The unassuming Acer V7 offers surprising gaming muscle
15 October 2013
Summary: Despite the low-rent exterior, the Acer Aspire V7 packs a lot of what we want into a reasonably priced 14-inch ultrabook, including a high-res touch screen, mainstream graphics, and plenty of ports.
Pros: The Acer Aspire V7 offers several configurations, including this one, with a hybrid hard drive, Nvidia GeForce 750M graphics, and a 1080p touch display.
Cons: The bland design and clunky touch pad don't feel like they belong on a $1,000-and-up laptop. A shallow keyboard makes productivity a chore.
Summary: Touch to play. After reviewing the ultrabook-like Acer Aspire V5, we now put our hands on the Acer Aspire V7-582PG. The Full HD touchscreen is to ensure easy use of the Metro interface. The combination of a Core i7 ULV processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 750M even coaxes a smile onto the faces of casual gamers.
Pros: Slim and light casing, Decent build, Screen features good color reproduction, Good touch functionality, Gaming suitable due to GeForce GT 750M, Full HD resolution, The compact build and workmanship are on a high standard. Furthermore, the gaming performance is very good for such a portable companion.
Cons: Poor outdoor suitability due to the highly reflective touchscreen, Low performance in battery mode, The screen is extremely reflective and barely suitable for outdoor use.
Conclusion: The Acer Aspire V7 is all about power. In our performance tests it blows away most competitors by posting processor scores 20 percent higher than average and doubling the performance of Intel HD 4600 in 3D games. Only the Asus Zenbook UX51 and Razer Blade are quicker, but both start at $500 more, making this $1,300 system look like a steal. Acer even sweetens the deal with a wonderful 1080p display and a decent pair of speakers.
Pros: Outstanding 1080p display, Loud, pleasant speakers, Very strong performance, Discrete GPU allows for smooth gaming
Cons: Build quality could be better, Keyboard and touchpad don’t impress, Below average battery life (for a 4th-gen Ultrabook), Extremely hot at load
Conclusion: As I mentioned in the introduction, every computer and laptop ends up being a balance between various goals. If you want a faster CPU and GPU, price will inevitably go up but so will the cooling requirements, which in turn means a heavier laptop. Touchscreens also add weight relative to regular displays, and the choice of materials for the chassis affects the weight as well as the durability and cost.
Summary: Stamina and Style? Acer’s latest touchscreen-equipped Ultrabook might seem a bit large for its sake, but its promise of great battery life and strong performance make a compelling argument nonetheless. Is it worthy of consideration?
Pros: Remarkably good battery life for its class, Attractive metal-plated case design, Responsive and accurate touchscreen, Large, comfortable touchpad surface, Very good integrated GPU performance, Good application performance, Reasonable surface temperatures, The excellent battery life and great integrated GPU performance
Cons: Glossy display with only middling brightness, Poor color reproduction, Low contrast ratio for its class, Keystrokes are short and unsatisfying, A bit cumbersome for an Ultrabook, A much better screen and a more comfortable keyboard
Summary: For $849, the Acer Aspire V7 provides users with a responsive multitouch screen, loud and crisp speakers, and a battery life that will last through a workday and beyond. However, the Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 provides a quality gaming experience for only $140 more, and the Sony VAIO T Series 15 offers a far superior 1920 x 1080 display and 250GB more hard-drive space with the same starting price.
Acer's Aspire V7 is a fourth-generation Intel Core-based notebook that's large, but thin
Good Gear Guide.au
30 June 2013
Summary: Despite a couple of quirks with its input devices, and a low screen resolution, the 15.6in Acer Aspire V7 is a very interesting laptop that caught us a little by surprise. It's solid, good looking, performs well, and its battery life is long.
Pros: Well built and looks good, Long battery life, Good overall performance
Cons: Low screen resolution, Touchpad capabilities, Keys are a little shallow and too smooth
Excerpt: Unveiled earlier this month, today we also got our hands on some of the Aspire V7 range, of which the 14in model particularly impressed us. This slender, mid-range laptop looks to be going head-to-head with arch-rival Asus’s much-lauded Asus VivoBook S400 – which picked up our Best Buy earlier in the year. Like the S400, the Aspire V7 14in will be available in a wide range of specifications.