Pros

  • Small chassis
  • Great general performance

Cons

  • Ho-hum storage capacity
  • Limited connectivity options

At A Glance

You can’t expect a miracle from a $500 budget PC; this Acer machine couples solid speeds with a cookie-cutter design.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://us.acer.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i3
Processor speed 3.3 MHz
Cache size 3.072 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Secondary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 1000 (GT1)
Storage
Drive size 409.0 GB
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Combo - PS/2 mini-DIN Keyboard/Mouse
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • HDMI
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Compact

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 136.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 183.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 322.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 161.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 283.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 293.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 312.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 167.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 278.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 163.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 29.2   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.9   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.2   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 227.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 39.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 18.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 15.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 32.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 15.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 12.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 9.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 5.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 22.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 13.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 12.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 14.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 23.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 13.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)