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Acer Aspire XC-217
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Acer Aspire XC-217 2 Core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB Jan 2016
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7 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

Acer few processor core computers have good ratings on average and across all computers Acer is one of the superior manufacturers.

HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core computers that are a similar 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.

If the storage speed of this computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Chromebox 3010 (£479.97) (SSD), or the OptiPlex 3040 (£386.98) (SSD) both from DELL or the HP 400 G2 (£609.16) (SSD).

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The Aspire XC-217 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Aspire XC-217. Most of the computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-217 only have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, however this computer has six USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Aspire XC-217 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most few processor core computers that were launched in the last year. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Acer Aspire XC-217 has a greater number of placements than most PCs that are a comparable age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by new PCs.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on similar spec computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

The narrowest few processor core PC that was launched in the last year is 34mm wide, the widest is 440mm, and the average width is 160mm. With a width of only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-217 is one of the narrower computers that have been available for the last year amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-217 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Aspire XC-217 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 is 3.1GHz. When compared to other few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-217 that we have checked the processor clock speed of, the Aspire XC-217's processor clock speed of only 1.35 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP 260 (£312.00) (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-217, the Aspire XC-217's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. Across all the newly released comparable spec desktop computers the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Acer Aspire XC-217 is a two processor thread computer.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Aspire XC-217 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217. The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,100 RPM.

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Heavy

With a weight of 8.5 kilograms, the Acer Aspire XC-217 is quite heavy compared to most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-217. The weights of latest comparable spec computers range from 530g to 15kg, and the average weight is 4.8kg.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 range from 1,600MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Aspire XC-217 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst personal computers of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-217

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Acer released the Aspire XC-217.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-217 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP G3 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The Aspire XC-217 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-217.

PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP G3 (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

The Acer Aspire XC-217 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire XC-217.

Other 4GB memory computers currently available which you might want to look at include the HP 280 (£196.50) which has better reviews.

Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Ideacentre 300 (£399.99) (8GB), or the M700 Tiny (£441.89) (8GB) both from Lenovo or the Alienware Steam Machine (£425.00) (8GB).

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Specification

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Processor Thread
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Processor Socket
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Language
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Product Type
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Width

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers axc217pndtb1zet001
Barcodes 04713392429125

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