Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008, it’s one of the newest laptops from the famous Taiwanese budget manufacturer. That being said, the notebook in question is not really a budget version – it costs a bit more, but in exchange offers excellent performance consisting of Core i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Let me tell you more about its strong points and flaws in the review below.
I must say the processor is the best thing in Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008. You’ve probably heard about it, it’s the Intel Core i7-6500U with two cores, a 2.5GHz clock speed and 3.1GHz turbo. Compared to other processors it’s faster than all the Core i3s and i5s, however don’t take it as a full-blown heavy-duty i7. The i7-6500U is a low voltage one, heating less and giving better battery life, but performance is not the same than in beasts like i7-4270HQ. Indeed, this i7-6500U gets ~4300 points in CPU Mark while the i7-4720HQ gets over 8000 points.
Memory is plenty, the laptop has 8GB RAM installed. I wasn’t able to find out whether it is one 8GB stick or two 4GB sticks, but there are indeed two memory slots on the mainboard all in all. Hence, the most memory the system takes is 16GB. But if you ask me, hardly anybody needs to upgrade the RAM, 8GB is already enough for most.
The display seems to be great, offering 15.6″ diagonal with 1920×1080 resolution. It’s also the IPS panel, so you get a clear image even when looking from sides. In addition, colors look more accurate than on normal TN screens. 10-finger multi-touch support is included, too.
The wireless adapter offers 802.11ac WiFi standard and Bluetooth 4.0 support.
There’s one storage drive in Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008, a 1TB SATA 5400RPM hard drive. To put it simply, it’s big but rather slow. A tech savvy person can surely replace it with a SATA SSD, however there are no free slots for extra drives.
One thing to keep in mind, the laptop comes with a DVD burner. You might need it but might be you don’t. If you don’t, and want space for an extra storage drive, feel free to remove the DVD drive altogether.
For ports, the notebook features three USBs (two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0) and HDMI+VGA for video connections. Gigabit RJ-45 is available for wired networking. So it’s nothing fancy but should suffice for most people.
Windows 10 Home (64-bit) is the operating system.
Well, this is pretty obvious, but Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008 isn’t the best companion for a gamer. It’s equipped with nothing but an integrated graphics engine called Intel HD 520. Now, it’s better than the infamous Intel HD 4000, but still far from what dedicated cards can offer. So for example, you could run Crysis 3 at ~20FPS using medium settings and 1366×768. Using similar set-up, GTA 5 would give around 30FPS. The Witcher 3 would lag too much to be playable. On the other hand, games like Counter-Strike: Go would run fine even on high settings.
The battery life on this 4-cell unit has been reported as 2-3 hours under light-medium use. That is quite poor.
Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008 is a solid home/power user computer. The most important trio, processor, memory and hard drive are fast enough so programs won’t feel slow. However, what might feel slow, are games: there is no doubt the graphics engine is substandard. But as long as you’re not an avid gamer, this Acer should be a decent choice for somebody after a general use laptop.