First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
Acer Veriton 7700G
Acer's 7700G series of PC is based on the Intel 915G chipset and can be supplied with a Pentium 4 CPU ranging from 3GHz to 3.4GHz. The machine we reviewed was the base model 7700G, with 3GHz CPU. The $1799 price makes it the most cost-effective solution for a small-to-medium business looking for an everyday workhorse. It has integrated graphics and sound, and comes with 512MB RAM, a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive and 80GB hard drive as standard. A 19in LCD monitor (again, standard) really makes the 7700G a sweet deal.
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The 7700G boasts excellent features for its $1799 price tag, which include a 19in LCD monitor and a three-year on-site warranty with next business day service. We found its performance to be very stable and like the fact that the large mid-tower case can be worked on easily, should you require maintenance or an upgrade.
Price$ 1,799.00 (AUD)
This system scored 88 in our World Bench 5 benchmark, which means it offers swift office application and multitasking performance. It was also very reliable during testing.
Graphics performance was on par with the other test machines that have integrated graphics, but the 7700G's PCIe slot will let you upgrade easily if you want more "grunt" for digital imaging or video applications. There is also ample room in the mid-tower case for extra hard drives, should your storage needs increase.
Acer backs the 7700G with a three-year on-site warranty, which includes next business day response time, if you are within 80km of an authorised Acer on-site service provider. The LCD monitor has a first year on-site swap warranty, while the second and third years are return-to-base.
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GGG Evaluation Team
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
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