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Acer Aspire E17 (E5-721)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Acer Aspire E17 (E5-721). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The reliability and battery are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the touchpad and performance.

screen, battery, reliability, price, portability

performance, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire E17 (E5-721) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Aspire E17 (E5-721)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Aspire E17 (E5-721) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the usability.

usability

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire E5-721-641S Notebook, 17.3-Inch HD+, AMD A-Series Quad-Core Processor A6-6310, 4 GB of DDR3L, 500 GB, AMD Radeon R4 Graphics(Bilingual FreAcer Aspire E5-721-641S Notebook, 17.3-Inch HD+, AMD A-Series Quad-Core Processor A6-6310, 4 GB of DDR3L, 500 GB, AMD Radeon R4 Graphics(Bilingual Fre

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX Notebook Review

 

Desk culprit. Acer's affordable 17.3-inch laptop is designed for use on the desk at home. An AMD APU provides the needed computing power, it offers a high storage capacity, and the battery life does not come too short either.

High-contrast screen, Good battery life, Usually operates quietly, Barely heats up, 24-month warranty

Glare-type, viewing angle dependent screen, No maintenance cover

Buyers who opt for Acer's Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX will get a solid 17.3-inch laptop with enough power for the average user. The laptop feels at home in the office, Internet and video-rendering fields. The Aspire usually operates quietly and does not get...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

acer aspire E 17

 

If I buy another laptop, I do not think I will buy another acer.

I bought this to replace one just like it from another site. The first one I got the blue screen way too many times. This one so far no blue screens. Runs cool. No battery to install, not sure if I like that or not

The SD card slot is in front and does not go in all the way like previous models. I do not like that at all, plus the sd card slot is not working as of today

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Stay away from this laptop

 

The first one I got from Newegg, the bottom fan had to be broken because it was unbelievably loud. Constant, nonstop clicking and whirring. Got a new one via RMA and just overall not happy with it after using it for a few weeks.

Very bright screen, raised keys are nice, sturdy exterior/heft, battery life is pretty decent for a 17" despite being only 4 cells

Really slow processor, even though it's quad core. Makes the whole laptop just feel sluggish ; The touchpad is HORRENDOUS - it's slow to respond, skips around like crazy, just not accurate and the surface is very easily covered with oils (thus losing...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Laptop

 

It was nice for about 16 days

Cd rom died. Laptop had a bad image OS stopped installing windows updates and wanted to keep reverting to prior stats. starting having hardware issue after 15 days could memory or bad hard drive Applications kept timing out

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Laptop

 

The Laptop has nice picture looks great for having an integrated GPU , Touch pad very responsive, raised keyboard is nice. Very light weight. Battery went about 4 hours I had a bunch of stuff going. Wifi card has good range and signal. Bootup time was...

Memory is a little low 4GB I will be adding another stick in it

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3270
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):4 / 6
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam:N / No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 4.0

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
HD type:HD / HD+ / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:LCD / TFT
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±R / DVD±RW / N / No

Other features

Audio system:HD
Display Technology:LCD/TFT
Intel Virtualization Technology: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT): No

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite):N / No
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45

Processor

ECC supported by processor:N / No
Memory channels supported by processor:Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor boost frequency:2.4
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD E
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.4
Processor lithography:28
Processor Model:A4-6210 / A6-6310 / A8-6410 / E2-6110
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Socket:Socket FT3 / Socket FT3b
Processor threads:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux Linpus / No / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28.9 / 289.9 / 29
Height :2.79 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 28
Height (front):2.79 / 2.8
Height (rear):2.79 / 2.8
Weight:3
Width:42.3 / 42.4 / 423.3