Acer is one of the better rated computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Acer also has good reviews for its few processor core PCs.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.5 gigahertz, the Aspire TC-605 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that came out around the same time as the Aspire TC-605. The processor clock speeds of few processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire TC-605 range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz.
The smallest hard drive capacity of PCs of this age and spec is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 630GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire TC-605 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that were released one year ago.
If this Acer computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Revo One RL85 (£299.99) (2TB) which also has a higher rating.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
Comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire TC-605 have total storage capacity of between 8GB and 3TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Acer Aspire TC-605 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire TC-605.
If this computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Revo One RL85 (£299.99) (2TB) which also has a higher rating.
Has One Cable Included
The Acer Aspire TC-605 has a greater number of included cables than most personal computers that came out more than a year ago. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on few processor core PCs that have been available for more than a year.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that have been available for more than a year.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Aspire TC-605's discrete graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst few processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire TC-605. Across all the few processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire TC-605 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 280MB to 2.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.6GB.
5.1 Audio Output Channel
This desktop computer has a 5.1 audio output channel, which is the most commonly found audio output channel on computers that are a comparable age to it.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many desktop computers that were released more than a year ago.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on computers of a comparable spec and age to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Only Supports One Compatible Memory Card
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Acer Aspire TC-605 is more than most few processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers that were released more than a year ago.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the computers of this spec and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire TC-605 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire TC-605.
The weights of few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire TC-605 range from 140g to 16kg. The weight of the Acer Aspire TC-605 of 13 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst few processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire TC-605.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This Acer computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Internal Memory
The Aspire TC-605 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched more than a year ago.
If you are looking for a computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605 (6GB), the Asus M32AD (£441.04) (6GB), or the Lenovo H30 (£349.97) (8GB).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 705
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
McAfee Internet Security Suite
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Compatible Processor Series
Core i5, Core i7, Core i3
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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For the actual hardware, this is a good buy. Very compact, 3 processor, 4gb ram, optical drive, 1tb hd, and windows os. Not bad for the price. Even comes with a decent mouse and kb
None, it was DOA
Good price for 3
Small, quiet, cheap, decently powerful processor for the price, and room for a small amount of upgrades like a low pro. video card and 16g of ram
All around its a wonderful little pc, and its on sale
Because I didn't have time to set it up in the 30 day window from purchase, I am stuck with this piece of crp
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Power supply is also a bit weak for any upgrades at only 220w