[mythtv-users] The new Acer Aspire X1200 - $459, looks great, could be a combined FE/BE

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 19:52:53 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 3:26 PM, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
> This looks like a dang nice HTPC for the living room and is powerful enough
> to be a combined FE/BE machine while outputting HD. Here are the specs:
> Acer(R) Aspire X1200-U1510A: Available now for a MSRP of $459.99
> AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual Core 5000+ Processor
> NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 8200 On-Board Graphics
> 4GB DDR2 Memory
> 320GB SATA II Hard Drive (2)
> 16x DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM SuperMulti, Double-Layer Drive
> 14-in-One Media Card Reader
> Windows Vista(R) Premium 64 with SP1
> I don't see S-Video but it does have HDMI and claims to have support for
> H.264 as well as full 1080P although I'd assume that's some kind of software
> support? Video is an "onboard" Geforce 8200 with unknown RAM so I don't know
> if that would be an issue or not, I know my PCIe GeForce 5200 outputs HD
> with no issue on my combo box. They squeeze the whole shebang in a
> not-so-ugly 10.6 x 4.0 x 14.4-inch enclosure, so if it's not that noise it's
> a great option for the living room IMHO.
> What does everyone think? Engadget article is at
You could save $100 to $150 if you put this together with the same
parts above (different case though) but I guess most of this is the
cost of the Vista License.


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