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Acer ASPIRE T180

Acer ASPIRE T180
alaScore 79

186 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money. Many are critical about the design.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer ASPIRE T180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Acer ASPIRE T180


alaTest has collected and analysed 31 user reviews of Acer ASPIRE T180 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on

value for money


87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Aspire T180, AMD Athlon 64 4000 Dual Core, 2 x 512MB RAM, 250GB HDD, DVD RW, GeForce 6100 Graphics, 9 in 1 Card Reader, Speakers, Vista Home PremiumAcer Aspire T180 Desktop (AMD Sempron 3500+, 160GB HDD, Windows Vista Home Premium)Aspire T180, AMD Sempron 3500, 512MB RAM, 160GB HDD, DVD RW, GeForce 6100 Graphics, 9 in 1 Card Reader, Speakers, Vista Home Basic

Consumer review by: review summary for Acer ASPIRE T180


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Acer ASPIRE T180 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

value for money

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Acer Aspire T180 Athlon 64 3800+ 1GB 160GB DVD±RW with Windows Vista

Expert review by:

Acer Aspire T180


The T180 is housed in a fairly stylish silver-and-black minitower case, with LEDs for power and hard drive activity set inconspicuously on top (unlike the exposed LEDs on the front of other tower PCs). Nothing too fancy; it's a budget PC, after all....

Cheap. Nice design. Lots of expansion space. No bloatware

Hobbled by a single-core processor compared with competitors

The Acer Aspire T180 is one of the least expensive PCs we've seen. But unless your needs are extremely modest, I suggest you spend an extra hundred dollars to get a system that will stay current longer.


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Acer Aspire T180 Desktop


Acer's $499.95 Aspire T180 is a budget desktop that delivers poor performance, thanks to its comparatively anemic components.

Expandable; decent software selection

Poor performance for the price; limited warranty coverage

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Decent Machine, A Sum'd up Review.


Good computer, just need to downgrade to XP.

Well the hardware is good hardware

With Vista installed the ram just does not make up for the speed. If you are like me and want to play games, it is almost impossible to play new games. Needs atleast 2 gigs of ram

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Nice little machine


If you take the time to read the reviews anyone who gave it less then 5 stars were complaining about no restore disks. If they paid any attention at all during the computer setup it ASKS YOU if you want to create restore disks. Also almost no retail...

Fast, good components CHEAP


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Acer Aspire AM1100-U1302A Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 1GB DDR2 250GB ATI Radeon X1200 IGP Windows Vista Home Premium


should come with more recovery disks as do not have! no manuals! hardly any customer support!

This computer is a great home model. It runs great, has everythig a home owner needs.. I also have the x193w montier to go with it

NO recovery disk! No manuals included! I have this computer for about 2 wks, customer support sucks! I can not keep the montier from flickering, loose color all the time. Can not get any support onhow to adjust it, instructions found do not work! My...

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Great Basic Computer


I added a floppy, an additional 1G of memory, an identical 250G SATA drive, a 350W power supply, and an eVGA 8600GT video card. Although I was prepared to trash the Vista OS for XP, I find Vista to be quite nice, expecially with the additional video...

Other than the great looks and price, the best thing about it is the ease of upgrading and the quality of the case. The SATA DVD and hard drive make the inside clean. There is plenty of room on the inside for upgrading, and the machine is very quiet....

Power supply is only 250W. There is no documentation on the motherboard. No backup DVDs either unless you want to shell out another $20+ shippping, I think

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Even Vista is turning out to be not so bad as I have heard. I will probably delete some of the software provided, but it isn't a problem. This is an extremely good value, and my 24 inch monitor plays beautifully on the on-board Radeon 1250. I would buy...

I looked at nearly every desktop NewEgg had in stock before selecting this model. The On-board Graphics are surprising, too, even before I added 4 more gigs ram. There are 9 USB, 1 1394, a lan, and even 2 PS/2 for my old trackball!! This box is a grat...

I Thought the recovery disc thing mentioned by another reviewer would be an issue, but found that Acer provides very good software on-board to make recovery discs, applications and drivers discs, and even system configuration discs, which I did in...

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Acer M1100


this could have been 5 eggs easy but;no back up discs made is is solid.power supply has 15 amps on 12 volt rail which is pretty good for a standard is very quite.also the seagate hardrive is nice.and mine came with 1 gig of ddr2 667 speed...

Sata seagate harddrive.sata lite-on dvd-rw burner.ddr2 667 memory installed.quite.very good pc

2 seperate partions on hardrive.too much software.NO BACK-UP DISC

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not bad


Upgraded processor to a Athlon 64X2 4600+, and 3GB of ram (2X1 GB kit plus the original 512X2 kit that was in it) and threw vista Ultimate 64 bit on it and now the machine flys!!!!!! Definately recommended if you dont mind throwing another 300 into it...

Easily upgradeable, support for 4GB of Memory, decent HDD, quiet case, decent amount of ports, and expansion slots

stock processor sucks, 1GB of ram is weak, and Vista Basic!!! WHY

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Acer Aspire AM1100-U1302A Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 1GB DDR2 250GB ATI Radeon X1200 IGP Windows Vista Home Premium


Nice tower, specs and price. I'm very satisfied with the USB ports being located at the front of the tower

It had some software preinstalled that I didn't want, but I got rid of that with no problem at all. It didn't come with any OS or driver disks. Other than that, I have no problems

Product Specifications

The Aspire T180 brings traditionally higher technology levels into aggressive value pricepoints. The T180 marks the entry of premium graphic capability and expansion where previously not expected.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/1MB/256KB/512KB
Per Processor Size:128KB/1MB/256KB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Country Kits:Canada/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English / French/French
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire


Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 6100/NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430/NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 / nForce Go 430


Color:Black / Charcoal/Charcoal black


Type:Fax / modem/None


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

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Basic
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:3200+/3400+/3500+/3800+
Type:Athlon 64/Athlon 64 X2/Sempron


Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/200GB/250GB/80GB
Type:Media center/Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6100