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Acer Aspire X1200

Acer Aspire X1200
alaScore 80

40 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Acer Aspire X1200. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The usability is also appreciated. The reliability and design get critical opinions.

price, usability, size

design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire X1200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Acer Aspire X1200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Acer Aspire X1200 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price, whereas there are some negative views about the reliability and design.

price, usability

design, reliability

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire AX1200-U1520A Desktop PC (2.5GHz AMD Athlon X2 4850e, L2 Cache 512KB x 2 ,320GB SATA Hard Drive, Windows Vista Home Premium Edition)X1200-U1510A DesktopAcer Aspire AX1200-B1581A 2.5GHz AMD Athlon X2 4850e 4GB 500GB DVDRW nVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Port Vista Home Premium

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Justin Yu (

Acer Aspire X1200-U1520A review: Acer Aspire X1200-U1520A


The Acer Aspire X1200 line of minidesktops fits budget PC components inside a compact case and offers some features that let it act as a light home theater companion. Our $450 review model came with a dual-core AMD processor, 4GB of memory, and 64-bit...

64-bit Windows Vista PC with an impressive list of features for less than $500; compact case; HDMI output.

Limited expansion options because of its cramped interior; lacks built-in Wi-Fi; may require some tweaking to achieve proper HDMI output; no standalone digital audio output.

The Acer Aspire X1200-U1520A is a speedy, compact, low-end desktop that's powerful enough to serve as a light-duty home theater PC. Expansion is limited by an especially cramped interior (even for a small PC), but the total package is worthwhile for PC...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: TechSpot (techspot)

Acer Aspire X1200 SFF system review


Acer one-ups the competition by providing 4GB of system memory and complimenting it with a 64-bit OS, Windows Vista Home Premium. This was my first time working with a 64-bit OS for an extended period of time and I couldn’t tell much difference from a...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


The energy-efficient Acer Aspire X1200 lacks the features it needs to be the green media solution it wants to be.

Tiny, Energy efficient, Quiet, HDMI and eSATA ports provided

Pedestrian performance, Limited expandability potential

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: 13bcliff (

"simple on windows 7 an 8"


stock its ok to look at websites its old so its cheap an u can get cpu upgrade for cheap an the case is nice but don't expect to have the same results as me unless u get a new case psu cpu an grapics card but it is a very bugget build

well I got this as just a board an saw the NVidia chipset so I bought a 1.8 phenom x4 an it worked juss fine I put the board in a matx case to live with a gtx560 video card(with a corsair gs700 psu) an was able to play gta4 on max but had detail down

the only bad thing I see (remember im on windows 7) is the computer only runs at 400mhz but I had spare low latency ram I installed but it only read 400mhz still but thats not bad really it still plays games no bottleneck until bf4 I plan on am3 next

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Alex (

Gets the job done well


Great speed, real compact, plenty of USB ports and card slots, comes with all the accessories you'll need, and comes with that giant monitor. A really great value

Comes preloaded with the typical junk software, but it can be removed fairly easily. Doesn't come with a disc copy of Vista Home, so reformatting will be difficult

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Tim (

Further comments on my review


It looks like a lot of people didn't like my review, so I will explain some more. The computer I got shorted out the first time I plugged it in, and then it never powered up. It has the strangest on/off switch I have ever seen: a bent piece of plastic...

Appears to be a good deal

Computer didn't work

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Gator (



Over all a very nice computer for the price

Very good right out of the box boots fast and runs good the monitor is GREAT

well the CD being in its side like it is it is really tricky to use mini CD's and the button to open the CD is alittle inconvenient power button is is alittle week too and is not the best design

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Not one bit satisfied (so far)


The machine I got is totally defective. New Egg promptly agreed to replace it, and I am awaiting that. But I suspect that someone somewhere knowingly sent me a worthless machine. I will update my review when I finally get a working unit, but if I could...

Good sized, inexpensive monitor that seems to work well

Could not even get the computer to turn on. Cables and connections don't match up, and are not the same as what is on the instructions. No manual or discs for the computer

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (



Great value, everything so far has worked without a hitch. Very fast. The monitor looks great, although, I wish it had a glossy finish. But for the price, you can't complain

Nothing major. This thing comes loaded with software, which is a pain, but you come to expect that. My biggest issue was that the stock power supply is so weak. I foresee some problems when I install a video card that needs a bigger power supply,...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Don't Buy ACER!!


Great Drive plus light scribe for very cheap what else could you ask for.


I purchased this AX1200 from ACER several months back. I could not get audio working over the HDMI port. After many many e-mail exchanges with their inept customer NO service, they agreed to take it back for repair. Upon receiving it they claimed the...

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

Boasting NVIDIA Hybrid SLI graphics and the latest AMD processors, the Aspire X1200 series is a truly dynamic entertainment center. Stunning graphics, an HDMI port, a multi-in-one card reader, nine USB 2.0 ports and 5.1-channel audio support, are all encased in a stylish, space-saving chassis that occupies less than ten liters of your room. The balance between standard micro tower components, a compact design and advanced technologies keep the total cost of ownership down and make this PC a perfect, long-lasting entertainment companion.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Compact desktop/Small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Compact desktop/Small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in/20in/22in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm/50.8cm/55.9cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes


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


Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 8200


Color:Black / Charcoal/Charcoal black


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 18x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.3GHz/2.5GHz/2.6GHz/2.8GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:4050e/4850e/5000+/5200+/5400+/5600+
Type:Athlon X2/Sempron X2


Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/640GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8200