Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G-700J 17.3″

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The Acer Aspire 7 17.3” laptop is a sturdy creation, with a chassis of brushed metal and plastic and a tight hinge. It offers several ports for connectivity, including 2 x USB 2.0, USB 3.1 and USB-C, a neat fold-out Ethernet port, and a full HDMI port. It has a single combo headphone jack, Kensington Lock and an SD card reader and all the ports are placed towards the back of the laptop.

The keyboard is quite large but with a small number pad. It is comfortable to use with pressure-resistant keys and is optionally backlit. The touchpad is large but is placed to the left of the laptop, a bit awkward for right-handed users. It is responsive and fast and the key-clicks work well too.

The 17.3” display is a matte FHD IPS with decent color and brightness but not very accurate in color representation – not a great laptop for photo editing. Performance comes via a core i7 Kaby Lake processor, an energy-efficient GPU, 256 GB SSD, and a decent 16 GB RAM.

With a fingerprint reader included, audio that will do for basic use and battery life of up to 9 hours without Wi-Fi but only 5 with it, the Acer Aspire 7 is a laptop for relatively basic everyday use.

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Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G-700J 17.3" IPS FHD GTX 1060 6GB VRAM i7-8750H 16 GB Memory 256 GB SSD Windows 10 VR Ready Gaming
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5
  • Intel Core i7 8th Gen 8750H (2.20 GHz)
  • 16 GB Memory 256 GB SSD
  • 17.3" IPS 1920 x 1080 Full HD Display
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (up to 5 Gbps)