Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G) – Top 5 Pros and Cons

Office laptops with the power to game were previously very popular, with devices like the Aspire Nitro, the IdeaPad Gaming 3, and the Pavilion Gaming. Now, the Nitro 5 is a purebred gaming machine, while the Pavilion Gaming is gone for good, being replaced by the Victus series. Only the IdeaPad Gaming 3 remains, however, it gets more and more gamer-y with each passing year. Then, suddenly, Acer decides to spawn its newest Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G), with Ryzen 5000U-series processors and discrete RTX graphics, which turn out to make for an amazing sleeper combo to game on.

Today we’re presenting you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G).

Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G): Full Specs / In-depth Review

3 reasons to BUY the Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G)

1. Cooling

The cooling setup inside doesn’t look like something very impressive, however, you have to keep in mind the CPU that we’re working with. Anyway, we’ve got three heat pipes and two fans. Two of the heat pipes are shared between the CPU and GPU, while the third one is for the GPU only.

Max CPU load

AMD Ryzen 7 5825U (15W TDP) 0:02 – 0:10 sec 0:15 – 0:30 sec 10:00 – 15:00 min
Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G) 3.33 GHz @ 66°C @ 45W 3.16 GHz @ 66°C @ 37W 2.80 GHz @ 65°C @ 25W
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (17″, 2022) 2.85 GHz @ 66°C @ 32W 2.83 GHz @ 78°C @ 32W 2.68 GHz @ 77°C @ 26W
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (15″, 2022) 2.83 GHz @ 71°C @ 32W 2.83 GHz @ 77°C @ 32W 2.64 GHz @ 80°C @ 26W
HP ProBook 455 G9 2.59 GHz @ 64°C @ 27W 2.48 GHz @ 75°C @ 25W 1.84 GHz @ 65°C @ 15W
ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED (UM3402) 3.09 GHz @ 79°C @ 44W 2.82 GHz @ 90°C @ 35W 2.73 GHz @ 86°C @ 30W

The CPU does really well in the stress test, reaching a 45W TDP in the first few seconds. In prolonged loads, like gaming, it sustains 25W, while running all 8 cores at 2.80 GHz. It also doesn’t heat up that much, with a temperature of only 65°C.

Real-life gaming

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min) GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min) GPU frequency/ Core temp (Max fan)
Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G) 1561 MHz @ 67°C @ 59W 1537 MHz @ 73°C @ 60W
MSI Sword 17 (A12UD) 1699 MHz @ 74°C @ 60W 1669 MHz @ 81°C @ 60W 1723 MHz @ 66°C @ 60W
ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (M7600) 1630 MHz @ 82°C @ 59W 1598 MHz @ 86°C @ 59W
ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7401) 1577 MHz @ 69°C @ 50W 1586 MHz @ 66°C @ 50W
Dell G15 5520 1802 MHz @ 73°C @ 90W 1800 MHz @ 74°C @ 90W
Dell Vostro 16 7620 1631 MHz @ 76°C @ 63W 1602 MHz @ 84°C @ 63W
ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402) 1701 MHz @ 80°C @ 64W 1694 MHz @ 82°C @ 63W
Dell XPS 15 9520 1168 MHz @ 74°C @ 30W 1380 MHz @ 75°C @ 38W
Dell XPS 15 9510 1187 MHz @ 74°C @ 40W 1293 MHz @ 75°C @ 44W
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 1610 MHz @ 73°C @ 49W 1629 MHz @ 70°C @ 50W
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (GZ301) 1299 MHz @ 62°C @ 40W 1285 MHz @ 62°C @ 40W
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen 2 1539 MHz @ 69°C @ 50W 1536 MHz @ 69°C @ 50W
HP Omen 16 (16-b0000) 1781 MHz @ 68°C @ 80W 1767 MHz @ 71°C @ 80W
HP Envy 15 (15-ep1000) 1681 MHz @ 87°C @ 75W 1376 MHz @ 74°C @ 48W
ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 OLED (UM535) 1530 MHz @ 66°C @ 50W 1529 MHz @ 68°C @ 50W
HP Pavilion Gaming 15 (15-dk2000) 1613 MHz @ 65°C @ 60W 1576 MHz @ 73°C @ 60W
MSI Sword 15 1633 MHz @ 73°C @ 60W 1605 MHz @ 79°C @ 60W 1644 MHz @ 69°C @ 60W
Dell G15 5511 1882 MHz @ 71°C @ 88W 1878 MHz @ 72°C @ 89W
Dell G15 5515 1857 MHz @ 76°C @ 80W 1850 MHz @ 77°C @ 80W
Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-57) 1616 MHz @ 70°C @ 66W 1607 MHz @ 72°C @ 65W 1632 MHz @ 69°C @ 66W
MSI Katana GF76 1619 MHz @ 76°C @ 60W 1594 MHz @ 82°C @ 60W 1632 MHz @ 70°C @ 60W

As you can see from the full list of laptops that we’ve tested with the RTX 3050 Ti, the Aspire 7 isn’t the best performer, however, it still reaches respectable clock speeds and maxes out its 60W TGP on the GPU.

Comfort under full load

In terms of comfort, the laptop does fantastically, being quiet even under full load, while the base doesn’t warm enough to cause discomfort. It heats up to 43.4°C, which is average, even among the gaming laptop market.

2. Battery

With a 53Wh battery pack, you really can’t ask for more, especially when considering that you have a discrete GPU. The laptop lasts for 10 hours and 40 minutes of Web browsing, or 9 hours and 10 minutes of video playback. Now, we conduct the battery tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.

3. Upgradeability

The Aspire 7 comes with two SODIMM slots for DDR4 memory, as well as one M.2 slot, which runs Gen 3 SSDs, so don’t bother spending more for a Gen 4 drive.

Here is our teardown video, which shows how to access the RAM and storage slots of the Acer Aspire 7.

2 reasons NOT to buy the Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G)

1. Display quality

The laptop comes with two display options, both with a Full HD resolution and an IPS panel. While the base one runs at the standard 60Hz, the second option has a 144Hz refresh rate. We tested the 60Hz option, which has good viewing angles, a peak brightness of 260 nits, and a 1630:1 contrast ratio. Sadly, it only covers 58% of the sRGB gamut.

Its color accuracy isn’t very good either, with the factory condition giving us a dE value of 4.5. Applying our Design and Gaming profile results in a dE value of 3.0, which is better, but not close to the 2.0 or lower that we’re looking for. Here are the results of our test with the stock settings (left) and with our profile applied (right).

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2. I/O

The port selection is a bit limited, as the use of AMD processors means no Thunderbolt support. There’s also no SD card reader, which some of you might actually want to have, as this is still an office machine. The I/O includes one USB Type-A 2.0 port, two USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports, and one Type-C port of the same speed, which also doesn’t bring Power Delivery or DisplayPort support. The rest includes a LAN port, an HDMI connector, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

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