Acer X1200

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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

Audio Embedded high-definition audio Video NVIDIA® GeForce® 8200 graphics solution

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.


  • Slimline
  • 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.


little SOB