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Acer Aspire X3990

Acer Aspire X3990
alaScore 80

96 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Acer Aspire X3990. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

price, size, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire X3990 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Acer Aspire X3990 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the reliability and size.

price, usability, design

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire AX3990 Desktop PC (Intel Core i5-2300 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 7 Home Premium) with Keyboard and MouseAcer Aspire AX3990 Desktop PC (Intel Core i5-2300 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 7 Home Premium) with Keyboard and Mouse

Feb, 2019

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Acer Aspire X3990 PT.SGKE2.238


Compact; light easy to travel with. Have taken it with me on all overseas trips and would feel quite lost without it now. Wxcellent value for money

The cursor jumps a bit so you need to keep an eye on what you have written

Apr, 2013

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Acer X3990


Compact size, good spec, very easy to set up.

Too much unwanted software already installed.

Apr, 2013

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Acer Aspire X3990 PT.SGKE2.238


Great combination of memory cpu and disk for competitive price the i7 chip is fantastic

CD draw awkward ti use when standing in tower mode box shouldn't be laid flat which would make CD easier to use as that would obscure the ventilation vents

Dec, 2012

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Acer Aspire X3990 PT.SGKE2.238


I was startled by how small this unit is. Very compact, takes up hardly any space. Quiet, fast, good specs and connectivity, I'm a digital artist using mostly PSP so a good graphics card was important to me. It seems excellent. Unobtrusive small black...

None that I can see as yet but have only had it a couple of weeks.The vertically placed DVD is a bit fiddly but not a problem.

Dec, 2012

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Acer X3990


Good build quality/reliability Great size - so much better having a small profile

CD drive door is in the way of the button to operate it. The tray to load the cd is primitive - would be better to have a fully internalised CD with just the slot showing - it woudl make a really good bit of kit great

Oct, 2012

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Acer X3990


PS2 mouse and keyboard supplied instead of wireless or at least USB

Sep, 2012

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Acer Aspire X3990


Easy to handle and set up. Rapid delivery

Not sure what is meant by the software bundle

Mar, 2012

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Acer Aspire X3990


The good points are the size of this machine, it is alot smaller than i had first thought it would be. And once i get the hang of windows 7 then i am sure that it will exceed my expectations.

This is only a bad point for me, but as i am used to a base unit sitting on the floor the card reader is a bit of a faf getting media cards in the slots but that is the only bad point.

Mar, 2012

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Acer X3990



small form factor restricts any expansion

Jan, 2012

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Acer Aspire X3990


Very fast and very small

Still heavy

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Certification:CE, FCC / PC 2001\nCE\nFCC\nCB\nBSMI


Chassis Type:Desktop / Midi Tower / SFF / Tower
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

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


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 5570 / AMD Radeon HD 6450 / AMD Radeon HD 6570 / AMD Radeon HD 7470 / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 510 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 / NVIDIA nForce 405
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.535
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:850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.25
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel® HD Graphics


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


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Internal modem:No / Yes
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Built-in Camera: No
Built-In Microphone: No
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Fibre Channel: No
Floppy drive installed: No
Form factor:SFF
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / ATI / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Media types supported:DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Memory slots (available):2
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: No
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:SATA
TV tuner integrated: No
USB port:9
USB ports quantity:9

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 / Intel H61 Express / Intel H67
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:11 / 9
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Pentium G / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor Model:G620 / G630 / I3-2100 / i3-2120 / i5-2300 / I5-2310 / I5-2320 / i7-2600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2300 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-2600 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop
Processor Socket:LGA 1155 (Socket H2) / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / Q0
System bus rate:5
Tcase:69.1 / 72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35, 65 / 65 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52206 / 52213 / 53422 / 53426 / 53445 / 53446 / 53480 / 53483 / I3-2100 / i3-2120 / i5-2300 / i7-2600
Processor code:SR00B / SR00D / SR02L / SR05R / SR05S
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, CF+, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 2000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27 / 36.7 / 36.8 / 367
Height :26.9 / 269.5 / 27 / 270 / 36.7
Width:10 / 100 / 19