Excerpt: Ultimately what really shines about this laptop are the specs and the performance you're going to get out of this machine. It has an Intel i7 quad-core processor for incredibly fast performance along with 8GB of memory. There are certainly more powerful laptops out there but this should be enough for a lot of uses. It also comes with a 750GB mechanical hard drive for storage along with a smaller 120GB solid state drive for quick startup and commonly used programs.
Summary: Let's play again. About a year ago we took a look at the Acer Aspire V3-772G and came away impressed with its performance. This time around, we'll examine the latest model in the series and check to see what else is new besides an updated graphics card.
Pros: Upscale metal surfaces, Sturdy design, Gigabit LAN, Simple to maintain, High performance, SSD and HDD, Comparatively low temperatures, Pleasant noise level, Matte display, Great WLAN reception, Acer equips the V3-772G with good input devices and produces a well-balanced notebook.
Cons: Display torsionally not very rigid, Display bounces a bit, Only two USB 3.0 ports, Noticeable bluish cast, Viewing angle stability isn't great, Sub-par speakers, High power consumption during idle, Battery life not great, The chassis can't deny it's age and we think a redesign is in order. We'd like to see additional USB 3.0 ports and the hinges could be improved as well.
Summary: Though the new Aspire V3-772G is nt much different compared to its previous versions, but still the matte display screen is brighter and the contrast is noticeable. The temperature of the system has also been well maintained. The GeForce GTX 850M graphics unit ensures better gaming performance of the system. Apart from higher power consumption, it can be upgraded and it has also been installed with good input devices.
Summary: Acer's goal with the Aspire V3-772G-9402 was to offer consumers an affordable but powerful 17-inch multimedia desktop replacement. Overall, the company succeeded. The V3 sports a gorgeous display, loud speakers, a top-notch keyboard and robust graphics. We just wish our configuration had a faster hard drive and a more exciting design.
Conclusion: But we'd at least like the V3 to ship with a 750GB hard drive. And ideally, we'd like to see a solid-state cache as well, even if it's only 8GB. That feature can go a long way toward making a system feel snappier. As is, unless your budget's truly tight, we'd suggest you spend a little more for either the Lenovo Y510p or Acer's model V3-772G-9460.
Pros: Decent gaming performance for the price, Big, bright matte display, Roomy, comfortable keyboard, Good battery life (for a gaming laptop)
Cons: Hard drive is cramped and lacks solid-state cache, Keyboard isn't backlit
Summary: Haswell rocket. A monster in every respect: 32 GB memory, 1256 GB storage (+ expandability) and a Full HD display. Acer's 17-inch device with a brand-new quad-core CPU and Nvidia graphics is made for power users.
Pros: Anti-reflective Full-HD display, Very good application performance, Very good 3D performance, Large storage, Maintenance & expansion capabilities, Blu-Ray drive (reader), Comparatively low noise development, Decent sound, Convenient keyboard, Very good WLAN range, The expansion option with a second hard drive. 2256 GB storage wanted? Everything apart from a RAID configuration is possible.
Cons: All ports very far at the front, Bad color fidelity (strong blue cast - requires calibration), 32 GB RAM are exaggerated, The excellent performance should be accompanied by an IPS display. It does not seem to exist in 17.3-inches, no competitor has one either.
Excerpt: Acer’s V3 is a well-priced, decent-performing desktop replacement goes against the current trend towards smaller, thinner more mobile laptops. What it sacrifices in portability though, it makes up for in screen real estate, an expansive keyboard and computing power. The Acer Aspire V3 is as much a laptop as a boerboel is a lap-dog, however that should come as no surprise as it’s a fully fledged desktop replacement, not an ultrabook.
Excerpt: The Acer Aspire V3-772G is rather more imposing than your average desktop replacement, but this huge 17.3in laptop has some seriously powerful components inside its chunky chassis. Its quad-core 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-4702MQ processor can Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz when there’s enough thermal headroom, giving it near-desktop levels of processing performance for intensive media programs. Paired with 8GB of RAM, it breezed through our multimedia benchmarks, scoring 86 overall.