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Acer Aspire iDea 500 1.66GHz Desktop PC

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Long product name Acer Aspire iDea 500 1.66GHz Desktop PC :
The short editorial description of Acer Aspire iDea 500 1.66GHz Desktop PC

Genuine Windows® Media Center Edition 2005, Intel Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz, 1024MB (2x 512MB) DDR2 memory, 250Gb SATA HDD, DVD-RW, Gigabit Ethernet

Acer Aspire iDea 500 1.66GHz Desktop PC:
The official marketing text of Acer Aspire iDea 500 1.66GHz Desktop PC as supplied by the manufacturer
Record, pause, and watch live TV. Collect and listen to music. Organise and share photos. Even download and watch movies with theatre-quality picture and sound. All with the new Acer Aspire iDea featuring Intel® Viiv™ technology and Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition.
The Acer Aspire iDea combines leading PC technology with the best Consumer Electronic features yet is so quiet you will be amazed. With dual hybrid TV tuners, HDMI, SCART and numerous other ports combined with internal keyboard and remote control receivers as well as a memory card reader, the Aspire iDea packs rich features into a very attractive Living Room form factor.

Integrated Intelligence
The Acer Aspire iDea is in many ways the ultimate embodiment of Acer’s guiding principle that technology must be easy to use in order to deliver maximum results. Designed to provide easy access to the unlimited potential of the rapidly-developing online entertainment universe, the Acer Aspire iDea signals a new era for convergence technology and provides a truly captivating way to enjoy all-round digital entertainment at home.

Digital Style
A complete home entertainment system is one that brings the very latest digital technologies to the entire family. The Acer Aspire iDea conceals its unique, Intel® Viiv-compliant abilities in a sleek, ultra-low-profile design that features enough connectivity options to make it the only entertainment centre you’ll ever need. With HDMI output, 7.1 (8 channel) analogue audio processing and support for High Definition, Dolby® Digital Live and DTS Connect, the Acer Aspire iDea is a stunning companion to HD-ready systems

Entertainment First
A very special culture makes the Acer Aspire iDea simply unique: Entertainment first. The sleek, elegant design of the Aspire iDea was conceived to provide unlimited, high-resolution fun at the touch of a button. Powered by Intel® Dual-Core™ processors running on Intel® Viiv compliant chipsets and featuring a 250Gb hard disc, built-in slot-loading DVD-dual and a 7-in-1 card reader, the Acer Aspire iDea is a sensational home entertainment center.

Access to Fun
The natural quality, easy usability and complete flexibility of the Acer Aspire iDea guarantees pure digital fun. Preinstalled with the latest version of Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 and ready to run with both wired and wireless connectivity to the home network, the Acer Aspire iDea puts TV, films, photos and music plus unlimited online entertainment at your fingertips for an truly unforgettable entertainment experience.
Short summary description Acer Aspire iDea 500 1.66GHz Desktop PC:
This short summary of the Acer Aspire iDea 500 1.66GHz Desktop PC data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Acer Aspire Aspire iDea 500, 1.66 GHz, Intel Core Duo, 1 GB, 250 GB, DVD±RW, Windows XP Media Center Edition
Long summary description Acer Aspire iDea 500 1.66GHz Desktop PC :

Acer Aspire Aspire iDea 500. Processor frequency: 1.66 GHz, Processor family: Intel Core Duo. Internal memory: 1 GB, Internal memory type: DDR2-SDRAM. Total storage capacity: 250 GB. Optical drive type: DVD±RW. Operating system installed: Windows XP Media Center Edition. Chassis type: Desktop. Product type: PC

This is an auto-generated long summary of Acer Aspire iDea 500 1.66GHz Desktop PC based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Processor frequency *
1.66 GHz
Processor family *
Intel Core Duo
Processor front side bus
667 MHz
Internal memory *
1 GB
Internal memory type *
Memory layout (slots x size)
2 x 0.5 GB
Total storage capacity *
250 GB
Hard drive interface
Serial ATA
Hard drive speed
7200 RPM
Optical drive
Optical drive type *
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
DVI port *
HDMI ports quantity *
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Microphone in *
Headphone outputs *
Ports & interfaces
TV out
TV out type
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports
I/O ports
1 x Composite in 1 x Composite out 1 x YPbPr 2 x SCART 2 x IR
Chassis type *
Product type *
Audio system
High Definition Audio 7.1
Operating system installed *
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Weight & dimensions
Width *
16.9" (430 mm)
Depth *
13.2" (335 mm)
Height *
2.76" (70 mm)
Packaging content
Display included *
Other features
TV tuner type
Analogue & DVB-T
Networking features
Gigabit Ethernet
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Testseek has collected 8 expert reviews for Acer Aspire iDea 500 and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The name of this Acer Media Center system, the Idea 500, is actually very apt. Despite having been around for some years now, the Media Center platform is still a niche product and are yet to register on the radar of the average consumer. Recently I disco...
Bottom line The Aspire Idea 500 is certainly a good idea, but it doesn't quite come together in practice...