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Acer Aspire A717-71G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Acer Aspire A717-71G. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and design are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire A717-71G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire 7 (Core i7, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

 

Budget gaming par excellence. Acer's latest 17-inch multimedia-gaming hybrid from the new Aspire 7 series comes equipped with a powerful GTX 1060, a fast quad-core, and an IPS display but is consequently optimized with regards to costs in all other...

comparatively affordable ; rigid case ; USB Type-C ; TPM 2.0 + fingerprint reader ; very bright display with decent contrast ratio ; very powerful, no throttling ; comparatively quiet, decent fans

only 8 GB of RAM ; fingerprint magnet ; 2 x USB 2.0 ; complicated disassembly ; small numpad ; somewhat spongy keyboard feedback ; touchpad clatters ; poor color accuracy (out of the box) ; poor color space coverage ; response times too high for gamers...

WWhile our cons list is longer than expected when we first started reviewing this notebook, the overall verdict remains unchanged. The new Aspire 7 A717-71G-72VY can be seen as either a multimedia notebook with serious gaming ambitions or as a gaming...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):6
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / LCD
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

CUDA:Y
CUDA cores:768
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Maximum Resolution:7680 x 4320
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:107
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 16
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
SIM card support:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:N

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:135 / 180

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM175 / Intel® HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7300HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:97185 / 97456
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Linpus / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000
HDD interface:SATA
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128 / 256
SSD interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 2256 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:289.9
Height :28.2 / 28.3
Height (front):2.83
Height (rear):2.83
Weight:2.9 / 3.04
Width:423.3