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.
Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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