Our review of the Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-79U7
multimedia creator gaming laptop, theAcer Aspire 7 A715-51G-79U7 thin and light with a 15-inch Full HD IPS anti-reflective screen, whose 165Hz frequency improves the fluidity of games, is able to run a variety of games with its GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card. It also speeds up processing, as the 16GB of RAM and the Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake-P processor perform well in everyday use. This discreet black aluminum Ultrabook running Windows 11 benefits from a large capacity 1 TB SSD which improves its responsiveness, a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader or USB connection – C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E.
Best known price: €1499
Features of Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-79U7
|screen(s)||15.6” IPS Full 165Hz ComfyView thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake (12 cores, 2.1 GHz, 4P+8E, TDP 28W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16GB DDR4 3200MHz|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Processor Integrated Intel Iris Xe and OPtimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|plug||3 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1|
|Network||6E axis Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Sound system||2 Sonic Master speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.1 kg / 362.3 x 237.4 x 19.9|
Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-79U7 against the competition
Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-79U7 is currently available on Acer France and positions itself as one of the thinnest and lightest in its category and one of the only ones to offer such a new processor with Thunderbolt connection.
Chassis, connector, screen of Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-79U7
It has a discreet look with its thin and bright black aluminum design, which rises slightly forward when opened.
Its cooling is provided by 2 fans connected to 3 heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
This versatile Ultrabook is well equipped with good connectivity options with its very fast USB-C Thunderbolt 4, its Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi 6E ax (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect externally, its Ethernet and audio ports or its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
You can authenticate yourself by biometric recognition via the integrated fingerprint reader using Windows Hello technology.
Of course, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is useful to better distinguish them in the dark.
To appeal to gamers, the screen is adorned with a frequency of 165Hz, higher than the standard 60Hz, which improves fluidity in games. In addition, with its IPS technology, the screen has wide viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, while reproducing colors more faithfully than average. Due to its Full HD definition and 16:9 format, the screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility than a blank panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
The BlueLightShield technology makes it possible to reduce the blue light emitted by the screen by up to 30%.
Performance, autonomy for Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-79U7
The Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-79U7 is aimed at those who want to acquire a thin and light notebook PC oriented towards creation and gaming.
It is capable of running a large number of games if you accept settings under opuses that use 3D resources to achieve good playability. Because it embeds the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card.
As a bonus, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti accelerates processing during software using GPU computing power, such as during Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere / Photoshop, something to interest creators.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is activated/deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers as much as possible Intel Iris Xe, graphics module integrated in the processor, and this despite its much more modest advantages, because it is energy efficient, which promotes autonomy.
In this range, pending more complete testing, you can expect around 5 hours of battery life with light use.
The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is actually enabled by Optimus to do graphics work deemed too heavy for Iris Xe, typically for games. With one or the other of these solutions, it is of course possible to view images and videos.
Iris Xe is directly integrated into the energy-saving Intel Alder Lake-P Core i7-1260P processor with a TDP of 28W higher than the classic 15W. Performance is therefore better, but energy consumption is higher.
Best known price: €1499
The Core i7-1260P delivers good overall performance capable of satisfying many users coupled with the 16GB of RAM, enough to satisfy many users.
And especially creators who intend to perform modest multimedia processing by utilizing multicore – and therefore the 12 hybrid cores of Alder Lake – as well as RAM, such as photo editing or video encoding.
On the storage side, there is an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB capable of holding more software and files, which corresponds to what most hard drives offer.
In addition to the latter, an SSD is quieter, more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
As a result, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness in use than a simple hard drive, which for example implies much faster processing as well as game/software launch and start/stop, or even a faster arrival. on online card games.
Fairly easy to transport due to its thin and controlled weight, this versatile Ultrabook, geared for gaming and creation, makes itself heard and heats up under heavy load.
If necessary to limit temperatures, you can add a vented support to this multimedia laptop (remember to check the measurements carefully!).