|Standing screen display size||17.3 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||3840 x 2160 Pixels|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||4000 MB|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||7 Hours|
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-709L 17.3-inch Ultra HD Notebook (Windows 10)
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|Display Size||17.3 Inches|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
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- Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz (6MB Cache)
- 16GB DDR4 Dual-Channel Memory
- 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive, 512GB Solid-State Drive
- 17.3-inch Ultra HD Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
- Windows 10 Home, Up to 7-hour battery life, Maximum Memory Capacity: 32 GB
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Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-709L 17.3-inch Ultra HD Laptop
Experience life in the fast lane
With its exclusive combination of innovative features, the Aspire V Nitro – Black Edition represents the apex of the Aspire V Nitro series. Designed to stand out, the Black Edition offers a new level of premium customization. High-octane performance, breathtaking visual detail, and an entirely unique aesthetic combine to set the Black Edition apart. Truly extraordinary, the Aspire V Nitro – Black Edition is built for life in the fast lane.
- 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.5GHz (6MB L3 cache)
- Windows 10 Home
- 17.3" Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display
- 16GB DDR4 Dual Channel Memory
- 512GB SSD
- 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
- 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive (M-DISC enabled)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
- Acer TrueHarmony Plus High-Performance Sound System
- Four Built-in Stereo Speakers and Built-in Digital Microphone
- Secure Digital (SD) card reader
- 802.11ac WiFi featuring MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
- 1 - Thunderbolt 3 (Full USB 3.1 Type C) Port
- 2 - USB 3.0 Ports (one with Power-off Charging)
- 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP Support
- 3-cell Li-polymer Battery (4780 mAh)
- Up to 7-hours of battery life
The Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition's sharp design and defined angles make it a visual delight, while its slim under 1" profile has a truly innovative look. The soft touch NIL (Nanoimprint Lithography) technology on its cover creates a unique tactile effect that you can truly feel. The red LED light bar is not only a visually compelling highlight, but also presents a distinctive look and glows while the graphic card is working to present a high performance image.
Inside, the red glow on the backlit keyboard completes the V Nitro’s modern look and feel and aids users when in a dark lit room. Its spacious and comfortable keyboard and Precision Touchpad make navigation simple, helping to speed productivity and enhance the entertainment experience.
Inside, Acer’s DustDefender fan blades propel at high speed to remove dust and maintain a cool temperature extending product life and enhancing user comfort for uninterrupted productivity while remaining quiet. When heavy use requires an added boost of cool air, innovative Coolboost technology lets you manually control the cooling process delivering heightened fan speed and cooling power.
High Octane Performance
Better? You bet. With premium performance and stunning visuals, the new 6th gen Intel Core i7 processor has the power to take your computing to a new level. Watch movies and experience exceptionally smooth, seamless video chats with friends. Enjoy amazing battery life that keeps you productive on the go.
The Black Edition features the latest NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics providing the ultimate gaming grade visuals. An adrenaline shot of incredible performance and futuristic, visually-stunning graphics bring heart-pounding, cinematic visuals to your movies and games.
The Acer V Nitro brings speed to another level. Equipped with the latest 802.11ac wireless featuring MU-MIMO technology, experience up to 3x faster performance, when connected to an 802.11ac based router, making everything from online gaming to streaming video both faster and more reliable. The slot antenna is in the optimum antenna position avoiding system noise and providing a faster wireless experience by its 360-degree-no-dead-ends design.
Fast 512GB SSD of storage smoothly powers through tough tasks and high workloads. The SSD technology gives you super-fast access to files, movies, songs and photos. A large 1TB hard disk drive provides plenty of room for all of your multimedia files while keeping the notebook thin and light.
Let the Aspire V Nitro series be your gaming and entertainment hub with its impressive 17.3" Ultra HD Widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display with a true 16:9 cinematic format. From game play to watching a movie, you’ll experience consistent, brilliant color and a full viewing experience from any perspective.
4-speaker surround sound system, Acer TrueHarmony Plus and Dolby Audio surround sound delivers rich audio that brings the big screen experience to wherever you are. The one-of-a-kind speaker design limits audio distortion, delivers a wide range of bass, and boosts volume so that it fills the room ensuring movies come to life, songs have more depth, and games are even more engaging.
With the HD Webcam and Skype for Business Certification with Windows 10, you can call, video chat, message, and share files seamlessly with superior audio and visual quality. Connect with friends across the web and enjoy crystal clear and instant communications without echoes, gaps or lags.
Windows 10 is the best combination of the Windows you already know, plus lots of great improvements you’ll love. Technologies like InstantGo* let you boot up and resume quickly and everything runs fast and smooth; all Windows 10 devices now have Battery Saver to automatically conserve power – so you can work longer and play harder. And with Cortana**, you have a personal digital assistant who works across all your Windows 10 devices to help you get things done. (*Hardware-dependent **Cortana available in select global markets at launch. Cortana experience may vary by region and device.)
Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) lives on your own device so the storage capacity of your cloud can be as big as you want, yet with ultimate privacy and security. With BYOC Apps wirelessly synch and get access to your digital life anytime, anywhere.
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|CPU Model Manufacturer||Intel||Intel||Intel||AMD||AMD|
|CPU Speed||2.6 GHz||2.8 GHz||2.3 GHz||3.7 GHz||4.1 GHz|
|Display Resolution Maximum||3840 x 2160 pixels||1920x1080 pixels||1920*1080 pixels||1920 x 1080||—|
|Screen Size||17.3 inches||17.3 inches||13.3 inches||15.6 inches||14 inches|
|Hard Disk Size||512 GB||1000 GB||256 GB||—||—|
|Item Dimensions||16.65 x 11.65 x 0.98 inches||10.70 x 16.30 x 1.20 inches||18.50 x 3.60 x 11.70 inches||14.31 x 9.74 x 0.71 inches||12.73 x 8.62 x 0.63 inches|
|Item Weight||6.83 lbs||6.60 lbs||2.90 lbs||4.00 lbs||2.65 lbs|
|Operating System||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Home|
|RAM Type||DDR4 SDRAM||GDDR5||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM|
|Wireless Communication Standard||802.11ac||802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g||802.11ac||802.11ac||802.11ax|
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-709L Notebook comes with these high level specs: 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.5GHz, Windows 10, 17.3" Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM, 16GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB SSD, 1TB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM), 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive (M-DISCTM enabled), Acer True Harmony Plus High-Performance Sound System, Four Built-in Stereo Speakers and Built-in Digital Microphone, Secure Digital (SD) card reader, 802.11ac Wi-Fi featuring MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, Built-In HD Webcam, 1 - Thunderbolt 3 (Full USB 3.1 Type C) Port, 1 - USB 3.0 Port, 1 - USB 2.0/3.0 port, 1 - HDMI Port, 3-cell Li-polymer Battery (4780 mAh), Up to 7-hours Battery Life, 6.83 lbs. | 3.1 kg (system unit only) (NX.G6UAA.001)
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Acer released a new BIOS update for this laptop :) it now supports all four lanes for pcie x4 NVMe SSD's are supported now! Attached is a picture of the speeds I get using CrystalDisk. No more 1.5 GB/s cap, it is at the proper 2.5 GB/s, MONSTER! TO be honest however, I do not notice any edge of my seat speeds that "wow" me, but wow is this laptop fast regardless.
-Nvidia GTX 960M. Come on, really? Can you get such a graphics card in a laptop for this low of a price? Not only that, it doesn't feel specifically like a gaming laptop because it's light too!
-Light for a gaming laptop (5.1 pounds)
-Sleek, very attractive backlit keyboard along with a red line that lights up under the silver "Acer Aspire V Nitro" logo under the monitor
-i7 Skylake processor. Newest generation processor so it's futureproof and gives you no worries about keeping it for a while. 6700HQ is one of the best processors you can get for a lightweight gaming laptop and if you're on a budget looking for a nice simple gaming laptop, this is one of the attractive features
-IPS Monitor with 1920x1080 resolution
-Comes with 8 GB of RAM, 2133 mHz DDR4. 8 GB is usually more than you need but there are exceptions for laptops because they do slow down
-Always sounds great, not loud at all!
-Not mod friendly..at all. HAHA but it's alright as long as you give yourself a lot of time and the proper screwdrivers. Take your time when opening this up, the motherboard is surprisingly fragile. Disassembly is basic enough, however.
-Battery life is not great, as expected of a gaming laptop. Could probably get 4 hours on power saver mode, doing lightweight work.
-Seems to be a little on the hot side for the CPU and GPU.
-Needs an SSD
-Wi-Fi has issues with 5.0 GHz I believe?
-Buy more ram, you will appreciate the performance boost. I personally bought the Kingston Technology HyperX Impact 16GB Kit, 2400 mHz.
-Buy an SSD. I bought the 950 Pro 512 GB. Also bought an 850 Pro 256 GB, fits right in simply
-Buy the Killer CUK Doubleshot Wireless-AC 1525 if you want the 5.0 GHz network connections. Very important
-If you are scared of the heat problems, buy some Antec Nano Diamond Thermal Compound Formula 7 and apply on the two spots under the heatsinks
All in all, I love this laptop. Display is beautiful, aesthetics are gorgeous. The laptop screams power, affordability, sleekness, and comfort. You do want to at least replace it with an SSD for gaming-worthy performance, but that's the only necessity in my opinion. I installed my new parts right away and it took me a couple of hours as I was being very careful. It booted up nicely and I fell in love. Windows 10 does have some battery issues I believe, it does kill the battery life, but hey, how much more can you ask for? Best gaming laptop in the price range.
GUIDE TO DISASSEMBLE:
1) Unscrew all bottom screws
2) Open laptop
3) Use a card to pick out the keyboard top
4) LIFT LIGHTLY so you don't hurt the cable ribbons, and remove them from the motherboard
5) Remove the cable at the top of the keyboard from the motherboard
6) SSD slots and Wi-Fi card are easily accessible from this point on.
7) UNHOOK ALL CONNECTIONS, simple enough right? SO BE CAREFUL
8) You don't have to unlace the wi-fi cable but do put it to the side
9) Unscrew two screws, the ones located on the fans
10) Pull the motherboard to the left, then down, the pull up to remove it. This is to make the ports come out of the laptop frame safely.
11) The RAM is now accessible from this point on
12) Remove the screws from the heatsink in THE NUMBERED ORDER THEY ARE PUT. (Small numbers next to each screw). MAKE SURE TO PUT THEM BACK IN THE SAME ORDER
13) Clean the thermal paste already applied, and apply new thermal paste!
14) Close her up and call her a beauty :)
- Great CPU + GPU
- Upgradeable SSD and RAM (RAM takes some effort)
- Very fair price to get this CPU+GPU combo
- Good screen panel
- Not particularly sturdy overall
- Touchpad is flaky
- Screen has a lot of backlight bleeding around the edges (poor assembly quality)
- BIOS/Firmware may have strange issues (ymmv)
- Poor battery life (3-6 hrs depending on what you're doing)
- Large power brick, also not particularly durable
I wanted to love this laptop. College life for me revolves around near constant interaction with my laptop. Notes, homework, projects, Netflix, Skype, music, games... everything happens on my laptop. I was attracted to this machine by its really solid CPU+GPU. The i7-6700HQ made sure it was among the fastest machines in any room. The GTX 960M was very good for moderate gaming without breaking the bank for the much more expensive chips like the GTX 970 GTX 980. It could run just about anything I wanted it to at 1080p at high detail with framerates over 60fps, stuff like CS:GO, Skyrim, Civilization VI, Metro: Last Light, and Kerbal Space Program (well, depending on part count, hahaha). Really importantly, it has Thunderbolt 3, which was a big draw for me because that enables all sorts of cool peripherals. These are its strong points.
As soon as I got it, I did the SSD upgrade and doubled the RAM to 16GB. This made it a really powerful machine all the way around. But then the issues started cropping up. First, the trackpad has a tendency to spaz out and get very jittery making it unusable until you turned it on and off again. Despite updating the firmware on the computer and the trackpad many times and updating drivers just as many times, it never went away and Acer refused to do anything about it. Then the firmware started causing issues. After putting the computer to sleep by closing the lid, it would occasionally wake up into a partially on state that wouldn't let the OS put it back to sleep and also would cause it to heat up a lot in my backpack. This was a big problem and caused a fair bit of damage over the few months I dealt with it. The overheating caused pixels in the screen to get stuck red. And the on-but-not-quite-on state required rebooting and reopening applications while killing my battery at the same time. I took the difficult step of shipping it for warranty repair (this problem Acer did at least acknowledge), and they replaced some stuff which fixed that problem (I believe they replaced the mainboard). Fast-forward about a year, and the chassis really started showing signs of giving out. The chrome trim around the hinges broke off, and multiple of the attachment points for the screws on the bottom of the case started breaking. The bottom shell itself has two cracks on opposite sides around the ports from the case flexing over the years.
It just wasn't built for a life in a backpack. If it sat on a living room table most of the time, going out as needed, this laptop would hold up just fine. But the constant jostling of student life, the constant hustle and bustle of going to class, going to meetings, going to the library, going across the country on an airplane for an interview, going to the lounge to hang out, going to the lab, getting shaken as you run because you're late to lunch plans, that's a tough life for any laptop. I ended up spending almost the difference between this an a well spec-ed XPS 15 in the upgrades and random parts that needed replacing without ending up with as nice of a computer. If you're like me and doing that, find a sturdier laptop. Get an XPS or a MacBook.
Most photographers use desktop but I need the flexibility of working anywhere I am, and this laptop makes that possible.
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- Performance laptop (Core i7, 6700HQ, 16GB RAM)
- Dedicated graphics card (GeForce GTX 960M)
- Excellent wifi (this laptop gets good signal throughout my home, most devices typically have issues here)
- Nice screen (17", 1920x1080 resolution, very vibrant colours!)
- 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD - Very useful if you've got plenty of data yet want SSD speed
- Looks cool (red illuminated keyboard)
- Great value (similar laptops I was looking at were a bit more expensive. Have a look at the most similar macbook competitor for a laugh.
- Loud fan noise when gaming
- Low battery life when gaming (expected!)
- Screen bezel needed to be "clicked" into place when first opened (Have not had issues since, but should have been done properly from the factory)
- Note that the 17" version is quite large. My old laptop seems to be a bit smaller, and would barely fit into my laptop bag.
- This laptop is lighter than my older one, but comes in a very heavy box. I was slightly worried about its weight when unboxing.
- The battery life is decent when surfing the net or working on documents.
- I'm not a heavy gamer, but this will run Fallout 4 on decent settings just fine :)
One last note, there were reviews commenting on this laptop getting extremely hot. The cooling fans flip on in an instant when gaming and the air coming out of the vents is warm. For what its worth, it is much cooler than the air vented out of my previous Aspire and that one's still going strong.
Plus the price was very interesting. So 5 stars!