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Acer Aspire M3970

Acer Aspire M3970
alaScore 87

55 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

value for money, usability, design

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 55 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire M3970

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Acer Aspire M3970 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.

value for money, usability, design

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer AM3970-U5022 Desktop (Black)Acer AM3970-UR11P Desktop (Black)

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Acer Aspire M3970 Review

 

Desktops lost their dominance of the consumer market to laptops years ago, but that doesn't mean they packed up and went home. If you visit a big box retailer, you'll still see a fair number of inexpensive desktops, and they're there for the obvious...

Small, attractive enclosure ; Plenty of USB ports ; Extremely Quiet ; Affordable

Some ports could be more accessible ; Little room for expansion ; Disappointing discrete graphics performance

If you are looking for a simple desktop that can handle basic use, the Acer M3970 is a good choice. Those who want to game, and those with hopes of one day building their desktop up to something more powerful, should look elsewhere.

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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.

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Acer Aspire AM3970-U5022

 

A utilitarian budget desktop, the $549 Acer Aspire AM3970-U5022 is unremarkable, but essentially delivers what we expect from a desktop in this price range. Competition from a recently marked-down system from Acer's Gateway subsidiary induces some...

The Acer Aspire AM3970-U5022 has an attractive design for a budget PC, and bears a fair price tag for its configuration.

Recent price drops on older systems mean that as of this review, you'll find competing PCs on the market in the same price range with better features.

Generous price cuts on higher-end systems give this Acer some competitive difficulty, but this system is still more affordable than most, and comes wrapped in a pleasing design.

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"not a recommended brand to choose even it is cheap"

 

I bought Acer desktop and laptop before as the price is cheaper compared to other brands but my laptop had hard ware problem after one year warranty and quoted repair cost is higher than my purchased price of my laptop I rejected the repair quotation...

cheaper than other brands

short life span hardware failure after one year which is more expensive than purchased price

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"Best bargain PC of the year."

 

I don't understand the low scores for this system when the Inspiron 620 and Gateway SX 2850-33 base models are not better and scored much higher. The prices listed, btw, are the base models. Though even with maximum upgrades, increasing the price by up...

For the price? Everything about this system is awesome.

It's cheap, keep that in mind and there are none.

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not a recommended brand to choose even it is cheap

 

I bought Acer desktop and laptop before as the price is cheaper compared to other brands but my laptop had hard ware problem after one year warranty and quoted repair cost is higher than my purchased price of my laptop I rejected the repair quotation...

cheaper than other brands

short life span hardware failure after one year which is more expensive than purchased price

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Type:Tower

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT 545 / GEF GT555M / GeForce G405 / GeForce GT420 / GEFORCE GT530 / Intel HD Graphics 2000
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Unknown
Chipset Type:H61 / H67 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2100 / i5-2300 / i7-2600
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