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£285 Acer Aspire X3990: A small form factor computer with a lot of nice features

Head over Dabs to evaluate the Acer Aspire X3990 small form factor PC if you are after a powerful computer with loads of memory and acres of storage space. It costs only £285 with free delivery and down from £324.

This computer comes with an Intel Core i3-2120 processor clocked at 3.3GHz. It has two cores, is based on the Intel Sandy Bridge-architecture and has 3MB L3 cache.

Other features include 8GB of RAM, a 750GB SATA drive spinning at 5,400RPM, a DVD writer, Intel HD Graphics 2000, a card reader, GbE LAN, Windows 7 Home Premium, one year warranty, VGA and HDMI ports, two free PCI-e slots (x16 and x2), nine USB ports and five audio sockets.

The Aspire X3990 also sports a 220W PSU (which excludes the use of a powerful graphics card), is 10cm thick and comes with a one year warranty.

Note that it doesn’t come with a keyboard, mouse, monitor or speaker. You can also get Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium (a one year license) for five computers for an extra £69.

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