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Acer Aspire 1714SMi Laptop Review

Quote from the review at BIO Magazine:

“Acer’s Aspire 1714SMi obliterates the gap between desktop and portable computers. The system is a desktop replacement laptop in every sense of the word – it’s big, bulky, heavy, noisy, andis extremely uncomfortable to use on your lap thanks to four large and protruding ‘feet’. Even the 180-watt AC adapter is huge and weighs a staggering 902g. The system’s battery only lasts around 46minutes too, which rules it out for computing on the move. However, if you want a laptop to literally replace your desktop computer on your desk, the Aspire 1714SMi is a powerhouse of a system that’spacked full of powerful features. In particular, it uses Intel’s latest 3.4GHz Pentium 4 processor, ships as standard with 1GB of memory (2GB maximum), has a bright and crisp 17in. TFT screen,dual-format DVD recorder and built-in 802.11b/g wireless LAN. Just don’t expect the 7.1kg system to be a travel-friendly solution.”   Read the full review

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