Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro

  |   by Ian Debevoise

The Acer Aspire V 15 performs admirably as a more affordable gaming laptop but the amount of bloatware that comes pre-installed takes away from an otherwise solid computer. The 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-4710HQ quad-core processor is on the higher-end for gaming computers and it offsets some of the lost performance from only having 8 GB of RAM. The Aspire operates on Windows 8.1 and comes with a 128 GB SSD as well as a 1 TB HDD. 

  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-4710HQ (6MB cache, 3.5 GHz Turbo Boost)
  • 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS “Acer ComfyView” display
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M (2GB of DDR5)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4600
  • 8GB DDR3
  • 128GB SSD (M.2) and 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM)
  • Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0
  • HD (1280 x 720) webcam
  • 3-cell Li-Ion battery (4605 mAh)
  • Dimensions: 0.9 x 15.3 x 10.1 inches
  • Weight: 5.29 pounds
  • 2-year warranty
  • Starting Price: $1,099.99
  • Price as Configured: $1,199.99

  • Pros

    • Low price for the specs
    • Excellent overall gaming performance
    • Fast SSD combined with high-capacity storage
  • Cons

    • Excessive amount of terrible bloatware
    • Looks and feels cheaper than the competition
    • Average display quality

Quick Take

The Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro offers a fantastic value for a gaming notebook, but delivers a lackluster experience thanks to excessive bloatware.

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