Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G-75RM) Gaming Laptop Review

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February 10, 2017
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Gaming laptops are the Ferraris of notebooks – good looking, high performing, costing a lot. They are the tool you need if gaming is close to your heart, and you can not stand sluggish frame rates. For such a player, notebook like Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G-75RM) should do wonders. It comes equipped with the newest processor, Full HD screen and most important, a GeForce graphics card. There shouldn’t be much room for disappointment, but to be sure about this let’s dive into the matter here…

Tell me about gaming performance

On Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G-75RM), the graphics are commanded by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. If you don’t know, it’s a dedicated graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 video RAM and a G3D Mark benchmark score of ~5900. It’s a desktop level unit and rather heavy-duty one, easily capable of playing most games without visible lag occurring. There would be problems if you wanted to have higher than Full HD resolution, but that is a non-issue with this laptop because the maximum resolution for the screen is indeed 1080p.

Here are some examples you will get (on high/ultra settings):

– Doom, 60FPS
– Grand Theft Auto 5, 50FPS
– The Witcher, 30-35FPS
– Battlefield 4, 60FPS

How about the other essential components?

Surely all the important components in Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G-75RM) are rather top-notch. The processor especially is sweet, the Intel Core i7-7700HQ featuring 2.8GHz clock speed and 3.8GHz turbo. There might be some confusion about the core amount of this processor, but with full certainty I can tell you it’s four. So yes, you are getting a quad-core CPU on this notebook. A speedy processing can be expected, the CPU Mark benchmark rates this bad boy at ~9000 points.

Storage drive is the best money can buy – a 256GB solid-state drive! It will provide around 220 gigabytes of free space after Windows files. And you can be sure the performance will be fast with this. If you are not convinced with its storage space, keep in mind the laptop has a free 2.5″ bay. You can install a hard drive to that if you want (yet bracket and screws are not included).

The notebook has a good memory to begin with, 16GB DDR4. Sadly the information about configuration wasn’t available – it’s either one or two sticks. But two memory slots are available all in all, with RAM cap being a high 32 gigabytes.

Ports and connections

A plenty of ports can be found on the sides of Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G-75RM). There is the USB 3.1 Type-C port, you might find use for it with different technologies such as HDMI and DisplayPort for monitors. On top of that, three regular USB ports are available, and of those two are USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0. So yes, connecting peripherals to the notebook will be a piece of cake. The sole video output is HDMI which accepts an external monitor.

It shouldn’t take much effort to connect to Internet, there is a Gigabit Ethernet port waiting for your cable, and WiFi card (802.11ac 2×2 dual-band) waiting for your wireless signals.

There is no DVD burner on this unit, something to keep in mind. But it might be helpful to use the memory card reader which works with SD format at least.

What other interesting things it has?

Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G-75RM) contains a gamer-proof screen, a 15.6″ panel with a maximum 1920×1080 resolution support. It’s also a professional-grade IPS – In-Plane Switching – panel that offers accurate color reproduction. Also viewing angles are known to be good on these displays, around 180 degrees viewed from the sides. It contains a HD webcam that captures 720p video as well.

Acer speaks about 6 hour life for the 3-cell battery. It’s hard for me to believe since these gaming rigs often are limited to 1-2 hours under gamerplay and ~3 hours when surfing the web and doing other lightweight tasks. I don’t think the situation is really any better here.

Like a true gamer rig, this Acer sports a red backlit keyboard.

Summary

Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G-75RM) is a solid gaming laptop for players out there. Its graphics card, the GTX 1050 Ti, is admittedly not the cream of the crop, but still enough for Full HD gaming and keeping that eye candy high on most games. If you want absolutely the best performance for Triple A games, you should choose another model, but also be prepared to pay hundreds more! Currently, the Acer is a good enough rig for any gamer wanting to spend some quality time with his (or her) digital hobby.

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