Our opinion on the Acer Aspire 7 A715-76G-003
A gaming laptop aimed at creatorsAcer Aspire 7 A715-76G-003 The lightweight, versatile aluminum body features a 15-inch anti-glare Full HD IPS screen that runs at 144Hz for smoother gaming, which it can run in large quantities thanks to the GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card with NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing. This dedicated GPU also accelerates media processing, such as the Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12450H APU and 16GB of high-performance RAM, as well as a fast 512GB SSD that improves responsiveness. This black Windows 11 laptop also features a backlit keyboard and Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Features Acer Aspire 7 A715-76G-003
|15.6″ Full HD LED IPS 144 Hz ComfyView 45% NTSC 250 cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)
|Intel Core i5-12450H Alder Lake-H (8 cores, 4P 2.0 GHz, 4E 1.5 GHz)
|Installed RAM (max.)
|16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
|NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050, 4 GB GDDR6, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor, and Optimus
|512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
|HDMI, 3 USB 3.2 (Gen 1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type C (Gen 2), Thunderbolt 4
|6-axis Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
|Windows 11 64-bit
|6 hours / Li-ion battery, 4 cells, 50 Wh
|2.15 kg / 363.4 x 254.5 x 22.9
Acer Aspire 7 A715-76G-003 challenges competitors
Acer Aspire 7 A715-76G-003 is currently on sale. promotion in Acer France and offers an attractive configuration-to-price ratio for its category, where it is one of the cheapest and lightest offering such a cutting-edge processor with such a high-performance graphics card.
If this Acer Aspire 7 A715-76G-003 doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other gaming configurations on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the greatest impact on performance.
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Housing, connections, screen Acer Aspire 7 A715-76G-003
With a black aluminum design with angular lines, it looks relatively discreet and elegant for gamers.
Its cooling is provided by 2 fans, 3 heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
This creative laptop, aimed at gamers, offers good connectivity thanks to its USB-C Thunderbolt 4 port; practical HDMI video output for easy connection, e.g. to a TV or monitor, 6-axis Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0) ports. compatible), guaranteeing data transfer up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are connected.
The Chiclet keyboard has a backlight that activates when you want to better see the keys in limited ambient light conditions.
The screen is adorned with a 144Hz refresh rate above the standard 60Hz, which noticeably enhances the overall smoothness, including in games.
The screen is suitable for video thanks to its 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution, and the anti-glare coating makes it more readable than a shiny panel in a bright room (like an outdoor one).
The screen also has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, thanks to IPS technology. It’s a shame that this isn’t a high-end model, which would provide above-average colorimetric accuracy as a bonus.
Performance, autonomy Acer Aspire 7 A715-76G-003
The Acer Aspire 7 A715-76G-003 is a versatile, high-performance 15-inch laptop designed for gaming and creativity.
With this gaming laptop, you can play many games if you accept concessions for games that require 3D resources.
Because it is equipped with a dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card with ray tracing and NVIDIA Ampere architecture.
Thus, gamers will be able to appreciate the GeForce RTX 3050 just like creators, as it accelerates media processing using software that uses the processing power of the GPU, such as Sony Vegas, VSDC or the Adobe suite.
Automatic real-time switching occurs daily between the GeForce RTX 3050 and the Iris Xe module located in the processor. NVIDIA Optimus technology takes care of this, favoring Iris Xe as much as possible despite its clearly lower performance, as it consumes little power, which contributes to battery life.
The GeForce RTX 3050 is in practice used by Optimus to perform graphics tasks that are considered too heavy for the Iris Xe, usually gaming.
This is a Core i5-12450H Intel Alder Lake processor with 8 hybrid cores, which houses Iris Xe. Combined with 16GB of RAM, it offers good overall performance that can satisfy many users.
The GeForce RTX 3050 is well supported in games by this heart, which will interest creative people. Since it notably guarantees faster processing than a classic quad-core processor and 8GB DDR4/5, the difference is noticeable for work that requires CPU and RAM resources while taking advantage of multi-cores, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
The SSD drive keeps the GeForce RTX 3050 and its heart alive every day, as its presence provides much better smoothness and responsiveness than a hard drive.
For example, with an SSD, you can access online game cards faster than with a hard drive, and you can run games/software, process and start/stop faster.
Keep in mind in this regard that an SSD is much faster than a HDD, but it is also more energy efficient, quieter, and more resistant to shock.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, the capacity of which corresponds to the standard for hard drives.
However, if additional space is required, an external storage unit can be used. Selecting a USB 3.0/USB-C device is a cost-effective solution to benefit from fast data transfer.
As for battery life, expect around 6 hours of battery life with light use from this versatile laptop aimed at creative gamers that may be of interest to those looking to outfit themselves with a student laptop for whom weight and sleekness aren’t important considerations.
In any case, expect this computer to get hot and audible when pressed hard (eg processing, gaming).
If you want to keep the temperature down, you can combine this with a ventilated support (Be sure to check the dimensions carefully!).