• CPU: Intel Core i7-4710HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (2GB GDDR5, GM107)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 128GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 2x 4GB DDR3
  • Weight: 3.00 kg (6.6 lbs)


  • Great design and build quality
  • Quality IPS panel with high contrast and high maximum brightness
  • Powerful hardware for the price
  • M.2 SATA SSD slot
  • Intel RealSense 3D Camera


  • Impractical port placement
  • Lacks the extra features or hardware upgrade that a 17-incher would offer compared to the 15-inch variant
  • The CPU reaches high temperatures and as a result a throttling occurs

Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition (VN7-791G) (860M) - Specs

CPU Performance #46
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U 1.3%
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ 1.3%
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ
  • Intel Core i5-8265U
  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ 0.2%
GPU Performance #65
  • AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (2GB GDDR5) 0.1%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M1200 (4GB GDDR5) 0.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (2GB GDDR5, GM107)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (4GB GDDR5, GM107) 0.3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5) 1%
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Color accuracy 4.0 -> 3.1
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 SATA III (M key)
2x 4GB DDR3
Windows OS
4450 mAh, 3-cell
424 x 292 x 25 mm (16.69" x 11.50" x 0.98")
3.00 kg (6.6 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s (Gigabit LAN)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers Four built-in speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


More Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition (VN7-791G) (860M) configurations

DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name LG LP173WF4-SPF1
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Brightness 350 cd/m2
sRGB 89%
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)
Contrast 1100:1
dE Color Checker 4.0 3.1
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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

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 V17 Nitro Black Edition (VN7-791G) (860M) in-depth review

When Acer outed the Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition notebook it became a hit really quickly and why not? This laptop has some great looks, it's thin, it's light and has some serious power under the hood. However, this is not the subject of our review today - it's Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition or we can easily say its bigger brother. If you are searching for a bigger screen or just a bigger form factor, but you still want the features of the 15-incher, the Aspire VN-791G is the way to go[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-4710HQ

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (2GB GDDR5, GM107)

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