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Acer Aspire 1640 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and value for money are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the connectivity and battery.

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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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, screen, portability, usability, build quality

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 Aspire AS1642WLMi 15.4" Laptop (Intel Pentium M Processor 740, 512 MB RAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, DVD-Dual Drive)

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Acer Aspire 1642WLMi review

 

A cheap but surprisingly powerful laptop

p>Super-TFT screen</p

p>Low-powered integrated graphics</p

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

General

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

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz

Modem

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

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

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

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.7GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:725/730/735/735A/740/760
Type:Pentium M

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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