Featuring Decent Hardware, These Are Perfect For the Non-Tech-Savvy Gamer
With Ryzen 5 featuring amazing performance; gaming or otherwise at a price much lower than its blue counterpart, Acer has decided to take advantage of it by building some affordable gaming systems for their consumers. A particular one that they revealed was the Aspire GX-281 that features a Ryzen 5 1400 coupled with a GTX 1050, 8 gigs of RAM and 1TB storage. The CPU and GPU choice seems good as none will be a bottleneck to the other, and storage can always be expanded or made speedier with an SSD.
Though it supports VR and 4K gaming, it goes without saying that you cannot expect anything other than low end games like Minecraft (on medium settings) or Age of Empires at that resolution. There’s no mention of the kind of power supply used, so we abstain from mentioning any GPU upgrades for now, but RAM can be upgraded to as much as 64 gigs if you aim on using it as a workstation PC in the future. The front panel of the Aspire GX-281 has a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C port, two USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A ports, an SD card reader, and separate headphone and microphone ports. The system also provides four USB 2.0 ports, 802.11ac and Bluetooth LE connectivity, audio ports, a DVD burner, and HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.
The Acer GX-281 is expected to be price around $800. In comparison to this if you decide to build a similar system yourself by ordering parts, it should set you back by less than $700 including Windows 10. While this leaves a huge gap of money that can be filled with a GTX 1060 or an extra SSD if you’re building it yourself, not everyone has the know-how of building a PC, even if it’s as simple as ‘putting this here and that there’ as adept builders may know it.
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