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AcerPower S285

AcerPower S285
alaScore 78

15 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of AcerPower S285. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 AcerPower S285 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 15 reviews)

User Reviews  


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Consumer review by: Quick (

Excellent business workstation


Excellent price point with XP Pro.

Not for home multimedia use, but would be fine as a second pc or for a child to do homework or surf the web.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (



Works fine.

Keep a record of the Windows COA because there is no Windows CD.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: Scott (

OK for Basic Computing


Great price.

Integrated ethernet port doesn't work.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: JRT (

Good for specific tasks


Nice, inexpensive box well suited for Point Of Sale applications.

Very loud when powering up.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: JRT (

Good for specific tasks


Don't get this machine if you are looking for a workhorse, trade up to a more powerful machine. For simple tasks it excells.

Nice, inexpensive box well suited for Point Of Sale applications. Running several at multiple customer sites with no negative feedback yet. This is not a gamer or a workhorse, but runs Point Of Sale application easily

Very loud when powering up. Could use a better power supply and a case cooling fan

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Verstudan (



The sweetest computer i've ever owned in the world ever, sweet

Noooooooooooooooooo Cons

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (



Everythink you need, nothing you don't.

Solid, dependable business PC

Noisy hard drive

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: Tom (

Great Budget Workstation


Needs additional graphics and more memory for Vista Premium, haven't noticed any extra noise like some have said.

HT, decent amount of memory included, dual-layer DVD burner, quick to boot, Vista Capable

pretty noisy startup (common though), not Vista Premium capable

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (

Acer Power APS285-U-P8050 Pentium D 805(2.66GHz) 512MB DDR 160GB SiS Mirage Windows XP Professional


Would of been better if they had 1G of ram rather than 512M.

Bought 2 for my sisters for school. Still very happy with them after 2 months


Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: RioTC (

Cheap, Works, but annoying


If you really need cheap and gigabit ethernet, this one works. Otherwise, buy soemthing else!

Cheap computer that works and has gigabit ethernet

The thing is noisy, has crummy acer software, and used somewhat low quality components

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

With great speed, awesome power and optimal graphics capabilities, the AcerPower series computers is a family that knows no compromise. AcerPower gives you everything you need to be productive from the moment you open the box. When you consider Acer quality, reliability, flexibility and low cost of ownership, you won't find a better solution. If you need a powerful, feature-rich computer system to keep up with your demanding schedule - look no further than an AcerPower. Ideal for Small Businesses or anyone with a wide range of computing requirements, each is powerfully configured with large hard drives and excellent video performance.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer AcerPower


Chipset Type:SiS661FX
Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Color:Charcoal black


Type: None


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

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.8GHz/2.93GHz/3.06GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:336/517/524
Type:Celeron D/Pentium 4


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:SiS Mirage