[EXPIRED] Acer VN7-591G 15.6″ gaming laptop, I7-4710HQ, GTX 860M 2GB, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 1080p IPS for $1100, non-SSD for $800!! (better)

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Acer VN7-591G main specifications
CPU I7-4710HQ (2.5-3.5GHZ)
GPU GTX 860M 2GB Maxwell
RAM 8GB / 16GB DDR3
HDD 1TB / 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Screen 1080p LG IPS
Keyboard Backlit
Weight 5.29 lbs (~2.4 kg)

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  • I7, 128GB SSD

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Acer VN7-591g

 

Now selling for $800 on Newegg eBay – totally worth it, for those who want a gaming laptop for a lower price!

This version comes with an I7-4710HQ, 1080p IPS display, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD for $1100 from from Newegg. The $900 non-SSD version for $900 is more cost effective for those who can install the M.2 SSD themselves (or SSHD, or nothing), but it requires some gentleness as opening the VN7-591G is not as easy as in other machines.

Gaming performance of the GTX 860M 2GB + I7 is very good for 1080p gaming, running most games on very high settings. Under gaming, the CPU throttles only a bit and GPU is not (check the review) and the VN7-591G delivers good performance in all games, at least as good as other GTX 860M equipped laptops.

The battery performance is not that good currently at around 3-4 hours tops, depending on your way of use, but it might get better.

Overall, this machine is a very good deal for those who want a more complete 15.6″ gaming laptop with an M.2 drive included – the 256GB SSD is enough for the OS and many programs. The 16GB RAM will also probably prove itself for those video/photo editors who use very RAM demanding software.

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taosk8r
taosk8r
5 years ago

This expired today.. Damn.. I missed it.. 🙁

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  taosk8r

there will be other ones!

taosk8r
taosk8r
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Yeah.. I really should have hopped on this one.. Exact thing I wanted, and I let it pass me by.. Just been so busy lately, and lacking energy.. Oh well, maybe it will work out for the better somehow..

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  taosk8r

you can still get it for $920

taosk8r
taosk8r
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Thanks, I think Ill have to wait.. Can’t afford the SSD if I pay that much for it.

taosk8r
taosk8r
5 years ago

I’ve been hunting around trying to figure this out for sure, but it looks like the ones for $8-900 w/o SSD also have a Backlit LCD monitor, not IPS. Sucks, wanted to buy the SSD separate for less bucks, but I guess you gotta pay $300 more for both the IPS and SSD or you get a dim screen, correct?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  taosk8r

it comes with an IPS for sure
But what are you looking for ?

taosk8r
taosk8r
5 years ago
Reply to  taosk8r

It says that in the last paragraph on your bottom Newegg link.. The specs arent detailed enough on the ebay link, but I have to assume its basically the same machine.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  taosk8r

check the discussion below – I think they are all IPSs. Not the best IPS, but a good IPS. LCD doesn’t mean it’s not an IPS, btw

taosk8r
taosk8r
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Well, I could have sworn the $1100 model (which I cant afford, ever) said it was IPS, but even acers full spec sheet doesnt say that.. You have to scroll down to see all the models.. To me, it looks like only one within my budget range has an IPS, and amazon is the only seller, and they claim the model isn’t released yet (probably won’t be if I had to guess)..

If you look at the bottom entry on the screen box, you can easily see which ones are listed as IPS, and which arent..

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/models/laptops/aspirevnitro

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  taosk8r

https://www.reddit.com/r/SuggestALaptop/comments/2hgtnd/laptopama_review_the_acer_v15_nitro_vn7591g/cmw0tcj

It’s an IPS, I’m pretty sure. All reviews have the same 1080p model and people (like the one above) say they got the same panel model.
But you can wait with it anyway! maybe the new GPUs will be better

taosk8r
taosk8r
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

The one he links is $1099, the one I googled are the VN7-591G-74LK Taken from your two links. $900 I can do, $1100 is a hundred over what I can afford..

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  taosk8r

I’m totally sure they are the same with different storage and RAM – you can call them and ask maybe, or call Acer and ask
But don’t get to busy with it, just wait to things to get clearer. If you are in no hurry, then be in no hurry

taosk8r
taosk8r
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

I think this is pretty conclusive.. This review lists the cheaper model number, and claims that both have IPS.. I’m going to check pre-purchase, but I think this is pretty conclusive good news that your deal is accurate!

http://laptoping.com/specs/product/acer-aspire-v15-nitro-black-edition-vn7-591g-74lk-74sk/

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  taosk8r

If you think they did better work then you.. I’m pretty sure they all have an IPS display (all the European models have, including the cheapest ones with an I5), but I’m not sure laptoping is doing better job then you(-:

taosk8r
taosk8r
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Probably true.. Also, I havent looked too closely, but so far it looks like the EBAY one has identical specs, and is $100 cheaper.. Hopefully I can still use my ebay account..

taosk8r
taosk8r
5 years ago
Reply to  taosk8r

Yeah, got the datasheet on the full model number on both those links.. Acer is always clear to specify IPS, and it isn’t there.. 🙁 Oh well.. Gonna have to wait for a deal or something..

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX.MQLAA.003

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  taosk8r

You can return it to Newegg anyway, no?

CJM0929
CJM0929
5 years ago

Hello Junky, I’m typing this from my new Acer Aspire V Nitro, the 900$ one. I’m planning to install later the SSD M.2. The computer is working just fine, the wireless, the keyboard etc.. The only things that bothers me a little is the touch-pad, IMO it doesnt feel soft and it feels a little cheap.. the computer started with a lot of bloatware, but I can fix that.. The computer is very slim, I thought it would be bigger. I haven’t tried any kind of games yet, but I will. The other thing is, I dont know if its… Read more »

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  CJM0929

Hi again!

touchpad – yes, I know
About the last thing – didn’t get the position, can you send a picture or something? sorry..

Clunk
Clunk
5 years ago

Hi I bought this laptop and was very happy with it until just a week into using it, the driver crashes and recovers. Essentially I can’t play any games on it for the moment now, any suggestions?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Clunk

Hi!

1. Was it ok before?
2. did you install anything new?

Clunk
Clunk
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Hello back to you!

1. It was okay for the first 4 days.
2. Nothing particular in programs, I am dual screening monitors. I did install a couple games but nothing from this year. I.e. Skyrim, Dishonored, and CS:GO. Suddenly in-game the colors started going out, and then the driver crash and recovered, and now it will load up and freeze mostly at the menu of games. I did update the driver, but all that did was make my second screen go dark.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Clunk

well, we can’t know just like that :
1. it might be some hardware problem, but we should try first fixing software problems. Also, there is a remote chance that it gets too hot due to some cooling problem – can you run HWInfo and check the GPU temps?

2. If I get it correctly, it happens only when you’re running some 3D program?
Download Furmark and run it – see if the problem returns

3. Try removing the drivers completely (using DDU freeware) and reinstalling

Clunk
Clunk
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Thanks for the reply, sorry for not giving enough info earlier.

1./2. Temp ended up being around 45 while idle, got up to 81 at it’s peak during the test.

3. Should I remove both drivers at the same time? Will my monitor correctly display while I have both drivers removed?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Clunk

I didn’t mean you didn’t gave me enough info – only that’s it’s not that easy to figure out the situation!

1/2 – are you talking about the Nvidia GPU? anyway 81 is still good enough.
So Furmark run ok?
If it run ok, then it might not be the GPU..

3. It will display windows, but not as good. The built-in windows basic driver will be used. Download the drivers ahead

Clunk
Clunk
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

1/2 Yes the Nvidia. Furmark did run through, but I did notice odd small patches of squares of discoloration as the test was done, which happens the same in the games two seconds before the game crashes.

3. In regards to the drivers, when I remove the drivers, should I download them manually from their respective sites and re-update them from my computer, or go through the automatic update option?

Note: Restarted my computer and the second screen is displaying correctly again, but no change with using 3D programs.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Clunk

lets first try the ones from the nvidia/intel sites:

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/79893/en-us
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=24348&lang=eng&ProdId=3720

I’d be glad if you could reply over the forum

Clunk
Clunk
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

No worries, I will post my results over there.

Phil
Phil
5 years ago

Do you guys have an opinion on this sager np8651? I guess the main positive is the GTX 970M graphics card. I don”t know how reliable these laptops are.

http://www.amazon.com/15-6-Matt-i7-4710HQ-nVIDIA-Windows/dp/B00P1J92I6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1418690706&sr=8-2&keywords=sager+np8651#Ask

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Phil

It’s based on the Clevo P650SE like the Eurocom M5 Pro, only with a different configuration.
You can read the M5 Pro review: https://www.glj.io/eurocom-m5-review-970m/
Basically the same stuff, just get it with an IPS display (you can from XoticPC, GentechPC, Prostar and more). Eurocom have 10% off for students