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Acer Aspire 7 (A715-71G)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Acer Aspire 7 (A715-71G). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the performance and price are generally positive. The durability and reliability also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and usability get negative reviews.

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Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire 7 A715 (7300HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

 

An all-round device with some point deductions! The Acer Aspire 7 offers a good performance for an acceptable price. Thanks to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, the 15-incher also offers appropriate gaming performance. However, the case and the display lose...

high system performance ; decent gaming performance ; Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 with 2 GB of VRAM ; SSD + HDD ; illuminated keyboard ; two maintenance flaps ; sturdy hinges ; touchpad with fingerprint-reader ; matte display with stable viewing angles

display lid is easily twisted ; base of the case has slightly sharp edges ; low color-space coverage ; cooling system reaches its limits during the stress test ; no USB 3.1 Type-C Gen2

The Acer Aspire 7 A715 is a multimedia laptop with a good system performance to master daily tasks. In addition, the device is suitable as an affordable gaming laptop, since the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 has sufficient reserves. The combination of SSD...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio / Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):6 / 7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 5.0 / CE, ACPI 5.0

Design

Colour name:Obsidian Black
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / LCD
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

CUDA:Y
CUDA cores:640
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Maximum Resolution:7680 x 4320
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
MIMO:Y
MIMO type:Multi User MIMO
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
On/off button:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
Volume Control:Digital

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:135 / 180

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7300HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:FCBGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:97185 / 97456
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Endless OS / Linux / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 1512 / 2256 / 2512 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 628

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:262.8 / 289.9
Height :23.9 / 24 / 28.2 / 28.3
Height (front):2.4 / 2.83
Height (rear):2.4 / 2.83
Weight:2.35 / 2.4 / 2.9
Width:381.6 / 423.3