Pros

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

Cons

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

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Aspire V7 Series is even thinner than its predecessors and gives you the choice of an easy-to-carry 14" model or the super-useful 15.6" rendition. The chassis is available in a range of cool colors that complement and accentuate your personal style.

Manufacturer’s Website

Acer Aspire V7 Touch

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-4500U
Processor speed 1800.0 MHz
Number of Cores 2.0
Display
Display size 15.0 inches
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GT 750M
Graphics Memory 2.0 GB
Storage
Drive 1 size 22.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Drive 2 size 1000.0 GB
Drive 2 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 2 speed 5400.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 12.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.0 inches
Depth 10.0 inches
Height 0.83 inches
Weight 4.6 pounds
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 246.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 5:02   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 13.8   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2331.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2642.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 3614.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 159.3   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 307.5   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 108.5   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 136.5   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 251.3   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
3DMark, Firestrike 1390.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 6429.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Ice Storm 162.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 684.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 70.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 5.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 33.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 13.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 76.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 3.6   Watt hours
Idle power usage 12.4   Watts