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Acer Skylake laptops: Aspire V13, R13, R14, V5, V15 Nitro and Predators

By Andrei Girbea , last updated on February 9, 2016

Acer’s Skylake lineup is rolling out in the next few weeks and as expected, the Taiwanese manufacturer is updating most of its popular series to the latest Intel hardware platform while also launching several brand new models.

This post will take you through the important Acer Skylake laptops that will be available in stores from the 4th quarter of 2015 onwards. There’s a wide range of devices for you to choose from, starting with the portable Aspire R13, V13, or the Switch 12 2015 hybrids, and all the way up to the new Acer Predator gaming machines. Follow the links in each section for our more detailed reviews as we test these products, or for potential discounts (if you find any of these worth your hard earned buck).

You should also check out this post about that explains what Skylake is all about as well as  our list of the best available portable laptops of the moment, which is the best place to start the search for your next ultraportable.

Acer Aspire V13 V3-372

Acer will update their mainstream 13-inch ultraportable this Fall, but this remains primarily a budget laptop, one that is bundled with the latest Intel hardware, but compromises on screen and build-quality. Check out the complete specs sheet below.

Screen13.3-inch, 1366 x 768 px resolution, TN, non-touch, matte
ProcessorIntel Skylake Core i3-6100U, Core i5-6200U, Core i7-6500U CPUs
Videointegrated Intel HD 520
Memoryup to 16 GB DDR3 (2 SODIMMs)
Storage2.5″ storage bay (HDD or SSD options available)
ConnectivityWireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit LAN
Ports2xUSB 2.0, 1xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 3.1 gen1, HDMI, RJ45, headphone/mic,
Battery4Cell 48 Wh
Operating systemWindows 10
Size327 mm or 12.87 in (L) x 228 mm or 8.98 in (W) x 20 mm or 0.77 in (H)
Weightabout 1.6 kg (3.5 pounds)
Extrasnon backlit keyboard, available in White or Black

The Aspire V13 2015 will be available in a bunch of different configurations. The big novelty compared to last year’s model is the Skylake hardware and also the addition of a USB 3.1 port, though it unfortunately does not support Thunderbolt.

All the other aspects and features remained unchanged, and that unfortunately includes the screen, which is bad by today’s standards. It lacks touch and only gets a TN 1366 x 768 px panel, thus colors, contrast and viewing angles are lacking, but at least it’s not glossy, so reflections are not going to be a concern. The case is still mostly made from plastic and weighs roughly 3.5 lbs, with a sheet of metal on the lid cover. The keyboard isn’t backlit and the device is still built in a clamshell form-factor.

These points aside though, the Aspire V13 is a pretty good device as long as you’re aware it’s a budget option and adjust your expectations. It looks fine, lasts for a long time on a charge, packs solid performance and is affordable. The base Core i3 model starts $499, but Acer plans to offer a Pentium N4405U model later this year, which is going to be both cheaper and lighter.

Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T

The Aspire R13 is Acer’s premium 13-inch convertible series and we reviewed the previous version a while ago.

The late-2015 iteration is similar to its predecessor in most ways, aside for packing Skylake hardware, an USB 3.1 gen2 port with Thunderbolt 3.0 support and a redesigned keyboard. Check out he full specs below.

Screen13.3-inch, 2560 x 1440 px resolution, IPS, touchscreen, glossy
ProcessorIntel Skylake Core Core i5-6200U or Core i7-6500U CPUs
Videointegrated Intel HD 520
Memoryup to 8 GB DDR3 (soldered)
Storage80mm M.2 SATA slot (RAID0 support)
ConnectivityWireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0
Ports1xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 3.1 gen2, HDMI, headphone/mic,
Battery4Cell 48 Wh
Operating systemWindows 10
Size343 mm or 13.5 in (L) x 230 mm or 9.1 in (W) x 18 mm or 0.71 in (H)
Weightabout 1.55 kg (3.5 pounds)
Extrasbacklit keyboard, 2-in-1 form factor

The keyboard is actually an important update, as this model now includes a 6th row of Function keys, something the previous version’s layout lacked. On the other hand, it looks to me like Acer shortened the other keys in order to accommodate this extra row, and that could have a significant negative impact on the typing experience. We’ll see.

That aside, my specs sheet no longer mentions the FHD touchscreen as an option for the R13, although that’s what the lower-end models got with the previous generation. The 2560 x 1440 px panel is overall sharper and brighter, so a better choice, but it’s also going to be more expensive. Still, with the base versions of the Aspire R13 R7-372T scheduled to start at $899 once the laptop becomes available in October, I’d expect the FHD display to still be an option.

It’s worth noting that I did have a few other nits with the previous R13, which packed poor speakers and got hot under load. Whether these have been addressed on the updated model or not remains to be seen, but even so, it’s obvious Acer listened to complaints and addressed at least some of them with this 2015 iteration of the Acer Aspire R13.

Acer Aspire R14 R5-471T

Update: I’ve reviewed the Aspire R14 R5-471T in the meantime, and you can find all about it in this post.

The Broadwell version of the Aspir R14 was mainly an affordable 14-inch convertible with low-end specs. The Skylake update is still a convertible with a 360-degress flipable screen, but has significantly stepped up its game when it comes to features, build quality and display.

Screen14.0-inch, 1920 x 1080 px resolution, IPS, touchscreen, glossy
ProcessorIntel Skylake Core Core i5-6200U or Core i7-6500U CPUs
Videointegrated Intel HD 520
Memoryup to 8 GB DDR3 (soldered)
Storage80mm M.2 SATA slot (?)
ConnectivityWireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit LAN
Ports1xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, HDMI, RJ45 headphone/mic,
Battery4Cell 48 Wh
Operating systemWindows 10
Size344 mm or 13.5 in (L) x 245 mm or 9.65 in (W) x 18.5 mm or 0.73 in (H)
Weightabout 1.9 kg (4.19 pounds)
Extrasbacklit keyboard, 2-in-1 form factor

In fact, the R14 R5-471T has a lot more in common with the new Aspire R13 mentioned above, than with its predecessor. The two share the same hardware specs and battery, the same interior design and the same keyboard design, from what I can tell based on the available pictures.

Of course, the R14 is a larger and heavier device, since it’s built on a different form-factor and packs a larger 14-inch display. Speaking of it, buyers will now get a FHD IPS panel with this laptop, although a FHD TN option might also be available in the lower-end configurations. Should you order this model, make sure you order the IPS option, not the TN.

With the improved specs, fancier design and the metal used for the outer and inner case, the updated R14 is definitely not going to be as affordable as the previous version was, which started at $599. In fact, I’d expect it to sell for $800 to $900 and up once it becomes available in October. Stay close for updates.

Acer Aspire V15 V5-591G

Update: My thorough review of the Aspire V15 V5-591G is available in this post.

Acer plans to revive the Aspire V5 series this year, after ditching it back in 2013. The Aspire V5-591G is a 15-inch multimedia laptop with powerful hardware, but and old and plain design and poor screen options. It shoudl be quite affordable as well once it reaches the stores in October, although I don’t have a starting price for the time being and I will update this part as soon as possible.

Screen15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 px or 1366 x 768 px resolution, TN, touch or nontouch
ProcessorIntel Skylake Core i5-6300HQ or Core i7-6700HQ CPUs
Videointegrated Intel HD 530 + Nvidia GTX 950M 2/4 GB
Memoryup to 32 GB DDR4 (2 SODIMMs)
Storage2.5″ storage bay (?)
ConnectivityWireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit LAN
Ports1xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, HDMI, RJ45, VGA, headphone/mic,
Battery6Cell 56 Wh
Operating systemWindows 10
Size382 mm or 15.04 in (L) x 260 mm or 10.24 in (W) x 30 mm or 1.19 in (H)
Weightabout 2.4 kg (5.29 pounds)
Extrasbacklit keyboard

As you can see from the specs sheet, this laptop is powered by Intel Skylake-H quad-core processors, can take up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and can be bundled with either a 2 or 4 GB version of the Nvidia 950M graphics chip. These specs will allow it to easily churn through everyday tasks, but also handle of sorts of multimedia content, demanding programs and even some games, as long as you don’t expect to run the latest titles at max details, and with the help of the 56 Wh battery, you can also expect around 4 hours of daily use on each charge.

I’m a bit concerned about the cooling system though, as the bundled hardware will require a proper implementation. If not done properly, it could lead to high case temperatures and throttling, but that’s something we’ll only be able to test in a future review. Still, keep it in mind and check it out of you plan to buy one of these.

These aside, Acer compromised on the aesthetics and display options. The design is chunky and rather cheap, and plastic is used for the entire case, so the build-quality isn’t stellar either. The interior seems to get a glossy coating, similar to last year’s Aspire R14, which will probably catch smudges and scratches easily. The poor choice in screens is however my biggest gripe with this series, as buyers can only opt for non-touch or touch TN panels, in FHD or HD variants, thus the viewing angles, contrast or color accuracy are going to suffer.

Acer Aspire V15/V17 Nitro series

Update: My detailed review of the Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition is available here, while the 17-inch Nitro Black Edition was tested here.

The Nitros are Acer thin-and-light multimedia laptops with full-size screens. The previous generations have been well received, especially because they had excellent price points, and the Skylake updates promise to maintain that, while improving on a few aspects.

There will be a couple of different Nitros on the market and Acer’s code-naming is confusing, but I’m going to explain the available options here, and

  • Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-572T – 15-incher with Intel Skylake U hardware and no dedicated graphics
  • Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-572G – 15-incher with Intel Skylake U hardware and Nvidia 945M or 950M graphics
  • Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-592G – 15-incher with Intel Skylake H hardware and Nvidia 945M or 950M graphics
  • Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-592G – 15-incher with Intel Skylake H hardware and Nvidia 960M graphics
  • Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-792G – 17-incher with Intel Skylake H hardware and Nvidia 945M or 950M graphics
  • Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G – 17-incher with Intel Skylake H hardware and Nvidia 960M graphics

The VN7-592G and VN7-792G are especially confusing, because these are available with a few different dedicated graphics to choose from. If you have nay other questions, drop me a line in the comments section.

You’ll also find more about the V15 Nitros below.

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-572TAcer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-572G
Screen– 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 px resolution, IPS, non-touch, matte
– 15.6-inch, 3840 x 2160 px resolution, IPS, non-touch, matte, 100% Adobe RGB coverage
– optional touchscreen
– 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 px resolution, IPS, non-touch, matte
– 15.6-inch, 3840 x 2160 px resolution, IPS, non-touch, matte, 100% Adobe RGB coverage
– optional touchscreen
ProcessorIntel Skylake Core i5-6200U or Core i7-6500U CPUsIntel Skylake Core i5-6300HQ or Core i7-6700HQ CPUs
Videointegrated Intel HD 520 + Nvidia GTX 945M 2 GB or 950M 4 GBintegrated Intel HD 530 + Nvidia GTX 945M 2 GB or 950M 4 GB
Memoryup to 32 GB DDR4 (2 SODIMMs)up to 32 GB DDR4 (2 SODIMMs)
StorageM.2 SATA SSD + 2.5″ storage bayM.2 SATA SSD + 2.5″ storage bay
ConnectivityWireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit LANWireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit LAN
Ports1xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 3.1 gen2 with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, headphone/mic1xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 3.1 gen2 with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, headphone/mic
Battery6Cell 52.5 Wh6Cell 52.5 Wh
Operating systemWindows 10Windows 10
Size390 mm or 15.35 in (L) x 263 mm or 10.35 in (W) x 24 mm or 0.94 in (H)390 mm or 15.35 in (L) x 263 mm or 10.35 in (W) x 24 mm or 0.94 in (H)
Weightabout 2.4 kg (5.29 pounds)about 2.4 kg (5.29 pounds)
Extrasbacklit keyboardbacklit keyboard

While the Nitro Black Editions series are detailed in the next table.

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-592GAcer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G
Screen– 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 px resolution, IPS, non-touch, matte
– 15.6-inch, 3840 x 2160 px resolution, IPS, non-touch, matte, 100% Adobe RGB coverage
– optional touchscreen
– 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 px resolution, IPS, non-touch, matte
– 17.3-inch, 3840 x 2160 px resolution, IPS, non-touch, matte, 100% Adobe RGB coverage
ProcessorIntel Skylake Core i5-6300HQ or Core i7-6700HQ CPUsIntel Skylake Core i5-6300HQ or Core i7-6700HQ CPUs
Videointegrated Intel HD 530 + Nvidia GTX 960M 2/4 GBintegrated Intel HD 530 + Nvidia GTX 960M 2/4 GB
Memoryup to 32 GB DDR4 (2 SODIMMs)up to 32 GB DDR4 (2 SODIMMs)
StoragePCIe 3rd gen SSD + 2.5″ storage bayPCIe 3rd gen SSD + 2.5″ storage bay
ConnectivityWireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit LANWireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit LAN
Ports1xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 3.1 gen2 with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, headphone/mic1xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 3.1 gen2 with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, headphone/mic
Battery6Cell 52.5 Wh6Cell 54.5 Wh
Operating systemWindows 10Windows 10
Size390 mm or 15.35 in (L) x 263 mm or 10.35 in (W) x 22 mm or 0.9 in (H)423 mm or 16.65 in (L) x 296 mm or 11.65 in (W) x 25 mm or 0.98 in (H)
Weightabout 2.3 kg (5.07 pounds)about 3.1 kg (6.83 pounds)
Extrasbacklit keyboardbacklit keyboard

Compared to the Broadwell and Haswell versions, the new Nitros get Skylake hardware and DDR4 RAM, faster Wireless connectivity, a slight exterior redesign (the lid is covered with a metallic sheet now), more screen choices (including the UHD wide-gamut options for both the 15 and the 17-incher) and an USB 3.1 gen2 port with Thunderbolt 3 support. The Nitro Blacks also get faster PCIe 3rd gen storage options and an optional Intel RealSense webcam will also be available for them from December.

So while on a first look the new Nitros might seem very similar to their predecessors, the multitude of tiny internal changes do make the updated products a worth upgrade. All the series will be available in October, with the V15 Nitro starting at $899 and the V17 Nitro at $999.

Acer Predator 15 and 17 gaming laptops

Update: I’ve reviewed both Predators here on the site, and you can read more about the 15-inch Predator 15 in this post, or about the 17-inch variant in this one.

Acer’s first take at creating powerful full-size gaming notebooks looks more than just promising, at least on paper.

There will be two Predator series available at launch, a 15-incher (G9-591G) and a 17-incher(G9-791G), and they share a common design and most of their features. Both will be available with FHD or UHD matte displays, large 88 Wh batteries, dual-tone backlit keyboards and a complete selection of ports, including a ThunderBolt 3 connector.

Hardware wise, they are built on Intel Skylake-H quad-core processors, with Nvidia 970M or 980M graphics, DDR4 memory and various types of fast SSD storage. Of course, powerful machines do need a proper cooling solution, and Acer promises to have taken good care of this aspect, but that remains to be seen, as this could be the series’s major Achilles’s heel if done wrong. Hopefully that’s not going to be the case.

Acer’s Predators will be available in stores in November, with the 15-incher starting at $1499 and the 17-inch model at $1599. Check out this post for more details on the two versions.

Wrap-up

Well, these are the Acer Skylake laptops you should have under your radar in the next few months.

I will update this post as new Skylake series are launched, and I’ll particularly keep my eyes peeled for the much awaited Acer Aspire S7-394 update, as well as the Switch 12 2015 (which might not become available this year).

Still, if you spot anything that should be in this list and it’s not, please tell me about it in the comments section below. And if you have any questions about these Acer ultraportables, drop me a line; I’m around and will help if possible.

Douglas Black contributed to this report.

Andrei Girbea, Editor-in-Chief of Ultrabookreview.com. I've been covering mobile computers since the 2000s and you'll mostly find reviews and thorough guides written by me here on the site.

32 Comments

  1. Piers

    September 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Hi, I’m wondering when the V17 nitro black is going to be available in the UK. Do you think October is likely for the UK?

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 9, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Hi Piers, Sry i don’t have any direct contact with Acer UK so I can’t tell exactly when these laptops will be available over there. Best thing you could do is get in touch with them on Facebook or Twitter, they are pretty active there and should help.

  2. harry

    September 26, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    hi i’m about to buy a laptop, and I want a gaming laptop, my budget is £1500..I was wondering if I should buy the predator 17 or go with another model asus rog that gamers always rave about – the thing is i want the skylake processor, so i know asus will release a new rog with skylake, is that going to be better than the predator 17 in all probability?
    thank youu

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 27, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      It’s tough to say before we have the final products for reviews. I suggest you wait till the products get out.

  3. Alaba

    September 28, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Hi, in your table you listed the Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G as having a 15.6inch screen. I believe you mean it’s a 17.x inch screen?

    Anyone know what the storage options on these are? Is the M.2 slot still there?

    I was planning on purchasing a new laptop in a few weeks. Hopefully the VN7-792G comes out early October. It would be replacing an 8730w that’s put in a good effort.

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 28, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      My Specs sheet says:
      Solid state drive: • 128 / 256 / 512 GB, SATA 6 Gb/s 1, 9
      Hard disk drive : • 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB 2.5-inch 5400 RPM

      So I’d reckon there’s an M.2 slot, a 2.5″ bay and an optional 2.5″ cradle that can replace the optical drive.

  4. Paul

    September 28, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Can you confirm which Nitro edition has the manufacturer code NX.G6HEK.004 and which spec list I am looking at for this?

    Do all the skylake nitros have the updated connectivity (USB3.1 etc) and the updated finish to the case?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      That’s the i7-6700HQ Processor, 8GB Memory, 1TB Storage, Nvidia 960M config from what I can tell. And yes, the updated Nitros have the port and the metallic hood.

      • Paul

        September 28, 2015 at 5:15 pm

        Ok, I wish retailers would stop using generic spec lists for a models that has multiple options/extras.

        Thanks for the reply and the informative article.

  5. Jonathan

    September 29, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I’m still not convinced the 6500u is worth the 150-300$ markup over the 6200u… is it not the same chip clocked faster?? If you get +10% performance at the cost of +10% power, then I’ll certainly go for the 6200.

    So far, cpubenchmark.net/laptop.html has the 6500u far ahead of the 6200u but with only 1-2 samples, it doesn’t mean much.

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 30, 2015 at 11:25 am

      I wouldn’t base my decision on these very early benchmarks just yet, they seem flawed to me. Based on my experience with the previous generations, the i5 and the i7 Core Us have been close in the last years.

      I generally advise regular buyers to aim for the Core i5 these days, it’s fast enough, cheaper and slightly more efficient. Spend the remaining budget for 8 GB of RAM, SSD storage and a good screen. However, those that really need the extra performance should get the i7, albeit the gains will be limited (around 10-15% on the previous generations, probably about the same with Skylake). Of course, those that need the speed can also aim for the 28W Core U processors, once they get out. These are however only available on a very limited number of premium devices.

      • Jonathan

        October 1, 2015 at 10:48 pm

        Thanks for the reply,
        I will probably be looking for a 6200u, 1440p ips 15.6″, ssd (can be bough separately) to replace my 5 year old i3 370m. Preferably no discreet graphics, no dvd and a large battery.

  6. surin

    September 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    One model of the Acer Aspire V5-591G has shown up in the German Amazon page, if you are interested: amazon.de/Acer-V5-591G-50BA-Notebook-6300HQ-schwarz/dp/B015O591OG/

    I’m actually quite interested in it because I don’t wan’t to buy a notebook with a U-series Intel processor because I need the performance. I don’t care about the graphic card. However, it is really difficult to find such a laptop nowadays for about 850€. It was easier 4 years ago because they didn’t care so much about power saving. Anyway, do you think that that Acer V5-591G will has a variant with an i7 and an integrated Intel HD? This would be perfect for me, but I am also okay with the i5 as long as it is not one of these U-series things.

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      I can’t tell for sure based on the little info I have right now. If I were to guess, I’d say no, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

  7. antony

    October 21, 2015 at 9:02 am

    To all prospective buyers. Please note even many sixth-gen core i7 processors have just 2 cores and 4 threads. The processor model number usually ends with the suffix U.

  8. Peter

    October 23, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    If you’ve known Acer for more than a few years, you might be able to spot and recognise something iconic about the new V15/V17 designs; the pseudo-revival of Gemstone design.

    The shape of the laptop body and bezel was iconic in its intro back in 2007ish. Most of the Aspire range received the design, and it was highly praised back in a time when laptops were boxy and thick. There was also a small range of laptops with multimedia in mind labelled Gemstone themselves, hence why their laptops with dedicated chips have the “G” in their name.

  9. renzo

    October 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    hi, this model VN7-592G supports m.2 pcie or sata? will it work with SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 256GB PCI-Express 3.0?

    • Andrei Girbea

      October 28, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      Not sure, will need to double check. The Predator support PCie 3 sticks, but I’m not sure about the Nitros.

  10. Gian

    November 17, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Hi there Andrei, any idea when the V Nitro Black Editions will be available in Asia, specifically Philippines? Is the upgrade from Haswell V Nitro to Skylake V Nitro really worth it? Thanks in advance!

  11. Alex

    November 23, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Confusing, we’ve just bought a V3 372 and it says IPS screen full hd… (France)

    materiel.net/ordinateur-portable/acer-aspire-v3-372-38dh-i3-6-go-ssd-full-hd-119308.html

    • Benjamin

      December 3, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      I’m really interested to know, if it’s an IPS, it becomes a really good deal !!

  12. NK

    December 1, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks for this, it’s been really helpful for me today. Do you know what spec will be associated with the NX.G6TEK.001 model number? I have an option to buy one cheaply through work, but the scheme is run by people who seem to think it’s ok to say “Acer V-Nitro i7 17.3”. I was able to get them to say that it’s an i7 6700HQ with model number NX.G6TEK.001, but that model is associated with a couple of different specs online (this one: box.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_V_Nitro_VN7-792G_1837788.html and this one dabs.com/products/acer-aspire-nitro-core-i7-6500hq-8gb-1tb—128gb-ssd-17-3–windows-10-64-bit-nx-g6tek-001-BQVR.html?refs=51220000&fb=246&src=3). I’ll obviously chase for confirmation from work, but any extra clues would be really great :)

    • Andrei Girbea

      December 2, 2015 at 7:40 am

      the specs on the box.co.uk listings seem right. There’s no Core i7-6500HQ model

    • Peter

      December 11, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      NX.G6TEK.001. Got one a few days ago from Amazon £949, 6700HQ, 8GB DDR,4 128Gb PCIe SSD 1TB 5400 HD, Blu Ray, GTX 960M, 1920 x 1080 IPS. NO REALSENSE CAMERA, only Stanard HD webcam.

  13. Tomas

    January 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    1st gen nitros have a known issue with a) throttling when overheating CPU and GPU b) wifi connectivity.

    Do you think the throttling issue will be helped by Skylake architecture?
    And wifi connectivity will be improved by “ac” wifi standard?

    So far no complaints on these issues with nitro II on acer forums.

  14. Ken Huffman, Jr.

    March 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Acer lists the Aspire R 13 R7-372T as being 1920×1080 IPS. You have it spec’d at 2560×1440 IPS. Where can I get one of those? First, are you wrong or is Acer not putting good info on their site?

    Also, I hate the way they sell their computers. I want to “build” it. Its a turn off in today’s market, imo.

    Anyway, thanks!

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 26, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      they might offer different configurations in different regions

      • Ken Huffman, Jr.

        March 27, 2016 at 1:10 am

        I’m in the US. You?

  15. Winston Williams

    May 24, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Do the 2016 vn7-592g all comes with the realsense?

  16. Neda

    May 30, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I think this is my first review of a product for the last 26 year, but I believe this laptop has driven me to insanity. For the first 7 months I had problems with the wi-fi connection as my lovely laptop randomly decided to disconnect. Once my laptop decided to switch to Windows 10 (without even asking), the connection problem was solved…as long as i can tell. The laptop freezes every 10-15min for no apparent reason, so the upside is I cannot even tell if the wi-fi connection problem is still present or not….

    An I am not even going to start on the mouse pad freeze problem that everyone has been talking about…

    Stay sane, buy literary anything else…..

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