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Acer Aspire L5100

Acer Aspire L5100
alaScore 81

108 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size. The design is also appreciated.

design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire L5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire L5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Aspire L5100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Use this machine for HD video

 

I bought this machine to play HD videos. Its HDMI output is compatible with my HDTV (Philips). I played HD material up to 720p and no problem. CPU usage less than 20%. It is quiet and stylish and is much better than a hardware media player which has...

The computer uses 100% of its CPU when I played 1080p video. The integrated video card was detected to support hardware acceleration for mpeg2. It does not support other formats (or at least that is what my media player software says). So if I play...

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Great!

 

Hard to find a better computer for the price, especially if you already own a good monitor!

Great computer. Arrived with everything I needed. Very small and stylish. Keyboard is great and quiet

the mouse isn't my favorite but it does well. Obviously not designed for high-graphics gaming but that wasn't my purpose

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Acer Aspire AL5100-UD4400A Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 3GB DDR2 320GB ATI Radeon X1250 IGP Windows Vista Home Premium

 

Really can't expand using pci-x cards, so any extras must be USB, and there are only 6 USB ports, 4 on back + 2 on front. Keyboard, mouse, modem, speakers, are all usb, thumb drive, camera, printer, scanner fight for the last 2 USB ports. (I use my old...

Very Small in size, Low Power consumption, Runs cool, 3GB DDR Ram, Fast, Amd 64 x2 4400+ is a very good CPU. I play Sim City 4 with no problems! Cpu can be upgraded without bios flash using G2 stepping, Very quite** See Cons. I love this machine

Some times the DVD ROM vibrates very loud and dangerously, to fix this I had to lay the computer on its side instead of standing it vertical

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Excellent Network Video Interface

 

At this price, the X2 4400 processor and 3GB memory make this an almost perfect media machine. If it came with a blue-ray player you could be set for the next generation of DVDs as well.

We bought this machine before Christmas when it was $319 - GREAT PRICE AND VALUE. The goal was to have an attractive computer that would serve Netflix Watch Instantly movies to our HDTV via HDMI in the living room. We are completely pleased with this...

This computer would be even greater with a blue-ray player, but opening up the machine to put in a larger HD was informative...it is designed more like a laptop with external power supply and laptop memory cards, etc. Internal expansion opportunities...

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Liked it so much we bought a second one

 

My partner and I bought this computer for his parents. We played with it attached to our HDTV for a few weeks and were sad to see it go when we gave it to them. We decided to buy another one for ourselves.

Fantastically slim and attractive. Not obtrusive under the television or in the media center. Athlon X2 processor is powerful enough for most applications and older games. Almost silent. HDMI out. Several USB ports

Not a cutting edge gaming computer. The first one we bought was a better deal as it was a pre-holiday special here on Newegg, which we scored for about three hundred and twenty dollars. We paid about fifty more for the second one

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Acer AL5100-UD4400B Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 3GB DDR2 320GB ATI Radeon X1250 IGP Windows Vista Home Basic

 

Of course props to newegg for the amazing shipping!!

Nice small size, perfect for tight workspaces

No books, pamphlets, papers, NOTHING not even any backup cd's included with this. Defeinetly a first in my computer buying experience, not even an instruction manual or booklet with a phone number or paper

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What a beautiful machine!

 

I upgraded mine immediately to 5200+ per Acer Spec since the PWS of this unit is only 135W so I can only choose the fastest 65W CPU available to have some performance gain. This unit is really beautiful and a space saver. For the price I paid, I could...

Price, elegant/slim design, high quality components. For the overall value, it is the best deal online. Thanks to NewEgg for the super deal on Cyber Monday

So-so performance with 4400+ (some 40 seconds to start Vista). Fan could be a bit noisy after hours of usage

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Awesome machine with great deal

 

Great deal compared to DELL Studio Hybrid. Ultra compact design for HTPC and space-saving. Punching a lot of muscle components with low price. ACER doing the smart marketing. I am happy with the system

AMD Dual Core 4400 ; 3GB RAM ; 320GB SATA HD ; HDMI output ; SPDIF output ; Ultra compact design

No WIFI ; No ATSC input

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Small and cute but loud

 

Acer, please update BIOS to fix loud fans.

Very small - the size of an external hard drive. Nicely finished and very well constructed case. Looks nice in media center. Good specs for a basic computer. Incredible low price. Will most likely be able to handle blu-ray (if one can find a slot...

No built in WIFI. Two tiny fans are very loud at even 50% CPU. (They are quiet when idling). You can disable AMD smart and quiet control in BIOS, but that does not fix the fan speed. If someone can figure out how to lower fan speed without frying the...

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AWESOME Portable Desktop

 

I don't understand how people criticize the computer for something they wish it had. This is a great desktop computer, with super fast performance, tons of disk space, tons of memory, and a super small size. If you wish it had something, just add it....

Small, light, quiet, great capabilities, a lot of memory, enormous HDrive, everything necessary for a home desktop. Not to mention, SUPER cheap. I love it cuz its portable, and I can take the desktop anywhere

I wish it had a TV out, but thats not a Con :)

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Product Specifications

The Aspire L5100 is an entertainment powerhouse designed to complement your living room, while appealing to discerning tastes. Packing AMD/ATI power and performance in a quiet, space-saving form factor, Acer's ultra-compact chassis takes up no more room than a hardback book. The Aspire L5100 boasts AMD LIVE!, the latest platform for modern home theater, headlines this desktop offering, consolidating control of your multimedia and smoothly multitasking image-intensive applications. Aimed at the home user who values understated style and smart design, the Aspire L5100 offers a powerful yet cost-effective computing platform. The elegant design and intuitive layout make it the ideal solution for a stress-free home recreation 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/9.8in
Weight:47.6lbs
Width:2.4in/9.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm
Type:LCD display/None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:L5100-BD4201A/L5100-U3790A/L5100-UD4400A/L5100-UD4400B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Mainboard

Chipset Type:AMD 690G

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:4050e/4200+/4400+
Type:Athlon 64 X2/Athlon X2

RAM

Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X1250
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