• CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)

Acer Aspire 7 A715-72G - Specs

CPU Performance #5
  • Intel Core i7-8850H 2.7%
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 10.9%
  • Intel Core i7-8750H
  • Intel Core i7-8700 3.8%
  • Intel Core i7-6820HK (@ 4 GHz) 23%
GPU Performance #38
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5) 0.2%
  • AMD Radeon RX 560X (4GB GDDR5) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon R7 M460 (2GB DDR3) 0.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (2GB GDDR5) 0.5%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
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BOE NV156FHM-N42 (Acer Aspire 7 (15-inch))
Color accuracy 4.9 -> 3.8
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe M.2 slot
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10
Battery
3220 mAh, 4-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Aluminum lid and interior, plastic base)
Dimensions
382 x 263 x 23.95 mm (15.04" x 10.35" x 0.94")
Weight
2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio jack
Features
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name BOE NV156FHM-N42 (Acer Aspire 7 (15-inch))
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 256 cd/m2
sRGB 51%
PWM frequency 21000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1070:1
dE Color Checker 4.9 3.8
PWM Rating 5.4: (undesirable)
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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 (Acer Aspire 7 (15-inch))

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-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. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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Acer Aspire 7 A715-72G in-depth review

Although the Aspire 5 and Aspire 7 lineups share almost identical chassis, the laptops from these series are quite different in reality. In this review, we will be looking at the 15-inch version of the Aspire 7 that aims to be a more performance-centric solution, compared to the Aspire 5, suitable not only for multimedia but for light gaming as well. Packing a high-performance quad-core Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and a good 1080p IPS panel, the A[...]

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Pros

  • Fairly good build quality
  • Good keyboard, decent touchpad
  • Good price/performance ratio
  • Effective cooling system
  • Features an IPS display

Cons

  • Color-deficient and dim screen
  • The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99% brightness (our Health-Guard profile fixes that)

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8750H

$7219.00+781%
price
1197.00-0.3%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$7219.00+781%
price
0.00-100%
performance
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$7219.00+781%
price
6.37-40.6%
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

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

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