[DEAD] Acer Aspire VN7-592G (15.6″) : Skylake I7-6700HQ, GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5, good 1080p IPS display, Thunderbolt 3, 1TB HDD for $830-850

Acer Aspire VN7-592G V 15 Nitro Black Edition

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Acer Aspire VN7-592G main specifications
CPUI7-6700HQ Skylake, 2.6-3.5GHZ
GPUNvidia GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
RAM8GB DDR4 2133MHZ
HDD1TB 5400RPM HDD, free M.2 PCIe slot
Screen1080p, eDP, IPS, non-touch, LG LP156WF6-SPB1
KeyboardBacklit red (on/off)
Weight5.07 lbs (~ 2.3 kg)

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Acer Aspire VN7-592G Reviews

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Acer Aspire VN7-592G V 15 Nitro Black Edition$830-850 is an excellent price. Use coupon EMCEFEM55 on Newegg

The new Acer VN7-592G is Acer’s latest midrange gaming laptop. This version comes with a Skylake I7 CPU, GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 GPU (Maxwell I), 8GB DDR4 RAM (one free slot) and 1TB 5400RPM HDD + free M.2 PCIe. It also sports a good LG IPS 1080p matte display.

The gaming performance is on the same level as before for laptops with an I5/I7 and a GTX 960M, meaning it will run most demanding games on at least medium graphics settings at 1080p, and mostly on high to highest graphics settings smoothly.

The LG IPS 1080p matte display is a good and known display with rather good contrast, good brightness levels and good colors and viewing angles.

Keyboard isn’t great, but it’s good after a short period of getting used to it. Touchpad is ok – nothing too special, the surface could be better as fingers stack a little in a forward motion.

Thermals also could be better as under high GPU + CPU load will result in CPU throttling (not the GPU), but the average clocks are good and gaming performance shouldn’t really get hit by it. Moreover, a skilled user could use ThrottleStop 8.00 and/or Intel’s XTU software to downvolt and downclock the CPU a bit to keep temperatures at bay and clocks high. The fans noise under load, although audible, is not annoying and not interfering too much really. The chassis itself doesn’t get hot almost at all and heat does not harm the keyboard/touchpad experience,

The VN7-592G highlights over the competition with its Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port that could be used for DisplayPort signal, PCIe v.3 x4 and USB 3.1 altogether. It might be useful for eGPU in the near future too.

The combination of feature set and performance in this laptop makes it one of the more recommended gaming laptop under $900-$950, currently. The Dell 7559 laptop is not that great in my opinion (see the review) and although it has an advantage in thermals and a superior cooling system and lower maintenance complexity, the keyboard, speakers and display are considerably worse. Add to that the lack of TB3 or even USB 3.1 and the small price gap can’t match those things, in my opinion, especially the keyboard, which is very important. You should consider it, however, and it depends on the needs and price.

The new Lenovo Y700 doesn’t shine as well, with no clear advantages over the previous generation Y50-70 or the VN7-592G.

So, bottom line, this is a strongly recommended laptop for under $900, according to me.

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oliver ebsworth
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Hi, im looking for a cheap gaming laptop for around $650. the only game i will be playing is football manager but want to play reasonably high speed. Any suggestions?

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Jimbo
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Got your price drop notification. Awesome. What spec ram would one need to add another 8gb module? And what do you think about getting a gigabyte notebook with 970 for a couple hundred more? Price isn’t so big a deal up to around $1250. Thanks!

FedUpWithJax
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I have an interesting decision; the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-592G-71ZL or the MSI PE60 6QE-031US – at Newegg both $799 – the msi has a 960m 2gb instead of the Acer with 4gb, but from the reviews across the internet it seems the Acer throttles under load a lot more than the MSI – im going to use this as a desktop replacement, so the thermals matter more than the extra 2gb of video card RAM. The MSI also has a DVD, a little faster RAM and Bigfoot Killer wifi card vs. the Acer with a Qualcomm… Read more »
Giridhur Sriram
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So, again, the Dell one vs this one? How would you compare the thermals?