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Acer Aspire 1640 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews of Acer Aspire 1640 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the sound and connectivity.

performance, price, usability, screen, design

battery, keyboard, connectivity, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 1640 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 1640 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Acer Aspire 1640 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the keyboard and battery. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, screen

battery, keyboard

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer AS1641WLMI Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz/ 802.11b/g Wireless / 15.4-Inch WXGA / 512 MB DDR2 / 80GB HDD / DVD±RW / Windows XP Home / Notebook PCAcer AS1641WLMI Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz/ 802.11b/g Wireless / 15.4-Inch WXGA / 512 MB DDR2 / 80GB HDD / DVD±RW / Windows XP Home / Notebook PC

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 1642WLMi review

 

A cheap but surprisingly powerful laptop

Super-TFT screen

Low-powered integrated graphics

A stylish, strong-performing laptop for a barely believable price

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Tomguruken36 (newegg.com)

Best Bang For your Acer Buck

 

Great Entry-Mid Level Laptop. You'll be hard pressed to find a laptop with the same Specs and Quailty of this beatiful Acer Aspire laptop

Big Beatiful Screen, Well Built.. When you pick it up and just normal handling you can definatly tell a differnce in quality, Big enough for entertainment, but small enough for travel. Fast Ram

Integrated Graphics, Wifi spotty, but thats how it's gonna be with most centrino wireless

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent value

 

Excellent value for money ; Have had no trouble getting laptop going, nor any conflicts with any software

It's pretty big - nice to have the big screen, but it's a pain to carry around

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: hrair (newegg.com)

Acer Aspire AS1642ZWLMi NoteBook Intel Pentium M 735(1.70GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 512MB Memory DDR2 533 80GB HDD DVD±R/RW Intel GMA900

 

This computer has the power needed to run most applications and connects easily to 802.11b and 802.11g networks, also provides RJ45 and RJ11 ports for ethernet and modem connections when wireless is not available. The case looks nice and the display...

Good speed and connectivity for a tight budget ; Acer software makes up for Windows XP Home Edition lack of security ; DVD burner works great for backups ; Ready for next generation operating system ; Easy access for memory and hard drive upgrades

battery life under 2 hours work time. over a week in stand-by ; lacks firewire port

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Mambojuice (newegg.com)

Look elsewhere

 

Laptop arrived out of the box with a dead DVD-RW drive. Sent it back, after a few weeks the screen developed large cracks near the hinges. Now I'm sending it back because the battery barely lasts 50 minutes. In order to make your battery useful at...

Beautiful screen, lightweight, DVD burner, runs pretty cool compared to my old Athlon XP64-M laptop

Pathetic battery life, sent it back 3 times for repair so far, inconvenient port placement

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: TerryNC (newegg.com)

Fast Revised

 

Rebate did come,thanks newegg!!!

Fast,nice lcd display, rebate is nice, making this laptop lower in price than its celeron counterparts.DVD+RL DL is nice also.Nice layout overall, happy with purchase

Acer uses the fat32 file system,just convert to NTFS manually.No big deal

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: Chris_Ryan06 (newegg.com)

Acer Aspire 1640 Intel Pentium M Notebook

 

If you are a college student and need a good laptop then this is the perfect computer for you. Even if your a buisnessman or woman and you need something for your office, it would be great.

This computer is Awesome!! It is extremly fast. It downloads programs and software quicker than any other computer I have ever seen. It has great wireless and LAN internet capabilities. Newegg does a great job in selling this computer. It is definatly...

The only bad thing about it is that I had trouble connecting to the internet with the modem, but then again when you have wireless, or a LAN whats the use of a modem

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: Vikesboy (newegg.com)

Very good laptop for the $$$

 

Overall, if you want something that can do just about everything except play the latest games and that doesnt cost a lot of muns, I'd go with this.

Crisp, clear 15.4 screen is the first thing I noticed. Runs everything but games with ease, but thats due to the integrated graphics :( Powerful Wireless Net Card, and great software for almost everything

Buy a better battery for this hog. The CPU drains it fairly fast. The speakers were another dissapointment, I found that they werent nearly as loud and clear as my previous laptop

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: yommo (newegg.com)

Just like they all say

 

This one was picked out for my girlfriend. I want one too!

You can't get a better machine for the money. Nice extras and really fast

Case is a little cheap. True road warriors should be carefule

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: fc (newegg.com)

Decent Notebook, but not for gamers or road warriors

 

I bought it as a birthday gift for my father. It is the cheapest Pentium M notebook I can find. I am also pleasantly surprised to find the hard drive is a 5400 rpm instead of 4200. Boots fast for a notebook. The soft casing and low battery life makes...

Bright screen; 5400rpm HDD; 8x DVD writer; Good WIFI range;Relatively light; Runs quiet

2 hour battery life; Soft cheasy casing; lower than average responsive keyborad; Bad positioning of the WIFI enable/disabe button

Feb, 2006

Product Specifications

The Aspire 1640 series is pure value! Hours of uninterrupted, affordable wireless entertainment from a stylish notebook with a choice of Intel Pentium M processors, dual-channel memory, Acer CrystalBrite screens, up to 100 GB storage and the effortless usability of Acer Empowering Technology. Rich in features, yet low on cost, the Aspire 1640 series rewrites the rules of value entertainment.

Audio

Audio system:Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS DirectSound / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS DirectSound-compatible / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS Sound / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS Sound-compatible
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4
Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11in
Height:1.5in
Weight:6.4lbs
Width:14.3in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 4:3
Display Diagonal:15 / 15.4
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1280 x 800
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

Power Management:ACPI 2.0

General

Product Type:Power adapter
Subcategory (AG):Power adapters

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel 915GM / Intel GMA 900
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128 / 64

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Belgium/Canada/Greece/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:Dutch / English / French/French
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:1641WLMi/1642WLMi/1642ZWLMi/1644WLMi/1644ZWLMi-FR
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire/Delta

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz

Memory

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

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: No
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:16
CD write speed:24
Double Layer DVD read speed:2.4 / 4
Double Layer DVD write speed:2.4
DVD read speed:8
DVD-R speed:8
DVD-RW speed:4
DVD+R speed:8
DVD+RW speed:4
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Other Features

Audio system:Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS DirectSound / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS DirectSound-compatible / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS Sound / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS Sound-compatible
Dimensions (WxDxH):14 x 11 x 2 / 14.3 x 11 x 1.54
Display:LCD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K ITU V.92 / ITU V.92 / V.92
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g / Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1 / Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Management:ACPI 2.0

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 915GM Express / Intel 915PM Express
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.7GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 915GM Express / Intel 915PM Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:144
Processing die size:87
Processor:730
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Dothan
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Pentium Mobile
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.73 / 2
Processor front side bus:400 / 533
Processor lithography:90
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:730
Processor Number:725/730/735/735A/740/760
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Pentium M 700 series
Processor socket:H-PBGA479, PPGA478
Processor threads:1
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):27
Tjunction:100
Type:Pentium M

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N
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: No
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
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
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
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27586
Processor code:SL8FT
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Acer eManager (including eDataSecurity, eLock, ePerformance, ePresentation, eSettings, ePower Management and eRecovery), Acer Grid Vista, Acer Launch Manager, Acer Arcade, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD, NTI CD-Maker / Acer eManager featuring:\n- Acer eRecovery Management\n- Acer eSettings Management\n- Acer eNet Management\n- Acer ePower Management\n- Acer ePresentation Management\nAcer Grid Vista\nAcer Launch Manager\nAcer Arcade\nNorton AntiVirus (90 days trial version)\nAdobe Reader\nNTI CD-Maker / Acer eManager:\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAcer eSettings Management\nAcer eNet Management\nAcer ePower Management\nAcer ePresentation Management\nAcer Grid Vista \nAcer Launch Manager \nAcer Arcade \nAdobe Reader \nNTI CD-Maker / Acer eManager\nAcer Grid Vista \nAcer Launch Manager \nAcer Arcade \nAcer System Recovery CD\nAdobe Reader\nNTI CD-Maker / Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Reader, Acer Launch Manager, NTI CD Maker,Acer GridVista, Acer Arcade
Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:Norton AntiVirus

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Capacity:60
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 60 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/120GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900/Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11
Height:1.33 / 1.54 / 2
Weight:6.42 / 6.48 / 7
Width:13.9 / 14 / 14.3