The Aspire series is one of the premiere lineups from the Acer brand, with different products that match the needs of different kind of customers. The Acer Aspire 7 is one of their flagship offerings, featuring some of the best specs available on the market today.
This range was designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of the prosumer segment. Which can range from basic multimedia functionalities, to fast-paced gaming, and even editing and light rendering workflows. In today’s post-pandemic world, your laptop needs to be everything and everything. And with the launch of this refreshed model, the brand aims to push this benchmark even further.
The latest generation Aspire 7 Notebook comes with the following configuration.
|Processor||Intel 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD|
You can of course also opt for the AMD® Ryzen™ 7 Processor. But that particular model will still take some time to hit the market. For most users though, the combination of the latest i7 processor, and the NVIDIA® GTX 1650 will be enough to withstand even the most challenging of tasks. Whether it is simple browsing and multimedia consumption. Or intensive editing and video production. Or simply spending your time playing all sorts of video games through this machine.
Even with such powerful internals, the model itself is pretty understated from the outside. You can barely tell that this machine packs so much more in such a regular looking package. However, just because the design is relatively plain doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a certain aesthetic appeal.
You get a sleek black body that is a bit thick in the middle but tapers off at the edges. Despite the thickness the body features a 180 degree lay flat mechanism that will let you use this machine in any possible position. Even with this level of flexibility, the chassis has enough rigidity that you won’t find any unnecessary flex while typing. You also get a backlit keyboard to help make that task easier. Although the characters aren’t etched into the keys, so they are bound to fade over time. The layout of the keys themselves is pretty standard, with just enough space in-between to avoid mistypes.
The biggest noticeable upgrade on the front is certainly the narrow-border FHD display. That has an impressive 81.61% screen-to-body ratio. And uses Acer’s proprietary Color Intelligence™ and ExaColor technologies to produce intense shades and finer details. One thing you will have to worry about is that it isn’t as bezel-less when compared to other modern laptops. And the thickness is quite noticeable at both the top and bottom of the screen. Other than that, it is a decently good-looking laptop that will fit in most work environments.
In addition to the powerful configuration, you also get a decked-out IO for all sorts of productivity use cases. There is the regular USB-A and C ports. Along with a full-size HDMI port, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack and ethernet port. While you don’t get a dedicated SD card reader, this level of IO is still enough for most users.
For the devices you can’t connect directly, you still get Dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). Which is 3-6 times more powerful than most traditional Wi-Fi setups found in such laptops. Even the speakers have been optimized for a proper soundstage experience, using Acer’s TrueHarmony™ technology for deeper bass and powerful volume. All of this and more comes in a package that is relatively lightweight, while still providing long-lasting battery life.
Pricing & Availability
If this feels like a good enough proposition to you. You can get the Acer Aspire 7 Notebook in all major retail outlets in the UAE. With a starting price of around AED 2,899/-.
For the upcoming AMD® Ryzen™ 7 model, you will have to wait another month or so, as well as pay a more premium price of around AED 3,999/-.