Acer Aspire AM3450-UR10P
From the sea of desktops that can be used for our computers rises yet another new model. The model we are reviewing today after performing tests on it belongs to Acer. Its name is Aspire AM3450-UR10P. But from what we saw in the analysiswe did on this product, you will be hard put to find something like it. Because it is a device that will make multitaskers reach cloud nine. Let’s see if the actual performance is as good as we said in this introductory passage.
A desktop PC for multitaskers
The Acer Aspire AM3450-UR10P works with a wide variety of specifications. Like for example a 1TB 5400rpm SATA hard drive, an AMD FX-8100 Eight Core CPU, an AMD Radeon HD 6450 GPU, 1GB of memory, a 16x DVD+/-RW dual layer burner, Windows 7 Home Premium as its operating system and 5.1 Audio Support. The presence of a multi-card reader, one DVI, 2 USB 3.0, one Gigabit Ethernet, 10 USB 2.0, HDMI, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and VGA rounds up the list of options.
Since there is Wi-Fi on board, Acer also included an 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networking adapter to be used for your Internet needs. Any desktop unit that has something like this allows the user easy access to a home Wi-Fi network, a great pro for such a product.
Unnecessary software included
In the storage department, this desktop comes with a standard terabyte hard drive. It’s not very much, but, even if it does not feature the same frills and whatnot found on other devices of its kind, this version is actually does its job more than adequately. By that we mean we could, in tests, get all sorts of media files, apps and so on without running out of space. But the thing is, you will see a slow pace whenever you will want to open an app and play with it in your free time. The desktop here also needs more time to boot up than what we saw on other desktops.
Bloatware is an issue, naturally. We hoped Acer would do something about this annoyance, but they chose not to this time around. With the AM3450-UR10P you will be frustrated by the presence of plenty of software that should not be featured, because it is simply unnecessary and there is absolutely no way you are ever going to need it. So if you are fed up with them, you can at any time get rid of them manually. That way, the PC will work better. This will not take a whole lot of time. And it will go smoothly if you follow all the steps shown on the screen of your computer.
From our point of view, the Acer Aspire AM3450-UR10P is a desktop that works well with what it has. Of course you may say that there are many better desktops these days. And we would agree with you. But you should give this one at least a try before you judge it. The specs it has make it a suited candidate for almost all kinds of tasks. Except playing 3D games and watching movies using the 3D technology. However, among its cons you will also find pros. Like the possibility to opt for a better GPU. And the advantage of performing a lot of tasks at the same time. Also, the support it offers when you use Photoshop and you are after something to help accelerate such programs and many more of its kind.