Pros: Skylake i7 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, Full HD touchscreen, 1 TB of storage, low price (bearing the competition)
Cons: Battery life up to 5 hours, not a gaming laptop.
We can all agree that Acer has really stepped up its game over the past few years. The company which was once known for manufacturing nearly-decent laptops has transitioned into a new era where they make pretty good products at very competitive prices. Today we're going to tackle one such product under the name Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008.
This latest model has really surprised us thanks to its implementation of a last generation Core i7 processor, vast RAM and a Full HD touchscreen all at a very low price point. If, like us, you're a firm believer in getting the best bang for your buck then strap on down and get to know this interesting new model in our review of the Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008.
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Let's talks aesthetics
Unlike many other models within it's price gap, Acer's newest launch sports a polished look that sets itself apart thanks to its gripping design and metal build. The back of the laptop features a very interesting textured design that's almost hypnotic and the ports are all placed on the lower end of each side, affording us more comfortable usage.
The display, one of the laptop's key features, is a 15.6 inch IPS WLED display with touchscreen capabilities and a stellar Full HD resolution. So far at these prices we've either gotten a Full HD display or a regular display with a touchscreen so having both is very convenient.
Also, while a touchscreen is hardly essential, you'd be surprised by how easily you can take to using it. Stuff like pinpointing a specific point in your text or scrolling down a website or even passing through pictures becomes a more natural and effortless process when you can simply tap on the screen to do so. Again, we're not saying it's a game changer or anything like that but it's a nice bonus.
As far as portability goes, the Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008 comes in at 4.9 pounds and is 1.1 inch thick. It's not the most portable laptop in the market but considering there are a lot of laptops with a much cheaper build quality that feature the same numbers we're actually gonna praise Acer on this one.
Is it a good performer or will I be dragged into a slow machine?
It's the age old question; isn't it? Will it perform in a manner that meets our expectations? That's pretty much laptop-hunting 101. Well, unless you're an extremely demanding user that basically works at NASA I believe you'll be just fine.
Inside the Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008 we'll find an Intel Core i7-6500U (Skylake) dual core processor that works at a speed of 2.5 GHz and reaches up to 3.1 GHz when turbo boost is activated. This is a standard 64 bit architecture chip built on 14nm technology with 4 MB of L3 Cache.
I know that for many of you guys I'm pretty much speaking in klingon over here so i'll translate. What does this mean? It means that this processor can handle all sorts of tasks. Be it intensive video editing sessions, running a couple of virtual machines or compiling the code for a killer app, this laptop's got you covered. Sure it's graphics chip isn't all that - we'll get to that in a minute - but it's processing power is up there with the best of 'em, at least when talking about dual core processor laptops.
RAM is also very impressive, we've got 8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM working at a standard 1600 MHz. It's interesting to point out that you may upgrade this capacity all the way to 16 GB by replacing the two 4 GB units with two 8 GB units but we highly doubt you will actually need to do so or even notice the upgrade for that matter.
Seriously, at this point, with Windows 10 you'd need to be running over 15 programs at a time to need more RAM than the default 8 GB so if I where you i'd see if it meets my needs before opting to buy an extra 8 GB unit, besides, you can always buy it in the future.
What games can I play on this laptop?
Unfortunately, if what you want is a gaming laptop then we're sad to point out that this is not a very option in that sense. This notebook houses an Intel HD 520 integrated graphics chip and therefore its graphics performance is on par with a more mid range laptop.
Specifically, games like Fifa 16 and 2016's Hitman won't pose much of an issue under low settings but anything more than that will lead you down the path of disappointment. 2014 titles do well in general but more up to date games are a bad idea for this model.
Tell me about battery life and storage capacity
Apart from the key specs listed above, many people look to storage and battery life as very important components in their decision making process. That said, the Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008 doesn't fair badly in these points.
Battery life is comprised of a 4 cell battery with a 2520 mAh capacity that offers between 4 and 5 hours of real world usage. I know it's not a revolutionary amount of time but if you want battery life above all else you should really look at i5 laptops since those are the ones that offer the best balance between power consumption and overall performance.
Storage is also pretty standard with a hard drive of 1 TB working at 5400 rpm. If these numbers are all too familiar to you that's because most mid range laptops feature the same storage option. That said, if you're looking to speed things up then we do recommend upping the bet to an SSD unit, especially when you can buy a 250 GB SSD unit at a very low price nowadays.
What else is there to know?
Finally, as we seek to wrap up this review of the Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008 we should point out some more stuff to consider. One big thing is that this laptop comes with Dolby Digital plus sound which is always a good bonus. Also, it's HD webcam is Skype-certified which basically means it's pretty good.
In the ports department we've got all the standards including, but not limited to, a couple of USB 3.0 ports with one that can charge your devices even when the laptop is off, a standard USB 2.0 option, an ethernet port, HDMI, SD card reader and so forth.
The WiFi support deserves a special mention because it's of the a/b/g/n/ac variety, which offers speed up to three times faster than your tradition b/g/n option. There's Bluetooth 4.0 and also the keyboard is backlit which is always a handy feature for all those "night owls".
While not a gaming laptop, our extensive review of the Acer Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008 should've succeeded in showing you that this is no "beginners laptop". Performance is optimal thanks to it's i7 processor coupled with its 8 GB of RAM and the Full HD touchscreen is simply a treat to look at as well as interact with.
The main drawback for us is it's battery life if you're looking for something that lasts a bit more but it's a compromise we're willing to make in exchange for a more powerful laptop. Other than that we're extremely pleased with this laptop and give it a solid 5 star rating. If you're looking to buy a future-proof laptop with ample power and a bunch of nifty extras at an affordable price then that's exactly what you're gonna get with the V3-575T-7008.
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