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Acer Veriton M261 Desktop Computer

Acer Veriton M261 Desktop Computer
alaScore 78

12 reviews

Sep, 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 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 12 reviews)

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Consumer review by: GiRaff3 (

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 (

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 (

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: N/A (

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: D (

Good Computer


I have a Acer laptop and it is good with the internet and i bought a acer desktop and it is 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: Backspace (



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 (

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 (

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 (

NO bargain



Hard drive lasted 2 days before failing

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Backspace (



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


Dec, 2007

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


Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152


Country Kits:Canada/Canada / United States/Mexico/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English / French/French/Spanish
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Veriton


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


Color:Black/Black / Charcoal/Carbon black


Type: None


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

Optical Storage


OS Provided

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Installed Qty:1
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
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Number:4000+/4200+/430/E2160
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):55
Type:Athlon 64 X2/Celeron/Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:65693
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011C


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

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
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.


Number of storage drives installed:1

Storage Controller (2nd)


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


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

Video Output

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