Acer Aspire Slime X1200 Desktop
Processor AMD LIVE!: Athlon X2 dual-core processor
Memory Up to 4 GB of DDR2 667/800 MHz SDRAM (dual-channel support on two DIMMs)
BIOS Award PnP BIOS compatible with SMBIOS 2.4
System Chipset NVIDIA® GeForce® 8200
I/O Controller Hub NVIDIA NForce MCP78 692
Expansion Slots PCI Express® 2.0 x16 slot / PCI Express® 2.0 x1 slot
Storage Serial ATA hard disk up to 1 TB / SuperMulti or DVD-ROM optical drive
Card Reader Multi-in-one card reader, supporting: CompactFlash® (Type I and II), CF+™ Microdrive, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCmobile™, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC), Secure Digital™ (SD) Card, miniSD™ Card, xD-Picture Card™, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 ports
Networking Gigabit Ethernet
Front I/O ports Five USB 2.0 ports, Multi-in-one card reader, High-definition headphone and microphone jacks, IEEE 1394 port (4-pin)
Rear I/O ports Four USB 2.0 ports, PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports, Five audio ports, Ethernet (RJ-45) port, D-Sub VGA port, HDMI™ port, eSATA port
Chassis 265 (H) x 315 (D) x 100 (W) mm (without bezel) Power Supply Industry Standard 220 Watt
Used as MD
I am running two of these units; both as Media Directors. My living room x1200 has been running for over 6 month no issues. The bedroom #2 x1200 has been up since 4-23-11.
During the setup for the bedroom #2 Media Director I used UI1 and a standard wireless mouse. As well to this I got HDMI auido working by shelling into the MD via the core and running alsamixer unmuting everything. Then alsactl store to save. Re-ran the audio/video setup and now I have HDMI audio.
On the downside the front bezels always seem to break there retaining tabs. A few well places dabs of silicone will normally clear this up. I plan to replace the cases on the x1200 with maby a Linkworld matx case.
As well I have not tested the card readers as of yet.
Other than this I have had little or no issues with these units. Then only thing I would requimend is 4G ram rather than the 2G I am running. This would speed up the UI2 but both UI1/UI2 plus UI with Alpha work well.
- Nvidia 8200 NForce MCP78 692 ( UI1 UI2 UI2+Alpha run ok )
- 1x PCIe 16x / 1x PCIe 1x for graphic and related expansion
- Gigabit ethernet
- Boot off LAN
- audio via HDMI ( with alsamixer adjustments )
- Came standard with Dual Core AMD CPU's
- Will fit in standard hutch
All in all this unit does what a Media Director should. And if that front bezel gives you hell; buy a case for $50.00, find a motherboard back plate that works and upgrade the case. If all else front bezels are like $30.00 on ebay.
PS: Small kittens will sleep on you're cpu exhaust port at night. Causing a high pitch sound coming from the CPU cooler fan going full out.