• CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4 2400MHz
  • Weight: 3.04 kg (6.7 lbs)


  • Good build quality with brushed aluminum
  • Nice keyboard, usable touchpad
  • Excellent, bright IPS panel with wide sRGB and high contrast
  • The display doesn't use PWM for regulating brightness
  • Good price/performance ratio
  • Quiet and effective cooling system even during heavy workload
  • Decent web browsing runtimes


  • Short video playback runtimes

Acer Aspire 7 A717 - Specs

GPU Performance #41
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5) 6.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) 9.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (3GB GDDR5) 3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Laptop, 50W, 128-bit) 2.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop, 50W) 3.8%
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
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LG LP173WF4-SPF5 (Acer Aspire 7)
Color accuracy 5.2 -> 3.3
M.2 Slot
1x PCIe NVMe M.2 slot (2280, M-key)
32GB DDR4 2400MHz
Windows 10 Home
48Wh, 3220 mAh, 4-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Aluminum lid and interior, plastic base)
423 x 290 x 28.25 mm (16.65" x 11.42" x 1.11")
3.04 kg (6.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • Card Reader SD/SDXC card reader
  • Ethernet LAN Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4 Ghz / 5 GHz; 2x2MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack Headset/Speaker jack
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual digital Microphone
  • Speakers Two built-in stereo speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington lock slot


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DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name LG LP173WF4-SPF5 (Acer Aspire 7)
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Brightness 420 cd/m2
sRGB 89%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)
Contrast 1000:1
dE Color Checker 5.2 3.3
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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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

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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

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.

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Health-Guard - screen profile


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

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Acer Aspire 7 A717 in-depth review

Along with the Aspire 5 series release, Acer outed a more performance-focused version named Aspire 7 that runs on Intel's quad-core Kaby Lake-H processors and sports a decent GTX 1050 GPU, which is enough for casual to moderate gaming. There are also few notable changes in the chassis compared to the Aspire 5 - brushed aluminum is the main material used making it feel a bit more robust and interestingly, the keyboard feels slightly altered as well. Although it may seem like the Aspire 7 i[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8750H

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5)

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