This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire VN7 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 2.1TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Aspire VN7's discrete graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst laptops of this spec and age.
Acer is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Acer also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Aspire VN7 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire VN7 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Aspire VN7 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.
If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz).
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire VN7 range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire VN7 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire VN7.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Aspire VN7 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire VN7 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Laptops of this type and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire VN7 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.
If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s (£982.61) (12GB).
Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family
The Aspire VN7 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.
Has a Front Camera
The Acer Aspire VN7 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.
Four Built-In Speakers
The Aspire VN7 has more built-in speakers than most of the portable PCs of this spec and age. Most of the portable PCs of this type and age only have between one and three built-in speakers, however this portable PC has four built-in speakers.
Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire VN7 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire VN7 is 650GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 8GB to 1TB.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Aspire VN7 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst portable PCs of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire VN7 range from 2MB to 4.1GB.
Fairly Big Cache Memory
Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire VN7 have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB. With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Aspire VN7 has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire VN7.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The Acer Aspire VN7 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire VN7. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire VN7 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Aspire VN7 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire VN7.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec. 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 fairly heavy (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire VN7. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire VN7 range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Acer Aspire VN7 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Only Three Battery Cells
Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire VN7 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Acer Aspire VN7 which has three battery cells.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The Acer Aspire VN7 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all laptops of this spec and age the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this type and age.
3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire VN7
Released Over a Year Ago
This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.
Average Screen Size
The Acer Aspire VN7 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire VN7.
Average Battery Life
At 9 hours, the Aspire VN7 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire VN7.
If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 (£499.98) (9.25h), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,183.19) (9.3h).
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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
1920 x 1080
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out 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 VPro 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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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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