Acer’s Predator lineup caters to gamers looking for considerable gaming horsepower in a portable package. The Predator 17, which we recently reviewed, fulfills that promise with aplomb. But some of us are on a tighter budget, and even mid-tier gaming laptops can be pricey. A slew of gaming laptops featuring Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 GPU solves the budget issue, and Acer’s Aspire VX 15 is one of the company’s offerings in this class. We’ll put it through our laptop gauntlet to see if the compromise in graphical performance justifies the Aspire VX 15’s lower price tag.