Acer Aspire 7 (A715-42G) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, No OS
Dimensions
363.4 x 254.5 x 22.9 mm (14.31" x 10.02" x 0.90")
Weight
2.15 kg (4.7 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone 2 Microphones
  • Speakers 2 Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All Acer Aspire 7 (A715-42G) configurations

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Display Profiles

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).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Buy our profiles for AUO B156HAN02.1 / 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS

In addition to receiving efficient and health-friendly profiles, by buying LaptopMedia's products you also support the development of our labs, where we test devices in order to produce the most objective reviews possible.

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

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.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Aspire 7 (A715-42G) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)
price
3620
performance

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Aspire 7 (A715-42G) series.

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

 

Acer Aspire 7 (A715-42G) in-depth review

Acer is amongst the top brands on the market. However, they still stay behind the likes of Lenovo, HP, and Dell when it comes to market share, so they need to step their game up. Recently, they did well to improve their Predator gaming series to a new fresh look. Then, the Swift and Spin series followed, but as with the other manufacturers, there is one thing that sells best - budget laptops. As such, the Aspire subbrand is arguably the most important one in Acer's portfolio. But what if you[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Great cooling, which provides more performance than we expected
  • Wi-Fi 6 + 2x SODIMM slots
  • Good battery life
  • PWM-free display (AUO B156HAN02.1 (AUODF87))
  • Adequate pricing

Cons

  • No Thunderbolt connection or SD card reader
  • Covers only 51% of the sRGB color gamut (AUO B156HAN02.1 (AUODF87))
  • All-plastic build (although it doesn't feel cheap)

Inside Acer Aspire 7 (A715-42G) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
149
fps
108
fps
77
fps
 
-8%
137
fps
100
fps
71
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
102
fps
45
fps
36
fps
25
fps
-8%
95
fps
41
fps
33
fps
23
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
-10%
1179
fps
101
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
70
fps
39
fps
21
fps
10
fps
-14%
64
fps
36
fps
20
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
172
fps
97
fps
52
fps
30
fps
-3%
171
fps
92
fps
49
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
57
fps
46
fps
33
fps
12
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
41
fps
33
fps
27
fps
23
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
79
fps
69
fps
51
fps
 
-9%
72
fps
63
fps
47
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
615
fps
172
fps
86
fps
 
-1%
622
fps
160
fps
79
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
112
fps
84
fps
71
fps
47
fps
-8%
104
fps
78
fps
65
fps
43
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
341
fps
292
fps
234
fps
 
-4%
338
fps
281
fps
217
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
117
fps
89
fps
95
fps
68
fps
-12%
109
fps
82
fps
69
fps
63
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
 
 
Bench
-8%
157
fps
96
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
133
fps
88
fps
69
fps
66
fps
-6%
120
fps
82
fps
70
fps
61
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
181
fps
147
fps
127
fps
105
fps
-5%
166
fps
134
fps
125
fps
106
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
73
fps
65
fps
54
fps
34
fps
-5%
70
fps
61
fps
51
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
Bench
117
fps
108
fps
86
fps
 
-8%
107
fps
99
fps
80
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
126
fps
73
fps
44
fps
31
fps
-8%
116
fps
67
fps
40
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
 
Bench
83
fps
35
fps
16
fps
 
-7%
77
fps
32
fps
15
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
499
fps
402
fps
362
fps
 
-5%
487
fps
372
fps
343
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
98
fps
67
fps
44
fps
32
fps
-8%
90
fps
62
fps
40
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
 
Bench
84
fps
67
fps
58
fps
 
-7%
80
fps
62
fps
53
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
98
fps
62
fps
55
fps
35
fps
-6%
96
fps
56
fps
50
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
225
fps
139
fps
88
fps
 
-6%
211
fps
132
fps
81
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
465
fps
181
fps
 
 
-1%
451
fps
189
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
174
fps
163
fps
 
 
-5%
165
fps
154
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
217
fps
149
fps
135
fps
119
fps
-7%
202
fps
138
fps
125
fps
111
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
119
fps
99
fps
84
fps
71
fps
-9%
108
fps
90
fps
77
fps
65
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
113
fps
70
fps
59
fps
45
fps
-9%
103
fps
64
fps
54
fps
41
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
-6%
267
fps
121
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
127
fps
87
fps
42
fps
28
fps
-6%
121
fps
80
fps
39
fps
26
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
231
fps
167
fps
 
 
-39%
132
fps
109
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
213
fps
193
fps
164
fps
 
-5%
201
fps
183
fps
157
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
Bench
82
fps
67
fps
60
fps
 
-7%
76
fps
62
fps
56
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
-9%
157
fps
93
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
451
fps
418
fps
60
fps
 
-8%
395
fps
398
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
67
fps
61
fps
53
fps
33
fps
-8%
61
fps
56
fps
49
fps
30
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
149
fps
97
fps
97
fps
 
-3%
135
fps
100
fps
98
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
Bench
86
fps
84
fps
64
fps
 
-6%
81
fps
78
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
154
fps
102
fps
86
fps
80
fps
-6%
152
fps
94
fps
79
fps
73
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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