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alaScore 74

49 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and price.

price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer ASPIRE SA90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Acer ASPIRE SA90 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Reviews about the reliability and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the size.

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68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Aspire SA90, Intel Celeron 925 Dual Core, 512MB RAM, 160GB HDD, DVD RW, SIS Mirage 3 Graphics up to 128MB, 9 in 1 Card Reader, PS2 Keyboard and Ball MAspire SA90, Intel Celeron 925 Dual Core, 512MB RAM, 160GB HDD, DVD RW, SIS Mirage 3 Graphics up to 128MB, 9 in 1 Card Reader, PS2 Keyboard and Ball M

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Cox (

Acer Aspire SA90 review


Because sometimes you have to buy from the man

Looks fantastic ; High quality build ; Decent amount of storage

Inclusion of Windows drives price up ; Price not as competitive as we'd like

Not a bad machine by any means, but paying for Windows helps make it poor value overall

Nov, 2008

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value for money,

not enough info on upgrading.

Aug, 2009

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It is really good value for money and was easy to install

It has Windows Vista and I would have preferred Windows XP. Some of the stuff off my old computer is not compatible with this one but I am persevering and getting used to it.

Nov, 2008

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Good value and an atractive pc.

No backup of operating system

Nov, 2008

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Performs well, not too big, ample functions

1) It doesn't like the cold - sometimes it won't boot up until it has been switched on for a while and has warmed up. 2) It has Vista pre-installed - which is slow, and some of my software isn't compatible with it. I may have to rebuild it with Windows...

Nov, 2008

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Fast with reasonable spec - great value for the price I paid

Vista compatibility issues

Nov, 2008

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Good value for money product, plug in & switch on

microsoft office not included in software bundle - disapointing

Nov, 2008

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everything I needed at a very good price


Nov, 2008

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This is a great computer, it is easy to use, easy to set up, a real joy to use, i think this would be a good computer to use even for a novice computer user, im very pleased with it. good value for money and a reliable runner

the only bad thing is that it didnt have a wireless card installed, cant think of anything else its a good little runner

Nov, 2008

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antivirus pre-installed

antivirus only valid for three months

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications


Chassis type:Tower

Energy Management

Power supply:250


Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon X1550 / MiRage 3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.384


Internal memory:0.5 / 1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory layout:2 x 0.5
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5
Memory slots:2x DIMM

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Other Features

Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Adobe Reader 6.0, Quick Burning (NTI CD-Maker Gold), Acer Empowering Technology
Display included: No


Audio system:High Definition Audio 7.1 / Realtek ALC883
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 7
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:250


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:167
Processing die size:111
Processor cache:0.512 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Conroe
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.2 / 3.46
Processor front side bus:533 / 800
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:E4500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E4000 series
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:30781
Processor code:SLA95
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium


Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.5 / 17.9
Height:14.2 / 14.6
Width:7.09 / 7.2