Updated: Jun 17
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 for Desktop Level Performance
15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit ComfyView TFT LCD Display (16:9 Aspect Ratio)
Light Laptop without Optical Disk Drive
Pre-installed Genuine Windows 10 OS
Powerful Productivity The Aspire 7 laptop comes supercharged with the latest NVIDIA® graphics that packs a punch to your performance whether it's work or play. Run everything at exemplary speeds with the latest 9th Gen Intel ® Core™ CPU.
Visibly Stunning Enhance your viewing experience with Acer
Colour Intelligence™ and Acer ExaColor. Now indulge in your visual senses by viewing more with the stunning 39.62-cm (15.6) FHD display, thanks to the narrow bezel with an 81.61% screen-to-body ratio.
Fast Communication Reduce latency by up to 75% and improve your average network by 3 times with the Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). You can endure full range connectivity and get the latest information updates much easily.
Storage Never fall short of power and storage while carrying out your tasks with a maximum of 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSD and up to 32 GB DDR4 (SO-DIMM) RAM.
Connectivity Make your data transfers speedy as this laptop comes with 4 USB ports - USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, and two SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps Type-A ports.
Sleek Design Experience professional styling with a sleek and understated cryptic design and a backlit keyboard that comes optional to make work easier, especially in an environment with poor lighting.
Display [5/5] -- sharp, adequately bright, great viewing angles. Near zero bleeds. Colors are a bit saturated just the way it should be for a gaming machine. Professional photo editors will not be very impressed, though.
Keyboard [4/5] -- Tactile keys (very comfy to type on), decent back-light (less bleed), numeric pad inclusion requires a lot of getting used to especially the home+pageUp+pageDown+End keys. Power button is part of the keyboard button! placed at the top right corner (may trigger accidental switch offs).
Touchpad [4/5] - Touch response works well. I have seen better ones in HP elite (Synaptic). Has an inbuilt fingerprint sensor on top left of touchpad. Worked 3 out of 5 times I tried the first time.
Build quality [4/5] -- Respectable build for a plastic body. The hinges could have been tighter for my likes. But I 'm sure this will hold up well for a long time!
Overall Design [4/5] -- Kept to the basics and happy there. Does not look like a typical gaming machine with funky elements or odd curves. Can easily double up as a study / work machine. The power cord is connected to the middle of the right edge, would have made cord management a lot easier if pushed to the top end of the edge.
Webcam & Mic - [1/5] -- Seriously bad web cam. Grainy images regardless of light conditions and hence unusable. No acer supplied device driver. Runs with default windows driver. You are going to need an external USB webcam for any business meetings. And there is no privacy shutter. Mic quality is pretty ordinary and nothing to write home about but gets the job done.
Sound [3/5] -- Volume is on the lower side like others have complained. Quality of sound is just fine for regular uses and casual gaming. Plugin your headphones, and the true sound capabilities come alive. I am yet to try any 3rd party app that amps the output.
Heat Management [4/5] - I havent tried a lot here. But the fan is heard whenever the graphics card is loaded but then that is expected and tolerable. Havent seen it run too hot for Asphalt 9, Modern Combat Versus, and the likes.
Battery backup [4/5]: Decent 7 hours for casual use, 3.5 hours for intense gaming. While this is much less than the spec, it is world enough for the purpose it is built for.
Performance & Speed [5/5]: Phenomenal. Startup speed hovers around 7 seconds. Lightening fast context switches even for the most demanding apps. Breezes through multitasking with several dozens of browser tabs. Wifi range and reception is excellent (ac network, i have not tested ax). I am not going to delve into the core hardware capabilities i5 9300H + GTX 1650 + 8GB + 512GB SSD + Wifi 6 + BT 5.0 and there are plenty of reviews that benchmark and cover these.
Software [5/5]: Very less clutter on the base win10 OS. Simple and efficient Acer and NVidia Control Center. Trial versions of Norton Ultra AV, Microsoft Office 365 installed. Asking for a licensed edition of these will sound too greedy since the selling price is already very competitive.
Overall, a powerful machine with decent peripherals with some shortcomings. But hey, for 55k this is a steal ! As of today you get a further 2K off for using Citibank cards and a 3x reward points for HDFC Smartbuy purchases.