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Acer Aspire M3970

Acer Aspire M3970
alaScore 83

10 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Acer Aspire M3970. 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. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire M3970 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: David Murphy (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire AM3970: Power and a Low Price, but Not Much Else

 

“There was a time,” as the song goes, when desktop systems that earned high performance scores on our benchmark tests were heralded as best-in-class devices; a time when pushing a performance score into the 100s, the 130s, and even the 150s meant that...

Great price to performance ratio ; Ample storage

Limited port selection ; Lacks room for significant upgrades

If you're looking for one of the most inexpensive Sandy Bridge offerings short of building a desktop yourself, the AM3970 doesn't disappoint. It just doesn't offer much else beyond that.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: JOE (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent computer

 

First I was hesitant of buying a computer on line. once I decided to do so I researched places and found this site to be rated as excellent. They lived up to their rating. The Acer computer is an excellent value for the money. I have not had one...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: nycdbe, (tigerdirect.com)

Worth the price

 

I am very pleased with the price. Does not have all the features of other office products but I am a retiree and already have my own office 2007 so it workds for me.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Gordonwerks, (tigerdirect.com)

So Far So Good

 

Unit is fast and quiet. No problems at all. Keeping my fingers crossed. I can only hope it lasts at least 6 years as my last PC.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: RockPro, (tigerdirect.com)

100% Pleased.

 

ACER is hot! I am totally pleased with ACER and with this site. I called to speak to a sales representative before deciding to buy this ACER desktop. They helped me make a right decision. Besides having great processing power and overall...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: SilverDragonfly, (tigerdirect.com)

Great computer

 

I recently upgraded to an Acer at work and was so impressed with how well it worked and how quiet it is that I knew I would get one when we upgraded at home. The time finally came to replace our 5 year old Systemax and I have been very impressed with...

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Tower
Color of product:Black

Energy Management

Power supply:300

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 1536
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6450 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 545
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory slots:4x DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Case color:Black
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Platform:PC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials
Display included: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD Audio / HDA
Chipset:Intel H67
Motherboard chipset:Intel H67
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:300

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):30 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i5-2320 / i7-2600
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.8
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i5-2320 / i7-2600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-2600 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 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): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):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™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52213 / 53446
Processor code:SR00B / SR02L
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.8
Height:14.9
Width:7.09