Acer X1700 Q8300 PC Reviews: Windows Vista Home Basic Computer

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This desktop computer is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 19 reviews.
Acer X1700 Q8300 with Quad Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Basic. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It is mind blowingingly fast. Graphics are pin sharp and bright. Once it's up and running and all your hardware is connected and software installed it is amazing how quickly every thing responds to each mouse click. Boot up takes only seconds as does shut down. Once you have found your way round the multitude of programmes that are built in it is a joy to use. Even burning the recovery system onto DVDs was quick and problem free.
Bad points:
Setting up instructions are virtualy none existant. Only photos of the front and back of the unit with basic details of what goes where. Connecting my CRT moniter and speakers was trial and error. Unless you have some experiance of setting up a computer you will need help.Two things caused me a lot of frustration. A - Connecting to the internet and B - Defragmenting the Hard Drives.
Internet:- If your previous computer ran on Windows XP and you used a modem to connect to the internet yoiu can try to install the drives until you are blue in the face. Vista will only work with a router.
Defrag:- After installing the Hard and Software I decided to defrag the hard drive to tidy it up. This worked with no trouble and didn't take long. But subsequent attempts to do this failed as the little revolving circle i.e. hour glass just kept revolving. I left it for 12 hours at one attempt with out success. The secret is to untick the auto system and click defrag now. The system will analyse the dics and decide if they need a defrag.
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 1.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Aug 2009

R, wigan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
after a month i would say an all round good performer .
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Software bundle 5.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2009

MARGARET, CHORLEY General user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
the size of the product is very good, it takes up hardley any space. would recommend it for general use
Bad points:
not found any yet
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Aug 2009

fred, luton General user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
small - fast excelent processor
Bad points:
no bad points found yet
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Aug 2009

Gordon, Southend Keen gamer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Small, easy to set up. Pre-installed software was fine. Internet connection (wired) was immediate and problem free.
Bad points:
Poor instructions for all the contents of the box. No programe discs so if copies needed, it takes a long time to burn to disc.
Poor detail concerning warrenty if you wish to upgrade the pc before the guarantee expires (e.g. video card)
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Aug 2009

James, Wigan General user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Compact & good performer
Bad points:
Wireless network card ineffective unless very close (same room) as the ADSL Router. So had to purchase a USB wireless adaptor as not possible to connect via Ethernet cable because of home working arrangements.
Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Software bundle 7.0
How easy to connect to internet 4.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser nothing

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Computer is fine.
Bad points:
Advertised with Free Upgrade to Windows 7 but no voucher provided therefore, poor value for money as this was taken into account, no software discs provided - this is essential in case hard drive needs reformatting due to viruses, so again poor value for money
Overall rating 5.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Software bundle 2.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Aug 2009

Product Features

Operating system Windows Vista Home Basic
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Quad

Also known as: ACER ASX1700 Q8300

 

Manufacturer's Description

The Aspire X1700 combines the power and functionality of a fully loaded desktop PC in a space-saving design that’s one-third the size of a conventional tower. Designed around a stunning, ‘all-round entertainment’ concept, the Aspire X1700 is powered by the latest technology in an extra Small Form Factor design. Even in a space saving design, the Aspire X1700 series boasts a full set of powerful features, while its stylish and sleek high-gloss black bezel lends it an elegant and classy touch. In addition it reduces environmental impact: the extra small form factor is an environmentally friendly option that delivers both space and power savings.

Benefits

Superior performance
The Aspire X1700 sets a new standard of digital possibilities as it is based on the latest powerful processor. The nForce® 630i Chipset with integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 7100 graphics and an HDMI™ port, that transmits a clean, digital video signal to LCD monitors or other digital display devices, make sure that you can simply enjoy the home entertainment capabilities.

Dolby Home Theater
Dolby Home Theater delivers exceptional audio capability in numerous formats.

  • Dolby® Digital: Powerful audio format that provides up to 5.1 separate channels of crystal-clear digital surround sound that brings movie entertainment to life.
  • Dolby Pro Logic® II: Creates a captivating surround sound experience from any stereo (two-channel) movie, music, TV, or game audio source.
  • Dolby Headphone: Personal surround sound experience using any set of headphones that makes listeners feel like the action is happening all around them.
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker: Vibrant surround sound listening experience from any pair of stereo speakers.
  • Dolby Digital Live: Converts any audio signal from a PC into Dolby Digital for easy connection to home theater systems through a single digital cable.

Environmental awareness
A design concept focusing on environmental protection results in less waste from packaging, higher performance with lower power consumption for reduced carbon dioxide emissions, and more efficient delivery.

Space-saving and stilysh design
A glossy, all-black case presents a smooth and chic appearance and features a semi-translucent cover that hides ports, presenting a smooth façade and refined look. Moreover the Power button is located on a gently sloped panel to prevent accidental rebooting and the Multi-in-one card reader, audio jacks and ports are located conveniently at the lower part of the machine for easy access and reach. The innovative case layout takes up less than one third of the space of a traditional desktop computer.

Manageability at ease
The Aspire X1700 provides several tools to guarantee a convenient environment for the user:

  • Acer Empowering Technology: – a smart suite of utilities designed to make common tasks and system configuration simple
  • Acer Arcade™ Live: – granting you multimedia-savvy applications with tremendous creative capability.

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