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Acer Aspire M5100

Acer Aspire M5100
alaScore 87

30 reviews

Jul, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Acer Aspire M5100. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions are divided on the price.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire M5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 30 reviews)

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Expert review by: CNET (

Acer Aspire M5100


For performance-minded shoppers on a budget, the $700 quad-core Acer Aspire M5100 is fast enough to make you think about spending more than you might otherwise. If all you need is a capable PC with a decent hard drive, you can get away with a less...

Quad-core CPU and extra RAM bring fast performance at a low price; decently sized hard drive

Irritating sliding panel in front of media card reader; you can get similar core features for less in a dual-core box

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (

Acer Aspire M5100


Looking for a powerful yet reasonably priced desktop computer to do multimedia tasks? The Acer Aspire M5100 (AM5100-EF9500A) ($699 list) will fill that bill. It's a budget-minded PC with a quad-core 2.2-GHz AMD Phenom 9500 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a...

Inexpensive PC with HDMI output. Quad-core CPU. FireWire port. Hidden media card reader. Some decent styling and design choices. Eight USB ports. Front USB ports are intelligently organized. It's at Costco

Loaded with bloatware. Integrated graphics are not DX10 hardware compatible. Quad-core CPU is wasted with 690 chipset and 667-MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Acer's Aspire M5100 puts quad-core Phenom power in a sub-$750 desktop. It provides a little more oomph than your basic budget desktop.

Consumer review by: keeleyson (

Acer Aspire M5100


for the price, it's hard to beat this Acer. Great speed, good graphics card, super price...and quad core on top of it!

super fast, good gaming

can't think of anything

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: muncher001 (

Acer Aspire M5100


Have always brought Acer but not any more as beleive this was mis-sold. Shame as have enjoyed previous purchases. Otherwise this is a reasonable PC.

Good speed for price

The HDMI function on this box does not work because it is disabled due to the installation of a very low quality dedicated graphics card. HDMI is plastered all over the box and stickered to the box which frankly seems fairly fraudualent to me

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: isa18qc (

Acer Aspire M5100


the first thing i love is the power it gives. no more problemes running any programmes

no choice for the memory to do dual chanel or not. can go up to 8GB of memory but computer gets slowed down a 4GB comperring to 2GB. no AGP

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Josepe-sv (

Acer Aspire M5100


The big space disk es enough for all user profile.

Cool'n'Quiet AMD -no noise working machine

Ugly upper-front usb ports

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: GaroldS (

Acer Aspire M5100


So, Rich

nice specs

questionable CPU BUG

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: KKBK (

Good looking Tower


Good machine with nice lines. This is the 4th Acer I bought and will be bying more.

Acer is not a big name yet but Dell should watch out

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Art (



Great specs for the price

Makes a lot of noise and the memory was defective. PC shuts down for no apparent reason

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Tom (

Acer Aspire AM5100 -EF9500A


Have received excellent customer service from Newegg

Absolutely delighted with this PC. Out of box perfect solution to my need for heavy Graphic. Added Visa 64 and 8G memory

Have found not any Cons as yet. Removed a considerable number of free programs that Acer included, however for many this is a very generous and interesting collection

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Featuring AMD LIVE!, the latest platform for modern home theater, the Aspire M5100 PC centralize control of the user's favorite digital content and deliver it directly to the TV via HDMI . This exciting new layout for the digital home, and entertainment PC advancements - like Acer Zone plug-ins, Windows Vista, and 7.1-channel surround sound - bring digital multimedia to life!

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Country Kits:Canada / United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire


Chipset Type:AMD 690G


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:9500
Type:Phenom X4


Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X1250