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Acer AcerPower F1

Acer AcerPower F1
alaScore 77

21 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Acer AcerPower F1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer AcerPower F1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Edward F. Moltzen (

Review: Acer Veriton S461 A Performance/Price Winner


From a practical, office-productivity standpoint, the Acer Veriton S461 was a shining star in what appears to be a reinvigorated desktop lineup.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (

Aver VM460


This is a very economical way to get a computer with XP the XP CD was easy to use and installed it before ever booting into Vista by using the format disk that came with it easy to do

Vista installed in the first place

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Good sturdy machines


I've also gotten several of these machines, and other than my problem getting the video upgraded (only tried to on one machine to get dual monitor), I've had no problems with this or the 1GB version.

Reliable, powerful, and fast

Somewhat hard to upgrade the video

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

Re: Windows XP Disks


Just chill out, the included software installed with the "OEM Branded" XP sticker on the case do constitute a full licensed product. I think you are getting confused with the "system builder OEM" version where you buy the disk, sticker, and manual in a...

This is in response to the post about the XP disks. I have purchased and installed about 30 systems in the last year, XP and Vista, and NONE of them came with any installation disks (several different brands). They all have the restore partition on the...

n/a - I don't have this machine

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (



It's not worth the headache for me to persue an RMA with Acer as my time is more valuable than the replacement Gigagbyte MB I bought and installed. It's not that I'm disappointed that I got a lemon, it's that there is vitually NO SUPPORT available from...

Cheap at the time

It was flaky right out of the box. Turned out the MB was bad, but it took 2 excruciating months to fail completely. ACER support has to be the worst I have ever seen. Their website (the service side, not sales, of course) is always down

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (

Good Workstation


Nice Computer! Good for office productivity and as a workstation. Added additional video card with no problems, and machine has been running great for a week or 2 now. For the money, great machine

None Really. However, this machine is not intended for processor intensive work (audio and video editing), but works great as a workstation

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (

Great and fast


Really easy to setup and fast. Use for office work

None so far

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (

Good deal for the money IMHO


Haven't tried booting it with Linux yet, so not sure how that will go.

A very good system for the price, not cutting edge, but for the money, a good value ; Unlike some of the other reviewers, I had almost nothing to remove as far as bloat-ware, though when I first started the system, it was installing some things from...

No XP CD, case is a bit cramped, but otherwise very easy to work with. I did have to relocate a wire guide to use the lowest PCI slot, but that was no bother ; The one actual issue I had was the system died after a month, while I was out of the room, I...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (

Not Bad


None really, I ended up getting a new PSU aswell but that was for other reasons.

Ive had this for about 3 months now, runs great. Ran perfect out of the box, no problems with anything. Price is definatly nice for this

Only comes with 1gb of ram and a single cd burner( who burns just cds now? lol). I ended up upgrading to 2x2gig sticks of ram. Also, this comes preloaded with alot of Acer bloat( its to be expected from most prebuilts though )

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (

Acer Veriton VM460-UD4500P Core 2 Duo E4500(2.20GHz) 1GB DDR2 80GB Intel GMA 3100 Windows XP Professional


Can't get a better computer for the price of this one. Aside from having a really cool looking case, everything works perfectly

Only 1gb of RAM (2 x 512), but I upgraded to 2gb and the improvement was well worth the money

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

Uncomplicated and to the point, the AcerPower F1 is designed for users who value a straightforward computer delivering the latest processing power and the ability to handle complex business tasks efficiently - with a minimum of fuss. The latest in proven technology combined with Acer's high-level reliability give users a dependable and cost-effective configuration that both simplifies management and lifts office productivity. By offering multiple means to upgrade and expand functionality - memory, drives and graphics - Acer ensures that businesses can make the most of their investment now and far into the future.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/256KB/2MB/512KB/6MB
Per Processor Size:128KB/256KB/2MB/512KB/6MB


Certification:CE, Nemko, GS (TUV), ENERGY STAR / CE, Nemko, GS (TUV), ENERGY STAR VCCI


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Desktop / Mini Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Energy Management

Power supply:135 / 180 / 250 / 300

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1536
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3100 / Intel GMA 4500M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.536
On-board graphics adapter:Y


Country Kits:Canada/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer AcerPower/Acer Veriton


Chipset Type:Intel G31 Express/Intel Q45 Express/SiS661FX
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz/400MHz/533MHz/800MHz


Internal memory:0.25 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x DIMM


Color:Charcoal black


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:Y
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:52x

OS Provided

Type:Linux/Linux Linpus 9.2/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

CD read speed:Y
CD rewrite speed:Y
CD write speed:Y
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Professional
External drive bays:2 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive type:ATA-100 (Enhanced IDE)
Internal drive bays:4 x 3.5"
Mac compatibility:No / Yes
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:Autoswitching
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Acer Empowering Technology Lite, LANScope Lite, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink PowerDVD / Acer Empowering Technology Lite, LANScope Lite, Cyberlink PowerDVD / Acer Empowering Technology, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink PowerDVD, NTI CD-Maker Gold / Norton Anti-Virus 2004 (60days), NTI CD-Maker, Adobe Acrobat reader 6.0
Display Diagonal:19
Display included:No / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Mouse included: Yes


Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:HD Audio / High Definition Audio 7.1 / Realtek ALC888S / Realtek ALC888S-VC2 / Stereo / Stereo 16-bit
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:Six USB 2.0 ports (two front, four rear)\nPS/2 keyboard port PS/2 mouse port\nEthernet (RJ-45) port\nParallel port Serial port\nMonitor (VGA) port\nLine - in jack Line - out/speaker jack Microphone-in jack Headphone jack (front) Microphone jack (front)
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:135 / 180 / 250 / 300


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.6GHz/2.7GHz/2.8GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 12.5 / 13.5 / 8 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:105 / 228 / 410 / 456 / 582 / 94
Processing die size:107 / 164 / 286 / 52 / 77 / 82
Processor:330 / 430 / E2220 / E5200 / E5400 / E8400 / E8500 / Q6600 / Q9400
Processor cache:0.512 / 1 / 2 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Conroe / Kentsfield / Wolfdale / Yorkfield
Processor core voltage (AC):0.85 – 1.5 / 0.850/1.3625 / 1.25-1.4
Processor cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Quad / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.16
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 533 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:330 / 430 / E2220 / E5200 / E5400 / E8400 / E8500 / Q6600 / Q9400
Processor Number:330/335/E5400/E8400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q6000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E2000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:BGA 437 / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor system type:DP
Processor threads:1 / 2 / 4
Stepping:A1 / C0 / E0 / G0 / M0 / R0
Tcase:60.4 / 71.4 / 72.4 / 73.3 / 74.1 / 85.2 / B3=62.2; G0=71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45, 65 / 65 / 8 / 95 / 95, 105
Type:Celeron/Celeron D/Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium 4

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45 / 65
Idle States:No / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:29765 / 32430 / 33910 / 33911 / 35365 / 35641 / 37212 / 40478
Processor code:SL9XN / SLA8W / SLAPK / SLB6B / SLB9J / SLG9Y / SLGH7
Processor package size:22 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes


Installed Size:256MB/2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB/8GB

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Bundled software:Acer Empowering Technology Lite, LANScope Lite, Cyberlink PowerDVD
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:- Microsoft Office 2007 (Ready) SP 1 / -Microsoft Office 2007 (Ready) SP 1.


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:2
RAID levels:0, 1, 5, 10
Total Storage Capacity:1280 / 160 / 320 / 40 / 80

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/320GB/40GB/80GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Red Hat Linux 7.0 / SCO Unix/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Red Hat Linux 7.0 / UnixWare
Recommended Use:Education / Home use / Small business/Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3100/Intel GMA 4500/SiS Mirage

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.9 / 16.5 / 17.4 / 7.87 / 9.84
Height:14.2 / 14.4 / 17.3 / 2.36 / 7.87
Width:2.36 / 7.09 / 9.84