The Acer Aspire Aspire E1-731 17.3" LED Notebook is a medium level 17.3 inch laptop for those that don't need to run the advanced games or memory intensive heavy programs but want to perform their daily tasks efficiently, using the Windows 7 operating system, on a high definition large screen. Acer is one of the better brands for computers these days and they tend to offer quite a bit for how much you pay.
It comes with an Intel Pentium dual core 2020M processor at 2.4 GHz speed, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM memory, 500 GB hard drive and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS.. Pentium 2020M is a good processor for anything other than 3D games and multimedia editing. 4 GB RAM system memory will enable you to run a few programs and tabs simultaneously without problems and it can be expanded to a maximum of 8 GB. 500 GB hard drive at 5400 rpm speed is standard both for size and speed but it should be more than enough for an average computer user. Windows 7 is still the favorite of most people and it offers a good platform for gaming, multimedia, internet and other stuff.
17.3 inch CineCrystal technology LED-backlit HD+ Active Matrix TFT Color LCD display with 1600 x 900 max pixel resolution and Intel HD graphics- Mobile Intel HM77 Express chipset offers beautiful lush visuals in rich detail and superb clarity. You have the HDMI output if you want to work or watch your videos and photos on a larger HDTV screen and the 17 inch screen is the maximum you can get on a laptop. The integrated HD quality webcam and microphone will help you chat live with friends and family.
This is 1.4 inch thick and 7.1 lbs- so it is not too bad for portability despite having a 17.3 inch screen. It comes with a 6-cell 65W 4400 mAh lithium ion battery that offers 3 hours of battery life in normal use. The keyboard is comfortable and ergonomic with spaced out keys and an independent 10-key numeric keypad for easy number crunching and a responsive touchpad underneath to the left.
It has a DVD-Writer that allows you to burn your media files onto a CD or DVD format and a variety of other connectivity options such as Memory Card Reader, Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45 connector, HDMI port, VGA port to connect to external monitors, 802.11b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 to enable wireless connection to printers, speakers etc. and instant pairing with cell phones or MP3 players, 2 x USB 3.0 ports for quick data and multimedia transfer, 1 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x Audio-out port, webcam and microphone.