Acer M1610 Desktop, Intel E2160, 160GB, 1GB RAM, Vista Home Prem +19" W/S mon @Ebuyer - £279.98 inc del! - HotUKDeals
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Good for those that just need a basic PC, although buyers may want to grab an extra 1GB RAM from Play.com for £9 http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3274794/Kingston-KVR667D2N5-1G-Valueram-Computer-Memory-1GB-PC5300-DDR2-667MHz-240-Pin-Dimm/Product.html)


Processor
Intel Pentium E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz 1MB L2 Cache
Chipset: SIS® 672 + SIS® 968 chipset
Memory

1 GB of DDR2 667MHz SDRAM (single-channel support on two DIMMs)
Hard Drive

160GB Serial ATA hard disk
Optical Drive

DVD-SuperMulti
Software

Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
Acer Empowering Technology (eDataSecurity, eRecovery, eMode, ePerformance Management)
Acer Arcade Live
Microsoft® Office 2007 Trial (60 days or 25 uses)
Microsoft® Works 8.5
eSobi
Norton Internet Security 2007
Adobe® Reader®
CyberLink® PowerDVD®
NTI CD-Maker
BIOS: Award PnP BIOS compatible withSMBIOS 2.4
Display

19" TFT Monitor
Acer X193W TFT
Resolution: 1440 x 900
5ms Response Time
2000:1

Graphics

Integrated SIS® Mirage 3+ graphics
PCI Express® x16 graphics card support
Audio
Embedded high-definition audio with 7.1-channel audio support
Input Devices
Keyboard and mouse
Networking
Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
Dimensions
183mm (W)
455mm (L)
370mm (H)
Power Supply
250 W
Interfaces
Front I/O ports:

4 x USB 2.0 ports (two if system has a card reader)
Headphone and microphone jacks
Rear I/O ports:

4 x USB 2.0 ports
IEEE 1394 port
PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
6 x audio ports
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
VGA port
Parallel port
Serial port

Expansion

PCI Express® x16 slot
PCI Express® x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
Multi-in-1 card reader
Two 5.25" drive bays
Six 3.5" drive bays (two external, four internal)
Certification
BSMI, FCC, CE, C-tick, ETL, CCC, Nemko (CB, Bauart)
Warranty/Miscellaneous
1 Year Warranty
Acer USB or PS/2 keyboard and mouse
Acer CRT or LCD monitor
Remote control
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#1
And could the usual instant 'cold voters' post a better deal, thanks.

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#2
I voted hot, Good if your on a budget, Yes you could probably build one for that but most people don't include the fact that your supposed to buy the operating system separately, Probably not the best deal for Pirates.
#3
Since when have the E2xxx series processors been Core2Duos?
#4
I have E2160 and its Dual Core. Very very overclockable as well. I have had mine since day one running at 3.4GHZ on an aftermarket cooler. That takes it right up to the high end in terms of performance of the Dual Core range.
#5
andy71
Since when have the E2xxx series processors been Core2Duos?

I wasn't sure myself, so I googled it and one site said it was a Core 2 Duo.

Looked a little more and now know it's not, however it shares the same microarchitecture as the C2D, the only difference is a reduced FSB and L2 cache (which, considering the market this is aimed at, probably doesn't matter much anyway).
suspended#6
They're very fast and clock brilliantly. :)

(Mine is at 3.2, might be boosting it to 3.4 although that requires 1.6V when my new screen arrives)
#7
Anyone buy this, want to sell monitor sep let me know via PM
#8
Awesome deal with the monitor aswell. By no means a good one but the fact a 19" monitor is in the price is amazing. PC spec is adequate for the price as well. You really will struggle to find a better deal IMHO.
#9
Bought an Acer M1610 base unit before Christmas (with a slightly higher spec) and it has a Core2Duo 2.6 GHz chip. Great machine apart from the fact that it keeps shutting down at random intervals, preceded by a warning that Vista will shut down in one minute - can't trace the cause for the life of me!

Lots of good points - very high quality case, useful card reader & loads of USB ports. The 19" screen makes this a great buy for those on a budget, but as Jukkie mentioned, an extra gig of ram would be a wise addition. Maybe add a cheap graphics card as well to take the load off the CPU.
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No8
Bought an Acer M1610 base unit before Christmas (with a slightly higher spec) and it has a Core2Duo 2.6 GHz chip. Great machine apart from the fact that it keeps shutting down at random intervals, preceded by a warning that Vista will shut down in one minute - can't trace the cause for the life of me!

Lots of good points - very high quality case, useful card reader & loads of USB ports. The 19" screen makes this a great buy for those on a budget, but as Jukkie mentioned, an extra gig of ram would be a wise addition. Maybe add a cheap graphics card as well to take the load off the CPU.


Try this from the Microsoft Technet website.:

Before moving on, I would like to share a workaround for this shutdown issue.

Cancel shutdown

========

If you receive the shutdown message again, please take the following steps in 1 minute.

1.Click Start, and type CMD in Start Search bar, press Enter.

2.Please run the following command:

Shutdown –a

3.The shutdown process should be canceled.

Then, let’s focus on the shutdown issue.

Mostly, this issue is caused by a software failure, we can take a Clean Boot to narrow down this problem if the issue occurs again.

How to take a Clean Boot

===========================

1. Click Start, type "MSCONFIG" (without the quotations) in the Search Bar and Press "Enter" to start the System Configuration Utility.

2. Click the "Services" tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box and click "Disable All" (if it is not gray).

3. Click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable All" and click "OK".

4. Restart the computer and test the issue.

Note: Clean Boot is a troubleshooting step. If some programs have been disabled, we can re-enable them later. If you see the System Configuration Utility, check the box of "Don't show this message" and then click "OK".

Please monitor the system in the Clean Boot environment. If the problem does not occur, it indicates that the problem is related to one application or service we have disabled. You may use the MSCONFIG tool again to re-enable the disabled item one by one to find out the culprit.
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No8
Great machine apart from the fact that it keeps shutting down at random intervals, preceded by a warning that Vista will shut down in one minute - can't trace the cause for the life of me!


I wonder if there is a new variant of the Sasser virus going round - that used to do a one minute shutdown. What anti-virus are you using?
#12
Wicked Lester and Spod - thanks for the tips guys, very much appreciated! Tried shutdown -a using a desktop shortcut for speed of execution, but it doesn't stop it. Also disabled all services (minus the MS ones) and msconfig startup commands with no luck. Also thought about a virus, but I'm running NIS 2009 and checked the hijackthis log and the machine is clean. I've installed an app called Shut It Last Chance Shutdown to see if that kills it.

I think it might be a hardware conflict; I fitted a Belkin wireless PCI card from an old XP pc and I don't think the downloaded Vista drivers are brilliant. I've ordered a fully Vista compatible draft n USB dongle and am hoping that it will cure the problem when it turns up. What do you reckon?

Apologies to jukkie for hijacking your thread!
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No8;4135239
Wicked Lester and Spod - thanks for the tips guys, very much appreciated! Tried shutdown -a using a desktop shortcut for speed of execution, but it doesn't stop it. Also disabled all services (minus the MS ones) and msconfig startup commands with no luck. Also thought about a virus, but I'm running NIS 2009 and checked the hijackthis log and the machine is clean. I've installed an app called Shut It Last Chance Shutdown to see if that kills it.

I think it might be a hardware conflict; I fitted a Belkin wireless PCI card from an old XP pc and I don't think the downloaded Vista drivers are brilliant. I've ordered a fully Vista compatible draft n USB dongle and am hoping that it will cure the problem when it turns up. What do you reckon?

Apologies to jukkie for hijacking your thread!


If your PC is shutting down because its "blue-screening" then this can be disabled. It means you can then check the error details on the blue screen error message to get a better idea of what is causing the problem. Have a look here to see about disabling auto-reboot on blue screen errors:
http://www.watchingthenet.com/disable-automatic-restarts-with-blue-screen-of-death.html
#14
sokelly
If your PC is shutting down because its "blue-screening" then this can be disabled. It means you can then check the error details on the blue screen error message to get a better idea of what is causing the problem. Have a look here to see about disabling auto-reboot on blue screen errors:
http://www.watchingthenet.com/disable-automatic-restarts-with-blue-screen-of-death.html


It's not BSOD, it gives a pukka windows warning to close all programs because the machine will shut down in one minute, then shuts down normally - hence no error log! Very frustrating...
#15
No8
Wicked Lester and Spod - thanks for the tips guys, very much appreciated! Tried shutdown -a using a desktop shortcut for speed of execution, but it doesn't stop it. Also disabled all services (minus the MS ones) and msconfig startup commands with no luck. Also thought about a virus, but I'm running NIS 2009 and checked the hijackthis log and the machine is clean. I've installed an app called Shut It Last Chance Shutdown to see if that kills it.

I think it might be a hardware conflict; I fitted a Belkin wireless PCI card from an old XP pc and I don't think the downloaded Vista drivers are brilliant. I've ordered a fully Vista compatible draft n USB dongle and am hoping that it will cure the problem when it turns up. What do you reckon?

Apologies to jukkie for hijacking your thread!


Possibly try running Command Prompt as Administrator. Type CMD in the Vista search box, right click and 'run as administrator'
#16
Wicked Lester
Possibly try running Command Prompt as Administrator. Type CMD in the Vista search box, right click and 'run as administrator'


Thanks, I'll give it a go!
#17
Sorted it!!! The machine was bought as an ex-display model from Comet and they had set Task Scheduler to switch the PC off at 1955, just before the store closed! Thanks to all for trying to help, sorry for being such a doofus - should have been the first thing I checked!!!:oops::oops:

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