• CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 (upgradable to 32GB)
  • Weight: 2.50 kg (5.5 lbs)

Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G) - Specs

CPU Performance #35
  • Intel Core i5-6440HQ 1.3%
  • Intel Core i5-8250U 1.4%
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • Intel Core i5-6300HQ 4.4%
  • Intel Core i7-2635QM 11.6%
GPU Performance #22
  • NVIDIA Quadro M5000M (8GB GDDR5) 2.9%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M5500 (8GB GDDR5) 3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3GB GDDR5) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M4000M (4GB GDDR5) 0.6%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
BOE NV156FHM-N42
Color accuracy 5.2 -> 3.4
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
RAM
16GB DDR4 (upgradable to 32GB)
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
3-cell, 4605 mAh, Li-ion
Body material
Plastic
Dimensions
389 x 267 x 28 mm (15.31" x 10.51" x 1.10")
Weight
2.50 kg (5.5 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name BOE NV156FHM-N42
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 276 cd/m2
sRGB 54%
PWM frequency 20500 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 815:1
dE Color Checker 5.2 3.4
PWM Rating 5.1: (undesirable)
Buy Our Profiles Here

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

Buy our profiles for BOE NV156FHM-N42

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Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

$4.96
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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

$4.97
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Health protection

Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

$4.98
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Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G) in-depth review

With the premium gaming laptops out of the way, it's time to turn our heads to the more affordable solutions on the market. And, of course, Acer is one of the first to offer such laptop. The new Aspire VX 15 is what seems to be a blend between last year's Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition and a Predator 15 but design isn't everything and these claims couldn't be further from the truth. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though. While the Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition was a more balanced [...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Decent build and design
  • Excellent price/performance ratio thanks to the latest generation Intel CPU and NVIDIA Pascal GPU
  • Above average battery life for an entry-level gaming notebook
  • Supports M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

Cons

  • Unsatisfactory TN panel
  • The display uses PWM from 0 to 99% screen brightness (the Health-Guard profile fixes that)
  • There's noticeable heat dispersion across some parts of the interior during heavy load

CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-7300HQ

$1745.14
price
5.94+2.1%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$1745.14
price
515-0.2%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$1745.14
price
performance
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$1745.14
price
performance
$897.23
10.70-17.7%
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)

$3349.96
price
63925-24.3%
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Cloud Gate (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$3349.96
price
9164+14.8%
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Gameplay recordings with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)

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