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Acer Aspire M3800

Acer Aspire M3800
alaScore 84

35 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Acer Aspire M3800. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The design also gets good reviews, but there are some negative reviews about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire M3800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire M3800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Aspire M3800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability.

usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Aspire M3800; Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 (2.50GHz); 3072MB DDR3; 500GB SATA HDD; Intel GMA X4500; DVD+/-RW; Gigabit Ethernet; 10x USB 2.0; 250W; Black; WAspire M3800; Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 (2.50GHz); 3072MB DDR3; 500GB SATA HDD; Intel GMA X4500; DVD+/-RW; Gigabit Ethernet; 10x USB 2.0; 250W; Black; W

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire M3800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Acer Aspire M3800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and design.

price, design, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Aspire M3800 Minitower DesktopAspire M3800 Minitower Desktop

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire M3800-U3802A

 

Six more USB ports are around back, as are HDMI, VGA, FireWire, Ethernet, and two PS/2 ports, along with half a dozen audio jacks. The M3800 comes with a USB keyboard and optical mouse. The keyboard features an audio volume dial and multimedia controls...

Generous feature set. HDMI and FireWire ports. Multi-card reader. Room for expansion

Integrated graphics. Only 250-watt power supply offered. Bloatware

A multi-card reader, an HDMI port, and a full 4GB of RAM in the Acer Aspire M3800-U3802A lift this dual-core econotower above the run of the mill.

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Review Of The Acer Aspire M3800-U3802A

 

Going on to the actual performance of the Acer: we put it through a few tests... like the Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test, Apple iTunes encoding test, Multimedia multitasking, Cinebench test and compared it with the other on the shelf...

The feature set is midway between mediocre and brilliant, well equipped, cost effective, room for upgradation, multi card reader, HDMI FireWire ports

Integrated graphics, low power supply of 250 watts, just add a few bucks more and you could get an all together swish and better desktop

:I wouldn’t say that this an awesome desktop or anything even close by. But it’s a slightly more than mediocre desktop with probably more of an economic value. Also it doesn’t have much to offer from a gamer’s point of view. A 300-watt power supply...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Acer Aspire M3800 media centre PC

 

This Acer media centre PC is quick, good-looking and well featured

Quad-core CPU, 10 USB ports, 4GB RAM

USB ports located on top of PC (rather than at the front), corded peripherals, remote control receiver is not built in

The Aspire M3800 is a media centre PC that looks good and has plenty of features and CPU power. It's not perfect — it could still use more integrated features — but it's worth considering if you're after a PC that can be used for conventional work as...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Acer Aspire AM3800-U3802A Pentium dual-core E5200(2.50GHz) 4GB DDR3 640GB Intel GMA X4500 Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

 

Will tackle anything you throw at it. Handles WoW CODMW2 LFD2 perfectly. I personally upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and it handles all the visualization. I think its the best piece of equipment you can get for less than 450 bucks

Comes with vista... Eww

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Thing (newegg.com)

Not bad!

 

I really like the fact that it uses DDR3 memory so I can reuse that whenever I decide to move to i5/i7. For now it fits my needs (as a basic HTPC). It handles 1080p well, Blu-Ray and HDHomeRun tuners with no problem (but don't expect to multitask when...

It is very quiet, I can barely hear it. It also runs cool ; DDR3 memory is a big plus, I can reuse when upgrading to more modern systems (i5/i7) ; You can squeeze a total of 3HDDs in it (see cons) ; PSU ended up being 300w instead of 250w spec'd ;...

CPU and GPU are weak, so upgrade may be imminent... Do your homework to figure whether that suits you ; I had to remove the plastic front panel to install the BD drive (not a big deal, but I had to figure that out by myself) ; Challenge cabling/wiring...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Kestrel (newegg.com)

Overall good

 

Very low price ; Very fast computer ; Comes with all your peripherals

Backplate was a nightmare taking off so that I could install a graphic card and PCI card. Be very careful

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Rob (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire M3800 Refurbished

 

Fast machine in stylish case. Good price for the spec.

Would have liked some USB ports on the front of the case (they're on the top and the back). The inbuilt wireless card is slightly slower than an external USB one (48 Mbps -vs- 54 Mbps)

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Jim (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire M3800

 

Very quiet and responsive. Neat appearance. USB points on top well-placed for most access but, as I keep the tower in a cupboard, for me, it is somewhat awkward. Any serious problems I had in setting up the computer were caused by moving to yet another...

The worst point for me was the lack of any instruction book apart from the set-up sheet (only necessarty for am absolute beginner) Setting up was generally ok, but there was the familiar problem of too many connectors bunched together, making it almast...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Roberta (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire M3800 Quad Core Desktop PC

 

The PC is superfast and impressive with numerous USB ports and does everthing it is supposed to with speed. All was set up and ready to go. Good looking casing with blue lights.

Some USBs and headphone socket are located on the top and not easy to get to as the tower is stored in a desk unit.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire M3800 Refurbished

 

Recived my Acer M3800 have enjoyed it so far I am a fan of Acer and am glad I chose this one. Very pleased.

Havent found ant yet.:-)

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

The Aspire M3800 sports a striking glossy exterior that will add a touch of class to any room in your home. What's more, this desktop packs a powerful Intel processor and a host of cool, practical features to fulfill your entertainment and everyday computing needs.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB

Certificates

Certification:FCC, CE, BSMI, CCC, Nemko, CB, Bauart / FCC, CE, BSMI, CCC, Nemko, CB, Bauart, Ростест, СЭЗ

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Micro Tower / Midi Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.5in
Height:14.8in
Width:7.1in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Energy Management

Power supply:250 / 350

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1 / 2
PCI slots:2

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 1536 / 2048 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD HD 5450 / AMD Radeon HD 4350 / AMD Radeon HD 5450 / AMD Radeon HD 5570 / Intel GMA 4500 / Intel GMA X4500 / NVIDIA GeForce 310 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 310 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 1.919 / 2.907 / 2.955
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:733
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:M3800-U3802A
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G43 Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 1 / 3 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 1 / 3 x 2
Memory slots:4x DIMM

Modem

Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Modem Speed:56
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Optical Drive

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

External drive bays:2x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / NVIDIA
Internal drive bays:3x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Modem Type:ITU V.92
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Platform:PC
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes
TV tuner type:Analog & DVB-T
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Acer eRecovery Management, Acer Arcade Deluxe, eSobi, Adobe Reader, CyberLink, PowerDirector4 DE, CyberLink MediaShow DEX, MyWinLocker, NTI Media Maker / Acer eRecovery Management, Acer Arcade Deluxe, Microsoft Office 2007 Trial, Microsoft Works 8.5, eSobi, Adobe Reader, CyberLink, PowerDirector 4 DE, CyberLink MediaShow DEX, MyWinLocker, NTI Media Maker / Acer eRecovery Management\nAcer Arcade Deluxe\nMicrosoft Works 8.5\neSobi\nAdobe Reader\nCyberLink\nPowerDirector 4 DE\nCyberLink MediaShow DEX\nMyWinLocker\nNTI Media Maker
Display Diagonal:22
Display included:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio / High Definition Audio 7.1
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
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 / 2 / 6
Microphone in:No / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:250 / 350

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Clock Speed:2.5GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10.5 / 11 / 11.5 / 12.5 / 13.5 / 14 / 15 / 22 / 24 / 7.5 / 8 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:No / Yes
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:2
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:228 / 291 / 382 / 456
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:143 / 164 / 81 / 82
Processor:E3300 / E5200 / E5400 / E5500 / E5700 / E6600 / E7400 / E7500 / E7600 / i3-530 / i5-650 / Q8300 / Q8400 / Q9300
Processor boost frequency:3.46
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Conroe / Wolfdale / Yorkfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Quad / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3 / 3.06 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45 / 65
Processor model:E3300 / E5200 / E5400 / E5500 / E5700 / E6600 / E7400 / E7500 / E7600 / i3-530 / i5-650 / Q8300 / Q8400 / Q9300
Processor Number:E5200
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor E3000 series for Desktop / Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Desktop / Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:LGA775 + AM2/2+ / Socket H (LGA 1156) / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / M0 / M1 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Tcase:60.1 / 71.4 / 72.6 / 74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45, 65 / 65 / 73 / 95
Type:Pentium

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
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 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:27250 / 33922 / 36500 / 36503 / 37212 / 38512 / 39107 / 40478 / 41495 / 42771 / 42800 / 42801 / 43546 / 46472
Processor code:SLAWE / SLB9Y / SLB9Z / SLGH7 / SLGT6 / SLGTJ / SLGU4 / SLGUG / SLGUR
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite (60) / McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial / Microsoft Office 2007 + Microsoft Works 8.5, McAfee Internet Security Suite / Microsoft Office 2007 Trial + Microsoft Works 8.5, McAfee Internet Security Suite / Microsoft Office 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MMCmicro, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, xD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, xD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO-HG Duo, 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:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 740 / 750

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:640GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X4500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.5
Height:14.8
Weight:13.2
Width:7.09