First Look: Acer Aspire Z3-700

First Look: Acer Aspire Z3-700

With the advent of Windows 8 transition candy bars into the territory of the plates became commonplace matter of time. If you remember, a similar experiment has been from Lenovo with their Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon. This monoblock tablet was not popular, but it seems to me that the case was not so much the idea of ​​an unsuccessful, but in its implementation. Let me remind you that Horizon was a diagonal of 27 inches! This bandura just do not revile even between rooms. The Acer took a more compact version Acer Aspire Z3-700 with 17.3-inch diagonal. Let’s see what happened.

Characteristics Acer Aspire Z3-700

  • Class: Medium
  • Form factor: candy bar
  • Housing material: plastic
  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Platform: Intel Pentium N3700 / Intel Celeron N3150 / Intel Celeron N3050
  • Memory: up to 8 GB
  • Memory storage: SSD 32/60/128/256 GB or the HDD 500GB
  • Screen: 17.3 ” Capacitive, IPS-matrix, 1920×1080 pixels (FHD),
  • Battery: removable, up to 5 hours of battery life
  • Dimensions: mm 438h276h15.6
  • Weight: 2.04 kg
  • Price: from € 600

Design, materials, housing, controls, measures Acer Aspire Z3-700

Externally, we face a typical candy bar design on two legs is quite popular in this segment, so that the choice can not be called original Acer, however, below you will understand why.

Most of the front side takes 17.3-inch display, it is the eye of the FHD-front camera.

The left side contains the following items: a volume rocker, a slot for cards microSD, full HDMI-port, two USB 3.0, Stereo 3.5 mm headphone jack for power mesh and one of the stereo speakers.

On the right you can see the power button with integrated LED, the key to lock the orientation of the candy bar and just below – the hole for a Kensington lock and a second mesh stereo.

First Look: Acer Aspire Z3-700

Separately, I would like to comment on the number of ports in the monoblock. On the one hand, for a full PC only 2 USB ports – a little, but on the other – if we consider the device as a tablet, the connectors a lot, because in a typical tablet contains only microUSB and microHDMI, here, and two full USB 3.0, and HDMI-port. Although, if still 4-6 USB-ports would be placed on the back, I think that anyone would not become worse.

Now on to why used this form of legs. The fact that this format is conveniently formed on the back of the candy bar, turning it into a large tablet. Since I started talking about this, let us remember at the same time and dimensions of the device.

Dimensions Acer Aspire Z3-700 up 438h276h15.6 mm, weight – 2.04 kg. A lot or a little? On the one hand, “planshetomonoblok” much heavier than the usual ten-us “pills”, and on the other, let us not forget that the diagonal of 17.3 inches larger than the size of the tablet. In my opinion, for such a diagonal dimensions have Acer Aspire Z3-700 came good. Yes, he tyazhelenky, but his transfer from the bedroom to the kitchen will not cause you any discomfort.

Screen Acer Aspire Z3-700

Screen resolution is typical of Acer Aspire Z3-700, it is neither excessively nor insufficiently, in general, what is necessary. The screen quality is average, do not forget that the glossy screen of the touch layer, so if the candy bar will stand in front of the window, it can reflect the sun’s glare.

First Look: Acer Aspire Z3-700

Performance Acer Aspire Z3-700

As you can see by the performance, configuration at the candy bar is not particularly powerful, but it’s a working machine, not a gaming computer, and a demo sample perfectly clear that with basic tasks like web surfing and writing texts, its performance enough for the eyes.

The decision to use SSD, even the smallest volumes dictated by the need to quickly turn on the device, still in front of us a partial, but the tablet.

Keyboard and mouse Acer Aspire Z3-700

Complete with Acer Aspire Z3-700 go wireless keyboard and mouse to be connected over Bluetooth, firstly, not to occupy precious USB-port, and secondly, for more convenient carrying candy bar. It is one thing – to unfasten one power cord, and quite another – the keyboard, mouse, etc.

The keyboard seemed to me good, her short stroke and mild depression, the feelings reminiscent of the notebooks decisions in their best forms. The mouse is used is the same as in the Acer Revo, conventional wireless model.

First Look: Acer Aspire Z3-700

Conclusion Acer Aspire Z3-700

In retail, monoblock tablet  Acer Aspire Z3-700 will cost 600 euros.

To start propose to discuss, to whom this model may be of interest. In isolation from the rest of the characteristics of the “mobility” of the device plays no role. Yes, it can be dragged, so what? This functionality does not require such a large number of users too.

Interestingly the whole set as a whole: a small candy bar with mediocre performance, compact dimensions, good display and the ability to carry the kitchen or the cottage, for example. I think that when compared with similar competitors mobility and become one of the icing on the cake.

Also do not forget that this money can take a good laptop. Yes, it would not be such a big diagonal, but remains compact, but the chipsets in these laptops will already start from Core i3 / i5.

First Look: Acer Aspire Z3-700 updated: October 13, 2015 author: Jonathan Davis