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Pro Quality case materials
The soft-touch plastic build may not be metal - neither is the silver bar by the hinges, but it feels solid nonetheless with little flex.
Pro Thinner and lighter than most gaming laptops
At 5.1 pounds and just under an inch thick, it's a bit thinner and lighter than most gaming laptops.
Pro Good speakers
The speakers get loud, and retain most of their quality even at max volume.
Pro Awesome display
Good brightness, rich colors, and no glare - Acer nailed the display.
Con Poor thermals
The fans get loud, and even at peak performance the keyboard can get up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature you won't be damaging any internals, but using the keyboard will be uncomfortable.
Con Poor battery life
2.5-3 hours of regular use and less than an hour of game time is fairly lackluster, even for a gaming computer.
Con Mediocre gaming performanace
On high settings, the Aspire V15 Nitro can only achieve 26 FPS on Evolve, 43 FPS on Dirt Rally, and 31 FPS on Metal Gear Solid V. These are playable, but this is only on high settings (not ultra). Gaming performance won't be the best, however other aspects of this laptop (speakers, display, build quality) give it an edge over other similarly priced options.