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Acer Veriton M261 Desktop Computer

Acer Veriton M261 Desktop Computer
alaScore 79

12 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Acer Veriton M261 Desktop Computer. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Veriton M261 Desktop Computer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: GiRaff3 (newegg.com)

Solid Starter

 

added a PCI-E video card and a bunch more memory, now it is a light gaming machine on a budget. my younger sister uses it to play older games and for college work, so it has been a perfect fit.

Cheap, comes with Vista, all inclusive

single core, low memory

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Donavon (newegg.com)

Veriton Super Deal

 

This is a great bargain PC that will make a great web surfing box that I can leave on all the time.

Easy setup. Nice construction. Great case and hardware. Its completely silent in power save mode and wakes up in just a couple of seconds. No fans turning at all when in power save. Nice

Lots of junk software to remove from the base install

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Acer Veriton VM261-UC4301P Celeron 430(1.8GHz) 1GB DDR2 80GB SiS Mirage 3 Windows XP Professional - Retail

 

I got this for my parents they use it at least 3 times a day. it replaced their extremely aged, but stable sabre Compaq still running win98.

Has everything you need for a basic computer, with some wiggle room. does Internet, ms office, word, ect with out even slowing down

came loaded with a bunch of software that didn't suite my needs

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: D (newegg.com)

Good Computer

 

I have a Acer laptop and it is good with the internet and i bought a acer desktop and it is good....it is a good computer for the price. Its the best computer i have had from a dell to an acer....and the price is good

None so far

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Acer Veriton VM261-UC4301P Celeron 430(1.8GHz) 1GB DDR2 80GB SiS Mirage 3 Windows XP Professional

 

Slow startup for the first time as it loads bloatware but most know how to get rid of it.

Great deal for the money. Low end machine but low cost

Ships with a BALL MOUSE!!! I didn't even know they made those anymore! As others have said... bloatware. But that helps keep the cost down and you can uninstall it

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Backspace (newegg.com)

GOOD

 

just save the c:\driver folder and reload a clean XP Pro retail version. thats quicker than uninstalling all the cr@p-ware...

Great price for the features. Use as biz workstation

BLOATWARE! They pack these things with a TON of garbage

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Gregerking (newegg.com)

Acer Veriton VM2610-UC4301P

 

Purchased for a quick small business workstation. Nothing but good news from the user. Heavy I-net and Office work with Quickbooks allways running. Just add some more memory and watch the hard drive space.

Great 1GB XP-PRO workstation for the Price. About $ 400 to my Door. Works great for Office, Internet, Quickbooks

Small Hard Drive and Celeron Speed. Don't expect more the the basics from the graphics, but Will get your work done

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Puncharen (newegg.com)

Nice little system for the money

 

This is a fairly cheap entry level system. It runs smooth and has XP instead of Vista, which is a big bonus in my book. Runs quietly and performs basic needs well

It could use a little more hard drive space, but for the money you are paying yu can always slap an extra drive in. I know I did

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

NO bargain

 

none

Hard drive lasted 2 days before failing

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Backspace (newegg.com)

GOOD

 

Just grab a xp pro sp2 retail cd and do a clean install of windows. Probably quicker than trying to uninstall the cheesy acer programs and apps and other undesired software pre installed on pc.

Great Price. These run very quiet and are pretty good machines. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because of the bloatware pre-installed on the pc

Bloatware

Dec, 2007
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Product Specifications

Designed with stable performance in mind, the Veriton M261 is built on a reliable Intel / SIS platform. Running the robust and secure operating system, business users will appreciate a safe, feature-rich environment to efficiently multitask their Internet browsing, email, word processing and other productivity efforts. The Veriton M261 utilizes the Intel Celeron processor to deliver strong performance and an improved work platform complemented by increased energy efficiency, creating the ideal combination of power and cost savings.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower/Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower/Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower/Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower/Mini tower

Cache Memory

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

Design

Chassis type:Micro Tower / Midi Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Placement supported:Vertical

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.4in/17.9in
Height:14.2in/14.4in/14.6in
Width:7.1in/7.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

Power supply:250

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:MiRage 3 / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2500

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/Canada / United States/Mexico/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English / French/French/Spanish
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:M261-BE2160C/M261-BE2160P/M261-UC4300P/M261-UC4301C/M261-UC4301P/M410-FD4201P/M410-SD4000C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Veriton

Mainboard

Chipset Type:AMD 690V/SiS672
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.5 / 1 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory layout:2 x 0.5
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Black / Charcoal/Carbon black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD/DVD-ROM

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Acer Empowering Technology (eLock, eRecovery, eSettings, ePerformance Management), Adobe Acrobat Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD, eSobi, NTI CD-Maker / Acer Empowering Technology Lite, LANScope Lite, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink PowerDVD
Display included: No
Manual: Yes

Performance

Audio system:High Definition Audio 7.1 / Realtek ALC888S
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:250

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):33
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD/Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:430 / i3-3220
Processor cache:0.512 / 1 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 3.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:22 / 65
Processor model:430 / i3-3220
Processor Number:4000+/4200+/430/E2160
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:1 / 4
Stepping:A1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:60.4 / 65.3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):55
Tjunction:100
Type:Athlon 64 X2/Celeron/Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:65
Idle States:No / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
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
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
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 / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:65693
Processor code:SL9XN
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 500 / 80

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

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

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/80GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X1200/SiS Mirage 3

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.3 / 17.9
Height:13.9 / 14.6
Width:7.09 / 7.2