Acer Aspire AM3400-U2052 Phenom II
The Acer Aspire model number AM3400-U2052 is this weeks featured home computer kit. The reasons that it was chosen was because of the price point combined with the specs that it comes with.
At a very affordable price, less than six hundred dollars, this desktop computer kit has everything you need in a home computer kit for a very reasonable price. Most home computer kits run between price r
anges from four hundred to eight hundred dollars. The six hundred dollar price point gives you a computer that would last a few years into the future.
The big problem with being in the technology age is that everything electronic gets replaced and outdated so quickly. With computers if you spend a little more up front, and take care of your purchase it will last you longer into the future. If you spend the bare minimum up front the computer will become outddated that much more quickly.
The computer was selected as a feature model for the home computer kits because of its system specs. It does not carry quite the specs of a gaming computer but it is much more compatible with doing the simple multitasking that is often required for the home computer kits.
Home computer kits are typically used for:
- internet surfing
- simple gaming
- social media
- music and movies
Armed with the AMD Phenom II quad core processor this home computer kit will allow you to be able to load your programs with a good deal of speed. No one wants to spend a majority of their time in front of the computer waiting for their programs to load. That is why adding multiple core processors to computers is becoming a huge deal. Multi-core processors allow for greatly increased performance even when multitasking.
Even the RAM in this home computer kit is stacked on the higher end of the specs for these types of computers. 6GB of DDR3 RAM acts as a great compliment to the quad core processor that this is loaded into this computer kit. If we figure that Windows 7 takes about 1GB of RAM to run that leaves us with approximately 5GB to use on other programs and processes. That is 2GB more RAM than an entry level computer that supports Windows 7.
The hard drive space in this home computer kit is a very large amount sitting at 640GB. Unless a massive number of movies and games are being saved to the hard drive space, 640Gb is an amount that most people will never fill. Especially those looking for a home computer kit and not a gaming computer kit. A typical starting model would only carry about 320GB of hard drive space.
Something to keep in mind when considering hard drive space is that you will never get the full amount of hard drive space that is stated on the hard drive. Some of the space is already allocated for the system BIOS and others will be used up in the operating system. So 640GB would be taken down to the area of about 615GB and 320GB would be dropped to about 288GB of hard drive space. The extra hard drive space in this computer will allow you to save many files for a long time to come.
The last notable feature that may be commonly used in the home computer kits is the DVD ± RW drive. The advantages that come with a drive like is the ability to save your information to an external source. The hard drive is typically the first part of the
hardware to fail. Having your information backed up in another place is imperative if you want to keep your information. The fact that it is a DVD drive opposed to a CD drive, is another advantage. DVDs can be used for data not only movies. DVDs allow for much more space on the disc than a regular CD. More space equals more storage!
The reason that this home is recommended above other computer kits is because of many factors. The factors that make this computer kit highly recommended are:
- price point
- hard drive space
- PRICE POINT!
Check out the computer kit out at newegg.com.