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Acer Aspire X3200


$579.00 Released October, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Small form factor. Affordable price. Acceptable performance / capacity for the majority of consumers.

The Cons:Requires users to purchase a monitor separately. Multiple builds with the same name contain a wide variation of components - can be confusing to less informed consumers. Lots of crapware pre-installed.

The Acer Aspire X3200 is a small form factor desktop PC released in late 2008. Its small size makes it capable of being used in a home theater setup as an HTPC. Numerous variations are available, ranging from dual core to quad core models.

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At the top of the line is the AMD Phenom X4 Quad Core Processor 9100e based version, which comes with 4GB of DDR2 memory, a 640GB hard drive and Nvidia GeForce 9300e graphics. At the entry-level, users will find the Aspire X3200 with an AMD Althlon X2 Dual Core Processor 4850e, which comes with 4GB of DDR2 memory, a 640GB hard drive and Nvidia GeForce 8200 graphics. All models include HDMI, a DVD writer, a multi-in-one card reader, gigabit LAN plus a USB keyboard/mouse and external speakers.

Features

  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core Processor 9100e or X3 Triple-Core Processor 8650/ 8450 or Althlon X2 Dual Core Processor 4850e
  • Nvidia GeForce 8200 chipset
  • 4GB DDR3 memory
  • Up to 750GB SATA hard drive
  • DVD writer (Labelflash optional)
  • Integrated Nvidia GeForce 8200 graphics or discrete Nvidia GeForce 9300GE graphics
  • HDMI, headphones, microphone and 5.1 HD audio
  • RJ-45 LAN gigabit
  • FireWire port (IEEE 1394)
  • 9 USB 2.0 ports (5 front, 4 back)
  • Drive bays: 1 x 3.5" (internal), 1 x 5.25" (both occupied)
  • 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 (occupied), 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 (available)
  • Power supply: 220w
  • Dimensions: 10.4" W x 12.4" D x 3.9" H

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Pros
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    small form factor

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    affordable price

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    acceptable performance / capacity for the majority of consumers

  • 2

    capable of outputting high definition media - integrated Nvidia graphics, respectable CPUs, HDMI output

  • 2

    includes basic peripherals

  • 2

    good value - slick aesthetic, compact build and superior functionality for the price

  • 2

    great for use as a home theater PC (HTPC) - compact, HDMI output, efficient, 1080p capable

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    eSATA port

Cons
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    requires users to purchase a monitor separately

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    multiple builds with the same name contain a wide variation of components - can be confusing to less informed consumers

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    lots of crapware pre-installed

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    not suitable for a power user or gamer

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