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Acer Aspire E650

Acer Aspire E650
alaScore 86

24 reviews

Apr, 2019

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Acer Aspire E650. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. There are some negative views about the design.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire E650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung's first wireless audio dock looks exceedingly simple: it's just a tube with speakers at either end. It's not quite as simple to operate, but the sound it can output and the features it has are more than enough to compensate.

Rich, warm sound Versatile connection options Impressive design

Confusing controls Large footprint

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Asher Moses (

Acer Aspire e650


Powerful internal components. Dual digital TV tuners. Handy front ports. Viiv-certified.

Viiv is yet to mature. Tower form factor. No HDMI, component or composite video outputs.

The Acer Aspire e650 is a powerful, feature-rich media centre, but we're still not convinced that Viiv is mature enough for mass adoption.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Asher Moses (

Acer Aspire e650


The Acer Aspire e650 is a powerful, feature-rich media centre, but we're still not convinced that Viiv is mature enough for mass adoption.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

Great system Value


if you are looking for a good system to build on for the price and dont mind installing a better power supply and upgrade video card this is the way to go those upgrades are cheap and you will have a great gaming and video system to make your friens...

Unbelevable Value for the price ; Ram is even faster than stated ; ram is ddr2-4200 not ddr2-3200 ; i am running Half-Life 2 in 1440 by 900 True Color (60 Hz)on a wide screen flat panel usiong the intigrated Graphics on this system ; Bios lets you...

remote must be pointed at the computer there is no external ir receiver to place by a monitor it is intigrated into the system case also there is no ir transmitter cable or connecter to controll cable boxes like hp has on there systems ; power supply...

Dec, 2006

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Acer Aspire e650


I uses Acer for years thenswitched to Dell. An Acer crept back into my life and I now remember the problem. Their support system sucks. I have a very simple issue and after paying 2.75 a minute to give them a serial number - on THREE tries I was...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire e650


Also having trouble with the wireless mouse and keyboard...doesn't look like its vista compatable. what a jip.

Apr, 2008

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Acer Aspire e650


I'm also having trouble connecting the acer wireless keyboard and mouse to the receiver. Anyone know how I could fix this, thanks?

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

"its loaded "


I'm also having trouble connecting the acer wireless keyboard and mouse to the receiver. Anyone know how I could fix this, thanks?

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

"Wireless Mouse"


Anyone know where the "connect" button is for the internal receiver?

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (

"Buy it...NOW!"


Buy it...NOW!

The best


Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

The Acer Aspire E650 Series, better described as the Multimedia Powerhouse, is a stylishly designed desktop PC that comes loaded with entertainment options. The E650 is an extremely user-friendly and powerful entertainment machine. Watch TV and record your favorite TV programs for future viewing, catch up on the latest movies with surround sound and high quality video modes, or just lie back and relax to a fantastic variety of music to choose from, be it your own configured playlists, local radio stations or internet radio channels from around the globe, and all from the comfort of your home.


Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes

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:4MB
Per Processor Size:4MB


Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes


Chassis type:Tower
Color of product:Black
Product color:Black
Wall mountable: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:18.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Display (Projector)


Energy Management

AC adapter power:65
Power availability:300


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400 / 640
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire


Chipset Type:Intel 945G Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz


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




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


Built-in camera: Yes
Total megapixels:1

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Analog TV


Bluetooth: No
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:16x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Other Features

Cabling technology:10/100/1000 Base-T(X) / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Display Diagonal:20
Display Diagonal (metric):20
Display included: Yes
Drive bays:2x 5.25"; 6x 3.5"
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply:65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Storage drive interface:SATA
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:Office Starter 2010
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Audio system:ALC 883DD 7.1-channel
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
Serial ports quantity:1
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65
Power availability:300


64-bit Computing: Yes
64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel NM10 Express
Clock Speed:3GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):6.4
Memory channels supported by processor:Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:376
Processing die size:162
Processor:915 / D2500 / D2550 / D2700
Processor cache:1 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor code:SR0D9 / SR0VY / SR0W0
Processor codename:Cedarview / Presler
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Atom™ / Intel® Pentium® D
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2.13 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:32 / 65
Processor model:915 / D2500 / D2550 / D2700
Processor Number:930
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Atom D2500 series / Intel Atom D2700 series / Intel Pentium D 900 series
Processor socket:BGA559 / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:B2 / B3
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 95
Tjunction:100 / 100 C
Type:Pentium D

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
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
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
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 / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:27515 / 59682 / 59683 / 65470
Processor code:SR0D9 / SR0VY / SR0W0
Processor package size:22 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Media Center Edition


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO Duo, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:300 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:300GB
Platform Technology:Intel VIIV Technology
Type:Media center

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.9 / 2.15 / 6.3
Height:14.6 / 15
Width:19.1 / 7.2