... Acer is I feel the best value computer seller in terms of raw power, and at first I was dubious about the build quality and customer support I was to receive as penance for paying so little.
The build quality, whilst nothing to write home about, seems fine- nothing bends that shouldn't, ... Read review
"...aspects such as build quality. Acer is I feel the best value computer seller in terms of raw power, and at first I was dubious about the build quality and customer support I was to receive as penance for paying so little.
The build quality, whilst nothing to write home about, seems fine- nothing bends that shouldn't, the keyboard is rock solid- a valuable asset on a laptop, and one quite rare- the fan is quiet, often silent. The speakers are capable ..."
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
"The Acer Aspire 1690 has an all round great set of features. The 15.4in screen makes viewing DVD's and such like a pleasure. A lot of Laptops have somewhat hindered screens - with backlights breaking, low visibility in sunlight and so on; however this laptop seems to avoid all such imperfections.
The built in wireless technology makes this already highly portable laptop even more so. The button on the front allows one to easily turn the wi-fi on ..."
Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful
The folio-designed Aspire 1690 series is a marvel in the innovation field. Ideal for employees in small and medium businesses, and for self employed professionals, the Aspire 1690 is a fully-loaded mobile multimedia workplace featuring latest Intel PCI Express technology with a blazingly-fast 533MHz front side bus and lightening-fast gigabit connectivity. Complete with Acer's CrystalBrite wide screen technology for fantastic graphics performance, the Aspire 1690 provides a practical, simple and space saving alternative to bulky PCs, and an unrestrained way of enjoying DVD entertainment, accessing the Internet, and running home applications.
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Processor / chipset
Intel Pentium M 715 / 1.5 GHz
L2 - 2 MB
Front Side Bus
Mobile Intel 915PM Express
Enhanced SpeedStep technology, power-optimized processor system bus
3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x infrared - IrDA ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones ¦ 1 x audio - line-in/microphone - mini-phone 3.5mm