Acer Veriton

I picked up a used Acer Veriton X2631G desktop the other day from someone on Marketplace. It’s a nice compact sized desktop computer and even though it’s older, it has some nice stats.

Acer Veriton
  • Dual Core Pentium G3220 64 Bit at 3 GHz
  • 6 Gbytes RAM
  • 500 Gbyte Hard Disk
  • DVD player/recorder
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports plus 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • VGA Video out @ 1366×768
  • Windows 10

It didn’t come with a keyboard, mouse or Wifi card (but it did have an ethernet port). I bought a cheap keyboard from Amazon, plugged in an old mouse and used the ethernet port on the machine to connect to my home network.

Linux Mint Cinnamon

Yesterday I installed Linux Mint 20.3 and configured the machine for dual boot so I can startup in either Windows or Linux. I will be using both because some apps that I use are available in Windows but not Linux, and vice versa. So far I’m finding the machine responsive and a 3 GHz it’s fast enough. I’m really liking the Linux Mint environment and I allocated the majority of the disk space to it.