Acer Aspire X1200 SFF system review

Acer recently introduced the Aspire X1200 small form factor system, one of their latest desktop additions to the ever expanding Aspire line. Acer describes the X1200 as a stylish, space saving and low-cost option for an average business computer or home theater PC.

Currently shipping in three different packages - the first which we'll be taking a look at today - consists of an AMD Athlon X2 4850e processor operating at 2.5GHz, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce 8200 graphics, a DVD burner and Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit for about $470.

Measuring only 10.6 x 4.0 x 14.4 inches, Acer has managed to pack a lot of computer into a very small package, which includes a 14-in-1 card reader, eSATA and HDMI ports and full 5.1-channel audio support.

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I need to share my experience with Acer. I never by another. I got the travelmate 6292 with win xp pro. I tried to delete the acer fingerprint thingy cause it doesn't work in xp.This requires a password for bios. Bios are locked incidently where you have very little options. I typed the password, shut the laptop down, booted backup, and it locks you out. Even though it is under warranty they want 125.oo to unlock the pc. I have been all over the internet looking for a back door with no success. It is a phoenix bios and I tried all their passwords. You can't get at the battery or jumper when you pull the case apart. Stay away from Acer!!! :eek:

well larrylnx. the fact that you decided to buy a device (NO MATTER THE BRAND!!) with a 1st generation, unreliable, untested and annoying technology and it just so happened to have a perm hard link to the bios upon trying to uninstall (you could have turned it off without uninstalling the app for it-common knowledge fix) you lost the ability to boot into the computer is all your fault by choosing a computer with a fingerprint scanner. Had you done your research and stayed true to what IT pros and geeks are buying you would have noticed quickly that embedded fingerprint scanners are not being adopted and that supporting devices with finger print scanners and their buggy and bloated proprietary software is a waste. I'm guessing you were lured in by the price which isn't bad but you failed to first see the best known procedure for disabling that fingerprint scanner on your model of computer. So the fact that Acer wants 125.00 because you decided to do something that isn't covered under warranty isn't a good reason to cry that Acer is bad. It's the user in this case. Acer is way better than eMachines (which is a budget Gateway box) and is a great value for the money even though other vendors beat Acer hands down. Acer has a good reputation for just working when needed. But then again-unless you're advising someone what to purchase and you're reading Neowin you shouldn't be using Acer as a desktop or laptop as you should know better than that. :-P

Shame it doesn't have mce remote control reception build-in on the front. Having it as a HTPC without remote is not so convenient.

TechSpot gave quite a review... Definitely seems like a nice system though, especially for the price.