The Good The Acer Aspire X1920-UR20P features an unobtrusive new case design.
The Bad This system suffers from an underwhelming configuration for its price, particularly in its weak external connectivity options.
The Bottom Line The Acer Aspire X1920-UR20P is a poorly configured, overpriced budget desktop with little to recommend it. Look instead to Acer's Gateway subsidiary for better slim-tower options.
Acer Aspire X1920-UR20P - P E6700 3.2GHz
Usually we can reconcile a budget desktop with less than exciting features because of its low price and its equally boring competition. In the case of the $499 Acer X1920-UR20P, we can think of no one for whom this would make an appropriate desktop. As has often plagued Acer, subsidiary Gateway offers more-competitive features in similar systems for less. Its updated chassis is inoffensive, but we have little else to say about the Acer X1920-UR20P that isn't negative, and we suggest you avoid it.
Before we dive into this PC's shortcomings, we can at least say that we don't mind the X1920's slim-tower case. The matte black is par for the industry, but the design is tidy enough, with the DVD burner and lower I/O segment hidden away behind two simple plastic doors.