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Acer Veriton N281

Acer Veriton N281
alaScore 77

15 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Acer Veriton N281. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The price and size also get good feedback.

size, price, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Veriton N281 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Veriton N281 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive.

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

This summary is based on the products: Acer Veriton N VN281G-UA4252W Intel Atom D425 1.8GHz/ 2GB/ 500GB/ NO ODD/ Windows 7 Pro Desktop PC (Black/Gray)Acer Veriton N VN281G-UA4252W Intel Atom D425 1.8GHz/ 2GB/ 500GB/ NO ODD/ Windows 7 Pro Desktop PC (Black/Gray)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Acer Veriton VN281G-UA425W


The Acer Veriton VN281G-UA425W is a compact, quiet nettop for business users. Though it's inexpensive, its processor is painfully slow for anything but the most basic of tasks.

Inexpensive. Compact. Quiet. Built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.

Slow processor. Videos and Web surfing are jerky. No HDMI, DisplayPort, or DVI.

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Jan, 2011

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Great PC, compact size, not 32bit as advertised


I needed this PC to run the access control system of a 15 story condo building that had to be run on Win7 Pro 32 bit. It came with 64 bit. We were advised to order it again, and we got the same thing the second time. I now have two PC's that have been...

Jun, 2013

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OS not as advertised


Should have been installed as advertised, or at least stated somewhere that they are pre-installed with 64 bit with an option for 32-bit.

Easy to setup, mounts on the back of the users screens, No longer have to have a computer foot print on the floor. I have ordered older versions of these computers in the past couple of years and have had no issues. Wireless works well, with no...

I bought this particular computer because it was advertised as having a 32-bit OS installed. Which isn't a big deal to me, but our programmers are still having some 64 bit issues. So I buy the 32 bit systems to give them more time to work on the 64 bit...

Jun, 2013

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Acer Veriton N281G


Small and compact fits neatly on the back of the monitor. Setting up was easy and installed Microsoft office 2010. This unit will be used in a dusty environment. Great value!

Would be good to have recovery disks supplied on CD or stick.

May, 2013

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Acer Veriton N281G


conveniently sits on desk good value for money expandable memory

64 bit W7 installed when 32 would be more appropriate

Feb, 2013

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Acer Veriton N281G


Very easy to setup added benefit is the wireless feature.

None that I've found

Feb, 2013

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Acer Veriton N281G


serial port very small almost noiseless keeps under 45 degree C in full duty adjustable vesa mount (power button usable on top, behind small and big screens)

Jan, 2013

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Acer Veriton N281G


Compact. On-board wifi Value

Default windows install is 64 bit which is crazy for such a low powered box. To get 32 bit you have to re-install. There should be an option during setup.

Jan, 2013

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Acer Veriton N281G


Small form fitted on the back of my existing monitor. Ideal as a home computer where e-mails, internet, and social media is the main use but where video and photography is also needed at a non-professional level.

Windows 7 really needs more RAM, and although the Veriton is upgradeable i would have thought the additional RAM could have been included

Dec, 2012

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Acer Veriton N281G


small size, light weight, portability.

have not found any!

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Certification:Energy Star / FCC, CE / FCC, CE, BSMI, CCC, VCCI, Nemko / WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis type: / 1L sized PC / Desktop / Nettop / SFF / Small Desktop / USFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Grey
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Number of 2.5" bays:1
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3150 / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD / No / NVIDIA nForce 405
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.25
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated / Intel GMA / Intel GMA 3150


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Internal modem: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Audio Input:1
Built-in camera: No
Compatibility:CE, FCC
Compatible operating systems:Linpus Linux / Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional/7 Professional / Windows XP/Vista/7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 / 1.42 x 7.56 x 7.56
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Form Factor:Nettop
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Intel Virtualization Technology: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):N
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum hard drive capacity:500
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor technology:Hyper-Threading
TV tuner integrated: No
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi / WLAN

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Acer eLock Management\nAcer eSettings Management, PowerSaver QuickMigration, SmartBoot\nAcer Client Manager\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAcer Security Suite\nAdobe Reader\nCyberLink PowerDVD / CE, TCO 5.0, ROHS, WEEE, FCC / Microsoft Office Starter / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials\n / Microsoft Office Starter\nPowerPoint\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Cables included:AC / Yes
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes


Audio output channels:2.0
Audio system:Audio HD / HD / HD Audio / Intel HD Audio
Chipset: / Intel NM10
Compatible processor series:Atom
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):6.4
Memory channels supported by processor:1
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800 (SODIMM only); DDR2 667/800
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123 / 176
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:66 / 87
Processor:425 / D425 / D525
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor front side bus:1333 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:D425 / D525
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom D400 series / Intel Atom D500 series
Processor socket:BGA 559 / BGA559 / FCBGA559
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:A0 / B0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 13

Processor special features

Embedded options available:Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / No
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:49489 / 49490
Processor code:SLBXC / SLBXD
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3 / SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / No


Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linpus Linux / Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Starter
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office 2010
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 160 / 250 / 32 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.42 / 7.56 / 7.6
Height:1.42 / 7.56 / 7.6
Weight:2.2 / 26.5
Width:1.4 / 1.42 / 7.56 / 7.6