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Acer Aspire X3950

Acer Aspire X3950
alaScore 81

55 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Acer Aspire X3950. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire X3950 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Acer Aspire X3950 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on People really like the usability. The design is also mentioned favorably.

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

This summary is based on the products: Acer AX3950 Desktop PC (Intel Core i3-530 Processor, 2GB+1GB RAM, 300GB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 7 Home Premium) 20 inch TFT (Gloss Black)Acer AX3950 Desktop PC (Intel Core i3-530 Processor, 2GB+1GB RAM, 300GB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 7 Home Premium) 20 inch TFT (Gloss Black)

May, 2018

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Not worth the $


The keyboard is a joke!

Oct, 2012

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Great Price on this Computer


This computer works very well; it has plenty of power for my home office. My only complaint is the noisy fan. I can stop the noise buy tipping the computer top to the left a little and back, but it start again after a while. I replaced an Acer with a...

Aug, 2012

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Great HTPC


Unlike the other reviewer, I didn't have any network issues. After it posted, it required user to press a key since the checksum for the OS failed due to serious clock skew. Once this was fixed, it worked flawlessly! It's extremely silent, encodes...

May, 2012

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Great condition. Lacked network Adapter


Computer was recieved. is in great condition, but it did not come with network driver which made the comp useless. Forced to call Manufacture and wait another 7-10 days to get the adapter installed. Not satified what. so. ever.

May, 2012

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Very Nice


I bought this for one reason only: to play or stream hi-def blu-ray rips. It plays hi-def content wonderfully. I read that the integrated i3 graphics could not properly play back 24p hi-def content, but I have not encountered this issue. It will also...

QUIET! Nice packaging, 6 gb RAM, 1 TB HDD. i3 is not a powerhouse but it is zippy enough. 1080p blu-ray rips look perfect; it WILL process 24p correctly when using the latest Intel drivers

Windows hesitates to boot for some reason--doesnt quit, just stalls for a minute or so on Windows logo screen. No wireless built in (not a big deal for me, I have a hard line close by). Blu-ray reader and wireless keyboard/mouse would have been...

Jan, 2011

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Great computer for the money!


Great computer for the money! No problems whatsoever. Set-up was easy, runs like a charm


Dec, 2010

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i checked cmos jumper configurations and nothing is out of the ordinary, this PC is just DOA. additionally the RMA page says this product is not eligible for RMA. yeah we will see about that during call hours tomorrow.

I wish there was some pros

Dead out of the box. plugged it in, pressed the power button & nothing happens, no sound no fan spin up no light

Dec, 2010

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Mini ITX


Acer's fix would be to ship the entire unit to a depot for PSU replacement--they don't consider a power supply to be an end-user replaceable part. Acer America support seems to lack knowledge of their product line (they kept referring ot my 'notebook...

Core i3 and Intel HD graphics are plenty to handle web pages and household use. Boatload of USB ports. Win7x64 is a huuuuuge improvement on Vista. On time delivery in good condition--good packaging. This thing fits most anywhere with the Mini ITX form...

Mini ITX means an oddly shaped power supply that would be difficult to upgrade. The Delta Electronics 220 that ships seems underpowered, and mine is very noisy. Not NewEgg's fault, but Acer America support still costs an egg because that's where NewEgg...

Oct, 2010

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High expecations until I turned it on.


I love newegg, I recommend them to the world however this is just unacceptable. I'm pretty sure it's not newegg's fault but when you turn on a computer you just bought you want it to at least get to desktop. Maybe it's Acer, maybe it's MSFT. Either way...

I was looking forward to testing out the i3, the 6gb of ram, etc. however I wasn't granted the pleasure of getting past the boot logo

power button pressed ; Boot logo, followed by ; Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause ; Info: Windows failed to load because the kernal is missing, or corrupt ; Not even safe mode boots. Enough said

Oct, 2010

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Awesome pc


I installed a sapphire 5570 video card and it runs beautifully most newer games. I'm installing a core I7 in this baby and hopefully it will run with this small psu. I also installed an asus wireless card and it made this pc perfect

Hd playback strong processor good amount of ram. I don't understand why anyone would complain about the ram slots being full. Pc can be upgraded easily to be a decent gaming pc

Low wattage power supply and not being able to install a double slot low profile graphics card only capable of single slot

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Certification:FCC, CE, C-Tick, CB, BSMI, CCC, VCCI, MET, UL, cUL, Nemko, TUV (GS) / FCC, CE, C-tick, CB, BSMI, CCC, VCCI, UL, cUL, Nemko, TUV / FCC\nCE\nC-tick\nCB\nBSMI\nCCC\nVCCI\nUL\ncUL\nNemko\nTUV


Chassis type:Desktop / Micro Tower / Mini Tower / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black / Green
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Product type:Netbook


Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

Power supply:220
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:315 / AMD Radeon HD 5450 / AMD Radeon HD 5570 / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA GeForce 315 / NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA GeForce G315 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 420
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 1.92 / 2.431
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:733
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics


Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:1 / 3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x DIMM / 4x DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Modem Speed:56
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in camera: No
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Drive device, transfer rate:3000
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / NVIDIA
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Modem Type:ITU V.92
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Pointing device:Mouse
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bundled software:- Adobe Reader, eSobi, Microsoft Works, Windows Live Essentials\n- Adobe Flash Player, Google Setup, Google Toolbar, Netflix Shortcuts, Skype\n- Acer Arcade Deluxe 4.0, Nero 9 Essentials\n- MyWinLocker\n- eBay, Game Zone\n- Acer eRecovery Management, Norton Online Backup\n / - Adobe Reader\n- eSobi\n- Microsoft Works\n- Windows Live Essentials\n- Adobe Flash Player\n- Google Setup\n- Google Toolbar\n- Netflix Shortcuts\n- Skype\n- Acer Arcade Deluxe 4.0\n- Nero 9 Essential\n- MyWinLocker\n- eBay\n- Game Zone\n- Acer eRecovery Management\n- Norton Online Backup / Adobe Reader, eSobi, Microsoft Works, Windows Live Essentials, Adobe Flash Player, Google Setup, Google Toolbar, Netflix Shortcuts, Skype, Acer Arcade Deluxe 4.0, Nero 9 Essentials, MyWinLocker, eBay, Game Zone, Acer eRecovery Management, Norton Online Backup / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Display Diagonal:20 / 21.5 / 23
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes


Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / РВ
Chipset:Intel H57 / Intel H57 Express
GPS (satellite):N
Motherboard chipset:Intel H57 / Intel H57 Express
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 3
Line-in: Yes
Line-out:No / Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1 / 2
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:11 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:220
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:530 / 550 / i3-530 / i3-540 / i3-550 / i5-650 / i5-760
Processor boost frequency:3.33 / 3.46
Processor cache:0.512, 4 / 1 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Lynnfield
Processor core voltage (AC):0.95 - 1.30
Processor cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3.06 / 3.066 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:1333 / 533 / 667
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:530 / 550 / i3-530 / i3-540 / i3-550 / i5-650 / i5-760
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series
Processor socket:LGA 1156 (Socket H) / Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Tcase:72.6 / 72.7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):73 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States:No / Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
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 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43546 / 46472 / 46473 / 48496 / 48505
Processor code:SLBRP / SLBUD
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:- Microsoft Office Home & Student Edition 2007 SP2,\n- McAfee Internet Security Suite Prova / - Microsoft Office Home & Student Edition 2007 SP2\n- McAfee Internet Security Suite


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, CF+, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MMC, MS PRO, SD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MMC, MS PRO / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MMC, MS PRO, SD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1500 / 200 / 250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1500 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.6 / 7.28
Height (front):0.945
Width:10.2 / 3.9 / 3.94