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Acer Aspire XC-217
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Acer Aspire XC-217 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 AMD a 2GHz 8GB Nov 2015
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6 Reasons For

Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The Aspire XC-217 has one of the faster memory clock speeds supported by processors (1,866 megahertz) amongst personal computers of this age. The slowest memory clock speed supported by processor of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 is 800MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,500MHz.

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Good Brand

On average Acer computers are rated 82%, which is in the top 59% of all desktop computer brands that we have analysed.

Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Aspire XC-217 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by comparable spec PCs that are a similar 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 computers of this spec and age. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by personal computers of this type and age.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi DL, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Narrow

The widths of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-217 range from 33mm to 510mm. The Acer Aspire XC-217 is one of the narrower desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Aspire XC-217 (only 100 millimeters) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

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 PC.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-217 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-217 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the 600 G2 (£538.78) (2.5GHz), the 600 G2 (£650.40) (2.5GHz), or the 600 G2 (£630.00) (2.5GHz) all from HP.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for 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 you are looking for a desktop computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (£595.00) (SSD).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other personal computers of this spec and age that we have checked, the Aspire XC-217's processor cache of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest. The average processor cache of similar spec computers that came out around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 is 6.6MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of computers that have been around for more than a year is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.4 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-217's maximum turbo frequency is one of the slowest amongst PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB. The Aspire XC-217 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Acer Aspire XC-217 is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 have between four and seven processor threads.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-217

Released Over a Year Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

The Aspire XC-217 has a fairly average hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other personal computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-217.

If this desktop computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Aspire X3-710 (£586.44) (2TB), or the Aspire T3-710 (£481.52) (2TB) both from Acer.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-217 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-217.

If you are looking for a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 (1.3TB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-217 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire X3-710 (£618.71) (12GB).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
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 Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
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
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
Product Type
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliant

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 8g1, acer 8g1t
Barcodes 04713392469329

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