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Acer Aspire V3-771G-9875 17.3 Gaming Laptop Review, Specs, Price

Acer Aspire V3-771G-9875 17.3 Gaming Laptop Review, Specs, Price

July 12, 2012 8:33 am1 comment

The first real makeover to Aspire laptops in numerous years, the Acer Aspire V3 is simple but different. Predominantly, it is made out of black, gray, and silver plastic. The finish of the laptop is extremely smooth and shiny, making it a downright fingerprint magnet. In addition, the keyboard is slightly more depressed into the casing than the palmrest and speaker area, making it so that it is much more ergonomically suitable for speedy typing. In addition, the trackpad is very spacious and has numerous dedicated buttons. However, one shortcoming it has is that it was unable to handle complex multitouch gestures.

Acer Aspire V3-771G-9875 review

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One of the most unexpected things about the Aspire V3-771G-9875 is that it features an Intel Core i7-3610QM processor. Traditionally, systems that feature this powerful processing unit are usually above $1000. With this CPU, you can get admirable performance for practically any application, including, but not limited to, graphics intensive tasks such as video encoding and decoding. Complementing this powerhouse processor, the laptop also comes with 6 GB of DDR3 RAM, which in our opinion would have been much better if it had been 8 GB.

In order to keep things affordable in the Acer Aspire V3-771G-9875 a compromise had to be made where storage features were concerned. Although the 750 GB hard drive is plenty of space for data, media, and applications, performance is definitely not what you are used to in some of the higher-end laptops because it has a 5400 RPM drive. This makes it a bit sluggish when moving as compared to the more commonplace 7,200 RPM drives, the SSDs, and the hybrids. The laptop also features to USB 3.0 ports that can be used to connect to external high-speed storage. Where DVD media is concerned, it comes with a CD/DVD hybrid drive that is capable of burning dual layer DVDs.

The Aspire V3’s 17.3 inch screen also skims out of it in terms of display. Although most 17 inch laptops are usually capable of displaying full-on 1080p high definition, the Aspire V3 is only capable of displaying at 1600×900. Brightness is also considerably diminished in this laptop, which is not going to help when the ambient lighting does not serve you well. The fact that the screen is also reflected instead of matte also makes it so that you get a lot of glare and reflections in the right situations. Nonetheless, the viewing angles are wonderful for a TM-based panel. At its heart, the visual display is managed by the Kelper-based NVidia Geforce GT 650M processor. This allows the Aspire 3 to work reasonably well as a low-cost gaming laptop. So the lower end games will run at full res, but for the higher-end games will definitely need to cut back on the quality of the graphics a bit.

The same with most of Acer’s laptops, the Aspire V3 771G works with a standard six cell battery pack that features a 48WHr capacity rating. This is a bit smaller compared to common 17-inch laptop battery. When it went through the standard video playback test, the laptop was able to hold its own for approximately 4 hours on battery before it went into standby. Although this is reasonable for a low-end gaming laptop, when compared to some of the higher rigs, this sort of performance can definitely be considered substandard. Obviously, gaming is a lot more challenging which will probably cause significantly less total working time.

Pros
  • Affordable Price, only $860
  • Great General and 3D Performance
Cons
  • Trackpad Has Some Issues
  • Below Average Battery Life

Detail Specs, (Price: $850)

  • Intel Core i7-3610QM Quad Core Mobile Processor (6MB L3 cache, up to 3.3GHz)
  • 6GB  DDR3 Memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M Dedicated Graphics With 2GB Memory
  • 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 17.3″ HD+ Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900)
  • 1.3MP HD Webcam(1280 x 1024)
  • Bluetooth® 4.0+HS
  • 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1- HDMI™ Portwith HDCP Support 
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, Office Starter
  • 16.3″ x 10.8″ x 1.4″ @ 7.1 lbs

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