Acer Aspire L3600 review

Acer's latest consumer PC is highly anorexic. But don't be fooled by the fact that performance is poor. Under its hood, the Aspire L3600 has an Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 processor with 2.2 GHz. This 3-liter, extremely small form factor PC comes with almost everything a typical full-size desktop PC has, and much more.

Standard specifications include an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 1 GB DDR2 memory, a large 320 GB hard drive and a DVD burner to load slots. As you can probably imagine, there is no space for a dedicated graphics card in this tiny box, so users have to get by with an integrated solution. This significantly affects graphics performance, but if you don't want to play the latest 3D games, that's not a problem.

As a media center PC, the Aspire L3600 surely shines. Very bright, I could add. Acer's R&D department has managed to turn on a TV / FM tuner so those who want to put it in their living room to watch TV and record can do so right away. There are also video inputs. So if you have an old video camera with only analog outputs, you can transfer your old videos to the PC. The only thing missing is probably a full-fledged remote control that allows users to control the PC. Nowadays, however, you can purchase third party remote controls in many computer stores.

Overall, the Aspire L3600 is very well designed and it is good to see that providers are launching innovative products. Although this little thing can probably handle most computing tasks, the only thing holding it back is the inability to run the latest games, no thanks to the built-in graphics card. However, if we work as a media center PC in the living room, the Aspire L3600 will certainly not be disappointed. Remember to bring a remote control with you.


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