Acer Aspire X1200-U1520A
64-bit Windows Vista PC with an impressive list of features for less than $500; compact case; HDMI output.
Limited expansion options because of its cramped interior; lacks built-in Wi-Fi; may require some tweaking to achieve proper HDMI output; no standalone digital audio output.
The Acer Aspire X1200-U1520A is a speedy, compact, low-end desktop that's powerful enough to serve as a light-duty home theater PC. Expansion is limited by an especially cramped interior (even for a small PC), but the total package is worthwhile for PC shoppers on a budget.
02-Sep-2008 10:29 AM PDT