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Acer Aspire IDEA 510 Series

Acer Aspire IDEA 510 Series
alaScore 82

31 reviews

Sep, 2017

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. Comments about the usability and design are generally positive, whereas many are critical about the price. There are some mixed comments about 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 by: David Wray (

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 by: DrJay (

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 by: steevo (

Acer Aspire iDea 510


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

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Pesmare (

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

Consumer review by: techo (

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 by: big_marcelo (

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 1.02


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


Chipset Type:Intel 945GT Express


Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

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


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Ports & interfaces

TV out type:S-Video


64-bit Computing: Yes
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor Number:T2300/T5500
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:27253
Processor package size:35


Installed Size:1GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

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