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Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 11/10/2014

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.

For the original German review, see here.

Acer has a basic, 17.3-inch laptop for approximately 470 Euros (~$583) dubbed Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX. The laptop is powered by a Beema APU from AMD, and the laptop also has plenty of storage. Can the desktop computer at home be sent into retirement?

Basically, all 17.3-inch devices for below 500 Euros (~$621) are rivals of the Aspire, for example Toshiba's Satellite C70D-A-10L (AMD A4-5000, Radeon HD 8330). The Satellite version that we tested has been discontinued. Instead, models with an E1-2100 or A6-5200 APU are available. Another contender for the Aspire would be Lenovo's G700 (Pentium 2020M, HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)). This laptop is available for a price starting at 300 Euros (~$372) without a Windows operating system.

Case & Connectivity

The Aspire's casing is comprised of black plastic. A very subtle brushed metal look is simulated on the base unit's upper side and the lid's back. Unfortunately, the surfaces are quite susceptible to fingerprints. The casing's build and stiffness makes a good impression. Although the base unit can be warped slightly, it is still within an acceptable range. As usual, the lid can be twisted to a greater extent. However, it does not lead to visible image distortions. The hinges keep the lid firmly in position, but opening it with one hand is possible. Regrettably, the Aspire does not feature a maintenance cover. The base unit's upper tray would have to be removed to access the hardware.

Acer installs the nowadays common interfaces. There are no surprises. The user has a total of four USB ports, two of which support the USB 3.0 standard.

The laptop is shipped with preloaded Windows 8.1 (64-bit). There is no recovery DVD, but a corresponding DVD can be created using the preloaded Acer Recovery Management software.

Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX. (Picture: Acer)
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX. (Picture: Acer)
The casing is made of black plastic. (Picture: Acer)
The casing is made of black plastic. (Picture: Acer)
The laptop has a height of almost 28 mm. (Picture: Acer)
The laptop has a height of almost 28 mm. (Picture: Acer)
Left: power socket, VGA-out, Ethernet port, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, combo-audio jack
Left: power socket, VGA-out, Ethernet port, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, combo-audio jack
Right: 2x USB 2.0, DVD burner, Kensington lock slot
Right: 2x USB 2.0, DVD burner, Kensington lock slot

Input Devices

Aspire's input devices (Picture: Acer)
Aspire's input devices (Picture: Acer)

The Aspire is equipped with an unlit chiclet keyboard that corresponds to the familiar Acer layout. A number pad is also installed. The level, lightly roughened keys have a medium drop and clear pressure point that could, however, be a bit crisper. The keyboard yields marginally when typing on it, which is not annoying. The multi-touch ClickPad in the Aspire has a surface area of approximately 10.6 x 7.8 cm. The sleek surface allows the fingers to glide smoothly. Gesture controls can be used without problems. The pad features a short drop and clearly palpable pressure point.

Display

The 17.3-inch, glare-type screen in the Aspire has a native resolution of 1600x900 pixels. Though the brightness of 216.9 cd/m² is not an outstanding rate, it corresponds to the price level. It is likely that the Aspire will be used stationary indoors in view of its size and weight, and thus the brightness should prove sufficient.

217
cd/m²
201
cd/m²
193
cd/m²
217
cd/m²
225
cd/m²
203
cd/m²
239
cd/m²
238
cd/m²
219
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 239 cd/m² Average: 216.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 225 cd/m²
Contrast: 726:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 10.86 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 10.5 | - Ø
49% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 1.85
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Lenovo G700
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), 2020M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Screen
-31%
-17%
4%
-29%
Brightness
217
215
-1%
240
11%
322
48%
227
5%
Brightness Distribution
81
83
2%
79
-2%
86
6%
88
9%
Black Level *
0.31
0.89
-187%
0.54
-74%
0.44
-42%
0.68
-119%
Contrast
726
271
-63%
483
-33%
757
4%
350
-52%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
10.86
10.57
3%
10.72
1%
10.61
2%
12.18
-12%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
10.5
12.12
-15%
11.81
-12%
10.74
-2%
13.57
-29%
Gamma
1.85 130%
2.71 89%
2.1 114%
3.79 63%
2.1 114%
CCT
10896 60%
16424 40%
13927 47%
12587 52%
14690 44%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
49
71.15
45%
44.7
-9%
53.3
9%
45.6
-7%

* ... smaller is better

The screen's contrast of 726:1 and black level of 0.31 cd/m² is a nice surprise. Those are good rates that we do not see every day in this price range. However, the color reproduction exactly correlates to the price level. The screen has an average DeltaE 2000 shift of 10.86 in state of delivery. A rate less than 3 would be the target range. Furthermore, the screen exhibits a bluish cast.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
The Aspire outdoors
The Aspire outdoors

The Aspire's TN screen can only offer limited viewing angles. Using the Aspire outdoors would primarily be possible in shade-protected surroundings. The reflections on the screen would otherwise thwart any other plans.

Performance

Acer has a 17.3-inch office laptop in its line with the Aspire E5-721. The laptop is apt for office, Internet, and video rendering applications. Our review sample costs around 470 Euros (~$583), but Acer has other configurations available. The currently lowest-priced model (E5-721-685U) largely corresponds to our review sample but is shipped with a 500 GB hard drive and 4 GB of working memory. A Windows operating system is not preloaded either. It is sold for approximately 350 Euros (~$434).

Processor

An A6-6310 (Beema) APU from AMD is inside the Aspire. The APU's CPU part is comprised of a quad-core processor that clocks with a base speed of 1.8 GHz. It can be accelerated up to 2.4 GHz via Turbo. The APU's TDP is on par with current Intel Haswell ULV CPUs. The performance of AMD's quad-core processor is located between the Haswell Pentium and Haswell Core i3. The processor's full performance is available in AC mode. It processed the single-thread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks with 2.4 GHz and the multi-thread tests with 2.2 to 2.4 GHz. The speeds were throttled to 2 to 2.4 GHz (single-thread) and 1.6 to 2 GHz (multi-thread) in battery mode.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
6200
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3674
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
1804
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.15 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
15.45 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
16.93 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
175 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
49 Points
Help
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
0.6 Points ∼2%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.39 Points ∼1% -35%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.6 Points ∼2% 0%
Lenovo G700
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), 2020M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
0.69 Points ∼3% +15%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
0.98 Points ∼4% +63%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1.36 Points ∼5% +127%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.44 Points ∼5% +140%
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2.15 Points ∼3%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.39 Points ∼2% -35%
Lenovo G700
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), 2020M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
1.92 Points ∼3% -11%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2.06 Points ∼3% -4%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2.25 Points ∼3% +5%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3.25 Points ∼5% +51%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
6.35 Points ∼9% +195%

System Performance

The system runs smoothly, as the good PCMark benchmark scores confirm. We did not experience any serious issues, though we could not run newer versions of the HWInfo 64 tool, for example. The laptop responded to initiation attempts with crashing, followed by rebooting. The 4.10 version proved usable.

PCMark 7 Score
1962 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2120 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2243 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
2880 points
Help
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1962 Points ∼24%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1431 Points ∼18% -27%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1810 Points ∼22% -8%
Lenovo G700
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), 2020M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
2269 Points ∼28% +16%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2344 Points ∼29% +19%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2630 Points ∼33% +34%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3310 Points ∼41% +69%

Storage Devices

Aspire owners will not run out of storage capacity too soon. Acer equips the laptop with a 1 TB hard drive from Western Digital (5400 revolutions per minute). The drive's transfer rates are good and are on par with the speeds of other 5400 rpm drives.

WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Transfer Rate Minimum: 48.5 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 114.7 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 84.4 MB/s
Access Time: 17.6 ms
Burst Rate: 184.5 MB/s
CPU Usage: 6.8 %

Graphics Card

The Radeon R4 (Beema) graphics core in the Aspire supports DirectX 11.2 and clocks with speeds of up to 800 MHz. AMD's GPU is considerably stronger than Intel's counterparts, such as the Bay Trail GPUs and HD Graphics (Haswell) chip. The Radeon R4 chip is roughly located between Intel's HD Graphics 4200 and HD Graphics 4400 cores.

3DMark 11 Performance
819 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
36194 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
3037 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
500 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
819 Points ∼3%
Lenovo G700
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), 2020M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
258 Points ∼1% -68%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
540 Points ∼2% -34%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
576 Points ∼2% -30%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
859 Points ∼3% +5%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1389 Points ∼5% +70%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1358 Points ∼5% +66%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
1995 Points ∼8% +144%

Gaming Performance

It is quite possible to play some games with the Aspire. The Aspire's APU can render a few games smoothly in a low resolution and low quality settings. It works better with games that only have moderate hardware requirements, such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive. By the way, installing a second working memory will not increase the frame rates because the APU does not support dual-channel mode. That would make better use of the GPU, which would lead to higher frame rates.

The availability of affordable and at the same time gaming-suitable 17.3-inch laptops is quite limited. An alternative for the Aspire E5-721 would, for example, be HP's Pavilion 17-f003ng (Core i3-4030U, GeForce 830M) for approximately 500 Euros (~$621).

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 34.618.712.5fps
Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) 18.716.67.8fps
Fifa 15 (2014) 28.320.8fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 14.210fps
Alien: Isolation (2014) 21.914.5fps
Ryse: Son of Rome (2014) 13.48.5fps
The Evil Within (2014) 9.88fps
F1 2014 (2014) 38281912fps
Civilization: Beyond Earth (2014) 33.210.2fps
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Lenovo G700
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), 2020M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
Tomb Raider
-41%
100%
-29%
-57%
177%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x
12.5
5.1
-59%
21.7
74%
5.1
-59%
28.3
126%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x
18.7
12.3
-34%
37.9
103%
13
-30%
7.7
-59%
53.5
186%
1024x768 Low Preset
34.6
24.6
-29%
77.5
124%
25.3
-27%
16.1
-53%
110.1
218%

Emissions

System Noise

The fan permanently spun slowly in idle mode, and its noise was only audible in quiet surroundings. The noise level was a low 34.2 dB(A) in medium load (via 3DMark06) and 36.9 dB(A) in full load (stress test via Prime95 and Furmark). However, that is deceiving because the APU was throttled strongly in the stress test. The processor clocked higher when only Prime95 was performed and the fan spun faster. In that case, the noise level climbed up to 45.8 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
33.7 / 33.7 / 33.8 dB(A)
HDD
34.1 dB(A)
DVD
38.6 / dB(A)
Load
34.2 / 36.9 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The Aspire's APU performed the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least one hour) with 1.4 GHz in both AC and battery mode. The GPU ran the stress test with full speed (800 MHz) in AC mode but throttled to 300 to 400 MHz in battery modes. The Aspire did not have any heat issues. Its temperatures remained clearly below 40 °C on every measuring point during the stress test. It can be assumed that the laptop will heat up a bit more when only the processor is loaded, especially since the power consumption is higher in that case.

 26.1 °C27.7 °C25.2 °C 
 26.3 °C25.9 °C25 °C 
 23.8 °C24.1 °C31.3 °C 
Maximum: 31.3 °C
Average: 26.2 °C
25 °C26.5 °C29.1 °C
25.7 °C27.6 °C30.7 °C
35 °C24.8 °C25.3 °C
Maximum: 35 °C
Average: 27.7 °C
Power Supply (max.)  36.3 °C | Room Temperature 22 °C | Voltcraft IR-360

Speakers

Acer places the Aspire's stereo speakers on the casing's underside. They produce a rich sound that, as so often, lacks bass. The speakers exhibit a light tendency for a muffled, tinny sound particularly in loud parts. Users who want a better sound experience will have to connect external speakers or headphones.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The Aspire's power consumption is on par with the 17.3-inch devices of other manufacturers, such as Lenovo's G700 or HP's Pavilion 17z, over the entire load range. The power consumption of the Aspire climbed to 30.7 watts during the stress test (via Prime95 and Furmark). The power consumption climbed to 34.7 watts as soon as only the processor was loaded (Prime95).

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 6.5 / 10.7 / 12 Watt
Load midlight 25.2 / 30.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

Websites are opened automatically every 40 seconds using the energy-saving profile and a screen brightness of approximately 150 cd/m² in the practical Wi-Fi test. The Aspire achieved a runtime of 5:42 hours - a very good rate.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing
5h 42min
Battery Runtime - WiFi (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
342 min ∼13%
Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii
HD Graphics 4000, 3110M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
180 min ∼7%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
210 min ∼8%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
237 min ∼9%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
238 min ∼9%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
274 min ∼10%
Lenovo G700
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), 2020M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
316 min ∼12%

Verdict

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 excessively warm. Furthermore, the user will have plenty of storage capacity available. The laptop also pleases with a very good battery life. The screen is very acceptable considering the price level. Though it is not exceptionally bright, it has a good contrast. Unfortunately, the annoying custom of omitting a maintenance cover has also moved into the Aspire. Users who want to, for example, replace the hard drive with a solid state drive will have to open the casing.

Lenovo's G700 would be an even more affordable alternative to the Aspire. It is available for a price starting at 300 Euros (~$372) with a Pentium 2020M processor and without a Windows operating system. The CPU performance of both laptops is roughly on par, but the Aspire has a clear advantage in graphics performance. Lenovo's G700 is also available with a Core i3-3110M processor, which boosts the price to about 370 Euros (~$459). In return, the CPU offers slightly more computing power than the Aspire's processor, but the Aspire still has the edge in graphics performance. Users who want the G700 with the Windows 8.1 operating system will have to shell out around 380 Euros (~$472) for the version with a Pentium 2030M processor. The advantages of the G700 over the Aspire are - apart from the price - the removable battery and the big maintenance cover.

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Specifications

Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX (Aspire E17 Series)
Processor
AMD A6-6310 1.8 GHz
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema), Core: 300-800 MHz, 14.301.1001.0
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, single-channel, two memory banks (one bank filled)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, Chi Mei N173FGE_E23, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
AMD Bolton
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0, 1024 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 870 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Hudson-2 High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio jack, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8E2Q
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.9 x 423.3 x 289.9 ( = 1.1 x 16.67 x 11.41 in)
Battery
49 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Acer Video Player, Cyberlink Photo Director 3, Cyberlink Power Media Player 12, Cyberlink PowerDirector 10, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3 kg ( = 105.82 oz / 6.61 pounds), Power Supply: 269 g ( = 9.49 oz / 0.59 pounds)
Price
469 Euro

 

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Pro

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

Cons

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

Shortcut

What we like

The decent battery life.

What we'd like to see

A screen with a matte surface and a maintenance cover.

What surprises us

Nothing.

The competition

HP Pavilion 17z, Acer Aspire E1-771-33114G50Mnii, Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk, Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L, Lenovo G700, Lenovo G710.

Rating

Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX - 10/30/2014 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
75 / 98 → 77%
Keyboard
73%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
66 / 81 → 81%
Weight
57 / 67 → 79%
Battery
89%
Display
72%
Games Performance
61 / 68 → 90%
Application Performance
59 / 92 → 64%
Temperature
91%
Noise
85%
Audio
36%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
68%
75%
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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX Notebook Review
Sascha Mölck, 2014-11-10 (Update: 2014-11-10)