Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Full Review [September 2017]

Hey, guys today we will shed more light on Acer aspire v15 nitro (black edition). Acer has been one of the most prominent brands when we talk about laptops. It now brings us the gaming laptop to compete with other laptop brands like Dell, Lenovo, Razer, and much more. I must say that this try of making top-notch gaming laptop by Acer is perfect up to some extent. It is specially made for gamers who have a budget around 1000 dollars. This laptop does have some down falls but it is okay for budget oriented gamers. 

“What should I expect from this review?”

Well in this review we will talk about the design of this laptop along with the keyboard and touchpad. Not only these, we will also shed light on the GPU and CPU used in this laptop with offered ports and slots for an external device to connect. At the end, we will talk about the performance we get from this laptop and how long you can play on a single charge.With all these, we will also see the FPS you can get while playing high-end games on this laptop. 

Table of contents 

  1. Unboxing
  2. Design
  3. Display, Keyboard and trackpad
  4. Graphics card & CPU
  5. Ports and slots
  6. Performance
  7. Verdict

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⇒Unboxing

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The unboxing was done in three sections. First, we have shown the outside of look and how your package will be delivered to your doorsteps. It comes in a black package with Acer written on the top right corner. This packaging also features the laptop itself with a name of laptop written on the left-hand side.

Second, it shows the components you get when you wide open the package. The package includes few user manual and warranty card with the laptop itself and charging cable on the right-hand side box.

Lastly, when we talk about the laptop packaging, it comes with two side stands and the laptop itself covered in white cloth (or polyethylene made of cloth). You open this sack and you get your dark black Acer Aspire V15 Nitro.

You can also give a look at Review of Lenovo Legion Y520 gaming laptop.


⇒Design

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If you buy a gaming laptop, a design is the first thing you look for. A good design is something that gives you attractive look along with great comfort. The design of this Acer Aspire V15 Nitro gaming laptop has an amazing matte black color with side opening panel of gray color. A top panel is pure aluminum cover with classic lines and Acer symbol in the middle.

When you open the laptop, you will find the keyboard which is also quite good. We will talk about the keyboard in the keyboard and touchpad section in detail. Inside this laptop, there comes the DustDefender. The fans run at very high-speed removing all the dust and keeps your laptop cool. With GTX 1060 it weighs about 5.5 pounds only which makes it easy to take anywhere you want.



⇒Display, Keyboard & Touchpad

While playing games, the one thing that matters a lot after hardware specs is the display. If the display screen of your gaming laptop is good enough then it can play a major role. In this Acer Aspire V15 Nitro, the screen comes with 15.6 inches Full HD display. It offers the resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is widescreen IPS display.

The keyboard is the place where your fingers will make you win games. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro gaming laptop comes with good and handy keyboard with decent click experience. The travel distance of keys is even better with this gaming laptop. It also comes with backlighting but only red color. Well, that can be said to be one of the cons of this laptop but overall the keyboard is comfortable and handy to use.

Next thing we are talking about is the Touchpad. The best part of this touch pad is that it comes with finger print sensors. This sensor allows you to sign in rather than typing a password or pin. The touchpad is decent as well but not up to the mark. It is not as best as Lenovo legion Y520 or Dell Inspiron but is good and good for buyers in $1,200 range.

You might want to check the review of Acer Predator Helios 300


⇒ Graphics card & CPU

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Nowadays the detailing of the characters in a game is top-notch. To offer us the exact same detailing we need to have a good graphics card as well. This Acer Aspire V15 Nitro comes with 6 GB GDDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 graphics card. It is said and is proven that this GPU is 3 times faster than previous versions. This GPU supports the maximum resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels with Multimonitor as well. Not only these, it requires a maximum of 400 W power supply and temperatures goes up to 94 degrees. 

More latest the processor better the performance. This Acer Aspire V15 Nitro comes with Intel Core i7-7700HQ 7th generation processor. The CPU speed of this processor is 2.80 GHz with a turbo boost of 3.80 GHz. This processor contains 4 cores (Quad core processor) with 8 threads. It also supports GPU up to 64 GB and 4K with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304.


 ⇒Ports & Slots

2 x USB 3.0, Audio and microphone jack and SD Card Reader
2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Thunderbolt 3USB 3.1 Type-C and battery slot

When we talk about ports and slots, this gaming laptop comes with numerous options. It has 1 thunderbolt 3 port which is full USB 3.1 Type-C along with 2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0. Not only these, it comes with 1 HDMI with 1 RJ45 Ethernet network with 802.11 ac Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0 and SD Card reader as well. With these, it also has four built-in speakers and audio is powered by Acer Trueharmony plus.

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⇒Performance

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We have talked about the individual parts of this gaming laptop and now it comes to how good is this laptop’s performance. This gaming laptop comes with Intel Core i7-7700HQ 7th generation processor with CPU speed of 2.8 GHz and turbo boost of 3.8 GHz. It is most recent processor by Intel and it does provide a good base for gaming. Talking about a good base, graphics card also plays a vital role. This gaming laptop comes with Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card. It is not one of the most recent GPUs but yes it provides a very good gaming experience.


The display of 15 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and that too HD is all a person needs for gaming. Yes, the side viewing angles are not top-notch but it is okay for budget buyers. The laptop does catch heat fast but anti dusting feature removes dust and keeps it cool. 1 TB storage with 16 GB RAM lets you store games and run them smoothly. Battery life can be a big question as it lasts only up to 4-5 hours on a single charge. If you want to buy a decent laptop for gaming as well as day-to-day work, this is one of the nicest options you might want to go with.

Specification Window of Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (Black Edition)
Processor 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core
CPU speed 2.8 GHz with turbo boost of 3.8 GHz
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Display 15.6 inch HD widescreen LED backlit IPS display
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Graphics Card 6 GB GDRR5 VRAM Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060
RAM 16 GB DDR4
Storage 1 TB HDD + 256 SSD
Ports & Slots
  • 802.11 ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet network
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x HDMI port
Battery  1 Lithium ion batteries
Battery Life  6 hours
Weight 5.51 lbs
Dimensions 15.39 x 10.47 x 0.98 inches


⇒Verdict

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (Black Edition)

$1,274.00
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (Black Edition)
8.6

Design

9.0/10

Display

8.5/10

GPU & Memory

9.0/10

Performance

9.0/10

Battery Life

7.5/10

Pros

  • Good gaming Performance
  • Slim and attractive design
  • Storage is good with SSD + HDD
  • Display is top-notch

Cons

  • Touchpad is not up to the mark
  • 4K experience could be better
  • Only one backlight (Red)
  • Battery life is okay

Post Author: Parth Rathod

Hello people this is parth rathod owner of this website “gamerswizard.com”. I will guide you with the gaming laptops and PCs and review the upcoming games.
 I love playing games and and something i have information on is “GAMING”, so here i am writing about the games and gaming accessories. I hope it helps you.

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