Gaming laptops are usually pricey, so to find one with an affordable price takes effort. Now we will introduce the Acer Aspire VX 15 to you. This gaming laptop is in the mid-range category, but is it reliable? Let’s find out!
As a budget laptop, the Acer Aspire VX 15 looks pretty stunning on the outside. It has a typical gaming laptop design. At first glance, it looks pretty impressive. But it will quickly fade away once you notice the material. Yes, it is based on plastic, which is not the best option for this kind of device. Not all laptop in this niche sport cheap designs. Others can still pull off a metal chassis despite being touted as budget laptops. Overall, it doesn’t look boring at all. It may lack sturdiness, but we can’t expect everything for the price. The edges set themselves apart from the lid in terms of build quality. Compared to other areas, they feel rougher. Also, with the way the laptop is shaped, it is not hard to see different thickness levels of the body. The front is around 1.1 inches thick, while the back is a little thicker at 1.14 inches.
As opposed to the cheap construction, the 15-inch display is surprisingly detail thanks to the full HD resolution. At 1920×1080, it can show detailed graphics. The only problem we have is color reproduction. There is no denying that the resolution is high, but colors still play an important role in determining display quality. Acer could’ve done better in this aspect. The screen of this device does appear detailed, but it can only serve 47 percent of the AdobeRGB spectrum. What does it mean? It means you will notice that certain colors are not translated well. This can be a problem if you put display quality above anything. But then again, it is a low-cost laptop we’re talking about, so the results are still acceptable.
Keyboard and trackpad
The Acer Aspire VX 15 has a broad keyboard with a decent key travel. It actually has an added number pad as well as LED backlighting. When the light is not needed, it can be turned off easily using the combination of Fn + F9. The keycaps look no different from other laptops. They are neatly arranged and smooth to the touch. Typing feels comfortable on it. Not so far below you can see a trackpad. It is tastefully designed with a red rectangle surrounding it. It also has the same tone as the area around it. As for functionality, we don’t see any problem. The trackpad is easy to use and feels smooth. (Also read: HP Spectre 13 review)
The most substantial addition to this laptop is a Quad-Core Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor. It is clocked at 2.5GHz. The laptop stands above others in its price range. In fact, there are other pricier laptops that perform similarly. The processor is powerful, but the fact that it is an i5 processor will definitely has an impact on the overall performance. As you may know, it lacks hyper-threading capability which has to do with how construction threads are handled. The internal storage is pretty ample, not the largest but can give its rivals a run for their money. It won’t let you down although the storage is quite limited.
Acer Aspire VX 15 specs:
- Quad-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor
- 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
- 15.6-inch Full HD display
- 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB hard disk
- 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, HDMI 2.0, SD card slot
- Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi