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Acer Aspire iDea 510 (98.Q6B79.UHM)

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... I was offered a limited choice by the insurance company, and eventually settled on the Acer Idea 510 as this gave the best value for money, or so it seemed. Initial thoughts were impressive. Its one of the only systems I have seen that has the same footprint as a DVD player being as ... Read review

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Community Level 1metcaa1

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Acer Aspire Idea 510

Advantages Great concept, Compact Design, Reasonable Hi-spec (Vista Capable), Relatively quiet.

Disadvantages Gets hot, crashes, doesn't always power on, Noisy HD, IR Receiver, Noisy SCART, Expensive

"...and eventually settled on the Acer Idea 510 as this gave the best value for money, or so it seemed. Initial thoughts were impressive. Its one of the only systems I have seen that has the same footprint as a DVD player being as it is only approx 60mm high and 260mm deep. Construction seems above average with all but one of the front panel buttons feeling positive to the touch. The inclusion of a VFD display, and a slot loading DVD-RW is nice ..." Read review
21.03.2007

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Community Level 1scuba-Doo

Quick review of Acer Aspire iDea 510 (98.Q6B79.UHM)

"I've owned one of these for 18 months. It's brilliant. The only negative is that it is just like a PC insofar as it needs maintenance. Reboot it weekly and generally don't use it as a PC but as a media centre (after all isn't that why you want one?) and it'll be fine - so long as you don't expect the shear simplicity of a dvd player. If you already own and successfully use a PC, buy one. Expensive - yes - but worth every penny. TV, TV recording, Music, Photos, Internet, Films and games all in one place - unsurpassed.
18.10.2008

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Community Level 1enigma4u2

Quick review of Acer Aspire iDea 510 (98.Q6B79.UHM)

"Excellent product I have owned one since it was released and this unit has been switched on for months on end with no major issues. I have just (May 09) swapped out the power supply and upped the memory to 4 gig and I am going to load Windows 7 release candidate. Other positive qualities the quietness of the fans. The range of inputs on the rear. Near silent running of hard drive The concealed front panel including card reader. 10 out of 5!
13.05.2009

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Community Level 1wilsonbob

Quick review of Acer Aspire iDea 510 (98.Q6B79.UHM)

"Apart from the bluetooth never working the machine was OK for six months, if you can put up with having to reset every other week. Then it went wrong. I returned it to Acer and it came back a week later apperently OK. 24 hours later the same fault returned. Once again back to Acer who did nothing for 3 weeks. Finally I insisted they return it to me and I have taken the problem up with the retailer. Acer were worse than useless in this matter. Buy one of these at your peril!!!!
22.07.2008

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Community Level 1nine9thtails

Quick review of Acer Aspire iDea 510 (98.Q6B79.UHM)

"It used XP MC OS. It also has Nvidia GF7600. This is one of the best slim product to solve all of ur homework based project. increase the memory to 2x1GB Corsair XMS and 400GB HD and U can do anything what U like with this product. All !!
02.09.2007

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Manufacturer's product description

Put the Aspire iDea 510 in your living room - and bring home a complete entertainment center! Cutting-edge technology and innovative functionality let you enjoy a fully integrated multimedia environment, while the stylish design of the Aspire iDea 510 blends perfectly into your modern living space.

General

MPN 98.Q6B79.UHM
Platform Technology Intel VIIV Technology
Type Media centre
Recommended Use Home use
Product Form Factor Desktop slimline
Localisation United Kingdom

Processor / chipset

CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Number of Cores Dual-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
CPU Qty 1
Max CPU Qty 1
Processor Main Features Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology, Intel Execute Disable Bit, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, Intel Virtualization Technology
Chipset Type Intel 945GT Express
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Configuration Features 2 x 512 MB

Hard drive

Type HDD
Capacity 1 x 250 GB
Interface Type SATA 1.5Gb/s

Storage controller

Type 1 x SATA - integrated

Optical storage

Type DVDRW (+R double layer)

Card reader

Type 9 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card

Monitor

Monitor Type None

Graphics controller

Type Plug-in card
Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce 7600
Video Memory 256 MB
Video Interfaces VGA, DVI, HDMI, Composite Video, S-Video

Multimedia functionality

TV Tuner Type Dual digital/analogue TV
Digital TV Reception DVB-T
High Definition TV Yes

Audio output

Type Integrated
Sound Output Mode 7.1 channel surround
Compliant Standards Dolby Digital 5.1, Digital Theater Systems (DTS), High Definition Audio

Input device

Type Keyboard, remote control

Keyboard

Connectivity Wireless
Features Built-in touch pad

Networking

Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Expansion / connectivity

Slots 2 (total) / 0 (free) x memory
Interfaces 4 x USB 2.0 ( 2 in front ) 1 x FireWire - 4 pin FireWire 1 x FireWire - 6 pin FireWire 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) 2 x IrDA 1 x HDMI 1 x composite video input ( 1 in front ) 1 x composite video output 1 x S-video input ( 1 in front ) 1 x S-video output 1 x video - component video input 1 x DVI-D 2 x audio / video - SCART 1 x TV antenna 1 x TV antenna 1 x VGA

Miscellaneous

Cables Included S-Video cable Antenna cable Audio cable DVI-VGA adapter DVI cable HDMI cable SCART cable
Compliant Standards NEMKO

Operating system / software

OS Provided Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Software NTI CD-Maker Gold Edition, CyberLink PowerDVD 6, Adobe Acrobat Reader 7, Norton Internet Security 2006

Dimensions & weight

Width 43 cm
Depth 33.5 cm
Height 7 cm
Weight 5.5 kg

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