Pros

  • Attractive industrial design
  • HDMI-in and -out
  • Well-designed mouse and keyboard

Cons

  • Somewhat slow hard drive
  • Integrated graphics
  • Boots only from UEFI media

At A Glance

Undeniably good looking, the Acer Aspire U all-in-one delivers a classy desktop computing and multimedia experience.

Manufacturer’s Description

Simply stunning! The 35 mm thin Aspire U Series all-in-one delivers the power of a multimedia PC with the comfort and convenience of a tablet-like touch experience, showcased in an elegant, space-saving design that lights up any room. The stylish edge-to-edge glass display delivers Full HD entertainment, accompanied by sumptuous sound.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5 3230M
Processor speed 2600.0 MHz
Number of Cores 2.0
Display
Display size 23.0 inches
Included monitor All-in-One
Display type Active Matrix LCD (TFT)
Touchscreen Multitouch
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD 4000
Storage
Drive 1 size 1000.0 GB
Drive 1 type Hard Disk Drive
Drives included 1.0
General Information
UPC Code 886541945686
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Power
Power Supply Wattage 135.0 watts
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset HM77 Express
Storage Media
Memory stick
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
SD card
  • SD Card
  • SDHC Card
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Other Features
Devices Wireless Keyboard

Performance

Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 100.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Start Up
Start Up 16.3   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 927.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Peacekeeper 2589.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 1414.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 179.1   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 246.5   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 305.1   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 164.5   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 248.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 6.8   Watt hours
Idle power usage 25.1   Watts
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 37544.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 4106.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 551.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1024x768 3.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 47.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 1.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 17.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 4.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 26.6   Frames per second (higher is better)