Review: Acer Veriton X480G Desktop PC

PCWorld: Review – Acer Veriton X480G Desktop PC

It offers solid performance and better-than-average storage capacity but upgradability is limited and this $600 desktop isn’t the best of the bunch. (Click the ‘Similar Products’ tab to see higher-rated products.)

“The Acer Veriton X480G is a pretty good budget PC. At $599 (as of March 30, 2010), it’s priced well for the general performance it delivers–but is it really an example of a solid value overall? When pitted against the $559 Gateway SX2840-01, the X480G doesn’t quite achieve desktop glory. And though the $40 price difference separating the systems might not seem like much, every little bit matters in the world of low-cost, low-profile desktop PCs.

If you’re looking at the specs on paper, the X480G seems to have a leg up with its 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 (Wolfdale) processor versus the Gateway SX2840-01’s 2.93GHz Core i3-530 (Clarkdale) CPU. However, the differences between the CPU architectures became apparent when we compared the two desktops’ results in our WorldBench 6 suite of tests. Even though the Acer’s processor has a faster clock speed than the Gateway’s CPU does, the X480G’s WorldBench 6 mark of 120 was not a significant improvement on the SX2840-01’s score of 118.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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