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Acer Veriton N282G review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £309
inc VAT

The N282G comes with a keyboard, mouse, and Windows 7 Professional, which make it a great deal


1.8GHz Intel Atom D525, 2GB RAM, N/A display, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Acer’s Veriton N282G mini PC has a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom D525 processor, 2GB of RAM and Nvidia Ion graphics. Its performance is much as you’d expect, but there are a few features that set this mini PC apart from its rivals.

Acer Veriton N282G

Its design is fairly standard, although Acer has opted for a slightly diamond-shaped chassis instead of a generic rectangle. It’s small and slim, which means that there isn’t much room for ventilation, so the PC can become rather warm. It’s almost entirely silent, which is typical for a mini PC. A VESA mount, with which you can screw it to a monitor, is provided, as is a desk stand.

Acer Veriton N282G

What’s interesting is that despite its relatively low price of just over £300, the PC comes with a full copy of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. This is particularly impressive because many similarly priced mini PCs come with no operating system at all. You don’t get operating system media with the N282G, but its 320GB laptop hard disk has a recovery partition and pressing a recessed button during boot time accesses it. This only works if you don’t reformat the hard disk to install a different operating system, though.

Acer Veriton N282G

The N282G has five USB ports, which is more than most compact systems provide, although none of them support USB3. It also has a multiformat card reader that supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, Memory Stick and xD cards, and that’s a wider range than you’ll find on most PCs. What’s particularly unusual is the serial port on the back of the system. It’ll be useless for most people, but some specialist hardware, including CNC mills and digital multimeters, still require an RS-232 connection, making this budget PC particularly interesting for some small business users. The rest of us can happily ignore the extra port. Also located on the rear of the PC are VGA and HDMI graphics ports, as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port. The obligatory 3.5mm microphone and headphone ports can be found on the PC’s front panel.

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Basic Specifications

ProcessorIntel Atom D525
Processor external bus200MHz (2.5GT/s DMI)
Processor multiplierx9
Processor clock speed1.8GHz
Processor socketFCBGA559
Memory typePC3-10666
Maximum memory4GB
MotherboardAcer TPDS03
Motherboard chipsetIntel NM10


USB2 ports (front/rear)6/0
Firewire ports (front/rear)0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear)0/0
Wired network ports1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support802.11n

Internal Expansion

Casemini PC
PCI-E x1 slots (free)0 (0)
PCI-E x16 slots (free)0 (0)
Free Serial ATA ports0
Free memory slots0

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s)Western Digital WD3200BEVT-22A23T0
Total storage capacity320GB


Graphics card(s)Nvidia Ion
Graphics/video portsHDMI, VGA


SoundRealtek ALC662
Sound outputs3.5mm stereo line out, 3.5mm mic in

Removable Drives

Supported memory cardsSD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, Memory Stick Pro, xD
Optical drive type(s)none


Screen modelnone
Native resolutionN/A
Screen inputsN/A

Other Hardware

KeyboardAcer PR1101U
MouseAcer MS.11200.085


Software includednone
Operating systemWindows 7 Professional 64-bit
Operating system restore optionrestore partition

Buying Information

Warrantyone year RTB

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