Summary: Despite its quirky case design, Acer's Aspire M3800-U3802A is an affordable, feature-competitive midtower that you might find appealing if you're in the market for a cost-effective desktop to use for upgrading. If you want the best PC for your dollar, you can spend just a bit more on another system and get much faster performance.
Pros: Relatively strong bang-for-the-buck in its core features; midtower case allows room for upgrades.
Cons: Faster PCs available for just a few dollars more; no 24-7 phone support.
Excerpt: Going on to the actual performance of the Acer: we put it through a few tests... like the Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test, Apple iTunes encoding test, Multimedia multitasking, Cinebench test and compared it with the other on the shelf desktops like the Gateway SX2800-01, Asus CM5570-AP002. All the testing led to a simple straight forward conclusion… the Acer is not as fast as the Gateway and also it dallies behind in the budget competition.
Excerpt: Sum n substance : Thumbs up :The feature set is midway between mediocre and brilliant, well equipped, cost effective, room for upgradation, multi card reader, HDMI FireWire ports. Thumbs down :Integrated graphics, low power supply of 250 watts, just add a few bucks more and you could get an all together swish and better desktop.
This Acer media centre PC is quick, good-looking and well featured
Good Gear Guide.au
12 September 2009
Summary: The Aspire M3800 is a media centre PC that looks good and has plenty of features and CPU power. It's not perfect — it could still use more integrated features — but it's worth considering if you're after a PC that can be used for conventional work as well as for watching and recording digital TV.
Pros: Quad-core CPU, 10 USB ports, 4GB RAM
Cons: USB ports located on top of PC (rather than at the front), corded peripherals, remote control receiver is not built in
Conclusion: Mit dem Acer Aspire M3800 lassen sich nur die meisten Anwendungen abseits der Spiele sehr gut schaffen, sondern auch viele Spiele gehen dem Acer PC sehr leicht von der Hand. Für gut 700 € bekommt man einen kompletten Rechner, dem nur das aktuelle Betriebssystem Windows 7 noch besser getan hätte.
Pros: Quad Core CPU, schnelle Grafikkarte, viel Festplattenspeicher, massig Arbeitsspeicher, Windows Vista vorinstalliert, Maus und Tastatur schon enthalten