The Acer Aspire T conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX.
It is made of Steel and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 414mm x 175mm x 381mm.
|Release Date||02 Jan 2012||Tool-less Rails||no|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Width||175mm|
|Color||Black||IO Display Panel||yes|
|Expansion Slots||4||Front USB 2.0 Slots||0|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||1||Front USB 3.0 Slots||2|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||1||eSATA||no|
|2.5" Drive Bays||1||Audio IO||no|
The Acer Aspire T has a the Micro-ATX form factor. Micro-ATX is a smaller version of the ATX standard which is designed to make your case and the system therein lightweight and portable. Using the Micro-ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 414mm x 175mm x 381mm.
The Acer Aspire T has four expansion slots, so there is some room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has one 5.25" drive bays, which is enough room for an optical drive but little else, and with just one 3.5" drive bay, there is basically no room at all for expansion. With one 2.5" bay, however, there is enough room for a laptop-sized HDD or solid-state drive.
Made primarily of Steel, the Acer Aspire T is built to be strong and well-ventilated. Steel cases are generally fairly cheap and sturdy, but also tend to be quite heavy. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.