|Processor||3.1 GHz Core i5-3450|
|Hard Drive||2048 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||6|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||4|
Acer AM3985-UR20P Desktop (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 GHz (6MB Cache)
- 10GB SDRAM
- 2000 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Top Customer Reviews
My Acer came with a Hitachi 7200 RPM, 6 Gb/s HDD which is connected to a SATA 6 Gb/s motherboard port, very nice. There are 5 more SATA 3 Gb/s ports on the motherboard available for other use. Internally there is room for one more HDD, so I installed a new Western Digital Caviar Green SATA 6Gb/s 2T drive to effectively match the existing HDD. As the remaining available SATA ports are all 3 GB/s I had to use one of those. As the 2nd HDD is for backup only, this is not that big a deal. The 300 watt power supply has sufficient cabling to make the connection to a 2nd HDD, but a separate SATA cable had to be purchased to connect the 2nd HDD to the motherboard.
The motherboard can support an additional 6 GB of DDRAM for a total of 16 GB. So it's unlikely it will be memory limited any time soon.
This PC comes with 6 USB ports on the back of the case, two are USB 3.0 and four are USB 2.0. It also has 4 more USB ports on the top near the front, two are USB 3.0 and two are USB 2.0.Read more ›
There are two things I wish were not true:
Top mounted USB connectors are at the bottom of a shallow pool that will confine any spilled liquid and, a level shows, will direct the spilled liquid into the open connectors. That cannot be good for the machine, but is part of a quite attractive look.
The graphics for this third generation i5 processor is only HD2500, not the acclaimed new one I prefer (HD4000). This was not easy to discover directly from Acer nor from the machine itself, though it is confirmed by the low Aero "Windows Experience Index".
Windows shows the Acer has similar performance (7.5, 7.5, 5.0, 6.4, 5.9) to my second generation i5 machine from June 2011 (7.4, 7.6, 5.1, 5.8, 5.9). Both machines are quiet.
The new Acer has USB3 and USB2. Writing 8 GB from a new Toshiba external 3.5 to the Acer on USB-2 took 4 min 50 sec. Doing the same via USB-3 took 2 min 10 sec.
I wanted a spare Win 7 (64 bit) machine as I already know where all the Win 7 controls are and most of my old software runs under that version of windows. A local retailer had a big stock of these and Win 7 is about to be out of fashion. They suddenly dropped their advertised price from the high 600s to 499. That got me to buy this particular machine.
Pro's- Windows 7 Home Premium, The i5-3450 rates very well in benchmarks, Lots of RAM, Lots of USB Ports, Room to upgrade
Only 300W power supply, Amazon sells a 480W upgrade for the PowerMan fsu300-tha(1)
DDR3 1333 Mhz, when the board supports 1600 Mhz
Limited to one monitor and one TV. Not two monitors, but space to add a extra video card.
I plan on adding a better video card, upgrading the power supply and considering DDR3-1600Mhz, at the 16GB Maximum. For about $200 more this will be a top notch i5, and will blow away some of those low end i7's. Also If you want to upgrade to the Ivy Bridge i7-3770 you can.
This is how it rates in windows experience from 1.0 to 7.9
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz - 7.5
Memory (RAM) 10.0 GB - 7.6
Graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics - 4.8
Gaming graphics 1696 MB Total available graphics memory - 6.3
:UPDATE: a month in, still a great system. I did a PSU Upgrade, added a blu-ray drive, got 16GB of ddr3 12800, usb video capture device. A few other usb accessories. Will go with a 650 Ti CPU when it gets cheaper.
One thing to note, in the BIOS there is some graphics adjustments to be made for performance improvements. After those adjustments and installing the faster ram, my video performance improved quite a bit, able to have streaming video on both the monitor and tv as extended desktop, it was lagging a little previous to bios fix and ram upgrade.
Did more research on the motherboard & chipset etc. The B75 is a nice chipset with, as others said "some limitations". The B75 chipset usually doesn't allow for overclocking.Read more ›
There are some great features here. Lots of USB slots where you need them.
It's FAST. At least 2x faster than my old box.
Massive 2 terabyte drive.
The first negative comment I have for this computer is related to the monitor hookup. I like to use 2 monitors and that's just not possible with this computer out of the box. That wasn't true of the last couple office computers I've purchased, so I didn't even think to look for it. Fortunately, I was able to take my video card out of my old Dell and put it in this one.
Secondly, there is nearly ZERO room for expansion. When I added my old video card I used the one and only expansion slot.
None of this is to say that I'm not happy. The computer seems well built and quiet. I've had it about a month now and I'm very pleased.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are the specs:
Processor 3.1 GHz Core i5-3450
RAM 10 DDR3
Hard Drive 2048 GB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD... Read more
Unfortunately, this computer hasn't been the best. It makes a lot of noise and had a battery issue that caused constant blue screens and other assortment of colors when the CPU... Read morePublished on November 3, 2013 by Rafieg
I was looking for a desktop pc to run the Adobe CS6 design bundle with no flaws... so after doing a lot of research i found this baby. It's so powerful. Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by Marcial H
This was the ultimate value deal in PC's. Win 7 (with a $15 upgrade to Win8Pro), 2Tb drive; 10Gb memory, etc. All for a good price (<$600). Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by ME-4
After probably buying over 10 dells over the past 16 years it just got to be not worth the hassle-- almost spent twice as much for an admittedly much tricker box that I don't need,... Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Alan S. Rosenberg
good price for this item , would recommend to friends to purchse But I think price has now gone up for this itemPublished on February 18, 2013 by DANNY R SCARBOROUGH
This Acer Aspire has more RAM than I need now(10G), but I know some large apps are on the horizon and I might need this memory. The machine is quick and intuitive. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by divinemessenger
Mainly an internet browser, small document writer, and now with this computer a simple gamer. Tower looks nice, some people complained about the USB ports on the top of the tower... Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by bamberboy
I purchased this computer on 12/3/12. Really liked it until Feb 1st when it locked up in Internet Explorer and then on each re boot did black screens and blue screens and locked... Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by Mary