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Acer AM3970-UR10P (PT.SHAP2.010) Desktop PC Intel Core i3 2120 (3.30GHz) 6GB DDR3 1TB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
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Pros: I must admit I've never contemplated buying an Acer computer. Working in the tech field for decades I'm very familiar with Acer and never heard bad things, I'm just a Dell fan.

However when looking for a Windows 7 preloaded system, this computer stood out. So I figured I would give it a shot and I'm glad I did. I've had the computer up and running for awhile now and it's been solid. Loaded up all my personal stuff, no issues. This computer is very fast and truthfully quieter then any Dell I've owned.

Acer used quality internal components and it's a nice looking tower. I don't anticipate adding hardware but there is room to grow. The motherboard has 4 memory slots and having HDMI on the motherboard is a nice addition. Also being able to have dual monitors, using only motherboard video is a great option. 12 - USB2 ports and 2 - USB3 ports, more then I would ever use.

Created the restore and driver disks without issue.

Cons: While I gave this computer a solid five stars, there are a couple things to mention. Acer went cheap on the keyboard and mouse. Not a big deal as these are inexpwnsive things to buy but unfortunate that they choose to save a few bucks on the two things a person uses daily.

I'm pretty spoiled using Dell and IBM/Lenovo websites on a daily basis. Acer's support website leaves alot to be desired in comparison for self help with configurations, drivers etc. Time will tell how that plays into the Acer experience.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a solid well priced Windows 7 computer, look no further. The Intel motherboard with the core i3 processor is awesome. Haven't confirmed but I believe it's also upgradeable to the i7, should it need a boost down the road.

Acer has been around for years and having used their products in my work world, I have no complaints with the company. I would have no hesitation recommending this product.

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