Acer Aspire M5811 desktop PC

A small, fast and well-designed Acer PC that can be used as a media centre

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Libertarian

5.0

1

Pros
Great
Cons
N/A
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I got mine in 2010 for 800$, I have never had any problems. I have upgraded the video card to an Nvidia 560ti because I wanted better graphics. I will upgrade the RAM and graphics again soon but honestly this is handsdown the best value from a computer I have ever gotten.

Kaakaaboo

5.0

2

Pros
Fast & Quiet
Cons
Not too much room in the case for upgrades
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I've had mine for just over three years. It's still running along beautifully and I think it will last at least another 5 years. I've upgraded the memory to 12GB, Replaced the video card with a newer Radeon and replaced the HDD with an SSD. All of these things gave me massive performance gains for a relativity cheep price.

larry

4.0

3

Pros
speed
Cons
better choice of video card
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i have had this machine for over two years , its fast , never had any issue with it at all , from what im reading , i must be the lucky one . i did replace the video card for a better one . also i live in canada , and it has a slightly diffrent configuration, no bluray , or tv tuner card . i added a bluray burner and a 2tb storage drive , no problem to install . all in all very good desktop , i would buy another but there is no need its fast enough to do anything from games to being hooked to a 52 inch tv with 7.1 . i use this basically for entertainment and games .

mike

0.0

4

Pros
not much
Cons
everything
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been in for repairs 5 times in 18 months. main issue is it shutsdown/restarts randomly until it crashes. replaced ram/power supply but that wasn't the issue. motherboard was obviously defective from day one. This is my second acer thats been a total dud. acer makes junk. never again.

Anonymous

5.0

5

Pros
Fast, good graphics, many many ports
Cons
NOTHING
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Have it since january 2011, no problems, still working as good as when i bought it.! awesome!

bobber

1.0

6

Pros
Speed
Cons
ports and on off switch are a problem - crashes constantly
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I bought an Acer Aspire M5811 based on the fact that it had 1TB of space and 6 Gigs of RAM with 9 ports and a 6 Core processor. I had an Acer monitor for years and never had a problem so I thought it would be a good little machine. It's very fast which I like but ss soon as I got it home, the system began to crash. It was annoying after the first few times but when it continued every day at least 3 or 4 times a day, it has become a royal pain in the ass. Also, the 9 ports they advertised are all in the worst places. 4 are on the top of the tower and the other 5 are at the rear. To add to the inconvenience, sometimes when I reach above me to plug in a flash drive, I hist the on - off button for the machine and accidentally shut it down, as if it wasn't shutting down often enough by itself. I also don't like the "sleep" feature. At least that's what this machine does. It goes into sleep mode and you cannot tell if it is on or off which has lead me to turn it off inadvertently, (it just crashed as I was typing this - very frustrating) I would have taken it back to the store shortly after buying it but the store (Staples) told me it would have to be sent back to the manufacturer. Screw that, I may never see the thing again. If anybody has a clue as to why this machine is constantly crashing, I'd appreciate some input. Thanks!

Alex Stein

4.5

7

Pros
Fast, plenty of ports
Cons
Nothing
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Had one for over 12 months and no problems. Supports HD video processing easily.

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