Acer is a brand known for making Windows PCs for a long time now, and if you're looking for something that offers value and decent quality, you're looking in a good place.
Laptops, desktops, all-in-ones, and even Chrome OS PCs, Acer makes them all. Specifically, if you're on the hunt for an Acer desktop, these are the ones to get.
Best All-in-One: Acer Aspire AZ3
The Aspire AZ3 is an all-in-one (AIO) that apart from gaming, can do everything you'd want it to. It's even got a built-in optical drive.
It's powered by a quad-core Intel Core i7-7700T backed up by 16GB of RAM and a 1TB hard-disk drive (HDD). And as it's an AIO, you get the added bonus of a display, in this case a 23.8-inch 1080p non-touch panel.
At $1,100, it's also well priced and Acer even throws in a mouse and keyboard. Open up the box, turn it on, and you are ready to roll.
Best value: Acer Aspire T
The Aspire T isn't much to look at, but if you're seeking a solid, great-value PC for the family, it's well worth it at $500.
You get a seventh-generation Core i5-7400 quad-core processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB HDD with an included keyboard and mouse.
It also has an optical drive, so it could easily double up as a home media server, and there's space inside to add more storage.
Best for light gaming and creative work: Acer Aspire Gaming Desktop
The Aspire Gaming isn't Acer's most powerful desktop PC, but it's the one to choose if you're looking for a PC capable of gaming and creative work like video editing. For starters, it's in a regular-size PC tower, so you'll be able to add and upgrade in the future.
It's fairly stylish, too, lacking the outrageous designs gaming PCs often have. For $1,000, you get an Intel Core i7-7700, 8GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM, a 1TB HDD and an AMD RX 480 graphics card.
The RX 480 is capable of delivering VR, and even though it has a previous-generation card from AMD, it's no slouch.
If you're looking for a great all-rounder this is a solid buy.
Best for VR and high-end gaming: Acer Predator G3
Acer's Predator G3 looks pretty wild but one of the advantages to such a sizeable case is there's plenty of room inside for a killer gaming and VR PC. And for $1,440 you get a lot of gaming PC.
Inside the G3 you'll find an Intel Core i7-7700, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD), 1TB HDD and an 8GB NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphics card.
Acer also throws in a keyboard and mouse, but if you're looking for out of the box high-end VR, this is the one to get.
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