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Acer Aspire M5201 Quad Core

jimpom23

Active Member
I'm looking at upgrading my Dell Dimension 3100c for something with a bit more oomph that I can edit my HD footage on...

I cam across what looks like a good deal for this desktop and wanted to get the thoughts of those in the know...

Accessories Included none
Audio Features yes
Brand Acer
Bundle Contains PC base unit
Card Reader Yes
Features of Keyboard wired with multimedia keys
Features of Mouse wired optical
Features of Product Powerful AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core processor combined with 4096MB RAM for demanding multi tasking environments. Sizeable 1.2TB Hard Disk Drive for ample media storage. Blu-ray Disc reader with DVD RW drive. High performance visuals with NVIDIA 9500GS graphics. Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium offers a seamless and easy to use operating system
Graphics NVIDIA 8600GT
Graphics Dedicated Yes
Hard Drive Size 1240GB
Hard Drive Type SATA
Memory Size 4GB
Number of PCI Express Ports 2
Number of USB Ports 8x USB 2.0
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Optical Drive Blu-ray Compatible Yes
Optical Drive HD Compatible Yes
Optical Drive Lightscribe Compatible No
Optical Drive Type DVD Re-Writer
Processor AMD Phenom X4
Processor Bus 3600MHz
Processor Cache 2MB
Processor Model Number 9550
Processor Speed 2.2GHz
Product Depth 45.5 cm
Product Height 37 cm
Product Range Computing Hardware
Product Sub Category PC Base Unit
Product Weight 11.1
Product Weight Units kg
Product Width 18.3 cm
Software Load Acer Empowering Technology (eRecovery, eSettings Management) Acer Arcade Live Acer GameZone Console Microsoft® Office 2007 Trial with Microsoft® Works 8.5 eSobi McAfee® Internet Security Suite 2008 (60-day trial) Adobe® Reader® NTI CD&DVD-Maker Gold
Wireless Built in No

Will I find any better for a similar price?
 
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Sunshinewelly

Distinguished Member
if you currently have an operating system then this below should blow the tesco one out of the water.

AMD PHENOM™ II X4 940 (3.0GHz) BLACK EDITION (Socket AM2+)

Memory (RAM)

4GB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x2GB)



ASUS® M4N78: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA II, PCIe x16, 2 x PCIe x1, 3 x PCI



1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)


22x DUAL LAYER LIGHTSCRIBE DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM


Graphics Card

1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 4890 PCI EXPRESS


ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)


Network Facilities

ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT


Case

STYLISH PIANO BLACK FUSION CASE inc. 2 FRONT USB

Power Supply & Case Cooling

600W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£58)

Processor Cooling

SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£15)

this is around £600 which is more expensive than the tesco one and does not have ablueray player.

it has though the new phenom II core which is a huge improvement on the one in the tesco model hence the price , it also has a serious graphics chip one the most powerful on the market at the moment.

you could also get this with the phenon II X3 720 black edition chip for £545 (you would save on a lower powered psu and no extra CPU cooling.

take a look at pcspecialist as the deals they have there which is where the system above from are great. I was looking at the tesco deal myself but my mate who builds pc's did not rate the graphic card or the cpu. He also said he would not be able to buy the parts in the pcspecialist pc and build it for the price they are selling it
 

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