Acer Aspire IDea500 Driver
With the iDea Acer has taken a couple of major steps in the right direction to making media centre PCs more accessible to regular buyers. The name of this Acer Media Center system, the Idea , is actually very apt. Right now though, Media Center is still much more likely to be bought by the PC savvy consumer. The Idea is one of the sleekest Media Center systems I’ve seen. Click Here for a review of the Acer Aspire iDea from PC Pro. Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor T GHz; MB DDRII RAM - Low cost double.
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Acer Aspire IDea500 Driver
You can watch a scary movie from behind Acer Aspire IDea500 sofa with the keyboard in your lap and you'll still have full control over the iDea, or perhaps more usefully, you can control it while it's fully hidden in a cabinet.
The PC also ships with Acer Aspire IDea500 standard Windows Media Center Edition remote control -- though this uses an infrared beam so you'll have to point it directly at the PC. Finally, the iDea has four USB ports two at the front, two at the rearone Firewire port -- which is inaccessibly positioned at the rear of the system, a single LAN port and a Wi-Fi adaptor Acer Aspire IDea500 an aerial that protrudes approximately 60mm above the top of the PC, and 25mm away from the back of it.
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This is worth noting if you're planning on installing the iDea in a cramped space -- as is the fact that the iDea has vents at both sides that must remain unobstructed. Performance The Acer Aspire iDea offers strong if hardly neck-breaking performance.
It's obviously not as quick as the all-conquering Mesh Xtreme FX60which scored 6, or as slow as the HP dxwhich scored 2, but it's perfectly adequate for a Media Center PC. Graphics performance was a Acer Aspire IDea500, but we expected this from its integrated graphics controller as provided by the Intel chipset. You could always use an external USB disk, but a little more capacity here would be our first Acer Aspire IDea500.
Under heavy load, the PSU fan soon speeds up, leaving the iDea periodically noisy enough to create an audible whoosh in an otherwise quiet room.
It's easily drowned out during TV and music playback, though, and day-to-day use will rarely cause it to kick in - just be sure to leave it well ventilated. Otherwise, the iDea emits a very Acer Aspire IDea500 hum that's unlikely to be annoying.
Press it once or Acer Aspire IDea500 the power button on the Media Center remote and it starts to flash orange and the Acer will quickly drop into standby. You can also bring the system out of standby by pressing any button on the remote — crucial for that consumer electronics feel.
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Next Acer Aspire IDea500 this is a mini FireWire port. On the other side there are two USB 2. A display on the face on the unit gives you all the necessary information including lapse time, track, title and chapter information that a standard DVD or CD player might, but can also be programmed to display things like RSS feeds or the weather.
Although it might be convenient for many people to purchase both the computer and the screen as a bundle, the PC itself has plenty of connectivity and will work with any other TV. There's also USB 2. A rarely seen feature is the IR Blaster which grants you control over other infrared devices, Acer Aspire IDea500 as an amplifier, via this Acer Aspire IDea500 centre box.
One useful function of the IR Blaster is allowing remote access to devices behind cupboard doors, so you don't have to keep cabinet doors open to adjust your volume. With some initial Acer Aspire IDea500 this could be a very handy function for a room packed with electronics and different remotes. Under a rather fragile-looking flap are phono auxiliary AV inputs, S-video inputs, and headphone output.
Yet under the fl ap there are also two USB inputs, a microphone input, a Firewire input, and two memory card slots which between them Acer Aspire IDea500 seven formats - so images from your camcorder or still digital camera can be displayed easily. Around the back, ports are both IT and AV: Finally, Acer Aspire IDea500 a connector for a stubby wireless networking aerial.
While many PCs suggest a pile of components loosely cobbled together, which will Acer Aspire IDea500 constant disassembly and upgrading, the Acer is solidly screwed together and positively discourages internal inspection. The message is that this is an integrated system which doesn't need interference from computer geeks.