions

System Noise

Not much is heard from the laptop while idling. Both fans are often inactive, and the hard drive's quiet noise is at most audible. Clearly, the fans increase their speed during load. We measured a noise level of 46.2 dB(A) in the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour), which is a normal rate considering the hardware. The Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111 rival is only somewhat quieter than the Aspire in full load. The economic ULV processor and weaker graphics core pay off here.

Noise Level

Idle
30.6 / 30.6 / 33 dB(A)
HDD
31.2 dB(A)
DVD
36.6 / dB(A)
Load
39 / 46.2 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 GPU in the Aspire performed the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) in both AC and battery with its full speed (1124 MHz). The processor operated with its maximum clock in AC mode (3.4 GHz). In battery mode, it ran mostly with 800 MHz and abruptly boosted to 3.4 GHz repeatedly. The two fans in the Aspire prevent a high temperature development. Only in the area of the processor did it exceed 40 degrees Celsius (~104 °F). The Aspire's sister model heats up more because it is equipped with stronger components. The Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111  undercuts the Aspire's temperature development - once again, the economic ULV processor and weaker graphics core pay off.

Max. Load
 34.6 °C
94 F
44.6 °C
112 F
42 °C
108 F
 
 26 °C
79 F
35.3 °C
96 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
 24.2 °C
76 F
34.6 °C
94 F
33 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 44.6 °C = 112 F
Average: 34.3 °C = 94 F
42.2 °C
108 F
45.6 °C
114 F
35.4 °C
96 F
31 °C
88 F
30.2 °C
86 F
27.2 °C
81 F
33.5 °C
92 F
25.7 °C
78 F
24.7 °C
76 F
Maximum: 45.6 °C = 114 F
Average: 32.8 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  55.1 °C = 131 F | Room Temperature 23.1 °C = 74 F | Voltcraft IR-360
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.3 °C / 94 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 44.6 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 45.6 °C / 114 F, compared to the average of 38.8 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.5 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (34.6 °C / 94.3 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (-5.5 °C / -9.9 F).

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Even in the idle mode, the Aspire has proved to be very power hungry. We measured rates of up to 20 watts. Its sister model was not better. The Aspire's requirement climbed up to 85.9 watts during the stress test. This is a good 10 watts more in idle mode and 30 watts more power in the stress test than a GeForce 840M laptop with a ULV processor, such as the Aspire E5-771G-71PT. Potential buyers will have to decide for themselves whether the extra computing performance justifies the considerably higher power consumption. Of course, Toshiba's Satellite Pro C70-B-111 needs less power than the Aspire because it is equipped with a ULV processor.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 7.9 / 13.3 / 20.3 Watt
Load midlight 54.7 / 85.9 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
840M/4210H
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
R7 M260/4200U
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
R5 M255/4210U
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
840M/5500U
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
R9 M265X/4710HQ
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
840M/4210U
Power Consumption
-11%
26%
36%
31%
6%
23%
Idle Minimum *
7.9
5.4
32%
6.1
23%
5.1
35%
5.2
34%
6.9
13%
6.7
15%
Idle Average *
13.3
12.6
5%
10.7
20%
8.8
34%
10.8
19%
10.9
18%
11.8
11%
Idle Maximum *
20.3
18.3
10%
11.7
42%
9.6
53%
11.5
43%
11.5
43%
12.3
39%
Load Average *
54.7
84.2
-54%
50.3
8%
44.2
19%
41.2
25%
79.5
-45%
46.8
14%
Load Maximum *
85.9
127.6
-49%
52.6
39%
51
41%
55.1
36%
86
-0%
53.5
38%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The Aspire's battery managed 8:44 hours in idle mode. The Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111 rival (10:00 h) lasts longer. Idle mode is ascertained with the Battery Eater Reader's test using minimum screen brightness, enabled energy-saving mode, and disabled wireless modules. The Aspire shut down after 1:01 hours of load. Again, the Satellite (2:22 h) clearly outruns this rate. Load is simulated using Battery Eater Classic test. The screen's brightness is set to maximum, and both the high-performance profile and wireless modules are enabled.

The Aspire ended the Wi-Fi test after 3:28 hours. The Satellite (4:51 h) lasts longer. For this test, websites are opened automatically every 40 seconds using the "Balanced" profile, and a screen brightness of approximately 150 cd/m². 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 disabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m². The Aspire ran for 3:06 hours; we did not perform this test with the Satellite.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
8h 44min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (IE 11)
3h 28min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
3h 06min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 01min
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
840M/4210H
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111
R7 M260/4200U
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA)
R5 M255/4210U
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
840M/5500U
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
R9 M265X/4710HQ
Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU
840M/4210U
Battery Runtime
41%
74%
13%
29%
18%
-15%
46%
Reader / Idle
524
522
0%
600
15%
492
-6%
455
-13%
438
-16%
468
-11%
583
11%
H.264
186
301
62%
171
-8%
302
62%
WiFi v1.3
208
Load
61
111
82%
142
133%
80
31%
84
38%
92
51%
46
-25%
101
66%
WiFi
220
291
275
283
218
197
277

Verdict

Acer's Aspire VN7-791G-50MV provides its owner with plenty of computing power, and can even run computer games. The laptop usually runs quietly and heats up moderately at most. Furthermore, it has decent input devices, and the screen is compelling. Acer has installed a bright, high-contrast IPS screen. The models of the Aspire V17 Nitro series are primarily aimed at gamers. However, the qualities of this device in conjunction with a purchase price of approximately 700 Euros (~$741) make it just as interesting to non-gamers as a desktop replacement. Only the laptop's high power consumption may thwart users who prefer more power-sipping solutions.

Over the entire load range, the Aspire needs considerably more energy than comparable laptops based on Core i5 ULV processors. At the same time, the installed processor has significantly more computing power. However, the gaming performance is only marginally better than that of ULV laptops. Thus, the present Aspire model sits on the fence in a way: gamers will have one of the stronger models within the V17 Nitro series, but users looking for a desktop replacement will prefer a laptop that needs less energy.

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In Review: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.de
In Review: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.de

Specifications

Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV (Aspire VN7-791G Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 840M - 2048 MB, Core: 1029-1124 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, DDR3, ForceWare 347.52 (9.18.13.4752), Optimus
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3, single-channel, two memory banks (one bank filled)
Display
17.3 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel, LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM86 (Lynx Point)
Storage
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 410 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC283 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Broadcom BCM57780 NetLink Gigabit Ethernet (10/100MBit), Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8E2Q
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26 x 423 x 293 ( = 1.02 x 16.65 x 11.54 in)
Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Acer Videplayer, Cyberlink PhotoDirector 3, Cyberlink Power Media Player 12, Cyberlink PowerDirector 10, McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3 kg ( = 105.82 oz / 6.61 pounds), Power Supply: 523 g ( = 18.45 oz / 1.15 pounds)
Price
699 Euro

 

The casing is plastic.
The casing is plastic.
Acer opted for a matte surface.
Acer opted for a matte surface.
The lid's back is grooved.
The lid's back is grooved.
The hinges..
The hinges..
...keep the lid firmly in position.
...keep the lid firmly in position.
Input devices
Input devices
A standard-sized number pad is installed.
A standard-sized number pad is installed.
We really liked the touchpad.
We really liked the touchpad.
On/off
On/off
Webcam
Webcam
The unusual status LEDs have a clever position.
The unusual status LEDs have a clever position.
One of the two dedicated vents for CPU and graphics card.
One of the two dedicated vents for CPU and graphics card.
Speaker opening on the underside.
Speaker opening on the underside.

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Pros

+Stylish, slim casing
+Bright, high-contrast screen with matte surface
+Plenty of computing power
+Gaming capable
+Decent input devices
+Keyboard backlight
 

Cons

-No maintenance cover
-High power consumption

Shortcut

What we like

The bright, high-contrast IPS screen. We also like the low operating noise.

What we'd like to see

A maintenance cover.

What surprises us

We don't see an IPS screen in a 17.3-inch, 700 Euro laptop very often.

The competition

Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT, HP Pavilion 17-f130ng, HP ProBook 470 G2, Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130, Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-111, Acer Travelmate P276-MG-56FU, Asus F751LDV-TY178H

Rating

Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV - 03/07/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
84 / 98 → 86%
Keyboard
87%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
64 / 81 → 79%
Weight
57 / 20-67 → 79%
Battery
78%
Display
86%
Games Performance
84 / 85 → 99%
Application Performance
82 / 92 → 89%
Temperature
87%
Noise
84 / 95 → 88%
Audio
76%
Camera
70 / 85 → 82%
Average
79%
84%
Multimedia - Weighted Average
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Sascha Mölck, 2015-03-14 (Update: 2018-05-15)