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Refurbished Acer Aspire Athlon 64 Desktop Computer, for $229.99 + $5 shipping
Product: 1x Acer Aspire T180-UA380B AMD Athlon 64 3800+, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, DL DVDRW
Acer Aspire Athlon 64 Desktop Computer
$229.99 + $5 shipping
pricing for future reference
Know that you gotta buy another 1 gig of memory for this thing to run acceptably.
Looks like it has 4 USB ports in the back and two in front, not 7 in back and two in front like it says in the description.
Seriously… PS2 Keyboard and Mouse?
Heh, guess we know that btalarczyk lives in Ohio!
Refurb = rubbish
Are you saying this because of the specific computer or because it runs Vista? 1 GB of RAM is definitely sufficient to run Vista at an acceptable level. The processor may not be able to hold all that you might be doing at once though…
vista on one gig of ram? run and hide!
Something to compare.
COM10774 - Acer Aspire M1100 AMD Athlon64 4000+ Tower
$229.99 On Sale (+$35 S&H)
Warranty: 90 Days
PLEASE NOTE: These units are brand new and still sell for over $400! Through a special arrangement we’re able to blow these out to you for a fraction of what they costs. OS not included.
Featuring AMD LIVE!, the latest platform for modern home theater, the Aspire M 1100 PC centralize control of the user’s favorite digital content. This exciting layout for the digital home, and the latest entertainment PC advancements - like Acer Zone plug-ins and 7.1-channel surround sound - bring digital multimedia to life!
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ Processor
System Memory: 1GB DDR-2 (Up to 8GB)
Hard Drive: 160GB Hard Drive
Media Drive: 9 in 1 card reader (reads CompactFlash I & III, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Microdrive, MMC, SD, SmartMedia, xD)
Optical Drive: DVD Burner
Sound Card: 7.1 Stereo
Network Card: 10/100/1000 Network Card
Modem: 56K V.92
Ports: Firewire, USB 2.0, 1 Ethernet RJ-45, 2 serial, 1 9-pin serial, 1 parallel, 1 PS/2 Mouse, 1 PS/2 Keyboard, 1 SVGA
Contents: Keyboard, mouse, computer, power cord
You can get drivers here: http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/desktop/aspire_m5100.html
Doesn’t say any thing about video. Maybe that is the buyers reponsibility.
It is integrated INTEGRATED! Run!!
This is the model if you want more exact info
My Dad just bought this same computer (also refurbished) from Tiger Direct last week for $20 more (+ another $20 shipping so $35 more than woot altogether, and probably sales tax on top of that). I was over his place the other day and checked it out, seems to run Vista just fine on 1GB of RAM, didn’t notice any slowdown or lag although the biggest workout we gave it was to play part of a movie on it, but it performed flawlessly. This is a good deal for $229.
Better hope it doesn’t have Vista SP1 on there, or it wouldn’t matter how many gigabytes of RAM you have.
Or rather, 4 in back and 3 up front, according to the pictures on Tigerdirect.
Yes, there are four in the back, two on the front, and one more on the card reader on the front, making for seven total. Incidentally, I bought one of these during the woot-off a few weeks ago, and I’ve had no problems at all running several games and apps. I upgrading the video right away (the woot-off post actually mentioned that short-coming) but not with a super-fast card, just a decent nVidia PCI-E I bought on eBay. I’m still waiting on some extra cash for a Ram upgrade, but only because I’m picky. Vista runs without a single glich. Just my $.02
I bought one last wootoff for the same $.
USB ports, Has 4 in back 3 in front total 7.
Needs memory, I added 2 1 gig sticks of OCZ memory from Fry’s <$26 AR and a memory card from the Egg for <$16 AR.
Only problem was the Optical drive was DOA… But Acer CS was quick to ship a replacement…
Looks borderline acceptable for what I want to do with it. Anybody know what the max ram on this thing is? will it take 4gb?
EDIT: answered my other two questions, thanks…
Someone who own that particular computer might comment more precisely, but a slot could be taken by a set of connectors. The PCI slot itself is not taken but the space next to it would be, if you see what I mean.