The Acer Veriton M670G is a pretty good system with a reasonable price. But good isn't great. You can find faster, less expensive value PCs that handle games better.

The Acer Veriton M670G Intel 2.83GHz Core 2 Quad Q9550 processor is fairly strong, and the system's 4GB of DDR3-1066 memory certainly helps. But the configuration we tested relied on a single 640GB hard drive, and the standard Hitachi CD burner lacks any Blu-ray capability.

In our WorldBench 6 test suite, the Acer Veriton M670G held its own with a score of 125. The Veriton system's ATI Radeon HD 4350 Pro graphics clearly was no match for the cards included in those machines; it delivered frame rates of 8 frames per second in our Unreal Tournament 3 and 7 fps in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (both tested at 2560 by 1600 resolution and high quality) - unplayably poor results.

The Acer Veriton M670G provides 10 USB ports (six on the back and four at front), but no FireWire or eSATA options. The other connections available are an HDMI port, VGA and DVI display outputs (one each), gigabit ethernet, and jacks for 7.1 surround sound.

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The black-and-gray case is no beauty, but it looks okay. Inside, neon green locking mechanisms and hard-drive rails make installing new devices in the one free 5.25in bay and the five free 3.5in bays a breeze. Similarly, a tabbed locking mechanism simplifies the process of adding a new PCI device to the motherboard. The Acer Veriton M670G itself sets aside room for two PCI upgrades and one PCI Express x1 upgrade.

The mouse bundled with our test Acer Veriton M670G was an utterly unremarkable two-button device. The included keyboard won points for having media buttons, but its design was bulky and uneven.

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Acer Veriton M670G: Specs

  • Acer Veriton M670G Desktop Tower
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (E8400) 3GHz Processor with 6144KB L2 Cache 1333MHz FSB
  • 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 320GB Hard Drive
  • Intel Q45 Express Chipset + ICH10DO
  • Integrated nVidia GeForce 7 Series Graphics
  • DVD±RW Optical Drive
  • Intel 82567LM Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business downgradeable to XP Professional
  • 180x352x440mm
  • Acer Veriton M670G Desktop Tower
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (E8400) 3GHz Processor with 6144KB L2 Cache 1333MHz FSB
  • 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 320GB Hard Drive
  • Intel Q45 Express Chipset + ICH10DO
  • Integrated nVidia GeForce 7 Series Graphics
  • DVD±RW Optical Drive
  • Intel 82567LM Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business downgradeable to XP Professional
  • 180x352x440mm

OUR VERDICT

For its price, the Acer Veriton M670G is a reasonably good PC, but you can find machines with better connections and better gaming performance for less money.

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