Final Clearance Acer Aspire GX Gaming PC (AMD Ryzen 7 1700/1TB HDD/12GB RAM/AMD Radeon RX580 Graphics/Windows 10)

  • Model #: GX-281-EB11
  • Web Code: 11615368
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Take your gaming to the highest level with this powerful Acer Aspire GX gaming desktop. It features a 3.7GHz AMD Ryzen 7 processor, 12GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and an AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card. Bluetooth connectivity and 8 USB ports make it easy to add a wide range of additional peripherals.

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  • 3.7GHz AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-core processor and 12GB of DDR4 RAM combine to deliver premium speed and performance for big-league gaming experiences
  • 1TB hard drive offers tons and tons of space for your entire digital arcade, including game downloads, save files, and all of your multimedia files
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card supports smooth 1440p gaming, DirectX 12 and Vulkan gaming, and premium VR experiences
  • 802.11 ac Wi-Fi makes it easy to connect to your home network from the couch or the dinner table, or to any Wi-Fi hotspot for on-the-go gaming
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet enables a reliable, wired connection to an internet network for optimal connection speeds
  • Bluetooth 4.0 functionality allows you to wirelessly connect a range of compatible devices, such as a gaming headset or external speakers
  • Eight USB ports (2 in the front and 6 in the rear) make it easy to connect a range of additional peripherals
  • Connectivity options include 3 x DisplayPort ports, 1 x HDMI ports, 5 x audio ports; 1 x headphone jack, and 1 x microphone jack
  • Preinstalled with Windows 10 operating system, which features a refined internet browser, improved Start menu, digital assistant with Cortana, universal Windows apps, and much more


  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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3.1 / 5
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  • from Port Alberni, BC

Outperforms my i7 - This machine is a beast!!!

Got it online. Arrived early. Powerful powerful machine! I run the leading edge industry recording software on 3 monitors - with 4 different applications and over 30 audio tracks processing at once... and this thing doesn't even hiccup man! I tell you - it is a beast! It even compares to the xeon 3000 dollar chip... I mean... seriously! Don't believe me about the i7?? Do your own research .. .this chip in here is a monster! Got it on sale - best buy I ever got on a computer! :) :) :)

  • from Hamilton, ON

Not Bad

I had a bit of small problems at first................ Now this system is FAST!

  • from Hamilton, ON

A must read for Gamers Your system will work :)

All the complaints I read in reviews I have solved. UHD don't work. Causes all kind of probs. Start with 1920 X 1080 resolution and work from there and no more freeze ups or strange screen.

  • from Surrey, BC

Overall, a great PC

This computer is great. It can run most games at 1080p at around 75fps. The Ryzen 7 1700 is a really good cpu since it has so many cores, so when a more demanding game comes around, the cpu will activate all its cores at 100%. The RX580, well ... It isn't as good as I expected. It has about the same specs as the 1050ti, which isn't terrible but it isn't the greatest either. The cpu has a great cooling system, and the RX580 just has the built in fans. The ram is fast and it really is enough for most applications. The hard drive is nothing special, and overall the computer is perfect for most applications. There is always room to upgrade if you don't think 12Gb or ram is enough or whatever, but it is an awesome computer. I can't say the price " whether from Best Buy or our competitors" but I got it for sale, and if you can find it on sale it is such a steal! I would definitely recommend this computer

  • from Ottawa

Not as i expected

I bought this pc online on September 17th and was very excited as it was a good pc for a good price (when it was on clearance). However, it was supposed to arrive on September 25th and instead arrived two days later. I decided to let it pass and when I got it set up and started, the screen claimed that there was a problem and the system will automatically restart. After restarting several times it failed to start and was then returned to Best Buy. At the store, they did not offer to replace or fix it hinting that they knew that there was a problem. I was very disappointed and I hope that it will not repeat again

  • from Ottawa, ON

So far, so good

Purchased it last month and I am quite happy with it! So far, no issues as described on previous comments.

  • from North York, ON

Update on my warranty repair status

Ok, so I just got my computer back from warranty repair, and it seems the bootup problems were caused by a faulty motherboard. That is very bad, a brand new computer being sold with a faulty motherboard. I guess I was unlucky. But not that unlucky, looking at the other reviews with other worse problem than not booting up occasionally. Acer replaced by motherboard with a new one and it's working properly now, booting up properly 100% of the time. Just be careful, if you see a problem with this computer, exchange it immediately for another one of the same model within two weeks, I didn't do that and I had to bring the computer to acer repair center in mississauga and wait two weeks for my computer to be repaired.

  • from Toronto, ON

NOT good so far

NVM, system having the same bootup problems. Sent in for warranty repairs

  • from Toronto, ON

Good so far

I have had it a little over a month and I would say it is working good so far. Had an issue where the computer sometimes wouldn't boot properly from standby or even from power off state (my monitor would get no signal) but I contacted acer support and they said the problem might be software (OS) related. They advised me to factory reset the computer and I did that and now the issue is resolved. I got it on sale and I would say for the specs it was the best deal I could find in Toronto. I don't know why it was (and is) selling for so cheap given the specs and that frankly makes me a bit uneasy but hey, I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. It might be due to a lack of an ssd. Anyways, in terms of gaming, It runs final fantasy XV near max settings 1080p at 50-75 fps. Not to mention non gaming tasks with this 8 core beast. My opinion on bestbuy has completely changed with regards to prebuilt pc deals. I am satisfied!

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  • from Orleans, ON

Dispointe 0 star

AFTER Not evena year. it freez. then crashes. Nerve again with ACER , Not even for a free one.

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  • from Thunder Bay, ON

Surprisingly fast and powerful

Super fast gaming machine. Works great on my high resolution 2560x1440 gaming monitor, and with my Oculus Rift for VR. This machine is worlds faster than my Core i5 was. I did my homework and this is by far the most powerful gaming system you can get for the price right now. I was a little hesitant because of the review by the guy with the Acer windows mixed reality VR headset, but I hear Windows Mixed reality is still a bit glitchy compared to Oculus and the Vive. Glad to say I've had zero problems with my Oculus Rift.

  • from Canmore, AB

Computer quit in 2 months

The computer in 2 months. It took me over 3 weeks to get a repair and recovery disc. It did not work and the computer has been returned for warranty repairs. If allowed, I will update this review. If the difficulty in getting a repair and recovery disc is typical, it does not look good. I had considered building up my own computer (as I have done in the past). Had I done that, I would have had a working computer in less time than it took to get the repair and recovery disc from ACER. PS. This computer is only 2 to 2.5 times faster than my old ASUS with the Itel i5 cpu. (rendering videos and saving huge WP 6 files) Not as much gain as the hype suggested. Certainly not enough to justify the cost of a replacement computer

  • from Toronto, ON

Sometimes works

I got this computer with the Acer windows mixed reality headset and controllers and it is able to run those games sometimes. I get frequent blue screen of death from 'power driver failure', and I recently restored the system after deleting everything and still see the same issues on startup.

  • from Goderich, ON

Bought this to replace older vr system, but had to use windows recovery.

Spend hours setting up all my software and waitewd for 9 hours for microsoft to finish its update! After 1st reboot after windows update it couldnt boot??????? As i could not find a Manual i consulted the internet on how to do a recovery. I made it whipe and reset everything as it came out of the box. Here we go again install all my software "but this time i disabled microsoft update" No issues after a long setup time. It runs great and handles VR "oculus rift" very well. Also great fast gaming experience. After the initial headache, the machine it self is very capable of handling modern games at impressive settings. I am going to assume that microsoft is to blame for thew complete failure initially. Im now very happy with its performance.

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