For the purposes of today’s article, we have chosen a laptop suitable not only for multimedia purposes but for light gaming as well – the Acer Aspire 7 (A715-71G). Here are the summarized top 5 reasons for and against the device.
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4 reasons to buy Acer Aspire 7 (A715-71G)
1. Fairly good build quality
The Aspire 7’s chassis delivers a nice overall feel. Starting with the lid, it is made of brushed aluminum and doesn’t give in to pressure and torsion. In addition, the hinges provide smooth operation so opening the laptop with one hand is possible. As for the bottom, it incorporates hard and slightly roughened black plastic and two main service lids for easy access to memory and storage. When we take a look at the brushed aluminum interior, it is fairly robust and resistant to pressure. In addition, the input devices are quite comfortable to use.
2. Good price/performance ratio
The notebook offers an amazing price/performance ratio – the combination between the Intel Core i5-7300HQ and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 is definitely a winning one for the asking price. It is quite unlikely for one to come across such an affordable laptop that doesn’t sacrifice performance at the same time.
3. Effective cooling system
Although the cooling design is rather simple – it features only two cooling fans and two shared heat pipes, the system manages to keep both the processor and graphics card running at decent temperatures.
4. Features an IPS display
It is quite nice that although the Aspire 7 (15-inch) falls in the budget segment, the laptop sports an IPS display, instead of a TN one, that offers excellent viewing angles and high contrast ratio – 1070:1. However, if you want to make the most of your visual experience, we recommend installing our custom profiles that further improve the color accuracy.
1 reason NOT to buy Acer Aspire 7 (A715-71G)
1. The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99% brightness (our Health-Guard profile fixes that)
The major drawback of the laptop is that its panel is PWM-adjusted from 0 to 99% brightness. On a more positive note – the frequency of the emitted light is high and reduces the negative impact. We recommend installing our Health-Guard profile, which eliminates PWM and also reduces negative blue light emissions.
The best competitors
If Acer Aspire 7 (A715-71G) is not the right choice for you, we recommend checking some other alternatives such as the Acer Nitro 5, Lenovo Legion Y520 and Dell Inspiron 7577 which may suit your needs better.