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by: donaldfleming June 7, 2013 2:48 PM PDT

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Is Acer a Quality Brand?

by donaldfleming - 6/7/13 2:48 PM

How do Acer desktops compare to other major brands such as Dell, Novatech and Lenova?

I've had a Dell Dimension 1100 for 8 1/2 years and want to upgrade. As I'm pleased with this computer's performance, I'm tempted to buy a Dell Inspiron 660 [Intel® Pentium® G2020 Processor (2.90GHz, 3MB), RAM 4GB3 DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz, 500GB Serial ATA (7.200 Rpm) Hard Drive]. Price £260 (with discount coupon).

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/desktop-deals

However, I came across what seems a brilliant deal on the DABS website, a desktop with superior specifications for just £40 more. The computer is an Acer Aspire X3 (Intel Core i3-3220 (3.3GHz) RAM 6GB Hard Drive 500GB). Price £300.

Acer Aspire X3 Core i3-3220 3.3GHz 6GB 500GB DVDRW Win8 (DT.SJLEK.042) - dabs.com

I'm tempted to go with the Acer because of its superior specs, but, due to lack of Knowledge, feel a little uneasy as to this brand's quality and reliability. Can anyone enlighten me regarding this?

I intend to use my new computer for surfing the web, sending emails and streaming TV.

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