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Acer ConceptD 7: Premium multimedia laptop with throttling issues in review

Acer ConceptD 7: Premium multimedia laptop with throttling issues in review
Acer ConceptD 7: Premium multimedia laptop with throttling issues in review
With the ConceptD series, Acer has launched a completely new product lineup. The premium white multimedia system tries to appeal to creators of digital multimedia content. However, as our review shows, it comes with a few drawbacks.
Christian Hintze (translated by Marius S.), 🇩🇪

Despite its components such as the Intel Core i7-9750H, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 and 16 GB of RAM hinting at a gaming machine, the recently released 15-inch system tries to appeal to creative video and photo editors.

As our recent review shows, there is a lot to like about the Acer laptop. Apart from the premium-looking, white design, the bright 4K display with its high contrast ratio and, according to the manufacturer, 100 percent AdobeRGB coverage, may be a real selling point. Even though we "only" measured 88 percent and the display's response time is very slow, the 4K display looks impressive.

Additionally, Acer has stated that silent operation was a design goal. Our results confirm this, since the ConceptD remains quiet most of the time (only the keys of the touchpad are slightly too loud), relatively cool and economical.

That said, the silence and battery life of the thin 15-inch laptop come at the cost of performance, since the CPU in particular throttles heavily and does not come close to exhausting its theoretical Turbo potential of 4 GHz on all 6 cores. In Cinebench R15, the cores run at only 2.8 GHz, which is just above the base clock.

Aside from good performance, multimedia creators may regret the absence of an SD card reader. Our in-depth review of the Acer ConceptD7 can be found here.

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Christian Hintze
Editor of the original article: Christian Hintze - Managing Editor - 1676 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
A C64 marked my entry into the world of PCs. I spent my student internship in the repair department of a computer shop and at the end of the day I was allowed to assemble my own 486 PC from “workshop remnants”. As a result of this, I later studied computer science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, with psychology also being added to my studies. After my first job as a research assistant at the university, I went to London for a year and worked for Sega in computer game translation quality assurance. This included working on games such as Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Company of Heroes. I have been writing for Notebookcheck since 2017.
Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 321 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Christian Hintze, 2019-11-13 (Update: 2019-11-14)