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[Review] Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 | Perfection!

Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 review
  • Eco-friendly and lightweight design
  • Crisp IPS Full HD display
  • Powerful 11th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor
  • Built-in fingerprint reader
  • There's no SD card reader
  • The screen could be brighter
Acer's Aspire Vero lineup is the latest solution for those environmentally aware students and users looking for a lightweight, multitasker, and eco-friendly laptop for day-to-day tasks as they are partly made up of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials with a non-painted surface and an easy-to-upgrade design which is definitely a bonus for most users.

One of its top-rated models is the budget 15-inch laptop we're going to reveal in this review of the Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617. A laptop that has quickly managed to set itself apart thanks to its top-tier features, including an Intel Core i7 processor, a stunning Full HD display, a quiet and speedy SSD storage, a pleasant backlit keyboard, and Windows 11 Home out of the box.

But is this the right laptop for you? That's what we're here to find out as we meticulously study everything there is to know about this notebook to help you make an informed decision. Ready? Let's go!

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Tech Specs of Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617

Tech Specs
Brand/ModelAcer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617
Dimensions ‎14.31 x 9.39 x 0.7 inches
Weight 3.96 pounds
Display IPS | Anti-Glare | 15.6'' | 300 nits
Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Processor11th-Gen Quad-Core Intel Core i7-1195G7
RAM 16 GB (DDR4)
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Storage 512 GB (SSD)
Battery 3-cell | Li-Ion | Up to 7 hours
Operating System Windows 11 Home
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
1x RJ-45
1x USB-A 2.0
2x USB-A 3.2
1x USB-C 3.2
1x HDMI 2.0
1x Audio jack (3.5 mm)
Fingerprint reader
HD Webcam

Design, Display, and Keyboard

Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 performance
Delivering a unique appearance, the Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 wears an eco-friendly and paint-free design consisting of a textured, recycled plastic, light speckled gray chassis whose lightweight design of just 3.96 pounds and comfy grip allows you to carry it on the go.

The Aspire Vero boasts a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display that performs well in both productivity and multimedia scenarios, offering crisp and colorful images - boasting up to 100% of sRGB color gamut coverage- thanks to its good brightness of 300 nits.

Another feature we appreciate is the fact that Acer has opted to make use of the Acer ComfyView technology– an anti-glare coating that will enhance your productivity providing a reflection-free viewing experience outdoors, as well as a reduction in the blue light emision.

Made up of 50% of PCR materials, the full-sized keyboard is comfortable enough to type on even in challenging lighting conditions since it's fully backlit, while the touchpad features multi-gesture capabilities to simplify navigation through Windows 11.

The Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 reviewed today is powered by the 11th-Gen Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor with four cores, eight threads, and a 12 MB SmartCache memory, reaching a burst frequency up to 5.00 GHz via Turbo Boost technology.

Like the already reviewed ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513IE-PH74, this model packs 16 GB DDR4 of RAM, which will be more than enough for you to do a variety of day-to-day tasks such as coding, virtualization, non-professional graphic design, video editing, spreadsheet editing, video calling, and checking e-mail, amongst others.

Regarrding its graphics performance, the integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics allows you to stream 4K content at 60 Hz using an external monitor and play some light games smoothly.

The storage departments comes with a respectable 512 GB M.2 NVMe SSD unit whose faster writing/reading speeds will reduce loading times when boating Windows, opening apps, transferring data, and rendering projects, among other daily tasks.

Overall, it's what we would undoubtedly call a powerhouse of a laptop that's clearly aimed at those who want a device with which they can work comfortably on anything they so choose to. 

Connectivity and Extras

The Acer Aspire Vero is surprisingly well-equipped in the connectivity department as it comes with a USB-A 2.0 port, an audio jack, and a Kensington lock notch on the right side, while an HDMI 2.0 output, an Ethernet port, two USB-A 3.2 inputs, and a single USB-C 3.2 port can be found on the left side of the laptop.

There's also a built-in HD webcam on the top bezel and a fingerprint reader in the top left corner of the touchpad with Windows Hello certification, which works pretty well. As for wireless connections, it has Bluetooth 5.0, as well as the Wi-Fi 6 standard offering faster web browsing speeds and better battery life when compared to Wi-Fi 5.

And if you still don't know about the relatively recent name update, you're not the only one. Back in 2018, Wi-Fi Alliance changed up Wi-Fi names to make them easier to remember, so the previously known Wi-Fi 802.11ax is now Wi-Fi 6, and the Wi-Fi 802.11ac protocol corresponds to Wi-Fi 5. If you haven't bought a laptop in the last few years, there's a good chance you had no idea.

This is quite a respectable connectivity suite. However, if you are looking for a lightweight laptop with a Thunderbolt port and microSD card reader, you might consider the Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 we reviewed a few days ago.

Battery Life

Regarding the battery life of the Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617, the manufacturer claims up to 7 hours of mixed usage, with some users pointing out that 5 to 6 hours of battery life is a more realistic number in that scenario.

In any case, be it for this laptop or for another one, we always recommend our readers take the manufacturer's battery claims with a grain of salt and shave off 20-30% of the advertised battery life to get a more realistic picture of how long you can go without having to search for a power source.

Having said that, most mid-range laptops will offer a similar battery life so we can't complain. 

Verdict: Should you buy it?

The Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 reviewed today is the ultimate eco-friendly laptop you always wanted at an unbeatable price point. Its solid performance, long-lasting battery life, and extensive connectivity let you get your day-to-day tasks done on the go, whilst its lightweight design makes it highly portable.

The picture quality, colors, and viewing angles on the Acer Aspire Vero are pretty good, though not as good as we've seen on high-end notebooks such as the aforementioned Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420. 

Overall, we are quite happy with Acer. Not only have they managed to make a laptop that's mostly made out of recycled materials, but they are also offering a stellar performance to go with. Definitely a laptop worth buying.