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Acer Aspire X1700

Acer Aspire X1700
alaScore 81

61 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Acer Aspire X1700. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the design.

usability, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire X1700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Acer Aspire X1700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the size. The price is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the design. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, size


66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Justin Yu (

Acer Aspire X1700-U3700A review


The Acer Aspire X1700-U3700A is the third system in Best Buy's recent lineup of budget PCs. We gave the other two releases ( Dell Inspiron I530S-119B and eMachines ET1161-07 ) average marks for a lack of features and poor performance scores...

Space-saving design; includes unique extras such as HDMI video, digital audio output, and eSATA port.

Competition offers faster performance; a cramped interior limits expansion.

The Acer X1700-U3700A is slightly slower than the competition, but it gives you almost every component you need in either a basic desktop or a light-duty home theater PC. If you prefer functionality to performance, we recommend this model out of the...

Feb, 2009

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Acer Aspire X1700-U3700A


The Acer Aspire X1700-U3700A ($480 list) is a small-form-factor desktop, shoehorning a full-powered PC into a smaller chassis. It's got enough oomph to run some serious programs, yet is priced under $500. It could be the replacement for that primary PC...

Compact form factor. Some DX10 3D capabilities. More powerful than nettops and budget PCs. HDMI port

Single-digit 3D scores. No Blu-ray. Limited expansion. Crapware. No Wi-Fi

The Acer Aspire X1700-U3700A is a decent PC for the den, home theater, or home office. It's got enough power to be your primary PC and is capable of moderate multimedia tasks.

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Avoid ACER products.


Their products and customer support are poor. I called ACER and they know about these problems. They said it would cost me $200 to fix it!

The computer was nice for a little while.

First, I had to send the computer in to have the sound card replaced. Then, the computer lasted about 3 years then the faulty power supply and motherboard made the video card and the hard drive fail.

Feb, 2013

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Not a reliable PC.


This computer was trouble from the beginning. Acer was supposed to upgrade my PC from Vista to W-7 but they told me I asked for the upgrade too late and they would not do it. I registered my PC with them and they could have let me know that it was...

Low Cost, small PC

Not reliable, runs hot, video card is low quality.

Jul, 2012

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Good machine when it works.


My computer worked great for the first year. A week after the warranty expired my hard drive failed. I went to and discovered that this model was built with defective hard drives. Acer offered to replace the hard drive if it failed within a...

Good features for the price.

Hard drive and power supply issues.

May, 2012

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire X1700 Desktop


Everything works as expectedNot much junk installed which is a good thingPower button gets stuck sometimes: Does not want to wake up from standby from keyboard/mouse sometimes

Product Specifications

The Aspire X1700 series is just one-third the size of a normal PC yet packs a very powerful punch - the Intel Pentium Dual Core processor, integrated an HDMI port and 5.1-channel surround sound - orchestrating big performance in a small package for truly dynamic and enjoyable digital entertainment. A multi-in-one card reader, nine USB 2.0 ports, and loads of storage space further extend the appeal of this small-but-potent PC.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/3MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/3MB/512KB


Certification:CE, FCC, BSMI, CCC, ETL, Nemko


Chassis type:Midi Tower / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Energy Management

Power supply:250

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter memory:256 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 2600 Pro / AMD Radeon HD 3450 / AMD Radeon HD 4350 / NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA GeForce 8400 / NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GE / NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS / RC415
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.896 / 1.018 / 1.024 / 1.278 / 1.279 / 1.526 / 1.662 / 1.919 / 1535
On-board graphics adapter:Y


Country Kits:Mexico/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire


Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz


Internal memory:0.5 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory layout:2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2


Color:Black / Carbon


Type:Fax / modem/None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Expansion Slots:2 x PCI\n1 x PCI Express X16\n1 x PCI Express X1
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eDataSecurity1, eRecovery Management), Acer Arcade Live, Acer GameZone, Microsoft Works 8.5, eSobi, Adobe Reader, NTI Media Maker / Acer Empowering Technology Lite, LANScope Lite, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink PowerDVD, NTI CD-Maker Gold / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / MICROSOFT OFFICE SMALL BUSINESS 2007 / Microsoft Works 8.5, Adobe Reader 7.0, Acer Arcade Live, Quick Burning (NTI CD-Maker Gold) / Microsoft Works 8.5, Adobe Reader 7.0, Acer Arcade Live, Quick Burning (NTI CD-Maker Gold), Acer Empowering Technology
Display Diagonal:19 / 22
Display included:No / Yes


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:Audio HD CODEC ( 7.1 channel ) / HD Audio / High Definition Audio 5.1 / High Definition Audio 7.1
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1 / 2
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:250


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.66GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 11 / 12.5 / 7 / 7.5 / 8 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:No / Yes
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:105 / 228 / 410 / 456 / 582
Processing die size:107 / 164 / 286 / 77 / 82
Processor:E2180 / E2200 / E5200 / E7300 / E8200 / Q6600 / Q8200 / Q8300 / Q9300
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Conroe / Kentsfield / Wolfdale / Yorkfield
Processor core voltage (AC):0.85 – 1.5
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 8
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium 4 / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Quad / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.33 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.66 / 3
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:E2180 / E2200 / E5200 / E7300 / E8200 / Q6600 / Q8200 / Q8300 / Q9300
Processor Number:E1400/E2220/E7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo E8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q6000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E2000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:LGA775 + AM2/2+ / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / G0 / M0 / M1 / R0
Tcase:71.4 / 72.4 / 73.3 / 74.1 / B3=62.2; G0=71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 95 / 95, 105
Type:Celeron Dual Core/Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:29765 / 31733 / 33909 / 33922 / 33925 / 36463 / 36547 / 37212 / 39107
Processor code:SLA8Y / SLAPB / SLAPP / SLAWE / SLG9S / SLGUR
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Professional
Trial software:Free Anti Virus, eSobi v2,0 Lite / Microsoft Office 2007 (60D), McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009, Acer Empowering Technology, eSobi v2,0 Lite (90D) / Microsoft Office 2007, eSobi v2,0 Lite / Microsoft Office 2007, McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009, eSobi v2,0 Lite / Microsoft Office 2007, McAfee Internet Security Suite, CyberLink PowerDVD + Power Producer / Microsoft Office 2007, McAfee Internet Security Suite, CyberLink PowerDVD + Power Producer4


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750 / 80

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/640GB/750GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 7100/NVIDIA GeForce G100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13 / 16.5 / 17.4
Height:10 / 10.4 / 14.2 / 14.4
Width:3.94 / 4 / 7.09