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Acer Aspire X3950

Acer Aspire X3950
alaScore 81

55 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Acer Aspire X3950. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and size. The design and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability.

price, design, size, usability

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire X3950 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire X3950

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Acer Aspire X3950 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. The design is also appreciated.

price, design, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer AX3950 Desktop PC (Intel Core i3-530 Processor, 2GB+1GB RAM, 300GB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 7 Home Premium) 20 inch TFT (Gloss Black)Acer AX3950 Desktop PC (Intel Core i3-530 Processor, 2GB+1GB RAM, 300GB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 7 Home Premium) 20 inch TFT (Gloss Black)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire X3950 i3-540 3GB 500GB

 

Neat package plus wireless keyboard and mouse were a bonus that I did not expect

Flap covering USB ans SD ports

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire X3950 i3-540 3GB 500GB

 

Wireless connection for internet and easy to start up. Was slim an looked good.

Didn't work

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire X3950 i3-540 3GB 500GB

 

Warranty does not include any software support which was not shown on website.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire X3950 i3-540 3GB 500GB

 

Neat and compact. Un-obtrusive

May, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire X3950 i3-540 3GB 500GB

 

Compact and neat that does everything I want.

None yet

May, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire X3950 i3-540 3GB 500GB

 

Very small and compact unit but still very fast with loads of storage space

None at the moment!

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire X3950 i3-540 3GB 500GB

 

THE ACER ASPIRE AX 3950 HAS A GREAT DESIGNED CPU MODULE PLUS A MASSIVE 1. TERA BYTE HD. AND WILL RUN VERTUALY ANY DESIGN -CAD OR GRAPHICS SOFTWARE

THE FRONT USB PANEL IS A BIT FLIMSY AND COULD EASLY BREAK.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire X3950 i3-540 3GB 500GB

 

Good spec and good looks - compact.

The hard drive failed after two weeks and the machine was returned

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (comet.co.uk)

Acer x3950 i5

 

My 3 year old computer gave up and so I decided to get a new base unit. I already have a good monitor.

photoshop loads fast

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (comet.co.uk)

Great value for money and compact size

 

Agree with the last review, this represents a great value for money PC and having shopped around is best price at Comet.

compact case, value for money

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD Audio
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Certification:FCC, CE, C-Tick, CB, BSMI, CCC, VCCI, MET, UL, cUL, Nemko, TUV (GS) / FCC, CE, C-tick, CB, BSMI, CCC, VCCI, UL, cUL, Nemko, TUV / FCC\nCE\nC-tick\nCB\nBSMI\nCCC\nVCCI\nUL\ncUL\nNemko\nTUV

Design

Chassis Type:Desktop / Micro Tower / Mini Tower / SFF / Tower
Colour of product:Black / Green
Number of 3.5" Bays:1
Number of 5.25" Bays:1
Product colour:Green
Product Type:Netbook

Display

Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display diagonal:25.6
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
LED Backlight: Yes

Expansion slots

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:315 / AMD Radeon HD 5450 / AMD Radeon HD 5570 / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA GeForce 315 / NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA GeForce G315 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 420
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 1.92 / 2.431
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:733
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:1 / 3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x DIMM / 4x DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Modem Speed:56
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other features

Audio system:HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Camera: No
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Display:TFT
Drive device, transfer rate:3000
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / nVidia
HDMI: Yes
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Modem type:ITU V.92
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Platform:PC
Pointing device:Mouse
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bundled software:- Adobe Reader, eSobi, Microsoft Works, Windows Live Essentials\n- Adobe Flash Player, Google Setup, Google Toolbar, Netflix Shortcuts, Skype\n- Acer Arcade Deluxe 4.0, Nero 9 Essentials\n- MyWinLocker\n- eBay, Game Zone\n- Acer eRecovery Management, Norton Online Backup\n / - Adobe Reader\n- eSobi\n- Microsoft Works\n- Windows Live Essentials\n- Adobe Flash Player\n- Google Setup\n- Google Toolbar\n- Netflix Shortcuts\n- Skype\n- Acer Arcade Deluxe 4.0\n- Nero 9 Essential\n- MyWinLocker\n- eBay\n- Game Zone\n- Acer eRecovery Management\n- Norton Online Backup / CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, UKR / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Display diagonal:50.8 / 54.6 / 58.4
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / РВ
GPS (satellite): No
Motherboard chipset:Intel H57 / Intel H57 Express
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 3
Line-in: Yes
Line-out:No / Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1 / 2
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:11 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Supply:220
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI / FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:296 / 81
Processor boost frequency:3.33 / 3.46
Processor cache:0.512, 4 / 1 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Lynnfield
Processor core voltage (AC):0.95 - 1.30
Processor Cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3.06 / 3.066 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:1333 / 533 / 667
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Model:530 / 550 / I3-530 / I3-540 / I3-550 / I5-650 / I5-760
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series
Processor Socket:LGA 1156 (Socket H) / Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus rate:2.5
Tcase:72.6 / 72.7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):73 / 95
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States:No / Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
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 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:46472 / 46473 / 48505 / I3-540
Processor code:SLBUD
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Bundled software:- Adobe Reader, eSobi, Microsoft Works, Windows Live Essentials\n- Adobe Flash Player, Google Setup, Google Toolbar, Netflix Shortcuts, Skype\n- Acer Arcade Deluxe 4.0, Nero 9 Essentials\n- MyWinLocker\n- eBay, Game Zone\n- Acer eRecovery Management, Norton Online Backup\n / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:- Microsoft Office Home & Student Edition 2007 SP2,\n- McAfee Internet Security Suite Prova / - Microsoft Office Home & Student Edition 2007 SP2\n- McAfee Internet Security Suite

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, CF+, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MMC, MS PRO, SD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MMC, MS PRO / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MMC, MS PRO, SD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1500 / 200 / 250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Solid-state drive interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1500 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.5 / 37 / 37.1
Height :26.4 / 26.5
Height (front):2.4
Weight:1.25
Width:10 / 25.9 / 9.9