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Acer Aspire 1700 Series

Acer Aspire 1700 Series
alaScore 73

22 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the price. Some have doubts about the size and battery. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.


battery, size

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 71/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Gordon Kelly (

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

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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 (

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: (

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

Consumer review by: (

Acer Aspire 1705 SCi


very good laptop, has everything needed

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: (

Acer Aspire 1705 SCi


Over all the spec for this machine is excellent. But its rating is lowered by the terrible support and quality of parts. I bought this laptop on 29/10/03. It arrived with a dead pixel in the bottom left of the screen (not covered in the guarantee)....

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Acer Aspire 1705 SCi


Ideal for the presentation work I need and the hard drive backs up my desktop better than anything else around. It's the tops for me.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Acer Aspire 1705 SCi


too noisy!!!

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Acer Aspire 1705 SCi


A desktop replacement of power good screen , good speed , DVD backup (with backup my pc.) Its a very effective piece of kit if you need the power or want to future proof a bit in a non-64 bit kind of way. No real complaints . battery life cannot...

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Acer Aspire 1705 SCi


Great specs, but the noise is simply horrible -- the fan is on all the time, and after a few hours I have to stop using it.

Apr, 2004

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 Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):1.3hour(s)/1.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Country Kits:France/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


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


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

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


Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.6GHz/3.06GHz
Type:Pentium 4


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

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

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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 Memory

Installed Size:128MB/64MB

Video Output

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