Acer Aspire M5100
Quad-core CPU and extra RAM bring fast performance at a low price; decently sized hard drive.
Irritating sliding panel in front of media card reader; you can get similar core features for less in a dual-core box.
For performance-minded shoppers on a budget, the $700 quad-core Acer Aspire M5100 is fast enough to make you think about spending more than you might otherwise. If all you need is a capable PC with a decent hard drive, you can get away with a less expensive dual-core system.
25-Mar-2008 10:35 AM PDT