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Acer Aspire IDEA 510 Series

Acer Aspire IDEA 510 Series
alaScore 82

31 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Acer Aspire IDEA 510 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and design, whereas some have doubts about the price. Reviews are divided on the size.

design, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire IDEA 510 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


The Acer Aspire iDea 510 makes a set-top box out of a computer, without losing many of the perks of a PC. It's reasonably easy to set up and it worked with a number of test displays. It performed well enough in our performance tests for a media centre,...

Set-top box form factor, Has a lot of connectivity, Quiet operation, Free IceGuide subscription (1 year)

Some small hiccups during the display setup

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Acer Aspire iDea 510


The Acer Aspire iDea 510 is a premium-priced media centre which boasts a 500GB hard drive and an operating noise of only 23db.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Dave Stephenson (

Acer Aspire iDea 510


Great design and comprehensive features make it a truly great Media Center PC. Only the price lets it down.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire iDea 510


Bought & paid in November, received it in January. Had to chase acer to find out where it was a number of times, because they were not going to ring me!

Looks Good

Nothing but problems

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire iDea 510


Nice Little unit, works seemlessly on home wireless network, remote lacks full functionality although has the essentials...

Awsome unit for home theater, caters for all VDU's including projectors. Sleek design

no HDDVD /Blue ray player, although has inputs to support an external unit. Price RRP is terrible, way too expensive; they should have gone for a lower price

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire iDea 510


we are awaiting it in the mail, very exciting prize to win

May, 2007

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire iDea 510


Whilst the unit is expensive, it's nice to have something with a good HDD and decent processor to sit back and just enjoy easily.

Good size HDD ; Has Alt-F10 recovery if things do go wrong ; Dual TV tuners ; Lots of connectivity for cables ; Ease of use, very easy to switch inputs

Price, of course ; Single HDMI output

May, 2007

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Acer Aspire iDea 510


Report lacks enough detail to judge usefulness / value, such as what processor(s), what logic core, what tuners, type of IR control, HDD brand / model. I would also describe this as an HTPC

Not enough detail

to hard to judge

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire iDea 510


it would be a great product at about $1,500 .... at $3k .. its a waste of money ....


price, price, price, price... did I say price

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

Put the Aspire iDea 510 in your living room - and bring home a complete entertainment center! Cutting-edge technology and innovative functionality let you enjoy a fully integrated multimedia environment, while the stylish design of the Aspire iDea 510 blends perfectly into your modern living space.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline


Certification:NEMKO, CE


Chassis type:Desktop / Small Desktop
Color of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 7600 / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 1.02
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No


Country Kits:Belgium/United Kingdom
Model:iDea 510
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire


Chipset Type:Intel 945GT Express


Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory layout:2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1


Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

Radio Tuner Type:FM radio
TV Tuner Type:Dual digital/analog TV


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: No
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Other Features

Acoustic pressure emissions:23
Cooling type:Active
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Technical features:- S-video cable\n- FM Antenna cable\n- IR Blaster cable\n- Stereo audio + Video RCA cable\n- HDMI cable\n- DVI cable\n- Stereo RCA cable\n- SCART L-Type cable\n- Coaxial Digital Audio cable\n- DVI to VGA adaptor\n- Stereo to Mini-phone Jack Y-cable
TV tuner integrated: Yes
TV tuner type:Analog & DVB-T
Video adapter resolution:1920 x 1200
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11g

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006, Adobe Acrobat Reader V7.0, NTI CD Maker Gold, Power DVD 6.0 / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006, Adobe Acrobat Reader V7.0, NTI CD Maker Gold, Power DVD 6.0
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:Dolby Surround 5.1 channel / HD / HD Audio / Hi-definition audio (7.1) / High Definition Audio / High Definition Audio 7.1 / Realtek ALC883DD
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x S-Video In\n1 x Composite in\n1 x Composite out\n1 x YPbPr\n2 x SCART\n2 x IR / 1 x SCART-in\n1 x SCART-in/out\n1 x TV in\n1 x TV out\n1 x Stereo In RCA\n1 x FM\n2 x IR / 1 x SCART-in\n1 x SCART-in/out\n2 x IR Blaster\n1 x TV input\n1 x TV output\n1 x FM antenna\n1 x DVB-T\n1 x WLAN external antenna / 2 x Composite RCA (I/O)\n1 x Component (Y Pb Pr)\n2 x SCART\n1 x FM Antenna\n1 x TV Antenna\n2 x IR / 2 x IrDA\n2 x RCA\n2 x SCART\n1 x Y Pb Pr\n2 x S-Video / 2 x RCA\n1 x Y Pb Pr\n2 x SCART\n2 x IR / 2 x SCART\n1 x RCA-in\n1 x RCA-out\n1 x Y Pb Pr
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
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:291
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:143
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.66 / 1.663
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T5500
Processor Number:T2300/T5500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series
Processor socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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
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
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
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
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
Processor ARK ID:27253
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:1GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Bundled software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006, Adobe Acrobat Reader V7.0, NTI CD Maker Gold, Power DVD 6.0
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC / MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 500

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Platform Technology:Intel VIIV Technology
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 7600

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3 / 13.2
Height:2.56 / 2.76