Review | Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro mobile computer

By Charlemagne Losaria

Acer’s Nitro laptop series has gotten a facelift with the introduction in the country of its newest members. For this review, we will be featuring the Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-75CH laptop.

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Build and design

The Aspire V 15 Nitro is quite a looker with its sleek, streamlined design. Though it may not be as thin as other 15-inchers out in the market, the cutting-edge design makes it seem so.

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It also stands out for its somewhat rugged finish, combined with some metallic elements. The Aspire V Nitro 15 features a textured surface, skinned with rubber which has a matte yet smooth feel to it. This same material is also present around the 15.6-inch 4K HD screen and keyboard as well.

The hinge looks to be made of stainless metal, as well at the part where the hinge is affixed to. There is also a big “Aspire V Nitro” engraving on it.

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Flip it on its back and you’ll find the rubber matte materials persist with some metallic touch still. Here you’ll see the laptop’s exhaust as well as four speaker grills. The sound quality is very good, having been infused with Dolby Home Theater technology.

Acer outfitted the Aspire V 15 Nitro with red back-lit keyboard, making it look and feel like a gaming laptop, which is an effective strategy by Acer.

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The mouse pad is very responsive and sensitive making the pinch to zoom function work very well especially when zooming in on documents or web pages.

The evenly spaced keyboard features tactile keys but feels quite “flat” for my liking. Then again, I am using a competitor laptop with excellent keyboard. It might get some time getting used to for my part.

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Performance

Performance-wise, the Aspire V 15 Nitro certainly does not disappoint. Considering the money you’ll burn to acquire this, you should get your money’s worth.

The unit ships with Windows 10 out of the box and is packed with a combination of Intel Core i7-5500U microprocessor and NVIDIA GT940M graphics chip at the helm. The Aspire V 15 Nitro is blazing fast, able to run programs with no hiccups.

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Having been endowed with a 16GB DDR3 L RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive certainly helps the device to run at its peak at all times. It also features a 1-TB HDD storage to meet the ever demanding consumer’s needs.

The Acer Aspire V Nitro features a 4K ultra-HD screen for four-times the clarity and resolution of a full HD laptop. With it’s ColorBlast Technology, it displays colors that are close to the image source.

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Value-added features

The laptop has been a joy to work with because it does not warm the palms as much as the laptops I have reviewed. According to Acer, the dual-fan technology features very thin metal sheets at 0.1m and is allowed to flex, ensuring optimal cooling effect but with minimal noise produced.

It also feature’s Acer’s Dust Defender technology, which keeps the laptop innards dust-free, prolonging the device’s life in the process.

Acer’s MU-MIMO Wi-Fi technology aims to minimize data traffic congestion and promises to speed up the connection for up to two times faster than regular MIMO Wi-Fi technology.

It is also worth mentioning that it is Skype-certified. This means that it passed Skype’s hardware requirements, ensuring a worthwhile Skype experience.

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The verdict

The Aspire Nitro V is a powerful laptop packaged into a sleek body. It is able to deliver and address the demands of a power user.

I also liked that it does not seem to get warm and the 4K HD screen color representation is on point. Currently, it sits in the P45,000 to P50,000 price range.

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