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Acer Aspire M5800

Acer Aspire M5800
alaScore 86

50 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Acer Aspire M5800. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The reliability and usability also get good reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire M5800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Acer Aspire M5800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The reliability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the usability.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A - Tower - 1 x Core 2 Quad Q9400 / 2.66 GHz - RAM 8 GB - HDD 1 x 750 GB - DVD?RW / DVD-RAM - GF GT 230 - Mdm - Gigabit EthernAcer Aspire M5800-U5802A - Tower - 1 x Core 2 Quad Q9400 / 2.66 GHz - RAM 8 GB - HDD 1 x 750 GB - DVD?RW / DVD-RAM - GF GT 230 - Mdm - Gigabit Ethern

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A review: Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A


Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A

Best performance in its price category; decent budget gaming PC.

Clunky exterior you'll want to hide under a desk.

Acer's Aspire M5800-U5802A could use some visual polish, but get past its appearance and you'll find a fast, affordable computer that will handle any task you care to throw at it. It's even a decent low-end gaming box. We'd only recommend against this...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : wubayou (

Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A and eMachines EZ1601-01 Nettop


This is the second part of a two-part series discussing three different desktop computers: the Dell Studio XPS 435, Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A, and eMachines EZ1601-01 Nettop. Let's pick up where we left off, discussing the features of the Acer Aspire...

Besides HDMI, you also get a DVI and a VGA port. Additionally, you get FireWire, ten USB ports, headphone and microphone jacks, and more. There is no eSATA port available on the M5800-U5802A. But there is a card reader that supports several different...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : wubayou (

Desktops: Dell Studio XPS 435, Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A


Buying a desktop doesn't necessarily mean buying the latest and greatest; it all depends on the needs of the user. In this two-part review we will explore the features, performance, and design of three desktops that fill different user needs: the Dell...

Oct, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Matt Safford (

Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A


With its powerful Core 2 Quad processor and 8GB of DDR3 RAM, the Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A is a powerful, good-looking all-around PC with a very reasonable price.

Excellent performance for the price; daring design; eminently upgradeable

A fair amount of bloatware; finicky optical drive eject button; no Blu-ray drive

There are definitely more powerful systems available, particularly those with Intel's unmatched Core i7 processors. But those systems cost several hundred dollars more, and for users other than professional video editors or extreme gamers, they don't...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A review: Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A


Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A

Best performance in its price category; decent budget gaming PC.

Clunky exterior you'll want to hide under a desk.

Acer's Aspire M5800-U5802A could use some visual polish, but get past its appearance and you'll find a fast, affordable computer that will handle any task you care to throw at it. It's even a decent low-end gaming box. We'd only recommend against this...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (

still going strong (an update)


I admit, I love this computer. Handles the data-intensive Football Manager games without breaking a sweat, and is quicker on the boot up than my previous Acer.

Over 2 weeks in and no problems yet. Received my Windows 7 upgrade after about 10 days, had no trouble upgrading. Hooked up the included speakers on my old computer- not bad for casual usage while surfing the web, nothing great

Power button has already been hit 3 or 4 times by accident. That's about it. Slight delay from the time the disk tray is pressed to when it opens. Thing runs quiet...almost too quiet! Keep having to fight the urge to check and make sure the fan's still...

Dec, 2009

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Read before returning


Have not had to deal with Acer support (but I also bought 9 Acer monitors at the same time. NOT A SINGLE DEAD/STUCK PIXEL!

bought 6 of these for a project. Love em! everyone of them shipped with a cable loose, but after that they were great

As long as you are prepared to open them when they arrive: you MUST reconnect the HD power cable ; You MUST re-seat the wifi-card ; Took 4 weeks for Acer to send me the free Win7 upgrade (not really bad for free)

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (

Great internals, poor external...


Please note, the right and topside of the case is very difficult to remove and place back on correctly. Took me several tries. Additionally the front facing must be handled carefully! There are 6 plastic clips, and you MUST release the left side first...

Good Hardware: Overall, I am satisfied with this computer. My usage include Adobe programs, online gaming, and generic tasking. Nothing too fancy on either ends of those - such as duel tasking, heavy 3D graphics, etc ; For the price, I am very...

Poor Case Design: My case emitted a high vibration noise, only at certain times and when tilted as certain angles. I tracked down the noise to the area of the HD - located in the front of the unit, below the disc drive ; Originally, I contacted the...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (

This was a bust!!!


Everyone hates Dell's customer service, but at least when a machine is ordered, it works. Next time I'll order a Dell.


The machine wouldn't even boot up!!! I tried to contact Acer and was told I needed to send an email and they would get back to me in order of when the email was received. That was 2 weeks ago. Haven't heard a word. Newegg will only send a replacement...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (

Acer M5800-5802A


If you are counting on getting a Windows 7 upgrade from ACER/Mentor Media, be prepared to wait months (yes I said MONTHS!) for it to be delivered.

Does everything I expected

This was a good buy until I discovered I'm stuck with VISTA for the foreseeable future. Should have purchased something with W7 installed

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

The Aspire M5800 sports a classy brushed-metal exterior that will bring digital chic to any room in your home. What's more, this desktop comes loaded with a powerful Intel processor and a host of cool, practical features to fulfill all your entertainment and everyday computing needs.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB/6MB
Per Processor Size:4MB/6MB


Chassis type:Desktop / Tower
Color of product:Black / Silver

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Energy Management

Power supply:500

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4350 / AMD Radeon HD 4650 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.431
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y


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


Chipset Type:Intel G43 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz


Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory layout:2 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 4 x 2


Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / NVIDIA
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Acer eRecovery Management, Acer Arcade Deluxe, eSobi, Adobe Reader, CyberLink PowerDirector4 DE, CyberLink MediaShow DEX, MyWinLocker, NTI Media Maker
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: No


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD Audio / High Definition Audio 7.1
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:500


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.5GHz/2.66GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):13.5 / 7.5 / 8
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:No / Yes
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:228 / 456
Processing die size:164 / 82
Processor:E5400 / Q8300 / Q8400 / Q9300
Processor cache:2 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Wolfdale / Yorkfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Quad / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.66 / 2.7
Processor front side bus:1333 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:E5400 / Q8300 / Q8400 / Q9300
Processor Number:Q8300/Q9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Quad Q8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:LGA775 + AM2/2+ / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:M1 / R0
Tcase:71.4 / 74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45, 65 / 95
Type:Core 2 Quad

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: 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: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
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):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:33922 / 38512 / 39107 / 40478
Processor code:SLAWE / SLGH7 / SLGT6 / SLGUR
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:6GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO-HG Duo, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 640 / 750

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:640GB/750GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 4650/NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
Interface Type:PCI Express 2.0 x16

Weight & Dimensions