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Acer Aspire X1200

Acer Aspire X1200
alaScore 79

52 reviews

Jun, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Acer Aspire X1200. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and usability. The design and price also get good views. Many are critical about the reliability.

price, design, usability, size


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 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Acer Aspire X1200 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability and price, but many are less positive about the reliability and design.

price, usability

design, reliability

69% 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)Acer Aspire AX1200-B1581A 2.5GHz AMD Athlon X2 4850e 4GB 500GB DVDRW nVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Port Vista Home PremiumX1200-U1510A Desktop

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Justin Yu (

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

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: srogers2750 (

"If you have one and want to upgrade. It can be."


I was given one of these recently with a bad power supply. I took it apart, placed the motherboard into a tower case with a 500 watt power supply. I upgraded the dual core 2.1ghz to a Phenom 9550 X4 2.2 ghz. Then installed my old Radeon 3870 512 MB...

Small form factor. HDMI. upgradeable.

small case limits what video card you can put in. Power supply is weak.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: david_male2000 (

"stoped working after less ten a month in use"


liked features it came with, lots of usb port... 

came with a nice 20" wide screen moitor and was a fast machine when working, lot of bang for the buck, nice price for a dual core processer

after hard drive failed it has been a nightmare contacting acer about warrenty, after several calls and many people they are sending me a disk that will not work due to either harddrive problems or mother board not picking up harddrive

May, 2010

Consumer review by: kvoriot (

"very good for the price"


I really actually love this computer, I've ha... 

many usb ports, quiet, small, affordable, 64 bit amd processor, sd card reader, dual layer dvd burner, great for gaming

not much upgrade room, comes with 32 bit vista

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: C0missar (

"Very pleased overall, and not just because it's cheap"


I did not have the problem with either the ne... 

9 USB ports, small size, it is expandable despite what others say (2 PCI slots; throw the modem away)

Plastic power and drive eject buttons feel clunky

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: boticas553 (

"I cant complain for the money."


First, what do you guys expect for $400 , a r... 

Small, tons of usb ports, hdmi built in is great, does what a $400 computer should do even a little more

Honestly, i have no complaints

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: tgijosh (

"Love it, can't beat it for the price"


Bought this for $329 at Best Buy in May. It ... 


None so far

Nov, 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