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Acer Aspire X1301

Acer Aspire X1301
alaScore 83

186 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and size. The reliability and value for money also get good feedback.

usability, value for money, reliability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire X1301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire X1301

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Acer Aspire X1301 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, reliability, size, design

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire X1301-U9032 - Extra small form factor - 1 x Athlon II X2 215 / 2.7 GHz - RAM 3 GB - HDD 1 x 320 GB - DVD?RW / DVD-RAM - Radeon 9200 - GigAcer AX1301-U9052 Black Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home Premium)Acer Aspire X1301-B9082 - SFF - 1 x Athlon II X2 215 / 2.7 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 1 x 320 GB - DVD?RW / DVD-RAM - Radeon 9200 - Gigabit Ethernet - Wind

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Acer Aspire AX1301-B1812

 

The Acer Aspire AX1301-B1812 tries its hardest to deliver a mix of good speed and appealing attributes, and it comes with a 20-inch widescreen display. Overall, however, the package stumbles in comparison with systems that are better configured and...

Above-average storage ; Strong connectivity for a budget PC

Lacks room for additional internal devices

The AX1301-B1812 delivers a lot, but whether it's a good value depends on how much you like the bundled display.

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Acer Aspire X1301-B1812

 

If you are shopping for a value-priced PC in a small form factor, but don't want to buy a nettop your options are limited. Nettops have a great compact form factor, but suffers when it comes to performance, and while cheaper desktops will give you the...

Small form factor. Plenty of ports. Inexpensive. Monitor bundled with PC

Lackluster performance. Very limited expandability

The Acer Aspire X1301-B1812 is an inexpensive, small form factor PC that might make a good second PC if you can accept its limitations.

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Acer Aspire AX1301-B1812

 

The Acer Aspire AX1301-B1812 has a mix of speed and other attributes, and includes a 20-inch widescreen display. The package has stats comparable with systems that are better configured and priced more competitively. Acer has priced it to be a decent...

Above-average storage power ; Strong connectivity for its price ; Multi format card reader

No room for additional internal devices ; Decent monitor, but some color issues

The Acer Aspire AX1301-B1812 has a decent combination of performance and connectivity, but lacks in the capacity department. When you purchase a PC, are you more likely to use it for a year and then buy a new one, or will you want to upgrade it in the...

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Acer Aspire AX1301-B1812

 

This Aspire is a small, stylish-looking budget PC with decent performance for day-to-day tasks. It's well-suited for use as a second PC.

Compact, stylish design; decent performance for the price; many external connectors

Very limited internal expansion; no DVI connector; power button is difficult to press

The AX1301-B1812 is neither the fastest nor the slowest budget desktop available. But with a $530 price that includes a decent 20-inch LCD and a relatively spacious hard drive, it offers good bang for the buck—as long as you can live with the limited...

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Fantastic Machine, Just would prefer a bigger Case

 

Fantastic machine i would go out and purchase another version if there was a bigger case with more PCI Slots and more cuztimibitiy

I love the cpu cooler its fantastic and hands down looking at the tempretures keeps it below 30 degrees celcius which is fantastic, also the Blue backlit design really add that added design touch to the machine and dont forget the connectivity

there needs to be more space for PCI Slots because the size is really downgrading this machine

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Already

 

I honestly would of given it 5 eggs if it wasn't a Dell computer, but it's still a great computer that takes care of everything I need. I just hate Acer would really pull a stunt like this. And I hate Dell. SO F YOU! Oh 1 more thing, the keyboard is...

Not a bad computer considering the price. Here we go ; 1TB HDD (it was supposed to be 750GB) ; 2.7GHz Dual Core CPU ; 4GB DDR2 RAM ; NVIDIA GeForce 9200 GPU (good for integrated right?) ; Now all that said for only $400 is a steal for me (or at least...

Ok I haven't seen this in any other review so maybe it's only my PC but under my System Info in the Control Panel It's saying that my computer is a Dell Inspiron 1545 (that's not certainly what I paid for). So I pretty much got skimped out of an Acer...

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Another good buy

 

If you are shopping for a computer that runs great and has fast internet connectivity then this is it. If you are looking to play COD4 or Metro 2033 then this is not your machine. Great for home or small business or for someone who doesn't need a beast...

Great price and nice computer. Bought it for a friend's home business and it is perfect. This is not your ultimate gaming rig but for a college student or small business this is great! Fast, small and easy to use

As many have said the mouse is pretty much worthless and the doors seem flimsy but they work and that's what counts. Vertical mounted dvd may take some getting used to but agian it works great

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Great value for the money

 

This computer was purchased to use as a home theater PC, and it's perfect for that use. Not only does its performance exceed expectations, it fits perfectly in a limited space in my TV console with my surround sound system - it even looks good!

Decent graphics card for such a low-priced computer - I expected something more entry-level. 4GB RAM, dual-core processor, & 750GB HDD is a great value for the price. Onboard sound is adequate for my surround sound system. Small form factor is a big...

The keyboard and mouse that come with the computer feel a bit flimsy, but it's no big deal to me since I seldom use them - I bought a wireless media keyboard instead. Would be nice if the computer offered more expansion capability (memory is maxed at...

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Love it!

 

As with any computer, don't just get in there and start eliminating programs/software. Also, make your backup disks right away. Many people fail to do this and simple problems cost customers who call people like me to repair their mistakes while paying...

Absolutely the way to go! I've had many computers in my time and I teach IT classes. This little guy is a powerhouse for what it cost. I love it

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Good desktop PC

 

64bit OS is good, but sometimes it does have compatibility problem.

This PC is very small, very light, very quiet and with so many ports (9 USB, HDMI,and etc.) ; The HD drive is actually 1TB

GF 9200 or say nVidia. After the disaster of bad GF8400/8600, I am worried about the quality of GF video chips. But it should be able to last for more than 4 years ; The mouse is too cheap, it is hard to use

Product Specifications

Small enough to fit just about anywhere, the Aspire X1301 desktop is ready to satisfy your home computing expectations. Loaded with a combination of fine multimedia-enhancing technologies, this dynamic home PC will give you hours of movie, music and photo-viewing fun. Don't let its compact size fool you! The full-featured Aspire X1301 packs a Super-Multi drive, easy-access ports and extra slots for expansion, bringing you a complete desktop experience at just a fraction of the size of traditional desktops. A 20" wide-screen Acer display with integrated speakers is included with the Aspire X1301, so you can start using - and enjoying - your new desktop right away.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Extra small form factor/Small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.9in
Height:10.4in
Width:3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:X1301-B1812/X1301-B9082/X1301-U1302/X1301-U9032/X1301-U9052
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 9200

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.7GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:215
Type:Athlon II X2

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

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:320GB/640GB/750GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon 9200/NVIDIA GeForce 9200/NVIDIA GeForce G210
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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