This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of portable PCs of this type and age range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 11GB. The Aspire VN7 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Aspire VN7 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops
Acer medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Acer is one of the superior brands.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the Aspire VN7 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire VN7.
The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The Aspire VN7 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The average total storage capacity of laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire VN7 is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Acer Aspire VN7 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Acer laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire VN7 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).
Quite Big Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Aspire VN7 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire VN7 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".
If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2962180_price] (17.3").
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Aspire VN7 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire VN7.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire VN7, the Aspire VN7 has a front camera.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire VN7 have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire VN7 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
Four Built-In Speakers
The Aspire VN7 is a four built-in speaker notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec only have between one and three built-in speakers.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Aspire VN7 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire VN7 range from 2GB to 32GB.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
The Acer Aspire VN7 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire VN7 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At only 900 megahertz, the Aspire VN7 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire VN7. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
The Aspire VN7 is quite heavy (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire VN7. The lightest portable PC of this age and type is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire VN7, the Acer Aspire VN7 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Only Three Battery Cells
The Aspire VN7 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire VN7 have between two and eight battery cells.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire VN7
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this Acer portable PC was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire VN7 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire VN7.
If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] (2.3GHz and higher rated).
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Aspire VN7 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire VN7.
If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).
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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.
Average Battery Life
At 9 hours, the Acer Aspire VN7 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Aspire VN7.
Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (9.3h).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
200U, I5-5200U, 520
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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