Our sales charts show that the vendors consumer drive is beginning to pay off

Strong retail presence for Acer

Acer has big plans for the consumer market, as can be seen in our interview with Walter Deppeler. The consumer end of the market has always been a key proposition for the vendor and this months sales feedback indicates that their ongoing strategy is working.

The number one selling desktop according to our survey is Acer’s entry-level X1300, which has been designed for home entertainment and computing and features a 2.3GHz AMD Phenom X4 quad-core processor, with up to four gigabytes of DDR2 RAM and Nvidia GeForce 8 series graphics support. The device can be found bundled with a monitor for as little as £400 from some online retailers.

Meanwhile, Acer’s Aspire laptop range dominates our laptop chart. The number one slot has gone to the Aspire 5536, the entry level device among Acer’s latest additions to the range. It features a strong emphasis on HD viewing and carries an AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU with ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics, at a price point around £400.

Some of the other Acer devices shown are slightly outdated now that the vendor has released these new additions, and so can probably be found at slightly lowered prices.

Elsewhere, the graphics cards show a strong preference for budget components. PNY’s Verto GeForce 9600GT has been praised for its solid performance at a relatively low price point, and ATI OEM Sapphire’s low-end Radeon HD3650 has been described as the ideal solution for people disappointed by their integrated graphic set.

The following results are gathered by talking to frontline retailers to find out their top selling products.

1 – Acer X1300
2 – HP P6105
3 – Acer Aspire X3200
4 – Packard Bell iMedia D3519
5 – Compaq Presario CQ5115

1 – Acer AS5536
2 – Acer AS7535
3 – Acer AS5338
4 – HP Compaq CQ60 420SA
5 – Packard Bell LJ61-RB010

Graphics Cards
1 – PNY GeForce 9600GT
2 – PNY GeForce 9500GT
3 – ATI Sapphire Radeon HD3650
4 – PNY BFG 9400GT
5 – PNY 6200 AGP

1 – Microsoft Optical 3000
2 – Logitech V150
3 – Microsoft Mobile 3000
4 – Logitech Revolution Wireless Laser
5 – Microsoft Optical 1000

1 – Logitech LX710
2 – Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500
3 – Microsoft 2000 Comfort Curve
4 – Logitech Wave
5 – Logitech Ultra-Flat Wired Keyboard

Utility Software – Security
1 – Norton 360
2 – Norton Internet Security
3 – Kaspersky Internet Security 2010
4 – McAfee Virus Scan Plus 2010
5 – AVG Internet Security 8.5

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