ACER ASPIRE 7 – LONG TERM DETAILED REVIEW

Acer Aspire 7

One of the most budget-friendly laptops in the market is Acer Aspire 7. You can smoothly do your office work, play almost every high-end game (GTA, IGI, PUBG, Valorant, etc.), stream, etc. This is a perfect buy for your “work from home” and “entertainment”.

SPECIFICATIONS

Processor – core i5 9th Gen 9300H 

Graphics – Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 MEMORY 

ROM – 512 GB SSD ( Only 1 slot ) 

RAM – 8 GB DDR4 2666MGHZ

Port – 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.2, 1 Type C, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ45 LAN

BUILD QUALITY

It offers superb quality in this price range. This laptop is made of hard plastic with metallic finish on the back and it is quite sturdy.  It also has very less movements on the keyboard while pressing too hard. Back-lit keyboard allows you to work in the low light or night.

 I will give 4/5 for the build.

PERFORMANCE

The PTP ( price to performance ) ratio is great as it  is the only one laptop that gives this much go spec at this price . The GTX 1650 offers superb performance and is capable of playing all AAA title games at 1080 medium setting in 60+ fps . Intel core i5 9th Gen processor with 4core and 8 threads handle multi tasking and multi threading with ease. The laptop comes with a 135W power brick and it is more than enough to run the GTX 1650 at its full potential .

I will rate it 4/5 for the PTP.

COOLING

It’s hard for me to say bad. I would say it’s ok. This laptop has good vents for intake. But the management of the heat or we can say the management of heatpipes is not good.

Sometimes the laptop starts overheating. During that time, the main issue is THERMAL THROTTLING of the CPU. It starts showing the effect in the frame drops of running games. For example: Average drop in Valorant game is from 170 to 150 in a time period of 1 hr – 2 hr. But I have the solution for this. 1. undervolting 2. applying aftermarket heatsink and a cooling pad. You will surely see the result in rich performance. 

So for me, I will give it 3.5/5 for cooling.

MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADABILITY

For upgradability you can change the SSD upto 1TB and add up to 32 GB of RAM, the only two things you can change or we can say upgrade in this laptop. Externally you can add HDD, SSD, Keyboard, Mouse etc. using USB cable.

So, for me, I will give it only 2/5.

CONCLUSION

Should you buy Acer Aspire 7! 

If you have a tight budget of only 50k then it’s a yes. If you can add more 15k to your budget then you can get Ryzen 5 4600H with GTX 1650 Ti which is better than this.

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