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Acer Aspire 5600U

Acer Aspire 5600U
alaScore 87

18 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Acer Aspire 5600U. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The usability and design also get good comments.

design, usability, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire 5600U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Jimmy Thang (maximumpc.com)

Acer Aspire 5600U Review

 

The Acer Aspire 5600U is a slim and somewhat-sexy all-in-one. It features a 1.3-inch-thin chassis and a 23-inch display atop a clear-plastic base, giving the illusion that it's floating in air. Once you get past the aesthetics, however, you'll find...

Weak performance all-around; lackluster specs; no discrete graphics

Weak performance all-around; lackluster specs; no discrete graphics

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Acer Aspire 5600U-UB13 Review and Ratings

 

An elegantly thin design makes the Acer Aspire 5600U-UB13 an all-in-one to consider for light duty in your home. Don't be tempted by its sleekness should you require anything approaching heavy lifting.

Thin profile and sleek design ; Simple yet flexible stand ; Crisp 23-inch display with touch support

Lackluster performance ; Littered with bloatware ; No Blu-ray drive

There are a lot of good all-in-one desktops hovering around the $1,000 mark. If you're shopping for one, the odds are you'll be tempted by the sleek design of the Acer Aspire 5600U-UB13—perhaps the handsomest in the class. And if you need an all-in-one...

May, 2013

tbreak - RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

Expert review by: Nick Rego (tbreak.com)

Acer Aspire 5600U Review

 

A surprising entry into the all-in-one category.

Good performance, responsive touch interface, includes HDMI In, Windows 8 looks and performs exceptionally

Audio could have been better, bundled mouse feels a bit flimsy, unit can heat up quickly, OSD buttons can be a bit hard to reach

The Aspire 5600U performed fairly well in our suite of benchmarks, posting decent scores in both PCMark and 3DMark for its features specs. Framerates during some of the 3D tests were acceptable, with the lowest being 27fps during one of the animation...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Richard Melville (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 5600U review

 

The living room PC has arrived

Beautiful design ; Good keyboard and mouse ; Quality screen ; OK performance

Only 4GB of RAM ; No dedicated GPU ; No Blu-ray drive

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Paul Monckton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 5600U review

 

Sitting at the low end of the price range, Acer's Aspire 5600U is a pleasantly stylish 23in all-in-one with some great features.

This is a good-looking all-in-one at a sub-£1000 price, but it’s noticeably slow and the nVidia graphics aren’t enough to elevate gaming performance to truly playable levels. It offers a large bundle of pre-installed software and comes with good...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire A5600 U review

 

This PC looks great and can play games, but you can get faster computers for less

The screen is only half the story in an all-in-one PC and, while the A5600 U’s design certainly makes it look like a high-end machines, the hardware underneath is a little underpowered compared to the competition at this price.

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 5600U review

 

Distinctive design and reasonable performance; misses out on an award by a whisker

The Acer makes a good first impression, and in many ways it’s a fine all-in-one. However, its main rival – the Asus ET2300 – costs almost £200 less and is better in most areas. Ultimately, that’s the machine we recommend you buy.

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire 5600U DQ.SMLEK.001

 

- very sexy design - great touchscreen facility (love that) - fast start-up - 23 inch screen

- should have got the version with a TV adaptor included

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire 5600U DQ.SMLEK.001

 

Clear and crisp graphics

Slower than the three year old Packard Bell all-in-one that we replaced with the Acer product. Tends to hang up for quite long periods.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire 5600U DQ.SMLEK.001

 

very sexy design ; great touchscreen facility (love that) ; fast start-up ; 23 inch screen

should have got the version with a TV adaptor included

Oct, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater v4
RMS rated power:5

Certificates

Certification:CE, FCC, CB, BSMI
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Wall mountable: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:23
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Multi-touch: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:135
Power consumption (typical):135

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 667
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera:Y / Yes
Total megapixels:2
TV tuner integrated:No / Y / Yes

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:BD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW / DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray RW / CD-RW/DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Backlight type:LED
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display Diagonal:23
Display Diagonal (metric):23
Display included: Yes
eSATA: No
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Fingerprint reader: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply:125 / 135
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Storage drive interface:SATA
TV tuner type:DVB-T

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual:Y
Mouse included:No / Yes
Power cord included:Y

Pen

Pen included:N

Performance

Placement supported:Horizontal
Product type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
FireWire 800: No
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3 / 4 / 5
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

AC adapter power:135
Autonomy mode:N
Power consumption (typical):135

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel H77 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L3 cache:3
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM,DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H77 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-330M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SLBNF / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0WX
Processor codename:Arrandale / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:I3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-330M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1023 / BGA1023 / BGA1288 / PGA988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 45
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:47663 / 65700 / 65708 / 71465 / 72056
Processor code:SLBNF / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Pro-HG, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:20
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:20
Storage drive interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1020 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.38 / 1.69 / 10.6 / 16.6
Height:1.69 / 16.6
Weight:15.8 / 39.7
Width:22.6