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Acer Aspire L100

Acer Aspire L100
alaScore 75

43 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Acer Aspire L100. 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. Reviewers really like the design. The size is also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the usability.

size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire L100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Normally a big fan of Acer, but this unit has serious hardware problems.


Of course the restore didn't work -tried 3 times. Same issues. Pulled the RAM and put 2GB Corsair, then 2 GB Kingston then 2 GB Transcend. All passed memtest but the same problems persisted. Even installed Xp to rule out Vista was a partial culprit:...

Nice looking, tiny form factor, and very respectable specs at a good price. That's it though: this has turned out to be one of the biggest computer hassles I've had in years. I've taken to usually building my desktops with parts from Newegg (nice Asus...

Problems from the start. As others have pointed out, a 200 pin 2GB DDR2 upgrade is in order. But in my case even with the 1GB it ran acceptably fast for a Vista box. Tons of hardware issues though -USB ports would just quit working, apps wouldn't...

Sep, 2007

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Turning off the fan monitor does keep the unit adequately cool if left in the position. Unfortunately if you are within three to four feet of the unit for more than a minute you may risk permanent hearing loss from the tremendous, high-pitched whir!!!...

I must begrudgingly tell the truth - for the average computer user this computer is quite fast...once you uninstall Vista for XP Pro. And I did my homework - all components do have XP Drivers (with a little searching). The hard drive is a SATA II and...

First and Foremost - This little machine runs HOT ; The fan on the back of the unit is an INTAKE fan - not exhaust - the internal design is ghastly with this formula for cooling is place. The area just above (and behind) the front USB ports houses the...

Sep, 2007

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Nice little home desktop


Nice compact package. Decent processor speed. Vista is a pain. Very quiet

No graphics performance to speak of. Won't play GPU-intensive games

Jul, 2007

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Slow Daddy


Memory for this machine is a 200-pin SODIMM NOT 168-pin; kinda major spec omission there. I just bought (2) 1GB sticks of Kingston's 667MHz ( Item#:N82E16820134129) ... we'll see how that helps.

Great size, love the simplicity of the exterior

This may be the slowest computer I have ever powered up out of the box. My Amiga in 1989 smoked this thing. I read a few other reviews on similar Acer models and those owners wiped the OS and reinstalled without the Acer-ware; I'll give it a try ;...

Jul, 2007

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Hard Drive Dead--Tech Support?


I plan on buying my own replacement HDD. If that doesn't work, my boat needs an anchor and this will suffice.

See two earlier reviews

Hard drive died a rapid and painful death. Trying to find a phone number to call at Acer for a replacement is impossible. I sent an email but don't expect a response

Jul, 2007

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Loud and slow


Fans are so loud! It sounds like the DVD drive is spinning at max speed when it's actually the two tiny fans cranking up whenever the machine has to think about something (with Vista, it's always). I don't know why, because it doesn't get that hot. The...

Tiny, sleek, quiet when fans aren't running

Fans blow at max power when doing any cpu-intensive task; Vista runs slow and to upgrade RAM it looks like you have to completely switch out the two 512s to free up a slot instead of just adding more RAM to an empty slot

Jul, 2007

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Great little PC


Has some space to move stuff around.

Space is kinda tight but not too tight.

Jul, 2007

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Acer ASL100-UD380A Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GB DDR2 250GB NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Windows Vista Home Premium - Retail


Just wanted to say that Vista does not score from 1-5 it is from 1-5.

Mar, 2007

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Upgrade Complete


Update to my first review: There are only two things you can upgrade on this: the memory and the hard drive.

Still hot enough to cook breakfast on.

Feb, 2007

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decent computer, but... ”


Overall this computer is a good machine. It wasn't expensive, has adwquate memory, and such. The only problems I have with it is that it has vista and the it goes into sleep mode too quickly. I like to have my playlist on while I clean or work out,...

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Featuring the power and performance of an AMD/NVIDIA platform in an ultra-quiet, compact chassis, the Aspire L100 enables you to play music, view photo albums, create home movies, watch the latest DVDs, and much more. The Aspire L100 boasts a modern design and intuitive layout to enrich your entertainment experience and seamlessly fit into your home environment.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Ultra small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Ultra small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB


Chassis type:SFF
Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Type:LCD display/None.

Energy Management

Power supply:65

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 6150 / NVIDIA Ion


Country Kits:Belgium/Canada/France/United Kingdom
Localization:English / French
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire


Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 6150


Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 0.5
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 0.5
Memory slots:2x DIMM


Color:Black / Silver


Type:Fax / modem/None


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit 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: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
TV tuner integrated: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2006 (trial version), Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0, NTI CD-Maker Gold, Self Burn Recovery, Acer Empowering Framework, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer eDataSecurity Management, Acer ePerformance Management, Acer e-Mode, Acer e-Console / Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2006, Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0, Cyberlink Power DVD 6, NTI CD-Maker Gold, Self Burn Recovery, Acer Empowering Framework, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer eDataSecurity Management, Acer ePerformance Management, Acer e-Mode, Acer e-Console / Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2006, Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0, NTI CD-Maker Gold, Self Burn Recovery, Acer Empowering Framework, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer eDataSecurity Management, Acer ePerformance Management, Acer e-Mode, Acer e-Console
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: Yes
Mouse included: Yes


Audio system:Hi-definition audio (7.1) / High Definition Audio 5.1 / High Definition Audio 7.1
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:65


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of processors installed:1
Processor:3800+ / 4000+ / K325
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II X2
Processor frequency:1.3 / 2 / 2.1
Processor model:3800+ / 4000+ / K325
Processor Number:3800+/4000+
Type:Athlon 64 X2


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Media Center Edition / Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
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
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Type:Media center/Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6150

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.09 / 7.87
Height:1 / 2.36
Width:11.8 / 9.84