Product Spotlight – Acer Aspire 7715Z

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Good afternoon all, much as the weather’s been atrocious we hope that everything else has been going at least a bit better this week. At least there’s some comfort in the fact that the day is nearly over. For those of you who don’t read as often, we run a Product Spotlight post towards the end of the week to get the word out about a product we think is a good deal or worthy of a recommendation.

This week’s spotlit product is Acer’s Aspire 7715Z-434G50MN… admittedly it’s a bit of a mouthful, but it’s also a pretty slick machine, so try not to let the license plate of a name get in the way.

Click through to check out our page on the Acer's Aspire 7715Z :)

Click through to check out our page on the Acer's Aspire 7715Z 🙂

The Aspire is a 17.3” notebook with a 2.1GHz Intel processor and 4GB of RAM, which should see you safely through any number-crunching you encounter. It also boasts a 500GB hard drive and a DVD-RW drive. Combine the large hard drive with the large screen size and you start to see fairly quickly that the Aspire stacks up very well as an around-the-house media machine.

Naturally, a 17.3” display is a bit of a monster, putting this well into that category of machines that’s portable more for around the house than for taking it to college or work. That said, it’s got a solid keyboard, and (as with most of Acer’s 17-inch machines) they keyboard boasts a full numerical keypad off to the right. It’s handy for those who end up using Excel a lot, but it also does a fine job making sure the whole thing has an elegant look. It’s not cluttered, nor is there a keyboard sitting in the centre of an abyss of case.

Aspire 2

The Aspire also boasts Windows 7 pre-installed, which means it’s among the first notebooks you can order straight from us to boast the latest version of Windows, which is a damn sight better than Windows Vista and a whole lot prettier than Windows XP. It’s ideal for those who haven’t done their own OS installing before but would like a nice media-centric machine with the latest version of Windows installed.

If you’re at all interested, you can check out our page for the Acer Aspire 7715Z for some more images and check out how it looks.

For those who like the look of the machine but don’t like the sound of a 17″ display (and therefore, 17″ body) it’s worth pointing out that there’s a 15″ model in the same line that also boasts Windows 7. You can check out what the 15″ has to offer over at its product page. The look is essentially the same, but there’s a lot of portability in the 15″ that the 17″ can’t boast. That said, you’ll take a hit on the hard drive, being down to 250GB, but the price takes a similar knock down to €499 🙂

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4 Responses to “Product Spotlight – Acer Aspire 7715Z”

  1. Colm Says:

    are there any detailed specs for this?

    HDMI port? etc…

  2. danny Says:

    all that and no “mike”.you get webcam, but no mike to talk to enyone,what a let down.got to go and buy a mike now.
    moor money to spend

  3. boot Says:

    Acer Aspire One AOD250-1165
    This model is fairly new. So it has the usual features, i.e. built in wi-fi, camera, 160 GB drive, etc, etc. This is the 3 hr battery model. I have no idea where Amazon gets their tech specs. We just bought this and the manual states that it comes with 1 GB of RAM, and is upgradeable to 2 GB. It recognized 4 wireless connections in my area the instant it was powered on. So far it’s great for what it was bought for, the internet, small low demand games, music, simple word processing…

  4. love acer Says:

    Acer AOD250-1197 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook
    great netbook, substandard os
    The computer itself is great. I love that its compact and has plenty of battery life. The touchpad is the least annoying of any laptop I’ve ever used. The windows 7 starter operating system, however is not. its a highly abbreviated version created for emerging markets in third world countries. There’s so much lacking. you cant even put up a picture on the desktop background. Save your money and buy the XP version. I wish I did.

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