Deal of the Day: Acer Aspire E 17

They say that once you go 17-inch, going back to smaller screen sizes is not the easiest job in the world. The Acer Aspire E17 continues this recent trend of large displays with serviceable circuitry.

And that is because this is another one of those notebooks targeted at budget buyers.

But at least you get a higher resolution screen, fairly high this side of Full HD 1080p, while the memory and storage capacity is not bad either. All the usual suspects like a DVD drive, a 1.3 MP webcam and HDMI connection ports are in.

Here is what this all-rounded package brings to the table:

  • Processor: 1.70 GHz Intel Pentium 3556U
  • Display: 17.3-inches
  • Resolution: 1600 x 900 pixels
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB HDD
  • Weight: 2.5 kg

Acer, luckily, also offers an Intel Core i3-5005U variant for quite a bit more, but that also gets you a Windows 10 license — the standard model comes without an operating system.

The rest of the specifications are in line with what is on offer these days.

Build quality is good enough, and the chiclet keyboard is a pleasure to type on, which makes this an ideal device for office or school use. This, obviously, is aimed at a specific selection of the market, one that has the need for a large screen, and can arrange for upgrades like OS and SSD on their own.

Then again, they say that that once you go 17-inch, going back to smaller screen sizes is not the easiest job in the world.

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