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Acer Aspire M5100

Acer Aspire M5100
alaScore 82

28 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Acer Aspire M5100. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the usability. The design also gets good comments.

price, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire M5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire M5100 (AM5100-EF9500A)

 

The Acer Aspire M5100 packs in more than your basic budget desktop, namely, a quad-core AMD Phenom processor.

Inexpensive PC with HDMI output. Quad-core CPU. FireWire port. Hidden media card reader. Some decent styling and design choices. Eight USB ports. Front USB ports are intelligently organized. It's at Costco.

Loaded with bloatware. Integrated graphics are not DX10 hardware compatible. Quad-core CPU is wasted with 690 chipset and 667-MHz DDR2 SDRAM.

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Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Acer Aspire M5100 review: Acer Aspire M5100

 

Acer Aspire M5100

Quad-core CPU and extra RAM bring fast performance at a low price; decently sized hard drive.

Irritating sliding panel in front of media card reader; you can get similar core features for less in a dual-core box.

For performance-minded shoppers on a budget, the $700 quad-core Acer Aspire M5100 is fast enough to make you think about spending more than you might otherwise. If all you need is a capable PC with a decent hard drive, you can get away with a less...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire M5100

 

Looking for a powerful yet reasonably priced desktop computer to do multimedia tasks? The Acer Aspire M5100 (AM5100-EF9500A) ($699 list) will fill that bill. It's a budget-minded PC with a quad-core 2.2-GHz AMD Phenom 9500 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a...

Inexpensive PC with HDMI output. Quad-core CPU. FireWire port. Hidden media card reader. Some decent styling and design choices. Eight USB ports. Front USB ports are intelligently organized. It's at Costco

Loaded with bloatware. Integrated graphics are not DX10 hardware compatible. Quad-core CPU is wasted with 690 chipset and 667-MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Acer's Aspire M5100 puts quad-core Phenom power in a sub-$750 desktop. It provides a little more oomph than your basic budget desktop.

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com.au)

Acer Aspire M5100 review: Acer Aspire M5100

 

Acer Aspire M5100

Quad-core CPU and extra RAM bring fast performance at a low price; decently sized hard drive.

Irritating sliding panel in front of media card reader; you can get similar core features for less in a dual-core box.

For performance-minded shoppers on a budget, the $700 quad-core Acer Aspire M5100 is fast enough to make you think about spending more than you might otherwise. If all you need is a capable PC with a decent hard drive, you can get away with a less...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

ACER AM5100/5EA7A

 

Best value for money I have found, works fine for photoshop, and I am loving Vista. Good looking case and seems to handle anything you throw at it.

none to mention

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

ACER AM5100/5EA7A

 

I like using it. It's fast and easy.

It came with lots of unnecessary/junk software.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good looking Tower

 

Good machine with nice lines. This is the 4th Acer I bought and will be bying more.

Acer is not a big name yet but Dell should watch out

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Defective

 

Great specs for the price

Makes a lot of noise and the memory was defective. PC shuts down for no apparent reason

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Acer Aspire AM5100 -EF9500A

 

Have received excellent customer service from Newegg

Absolutely delighted with this PC. Out of box perfect solution to my need for heavy Graphic. Added Visa 64 and 8G memory

Have found not any Cons as yet. Removed a considerable number of free programs that Acer included, however for many this is a very generous and interesting collection

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Just returned one

 

I could no longer tolerate this problem so I call Acer Tech Support and explained the problem and was told I had a mother board failure and I could send it to them for repair or send back from where purchase so I sent it back to Newegg.

It would work very well when it would work, very fast, it took a little getting use to Vista but I was somewhat up to speed in about an hour, system seems to be built fairly well

I had the system only one day and the ; System would not reboot if you shut it down using the restart icon after clicking on the start icon. It would only boot to the Acer logo screen and stay there, then you would have to push the power on/off button...

Sep, 2008
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Product Specifications

Experience the intense power of the AMD Phenom X4 processor and enliven your multimedia experience with the Aspire M5100 desktop. Plus, its handsome black chassis will be a welcome addition to any room.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:45.5cm
Height:37cm
Width:18.3cm

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:M5100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Mainboard

Chipset Type:AMD 690G

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:9500
Type:Phenom X4

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Interface Type:PCI Express x16