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Acer Aspire 6930G-583G

A feature-packed media centre offering great value for money

The Acer Aspire 6930G-583G (£498) is aimed at those on a budget looking for an all-in-one multimedia package.

It's packed with features, boasting a decent graphics card, a Blu-ray drive and a widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, meaning you can play films without the intrusive black bars commonly seen at the top and bottom of the screen

The 3.2kg chassis is tquite heavy however. It is spacious and constructed from a rugged plastic that proves hard to scratch, but the lid is shiny and attracts both fingerprints and light cosmetic damage.

A row of touch-sensitive buttons just below a Dolby Home Theatre speaker allows quick access to applications and volume settings.

Read more: Acer Aspire 6930G review

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