Acer Aspire VX 15

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The Positive The Acer Aspire VX 15 is a pretty budget-friendly gaming laptop computer that is effectively configured for the cash. You can simply add extra reminiscence and storage. It has an ample port assortment, together with USB 3.1 Type-C.

The Imperfect The display is a bit of displayappointing regardless of being an IPS panel. The base model has a smallish 256GB SSD that is crammed with preinstalled software program and apps.

The Outcome With good specs at a fair higher value, the Acer Aspire VX 15 delivers respectable gaming efficiency that will not go away you feeling such as you compromised.

Rating

8.0 Overall

  • Design8.0
  • Features8.0
  • Performance8.0
  • Battery6.0

Acer could have an attention-grabbing gaming laptop computer with its $9,000 limited-edition Acer Predator 21 X, nevertheless it’s the Aspire VX 15 that persons are truly going to purchase.

Starting at $800 and topping out at $1,100, the VX 15 is only a actually whole lot for an entry-level gaming laptop computer with current-gen parts. Straying from the everyday Aspire streamlined designs, Acer gave the VX 15 physique a “gaming system” look together with two giant stylized fan vents on the again to maintain this technique good and funky (for essentially the most half, anyway). If you recognize a bit of splashiness — however just a bit — this could do the trick. It’s rather a lot just like the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 on this respect in addition to what’s inside, however I just like the Aspire a bit extra.

The 15.6-inch laptop computer is out there with both a 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti paired with both an Intel Core i5-7300HQ or Core i7-7700HQ processor. The GPUs aren’t enough for VR, however present sufficient muscle to run a contemporary recreation at 60 frames per second at full HD, which simply so occurs to be the max decision for the VX 15’s IPS display.

Acer Aspire VX 15

Price as reviewed $800 (£850 in UK; AU$1,600 in Australia)
Dis dimension/decision 15.6-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 display
PC CPU 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7300HQ (Core i7-7700HQ in Australia)
PC reminiscence 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,400MHz
Graphics 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
Storage 256GB SSD (128GB SSD+1TB HDD in UK; 1TB HDD in Australia)
Networking 802.11ac wi-fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet
Ports USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1), Two USB 3.0, One USB 2.0, SD card slot, HDMI out and headphone/mic jack
Operating system Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

A bit of goes a good displaytance

The phrases “budget” and “cheap” imply various things to totally different individuals. The truth is, whilst you can recreation on one thing that is $500, the expertise is not going to be nice. But at $800 for the bottom model VX 15 I examined — the VX5-591G-5652 — you get an pleasurable expertise ing outdated and new video games and the laptop computer typically is stable. You can displaycover related although barely higher configurations within the UK and Australia for £850 and AU$1,600, respectively (variations are famous within the chart above).

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Like the insides, the skin is nicer than you may anticipate for the cash. It seems like a gaming system with its crimson lid accents and pronounced fan ducts, nevertheless it stops shy of being excessive. The physique is usually plastic, however Acer did its finest to make it seem like steel, giving it a extra premium look.

Another optimistic for the design: You can simply open it up and set up as much as 32GB of reminiscence and put in a 2.5-inch HDD with a free mounting package from Acer. That’s good as a result of the smallish 256GB SSD might refill quick when you begin putting in video games. (You may also take into account eradicating the big quantity of preinstalled software program and apps from Acer and others to liberate some space for storing.)

Acer to gave the VX 15 a spacious keyboard together with a small quantity pad. The keys have a very good quantity of journey with a satisfying response. The complete keyboard is backlit in crimson with the WASD keys getting some additional illumination across the edges. The touchpad will get the job completed, however there’s room for it to be bigger or have displaycrete left and proper mouse buttons. It does assist all the multitouch Windows 10 gestures, although its palm rejection might be higher.

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