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Acer Aspire 1700 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Acer Aspire 1700 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen. The keyboard is also mentioned favorably, but the size and battery get less positive comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 1700 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Aspire 1705SCi Desktop Replacement Notebook

 

The Acer Aspire 1705SCi is a true desktop replacement, with a massive screen and the power to match many desktop PCs.

Mar, 2004

Expert review by (zdnet.com.au)

Acer Aspire 1700

 

Can any computer with an integrated 17in. display really be called a notebook? Perhaps it can. However, any use of the term 'portable' with reference to this 7.1kg monster will certainly raise eyebrows.

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Darren Ellis (pcauthority.com.au)

Acer Aspire 1703SC

 

This is not the first 'desknote' that we've reviewed (see Protac DeskNote, June 2002, page 37) but in our estimation the Aspire 1703SC is the first system that truly expounds the virtues of true desknote-ism.

Jul, 2003

Expert review by (zdnet.com.au)

First Look: Acer Aspire 1700

 

The Aspire 1700 from Acer is the first Windows-based notebook with a 17in. display. So what's the attraction of this 7kg monster? We take a first look.

May, 2003

Product Specifications

The Aspire 1700 series has been specifically designed for employees of small and medium businesses and for self-employed professionals looking for a transportable notebook with a full desktop sized screen for stunning detail and clarity for both work and entertainment use wherever they stay. Great for relaxed viewing of complex worksheets and devastating multimedia presentations, it is also the ideal choice for selected private users who don't want space consuming PCs around the house, but still need a removable computer for entertainment, for access to the Internet, and for home applications. This model includes a flash reader supporting 4 formats (MS/SD/SM/MMC).

Audio

Audio system:Stereo / Stereo 16-bit / Two stereo speakers & one sub-woofer / two stereo speakers & one sub-woofer /Microphone-in and headphone-out port / Audio DJ music CD control buttons (with MP3 player) .
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):1.25 / 1.5
Run Time (Up To):1.3hour(s)/1.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.6in
Height:2.2in
Weight:15.7lbs
Width:14.9in

Disk Drive

Diskette drive:1.44
Hard disk drive type:ATA-100

Display

Aspect Ratio:5:4
Contrast ratio (typical):750:1
Display Diagonal:17
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024
HD type:Not supported

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128 / 64

Hard Drive

Diskette drive memory:1.44
Hard disk drive type:ATA-100

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:France/United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:1703ESC/1703SC/1703SCME/1705SCi/1705SMi
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard easy keys:Four easy-launch keys, including Internet browser, email and 2 user-programmable keys
Keyboard type:Standard 103-/105-/107-/109-key / Standard 103-/105-/107-/109-key, inverted "T" cursor layout, 2.5mm (minimum) key travel . / Standard 103-/105-/107-/109-key, inverted "T" cursor layout, 2.5mm (minimum) key travel ./Four easy-launch keys, including Internet browser, email and 2 user-programmable keys ./International language support . / Standard 103-/105-/107-/109-key, inverted "T" cursor layout, 2.5mm (minimum) key travel /Four easy-launch keys, including Internet browser, email and 2 user-programmable keys /Embedded numeric keypad /International language support . / Standard 103-/105-/107-/109-key, inverted "T" cursor layout, 2.5mm (minimum) key travel/ Four easy-launch keys, including Internet browser, email and 2 user-programmable keys /Embedded numeric keypad /International language support .

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.125 / 0.5
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/Network / modem combo

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b
Networking features:10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready / 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready ., Ethernet Fast Ethernet / 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready, Ethernet /Fast Ethernet / 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready, Ethernet Fast Ethernet / 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready. / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11b
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:8
CD write speed:10
DVD read speed:8 / Y
DVD rewrite speed:Y
DVD write speed:Y

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/8x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD-RW
Write Speed:10x/24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Other Features

Audio system:AMD Radeon HD 6545G2 / Audio system with two stereo speakers & one sub-woofer /Microphone-in and headphone-out port /Audio DJ music CD control buttons (with MP3 player. / Stereo / Stereo 16-bit / Two stereo speakers & one sub-woofer / two stereo speakers & one sub-woofer /Microphone-in and headphone-out port / Audio DJ music CD control buttons (with MP3 player) .
Battery Type:12 cell Li-Ion battery pack .
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / \n Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition\n
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.9 x 12.6 x 1.85 / 14.9 x 12.6 x 2.17 / 15 x 12.8 x 2.17 / 15 x 13 x 2
Display:LCD
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Type:Notebook
Weight:15.7 / 16

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:1 × CardBus type II \n1 × RJ-11 jack for modem \n1 × RJ-45 jack for Ethernet \n1 × DC-in jack for AC adapter \n1 × external VGA port \n1 × microphone-in jack \n1 × headphone-out jack \n4 × USB 2.0 ports \n1 × S-video-out (NTSC/PAL) port \n1 × parallel port \n1 × serial port \n1 × PS/2-port \n2 × IEEE 1394 port, Serial, parallel, RJ-45, RJ-11 / Serial (4x USB), parallel, RJ-45, RJ-11 / Serial, parallel, RJ-45, RJ-11 / Serial, parallel, USB, RJ-45, RJ-11 / USB, parallel, RJ-11, RJ-45, VGA port, IEEE 1394 port

Power

AC adapter power:150

Processor

Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.6GHz/3.06GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor frequency:2.53 / 2.6 / 2.66 / 3 / 3.06
Processor front side bus:533
Type:Pentium 4

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Acer Launch Manager \nNorton AntiVirus 2003 (90 days trial) \nAdobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 \nCyberLink PowerDVD with DIVX codec technology \nNTI CD Maker 6 Gold (for models featuring DVD/CD-RW combo drive module) . / Acer Launch Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0, CyberLink PowerDVD with DIVX codec technology / Acer Launch Manager, Norton AntiVirus 2003, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0, CyberLink PowerDVD with DIVX codec technology / Acer Launch Manager, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Acrobat Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD, NTI CD Maker / BIOS Set-up, Acer Launch Manager, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Acrobat Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD, NTI CD Maker / Logiciels Acer Launch Manager, Norton AntiVirus 2003, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0, CyberLink PowerDVD, NTI CD Maker 6 Gold

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard drive speed:7200
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 60 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Home use / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Home use / Small business

Video

Video adapter features:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600/SiS Real256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.6 / 12.8 / 13
Weight:15.7
Width:14.9 / 15