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When you think of an all-in-one desktop, we usually picturise the iMac or the Microsoft surface. But the price point of these all-in-one desktops is very high and is unaffordable for a majority of the users who want to own an all-in-one desktop. In this Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 review, we take a good look at this new all-in-one desktop from the house of Acer that comes at an affordable price.
For the price, the desktop comes with an impressive line-up of hardware. This desktop is mainly geared towards students, people who are looking for a secondary desktop at home, and also let users who need a little bit of power to get through their day. There are not many desktops that can give you the same value in terms of performance and money as this one. Does this mean that this desktop is worth your money? Let’s find that out on the full review below.
The Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 desktop comes with a black and silver color scheme that looks sleek and premium. Our first impression is not that of a budget desktop computer. in the design department, Acer has done a pretty good job in making this desktop look premium without using any premium material.
The build quality of this desktop is pretty good. The primary material used here is plastic and since you won’t be using this as a laptop, you don’t have to worry about the durability of the device. Having said that, the plastic used here is not cheap and can stand the test of time.
With dimensions of 24.21 x 0.27 x 17.72 inches, this is a pretty normal-sized desktop computer. We are dealing with a 27“ computer, and it does take a bit of space when it comes to your computer table. The desktop weighs around 14.82lbs that enables you to move it around freely.
The stand we have on this Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 desktop is a neat one. The aluminum stand comes with a nice weight and supports the monitor firmly. Even when you gently push the desktop, the stand holds the entire set up family without any wobbling. You can tilt the desktop forward and backward and that’s pretty much what you can do with the stand. The fact that you don’t get any height adjustment or swiveling with the stand is a bit of a disappointment.
Display and Audio
The display on the Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 desktop is a 27“ full HD display. This LED-backlit display comes with an IPS panel and delivers excellent picture quality at this price point. The viewing angles of the display are very good which means you can view the contents on the screen from any angle and you get the same thing without any loss in colors.
Another good thing about the display is its design. The bezels surrounding the display are quite thin giving us an immersive viewing experience. It also gives the desktop a modern look which is something you don’t get easily at this price point.
The display is well suited for everyday work like browsing the web, doing research, working on office docs, social media, and other simple stuff. You will enjoy streaming your favorite content on platforms like Netflix and Prime Video. If you love to do a bit of gaming, this display can handle that as well.
The desktop comes with a couple of inbuilt speakers. These speakers are not great by any means but can give you an average quality of sound. If you are even somewhat serious about sound quality, we would recommend getting a dedicated speaker set up. If you don’t want to spend any money on speakers, then you can always use a headphone which would give you a much better quality sound than the integrated speakers.
The processor that powers this Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 all-in-one computer is an Intel Core i5 processor. This is a quad-core processor from the 10th generation of Intel chips and comes with a base clock frequency of 1.0 GHz. The processor can clock to a maximum of 3.6 GHz which is more powerful than what most target users might expect.
The desktop does well when it comes to handling everyday applications like Web browsers, office suites, social media applications, and other similar ones. The processor have here is an upper mid-range a chip that can easily handle the needs of most light users and even some mid-range uses. Even when you have to run some heavy applications, this processor can deal with them without breaking a sweat.
The memory department on this desktop nicely compliments the processor. We have 12GB of RAM that gives you the ability to multitask to your heart’s content. You can run multiple applications together without bringing the overall performance of this all-in-one desktop down. The fact that you could upgrade your memory to a maximum of 32GB makes this device future proof.
Acer has done a pretty good job when it comes to the storage of this desktop. We have a 512 GB solid-state drive that comes with excellent reading and writing speeds. At this price point, we were expecting Acer to have a mechanical hard drive that is complemented by a small SSD. To our surprise, Acer has gone with a complete SSD solution which is amazing in terms of value.
Graphics and Connectivity
The Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 all-in-one desktop comes with a dedicated graphics card in the name of an Nvidia GeForce MX130. This is an entry-level graphics card that comes with a dedicated video RAM of 2GB. This graphics card does a pretty good job and it comes to handling light and mid-range games.
If you want to play the latest and greatest games, this desktop might not be the right choice for you. Having said that, the performance of this graphics card is much better then what you would expect from an integrated graphics card.
The connectivity department gives you a decent number of options. You get a couple of USB 3.2 Type-C ports, a couple of USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, an ethernet port, and an audio jack. All these essential ports are very handy but the lack of a USB Type-C port did bother us. Its inclusion could have made this desktop future proof when it comes to data transfer and external connectivity.
The desktop also comes with 802.11AC Wi-Fi which gives you access to high-speed internet. You also get Bluetooth 5.0 which is the latest version and gives you excellent range and reliable external connectivity.
Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 Review – Wrap Up
For the price, the Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 all-in-one desktop gives excellent performance towards target users. The display on this desktop as a solid one and along with the processor, memory, fast storage, and other components, you get a unified experience that is very hard to get from other desktops in this price range. If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable all-in-one desktop, then this is a solid pick.