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Acer Aspire V7 review: This Ultrabook can play a decent game or two

Acer Aspire V7

At a Glance

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At a Glance

The Acer Aspire V7 has a few idiosyncrasies—primarily its poorly located ports and power button—but it delivers credible gaming performance in a superslim package.

Price when rated: $1300


  • Bright, vibrant display
  • 12GB of DDR3/1600 memory
  • 24GB SSD cache
  • Discrete Nvidia graphics processor


  • Poorly located power button
  • Only one USB 3.0 port
  • Single-band Wi-Fi adapter (2.4GHz only)

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