• CPU: Intel Core i7-4720HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3, 1600MHz
  • Weight: 2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)

Pros

  • High quality build
  • IPS panel with high contrast and good color reproduction
  • Thin and light chassis
  • Powerful hardware for the price
  • The heat from the internals doesn't affect user experience
  • Unmatched sound quality

Cons

  • PWM across all brightness levels of the screen
  • The CPU reaches really high temperatures
  • Underwhelming battery life

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-591G, 960M) - Specs

CPU Performance #48
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U 0.1%
  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ
  • Intel Core i7-4700MQ
  • Intel Core i7-4700HQ
GPU Performance #59
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M (3GB GDDR5) 0.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000M (4GB GDDR5) 0.5%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M1200 (4GB GDDR5) 0.6%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LG LP156WF6-SPB1
Color accuracy 0.70
panel 2
LG LP156WF4-SPK1
Color accuracy 2.85
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 SATA III (M key)
RAM
8GB DDR3, 1600MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
3-cell
Body material
Magnesium, Aluminum, Plastic
Dimensions
389 x 257 x 23.9 mm (15.31" x 10.12" x 0.94")
Weight
2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920×1080, IPS

Name LG LP156WF6-SPB1
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 123.08 ppi
Brightness 335 cd/m2
sRGB 90%
PWM frequency 20700 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920×1080
Becomes "Retina" from 28 inches (71 cm)
Contrast 970:1
dE Color Checker 0.70
PWM Rating 5.0: (undesirable)

 

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-591G, 960M) in-depth review

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition was arguably one of the best-selling gaming laptops and maybe the first serious step for Acer towards gaming-oriented notebooks. Actually, just by looking at this beauty, it's hard to say if it's just a normal notebook or a powerhouse with quad core high voltage Intel CPU and the latest release from NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 960M. That's because Acer is offering two variants of the machine - one for normal day-to-day use and one especially for gamers. The Black[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-4720HQ

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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