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Acer Aspire XC-217
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Acer Aspire XC-217 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

4 AMD a 2GHz 4GB Nov 2015
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Finish tasks, watch programming, play casual games, and keep in touch with friends - all easy with up to 3rd generation Intel Core or new AMD processing, and graphics ranging from Intel HD... More
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7 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

PCs from Acer have an average rating of 82 out of 100, which is in the top 59% of all personal computer brands that we have analysed.

10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The Aspire XC-217 is a six USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 have between one and nine 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 computers that are a similar age to it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-217.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Aspire XC-217 is more than most desktop computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest PC of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-217 is 33mm wide and the widest is 510mm. The Aspire XC-217 is fairly narrow (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other personal computers of this age and type, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Aspire XC-217 of only 800 megahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 is 640MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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

The Aspire XC-217 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and type have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of computers of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire XC-217 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. The Acer Aspire XC-217 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the 800 G2 (£354.70) (2.5GHz), or the 600 G2 (£426.58) (2.5GHz) both from HP.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec computers that were released around the same time as 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 Acer desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (£595.00) (SSD).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB. The Aspire XC-217 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the Aspire XC-217.

If this personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP 800 G2 (8GB).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-217 have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Aspire XC-217 has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire XC-217 is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz. The Aspire XC-217 has one of the slowest maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Acer Aspire XC-217 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this Acer PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-217 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-217. The maximum internal memory of personal computers of this spec and age range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Acer Aspire XC-217 is a four processor thread PC. Most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the Aspire XC-217 have between four and seven processor threads.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-217

Released Over a Year Ago

This Acer desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-217 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217.

Desktop computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL 8900 (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire XC-217 has a pretty average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Aspire XC-217.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL 8900 (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Thread
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
Height
Depth
Width

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