• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 3.10 kg (6.8 lbs)


  • Good design and build quality
  • Nice touchpad and keyboard
  • Fairly portable for a high-performance 17-inch laptop
  • Outstanding display quality suitable for color-sensitive work
  • The panel doesn't use PWM for regulating screen brightness
  • Tobii Eye Tracking technology


  • The UHD variant is pricey
  • Short battery life
  • The cooling system raises some questions about longevity and reliability in the long run

Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro Black Edition (VN7-793G) - Specs

CPU Performance #24
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.2%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 1.2%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-8650U 1%
GPU Performance #18
  • NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (8GB GDDR5) 0.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 1.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5) 1.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5) 2.1%
17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
panel 1
AUO B173ZAN01.0
Color accuracy 4.7 -> 1.1
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
2x 8GB DDR4
Windows 10
69Wh, Li-ion, 6-cell
Body material
plastic and metal
422 x 298 x 25 mm (16.61" x 11.73" x 0.98")
3.10 kg (6.8 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm jack
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers Four built-in speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Tobii Eye tracking


DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 3840 x 2160, IPS

Name AUO B173ZAN01.0
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 254.67 ppi
Brightness 388 cd/m2
sRGB 100%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Becomes "Retina" from 14 inches (34 cm)
Contrast 1030:1
dE Color Checker 4.7 1.1
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

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

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Health protection


This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro Black Edition (VN7-793G) in-depth review

After NVIDIA's release of the new Pascal-based GPUs, all the big OEMs on the market rushed to deliver their updated or just refreshed notebooks with the chips in question. However, Acer didn't come up with new Aspire Nitro notebooks but instead launched a more affordable version of the Predator 17 (G5-793) equipped with GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM. That move bought the company some time to prepare its true upper mid-range to high-end solution with GTX 1060 - the Aspire V 15 and V 17[...]

Read the full review

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7700HQ

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 (6GB GDDR5)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
142 fps
102 fps
51 fps
34 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
73 fps
68 fps
63 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
144 fps
113 fps
62 fps
39 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
67 fps
61 fps
53 fps
35 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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