- Intel Core i7 4770 (3.40 GHz)
- 12 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD
- Windows 8 64-Bit
- Intel HD Graphics 4600
best bang for the buck 11/24/2013
Bought this in late October 2013 from newegg for $699, which was an almost absurdly good deal. I haven't seen anything comparable price-wise for what you get under the hood. Even tiger direct sells the same model for $100 more.
To get the most out of the machine you'll probably want to do a couple of upgrades. I also bought a Toshiba 128gb SSD for $80 (installing it was easy because the Acer has an easy-access swappable drive bay). If you're using this for gaming or rendering you'll want to pick up a graphics card. The onboard graphics are fine for home use but this powerful rig will be bottlenecked by graphics performance if you try to do anything much more intensive. A decent card will make this thing a beast.
Overall, well worth it for an amazing price that saves you enough cash to pick up a couple of extra performance enhancing components. Lastly, it doesn't come with a monitor (not really a con), so I picked up an ASUS LED 23.8" 5MS VN248H-P. Beautiful monitor combined with blazing hardware - a real pleasure.
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