Our review of the Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-56HD
Multimedia, theAcer Aspire 7 A715-51G-56HD is a thin and light designer gaming laptop with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen that improves fluidity in games with its 165Hz frequency, while its fast SSD storage improves its responsiveness. This versatile black Ultrabook designed for creating and playing is capable of running many games thanks to its GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card, which also accelerates processing like the Core i5-1240P Intel Alder Lake-P processor and 16 GB of powerful RAM for everyday use and multimedia work. A backlit keyboard, a biometric reader or even Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity are also on the agenda for this discreet aluminum laptop running Windows 11.
Best known price: €1299
Features of Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-56HD
|screen(s)||15.6” IPS Full 165Hz ComfyView thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1240P Alder Lake (12 cores: 4P 1.75 GHz + 8E 1.2 GHz, TDP 28W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16GB DDR4 3200MHz|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6, Intel Iris Xe processor integrated and OPtimus|
|Storage||512 GB 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-56HD against the competition
Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-56HD 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 on Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-56HD
Cooled by 2 fans combined with 3 heat pipes and air vents, it has an elegant and understated appearance with its thin and bright black aluminum design, which rises slightly forward when opened.
This versatile Ultrabook is equipped with good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi 6E ax (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, or even 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
Since a biometric reader is integrated, you can authenticate yourself by fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello technology.
A backlight solution equips the chiclet keyboard, which is practical to better distinguish its keys in a dimly lit environment.
Gamers will appreciate that the display uses a 165Hz refresh rate, which improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. The screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD resolution and its 16:9 format. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, while offering more faithful than average colorimetry. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy screen.
In addition, the blue light emitted by the screen is reduced by up to 30% by BlueLightShield technology.
Performance, autonomy for Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-56HD
The Acer Aspire 7 A715-51G-56HD is for those looking for a thin and light all-round laptop aimed at creation and gaming.
Many users will be satisfied with the general performance provided by this thin and light laptop because it is built around 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Alder Lake-P Core i5-1240P, low power processor with a TDP of 28W higher than 15W standard, which gives better performance but affects autonomy.
Creatives will be happy to be able to perform a number of multimedia works that utilize RAM and multicores – and therefore the 12 hybrid cores of Alder Lake, for example in photo editing or video encoding.
In addition, the processing of the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 integrated graphics card is accelerated, and this under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as under Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere, which will also be interesting for creators.
Depending on the tasks performed, the NVIDIA Optimus technology switches automatically and in real time between the GeForce RTX 3050 and the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated in the Core i5-1240P.
Best known price: €1299
Optimus makes the most of Intel Iris Xe, despite its much more modest advantages, because it consumes little energy and thus promotes autonomy. The GeForce RTX 3050 is effectively enabled by Optimus to perform graphics processing considered too heavy for Iris Xe. With one or the other, you can view pictures and videos.
Storage is entrusted to an SSD, which competes with the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB, while being more resistant to shocks, quieter, more energy efficient and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, game/software launches, processing and start/stop are much faster than with, for example, a hard drive, and you can get to online game maps faster.
More generally, the SSD provides much better responsiveness and agility.
If the transport of this high-performance versatile Ultrabook is facilitated by its thinness and its controlled weight, expect it to heat up and be heard when it is pushed hard (eg: treatments, games).
If necessary, a ventilated support can be added to this multimedia laptop oriented towards creation and gaming (remember to check the measurements carefully!).