After a light compaction and component update for 2019, Acer introduces a new variant of Aspire 7 sound through a powerful declination for versatile enthusiasts, the Acer Aspire 7 A715-74G-702T. Its look can not be more sober does not distract the attention of what is inside: Hexa Core i7, GeForce GTX 1650, very consistent storage (1.5 TB) and 16 GB RAM. sum, an excellent compromise to create, imagine and play in good conditions on a laptop that is not flashy. Especially since it comes with some nice amenities like the fingerprint reader, a screen that tries to borderless and a complete connectivity. On the other hand, autonomy will not go far.
Specs of the Acer Aspire 7 A715-74G-702T
|Slab||15.6 \’\’ Full HD LED IPS ComfyView Thin Edges (1920×1080, Matte / Anti-Glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Storage space||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|webcam||Yes, HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 2.0|
|Fingerprint reader||Yes, Windows Hello compatible|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 55Whr|
|Autonomy announced||5 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||363.4 x 254.5 x 23.4 mm|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Acer Aspire 7 A715-74G-702T
We are far from the aesthetic revolution for this new Acer Aspire 7 2019. Moreover, the first comer will probably find it difficult to determine what differentiates this new version of the 2018 version (A715-72G). We are still dealing with a robust aluminum chassis that favors a neutral design. The look is black and the matte and smooth surfaces give up the brushed finish of the predecessor. Now, the whole case is uniform with a small soft black grain. The silver Acer logo in the center of the lid is still there, as is the imposing hinge that opens the screen flat (160 degrees). It can also be seen that the openings at the rear of the chassis intended for ventilation have been extended over the entire width.
The keyboard is backlit white on several shades and the chassis is probably still favorable to the upgrade, it is one of the last of the market by the way. If it offers the same configuration as its predecessor, it provides two maintenance hatches that allow access to RAM and storage (2.5 “bay).
Without complying with the trend of the ultrabook, the Aspire 7 A715-74G-702T reviews its measurements downward. The PC wins on all positions with a footprint reduced to 363 x 254.5 mm for 23.4 mm thick and 2.35 kg . It is far from the silhouette of industry pundits like the MSI P65 for example, Acer has obviously made the choice to “favor the performance” with a thicker chassis and storage offering more possibilities.
The compaction is observed especially at the level of the screen which finally receives a refined frame, especially on the lateral borders. Cinema buffs and photo editing enthusiasts are the first to be targeted by this screen whose frequency is basic (60Hz). On the other hand, it inherits a definition Full HD(1920 x 1080 px) making it possible to take advantage of the contents in High Definition and relies on a slab IPS for the immersion. In addition, the matte treatment is a good omen if you work in a very bright environment or back to a window since you will avoid reflections.
For its part, the connection is satisfactory with several USB ports, a Type-C USB port , an Ethernet port and an HDMI 2.0 output. The Thunderbolt 3 and more curiously the card reader are not at the rendezvous. Anyway, all the necessary at present is present and the wireless modules are entrusted to Wifi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 latest generation. A fingerprint reader also responds to simplify and secure authentication even if we would have preferred an infrared camera.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 7 A715-74G-702T
There to meet the needs of versatility, the latest generation processor Hexa Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh shows the muscles. If the gain compared to the previous generation is not necessarily significant on the perfs (10% env.), It nevertheless gains some points and allows to glimpse big resources in the multicore tasks, in the service of the creatives. Indeed, its 6 cores (12 logical multi-threading) are valuable when you work on greedy applications type 3D modeling, parallelization, video editing … Especially since the RAM is present in quantity. With 16GB of RAM behind, you get optimal multitasking fluency to multiply programs and tabs without shaking.
Opposite is a graphic card of last generation Turing GeForce GTX 1650 . If it does not support Ray-Tracing like the last RTX Turing, it obviously gains in performance compared to a GeForce 1050 since its capacities are placed between those of a GTX 1050 Ti and a GeForce 1060. In fact , it can be measured without problem to the intensive players and assures honorable frequencies in Full HD on the totality of the titles of the market provided to avoid the details Ultra on the greediest of them. Support for the creative is also valuable with its 4GB VRAM GDDR5 .
For its part, storage is present en masse and there to promote system responsiveness without compromising on capacity. In fact, the 512 GB dedicated NVMe PCIe SSD will be able to accommodate the operating system and all the programs and games and thus contribute to the most responsive execution, shortened download times and an overall brighter environment. The hard drive of 1000 GB to 7200 rpm in addition is there to allow you to archive all of your toy library.
Let\’s conclude with an idea of the autonomy offered by this Acer Aspire 7 A715-74G-702T. The battery gains slightly in capacity compared to the Aspire A712-72G with 55 Whr (against 48Whr on the predecessor). In fact, the PC should keep about 6 hours in common use surfing on the Web via Wi-fi with a controlled brightness. It\’s not brilliant for its category.