PROS / The Acer Veriton M480G-ED6300C comes with a generous 3GB of memory.
CONS / When compared to the base systems of other brands, the 160GB hard drive will be considered small by some.
VERDICT / The Acer Veriton M480G-ED6300C is a robust system that is capable of performing the majority of all business tasks.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
The common daily routine for most businesses email both inside and outside the company, the layout and update of spreadsheets, processing sensitive financial information as well as the storage of mission critical data. The Acer Veriton M480G-ED6300C takes the mundane and ordinary out of the business desktop and replaces it with security, robustness, productivity and efficiency. For comparisons of other computers in this category, please check out our Business Computer Review site.
- Intel Pentium Processor E6300
- 3GB DDR3 RAM
- Gigabyte LAN
- Super-Multi drive
The base model of the Acer Veriton M480G-ED6300C ships with the Intel Pentium Processor E6300 model. This powerful processor is enabled with Intel’s Virtualization technology and provides more than enough computing strength to perform complex office tasks. Certainly, there are higher end processors available, and for an increase in cost, Acer provides two upgrade options. Those options include the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7600 and the Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8400.
Memory & Storage
The box ships with Genuine Windows 7 Professional installed. The Acer Veriton M480G-ED6300C comes with a generous 3GB of memory, an amount that ensures multi-tasking and graphics run smoothly. The stock memory of this machine can be upgraded to 4GB. However, one disappointing feature is that if the memory is upgraded after initial purchase, the provided memory cards may have to be replaced with optional larger memory cards in order to reach the maximum capacity of 8GB.
When compared to the base systems of other brands, the 160GB hard drive will be considered small by some. However, this storage device can also be expanded to a 320GB SATA hard drive. The Variable-speed Super-Multi drive, a type of DVD drive that can read and write all DVD formats and the integrated Intel Graphics Accelerator X4500 will meet the wants and needs of the average business user.
Acer equips the Veriton M480G-ED6300C with a variety of utilities that keep your system safe and secure. The Veriton Control Center feature allows the trouble-free management of frequently accessed programs, data and power. The security suite utilizes TPM (Trusted Platform Module) data encryption to protect your passwords, financial records and other sensitive information. Simplifying network management, the Client Manager utility monitors both hardware and software. It also allows the machine to be managed remotely.
Acer boasts that the Veriton M480G-ED6300C is “green” because the computer complies with PC ENERGY STAR, GS and EPEAT Silver certifications, which reduce maintenance costs, extend the lifespan of hardware and make the Veriton M480G-ED6300C easier to recycle when that fateful day arrives.
The Acer Veriton M480G-ED6300C is a robust system that is capable of performing the majority of all business tasks. Its green status provides not only energy efficiency but demonstrates Acer’s concern for the environment. Both end users and management alike will appreciate the TPM based encryption that protects sensitive information and data. This machine is perfect for the traditional office setting, however, if there’s a need to run advanced graphic programs such as video editing, a more powerful computer should be considered.