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Acer Aspire M5100

Acer Aspire M5100
alaScore 80

28 reviews

Oct, 2014

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(Based on 28 reviews)

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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.

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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

Consumer review by:

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

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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

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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

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Acer Aspire M5100

 

So, Rich

nice specs

questionable CPU BUG

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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

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Defective

 

Great specs for the price

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

Consumer review by:

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

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Just returned one

 

I could no longer tolerate this problem so I call Acer Tech Support and explained the problem and was told I had a mother board failure and I could send it to them for repair or send back from where purchase so I sent it back to Newegg.

It would work very well when it would work, very fast, it took a little getting use to Vista but I was somewhat up to speed in about an hour, system seems to be built fairly well

I had the system only one day and the ; System would not reboot if you shut it down using the restart icon after clicking on the start icon. It would only boot to the Acer logo screen and stay there, then you would have to push the power on/off button...

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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

Depth:17.9in
Height:14.6in
Width:7.2in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:M5100-EF9500A
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Mainboard

Chipset Type:AMD 690G

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

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

RAM

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

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X1250
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