Acer Aspire X1300
Released January, 2009
The Pros:Affordable prices. Slick aesthetic. Powerful enough for the majority of consumers - ample processing power, storage capacity and RAM.
The Cons:The fan overheats which causes the screen to go blank. then have to resart. Tight spacing inside to upgrade components. Comes bundled with lots of crapware.
The X1300 is an entry level desktop PC that is designed for entertainment and home computing from Acer's 2009 Aspire lineup. The PC is a step up from the X1200 since it features a more powerful 2.3GHz AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core processor, up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, and comes with an up to 640GB hard drive.
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It utilizes an Nvidia GeForce graphics card and has embedded high definition audio with 5.1-channel support. The X1300 is designed with a glossy black chassis and has front-panel USB and audio ports for convenience. It also includes a memory card reader, super-multi drive, and offers a variety of connectivity options including DVI-D, PCI-Express, Firewire, eSATA, HDMI, and 9 USB ports. The desktop PC comes with a keyboard, mouse, and speakers, and has a 1 year limited warranty.
- Up to 2.3GHz AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core Processor
- Up to 4GB DDR2 SDRAM
- Up to 640GB SATA Hard Drive
- Nvidia GeForce 8200 Graphics Card
- High-Definition 5.1-Channel Audio
- Multi-in-one Card Reader
- Super-Multi Drive with LabelFlash
- Glossy Black Chassis
- Easy Access Front-Panel USB and Audio Ports
- Windows Vista Home Edition
- Comes with Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard
- Optional 20" or 22" Widescreen Monitor
- Drive Bays: 3 x 3.5", 2 x 5.25"
- Ports: VGA, DVI-D, HDMI, PCI-Express, FireWire, Headphone, Microphone, 2 x PS/2, 9 x USB, RJ-45, eSATA
- 1 year limited warranty
User Reviews (20)
powerful enough for the majority of consumers - ample processing power, storage capacity and RAM
digital HDMI output for use with the latest monitors or HDTVs
onboard Nvidia graphics - better than onboard Intel options, easily capable of full high definition playback
9 USB 2.0 ports and front card reader. PCI-e 16X 2.0 port.
comes bundled with widescreen monitor
surprising agility for Low end price. Could have better range of upgrades but not bad for stock.
the fan overheats which causes the screen to go blank. then have to resart
Tight spacing inside to upgrade components.
comes bundled with lots of crapware
not powerful enough for power users or gamers
newly purchased and onboard ethernet doesn't work on power on. have to physically disconnect/reconnect cable to reset after power on. also, windows update (Vista Home Premium) identifies a newer driver, but keeps failing to install it
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