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Acer Aspire L100

Acer Aspire L100
alaScore 77

37 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 37 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 12 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (25)

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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...

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D_V_C

 

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...

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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

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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 ;...

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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

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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

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Great little PC

 

Has some space to move stuff around.

Space is kinda tight but not too tight.

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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.

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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.

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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,...

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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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9in
Height:2.4in
Width:9.8in

Display (Projector)

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Belgium/Canada/France/United Kingdom
Localization:English / French
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:L100/L100-ED401A/L100-UA380A/L100-UB7Z
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 6150

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver

Modem

Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD/DVD-Writer

OS Provided

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:3800+/4000+
Type:Athlon 64 X2

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM/DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

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

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6150
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