Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-50VG Notebook Review

May 27, 2016
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Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-50VG is a laptop of decent processor, dedicated graphics, SSD storage and affordable price. This combination seems like the perfect package, but as we know, such a thing very rarely (or never) exists. So, let’s take a closer look at the notebook and try to determine if there’s something wrong about it…

How will the components help me?

Well, the processor of this Acer is Intel Core i5-5200U. Its essential specifications include two cores, 2.2GHz clock speed and 2.7GHz turbo. You might also be interested in the the benchmark scores; CPU Mark gives around 3500 points. So, such a processor is pretty power user proof, in that you can run heavier software like Adobe Illustrator and the system won’t slow down. Also the 8GB memory will help in that – and you can upgrade to 16GB easily since there are two slots and only one is used.

The storage section offers you the best of the both worlds: a huge terabyte hard drive (5400RPM) and a snappy 128GB solid-state drive. Indeed, you don’t need to do any upgrade in that regards, SSD is already there! You can put games and programs you often access to the solid-state drive and see them load much quicker than they would if they were on the hard drive.

Is it good for gamers?

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-50VG can be a gamer’s friend. It has a graphics connector bearing the name GeForce GTX 950M (4GB GDDR3). It’s not the best money can buy, but good enough for casual gaming. To give you examples, Grand Theft Auto 5 played on high settings and Full HD resolution will run at ~30FPS. For Fallout 4, you might want to use medium settings and 720p, which will translate to ~40 frames per second. Simpler games like Counter-Strike: Go or DayZ will run great in high settings.

What peripherals can be plugged in?

So you have a printer or another drive you want to connect? No problem, Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-50VG offers three USB 3.0 ports for that. And if you have an external monitor (like HDTV) you’d like to use with this notebook, that’s possible too with the unit’s HDMI output. Reaching Internet can be done with the Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 cable) or the wireless (AC + Bluetooth 4.0) adapter.

For some reason, the laptop doesn’t have a DVD burner – but indeed, you can use an external one that connects to USB. SD card slot is included, that is good for transferring data to/from various devices, including photos in digital cameras.

Other interesting features and benefits

The 15.6″ display of Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-50VG is decent at least: with the 1920×1080 resolution you won’t run out of screen estate. The technology is IPS (In-Plane Switching) which gives almost 180 degree viewing angles from sides. Bear in mind touch is not supported. There’s a HD webcam with a maximum 1280×720 video resolution.

The battery (just 3 cells!) doesn’t seem to be a very beefy one; I wouldn’t expect more than 4 hours running time when surfing the web.

The laptop features a backlit keyboard.


As said in the beginning, there are many good things about Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-50VG: the processor, solid-state drive and Full HD screen offer a lot for the demanding users – slowdowns shouldn’t occur and there’s plenty of space on the screen for two or even more windows. Gaming performance is decent as well, worse things include mediocre battery life. Anyway, there are so many good features in this notebook that I can recommend checking it out further.

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