If you are looking for a powerful laptop that is up to the task of hard work and high performance and, in turn, you are looking for a price matched with other competing brands, look no further. Today I bring you the Acer Aspire 7 A715-71, one of the latest releases from this brand and one that delivers what it promises.
I’ve been testing it for a while, and today I will review it so you can get to know it better. That is why, if you are interested, I invite you to stay until the end of the post.
As always, I’m going to leave you with several points about what this review is going to be about, to make everything much easier.
- I’ll start with the contents of the box.
- I will review its physical section, in depth
- I will continue with the technical characteristics, in a table.
- I will tell you for whom it is intended to be used.
- I’ll tell you my impressions, after having tested it
- And finally, I’ll tell you where you can buy it
Unboxing Acer Aspire 7 (A7 15-71)
This beauty you see just above, is the Acer Aspire 7 A7 15-71. Its box contents are very simple, as the laptop comes along with an external power supply and an instruction manual.
It comes in a simple and minimalist cardboard packaging: just what you need to get to work with this laptop, as soon as you open it.
Technical Features & Specifications of the Acer Aspire A7 (15–71)
Here is a table with technical features of the variant of the laptop that I have been able to test during the last weeks:
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.81 GHz|
|RAM||24GB of GDDR4|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 video with 2GB dedicated memory|
|Storage||2TB HDD + 512GB of SSD|
|Display||15.7-inch 1920 x 1080|
This laptop variant comes with all the connections you can imagine. That’s why I’m going to start with this first point:
On its left side, this laptop features no less than 6 different connections – totally professional!
From farther to closer, the ports it incorporates are as follows:
- A security port
- An RJ-45 Ethernet connection
- One USB Type-C (reversible)
- An HDMI port
- A USB 3.1 port
- One SD card reader
On its right side, this laptop has 4 more ports:
- A headphone mini jack (3.5 mm).
- Two USB 2.1 ports
- Connector for the charging plug, direct to the external power supply.
Undoubtedly, ten ports to perform all kinds of tasks are more than enough for almost any kind of work you might need to perform on this laptop.
In addition to the ten connections, this Acer Aspire 7 A7 15-71, incorporates a fingerprint reader in its trackpad, which you can configure from the native system settings.
Its screen is 15.7 inches, and it also has a webcam and a backlit keyboard. Its design is very premium thanks to its aluminum finish.
To clarify one important thing: This variant of the Acer Aspire is modified. Basically, it only has 8GB of RAM and 1Tb of HDD and 128GB of SSD. However, you can have the laptop configured to your liking, so that you will have the features you need depending on your work.
It is undoubtedly very good news to know that you will be able to modify it to your liking, since, in addition to the fact that repairs will be cheaper, you will be able to modify it as many times as you need, depending on your needs.
Besides that, if you do not want Windows 10 as the main operating system, you have its alternative in Linux, which you can find on the official Acer website.
As you can see, for every taste, colors!
Who Is It For?
This Acer Aspire 7 A7 15-71 is intended for an audience that uses design and editing on a daily basis. Compatible with many editing suites and with a dedicated graphics card, this laptop will make heavy tasks such as rendering videos, editing photos and making all kinds of multimedia compositions a breeze.
Acer has made it clear, and thanks to its multiple ports, you can attach all kinds of accessories you need for your work, because, after all, it is a laptop with features focused on the professional field.
Acer Aspire 7 A7 15-71 Impressions: What We Think Of It?
After testing this laptop for almost a month and a half, I can say several things about it:
The size and resolution of its screen will not leave you indifferent. Its colors are very vivid and you can have a large work surface without tiring your eyes.
The 24 GB of RAM is noticeable, and very much so. Undoubtedly, it makes moving a heavy system like Windows 10 a breeze. Its action commands are very fast and will not leave you hanging at any time.
Its backlit keyboard makes it much more comfortable to work in low light conditions, something that I personally appreciate since I like to work at night.
The fact that you don’t need adapters is a very important point to take into account, since you have the necessary connections that every laptop should have. And that, believe me, saves your pocket a lot when it comes to buying extra accessories.
Its battery meets a minimum, if you do not need to perform heavy tasks. However, if you buy it to carry out complex things, whether you want to or not, you will have to have it plugged in.
It’s quite a bit heavier than my personal laptop. Comparing it to a 2017 MacBook Pro, it makes carrying that extra weight in your backpack noticeable. However, it’s appreciated when you see the power it comes with as standard.
Availability and Price
If you’ve been left wanting more, read our Acer Predator G9 793 review, a fast and very powerful Acer machine. However, if you want to go ahead with this laptop, below I leave you a purchase link from Amazon.
Following are the PROS & CONS of this product
- Connection ports
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