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Acer Aspire M5800

Acer Aspire M5800
alaScore 84

54 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and usability are on the whole positive. The design and reliability also get good comments.

price, reliability, design, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire M5800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire M5800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Acer Aspire M5800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money, reliability, design, size, usability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Aspire M5800-U5802A Desktop - 2.66GHz - 8GB DDR3 SDRAM - 750GB - Windows Vista Home Premium x64Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A - Tower - 1 x Core 2 Quad Q9400 / 2.66 GHz - RAM 8 GB - HDD 1 x 750 GB - DVD?RW / DVD-RAM - GF GT 230 - Mdm - Gigabit EthernAcer Aspire M5800-U5801A - Tower - 1 x Core 2 Quad Q8300 / 2.5 GHz - RAM 6 GB - HDD 1 x 640 GB - DVD?RW / DVD-RAM - Radeon HD 4650 - Mdm - Gigabit Et

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Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A

 

Acer's Aspire M5800-U5802A could use some visual polish, but get past its appearance and you'll find a fast, affordable computer that will handle any task you care to throw at it. It's even a decent low-end gaming box. We'd only recommend against this...

Best performance in its price category; decent budget gaming PC

Clunky exterior you'll want to hide under a desk

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Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A and eMachines EZ1601-01 Nettop

 

This is the second part of a two-part series discussing three different desktop computers: the Dell Studio XPS 435, Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A, and eMachines EZ1601-01 Nettop. Let's pick up where we left off, discussing the features of the Acer Aspire...

Besides HDMI, you also get a DVI and a VGA port. Additionally, you get FireWire, ten USB ports, headphone and microphone jacks, and more. There is no eSATA port available on the M5800-U5802A. But there is a card reader that supports several different...

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Desktops: Dell Studio XPS 435, Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A

 

Buying a desktop doesn't necessarily mean buying the latest and greatest; it all depends on the needs of the user. In this two-part review we will explore the features, performance, and design of three desktops that fill different user needs: the Dell...

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Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A

 

With its powerful Core 2 Quad processor and 8GB of DDR3 RAM, the Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A is a powerful, good-looking all-around PC with a very reasonable price.

Excellent performance for the price; daring design; eminently upgradeable

A fair amount of bloatware; finicky optical drive eject button; no Blu-ray drive

There are definitely more powerful systems available, particularly those with Intel's unmatched Core i7 processors. But those systems cost several hundred dollars more, and for users other than professional video editors or extreme gamers, they don't...

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"Best PC for casual gamers"

 

Great performance for the dollar and doesn't ... 

Quadcore CPU is really fast

Some Acer bloatware, but definitely less than competing brands like HP

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still going strong (an update)

 

I admit, I love this computer. Handles the data-intensive Football Manager games without breaking a sweat, and is quicker on the boot up than my previous Acer.

Over 2 weeks in and no problems yet. Received my Windows 7 upgrade after about 10 days, had no trouble upgrading. Hooked up the included speakers on my old computer- not bad for casual usage while surfing the web, nothing great

Power button has already been hit 3 or 4 times by accident. That's about it. Slight delay from the time the disk tray is pressed to when it opens. Thing runs quiet...almost too quiet! Keep having to fight the urge to check and make sure the fan's still...

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Read before returning

 

Have not had to deal with Acer support (but I also bought 9 Acer monitors at the same time. NOT A SINGLE DEAD/STUCK PIXEL!

bought 6 of these for a project. Love em! everyone of them shipped with a cable loose, but after that they were great

As long as you are prepared to open them when they arrive: you MUST reconnect the HD power cable ; You MUST re-seat the wifi-card ; Took 4 weeks for Acer to send me the free Win7 upgrade (not really bad for free)

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Great internals, poor external...

 

Please note, the right and topside of the case is very difficult to remove and place back on correctly. Took me several tries. Additionally the front facing must be handled carefully! There are 6 plastic clips, and you MUST release the left side first...

Good Hardware: Overall, I am satisfied with this computer. My usage include Adobe programs, online gaming, and generic tasking. Nothing too fancy on either ends of those - such as duel tasking, heavy 3D graphics, etc ; For the price, I am very...

Poor Case Design: My case emitted a high vibration noise, only at certain times and when tilted as certain angles. I tracked down the noise to the area of the HD - located in the front of the unit, below the disc drive ; Originally, I contacted the...

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This was a bust!!!

 

Everyone hates Dell's customer service, but at least when a machine is ordered, it works. Next time I'll order a Dell.

hmmmm

The machine wouldn't even boot up!!! I tried to contact Acer and was told I needed to send an email and they would get back to me in order of when the email was received. That was 2 weeks ago. Haven't heard a word. Newegg will only send a replacement...

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Acer M5800-5802A

 

If you are counting on getting a Windows 7 upgrade from ACER/Mentor Media, be prepared to wait months (yes I said MONTHS!) for it to be delivered.

Does everything I expected

This was a good buy until I discovered I'm stuck with VISTA for the foreseeable future. Should have purchased something with W7 installed

Product Specifications

The Aspire M5800 sports a classy brushed-metal exterior that will bring digital chic to any room in your home. What's more, this desktop comes loaded with a powerful Intel processor and a host of cool, practical features to fulfill all 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:4MB/6MB
Per Processor Size:4MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.4in
Height:14.7in
Width:7.1in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:M5800-U5801A/M5800-U5802A
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G43 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz

Modem

Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.5GHz/2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q8300/Q9400
Type:Core 2 Quad

RAM

Installed Size:6GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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/750GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 4650/NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
Interface Type:PCI Express 2.0 x16
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