by TechVideos.net – In brief, it’s a quad-core processor running at 3.6 GHz with hyperthreading (making 8 threads). This model has 8 GB of memory and a 1 TB 7200rpm HDD.
I bought this PC just over a month ago and it’s been running perfectly. I was looking at the low-cost Acer I5-6400 and then the I5-7400 when I saw this I7-7700 at a great price (under $700). I could not have built one for less money.
I thought knew what to expect I’d find inside this machine from watching the similar model Acer I5 videos on YouTube channels such as “Tech Deals” and “Lon.TV”, each of which has great videos on the Acer budget I5 PCs. So much so that I was ready to make the Acer I5 my budget content creator PC. Then I saw Acer’s new I7-7700.
A month later and my plans are to upgrade this machine by adding another 8GB of memory, one of the EVGA 1050 2 GB video cards and some M.2 memory to complete my idea of a budget content creator PC. Before I make any more purchases I need to verify exactly what’s inside this machine. So, I made this video to show you what I found inside this Acer I7.
Based on Acer’s product information, here’s what I expect to find before opening it up. An 8GB chip and an open slot for another 8BG chip, a PCI-E x1 and a PCI-E x16 (Standard PCI express), an M.2 connector. I’m choosing the EVGA 1050 instead of a more powerful video card for the following reasons: cost, the power supply is only 300 watts and I don’t expect to find any open power connectors. Watch the video while I pop open the lid on this PC.
Acer Aspire Desktop, 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, TC-780-UR11
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7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700 Processor 3.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 4.2GHz
Windows 10 Home
8GB DDR4 2400MHz UDIMM Memory
1TB 7200RPM SATA3 Hard Drive
8X DVD SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive
Intel HD Graphics 630
High-Definition Audio with 5.1 Channel audio support
Digital Media Card Reader -Secure Digital (SD) Card
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
3 – USB 3.0 Ports (2 Front, 1 Rear)
4 – USB 2.0 Ports (Rear)
1 – HDMI Port with HDCP support
1 – VGA Port
USB Keyboard and Optical Mouse