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Acer Aspire XC-600
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Acer Aspire XC-600 4 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 3GHz 2GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-3xxx 3GHz 2GB Jul 2014
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Easy to place, easy to set up. Whether on a bookcase shelf, in a corner of your desk, or tucked underneath, this compact PC just fits. It's perfect for storing movies and media, as a gaming or... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-600 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Aspire XC-600 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Acer Has Good Computer Reviews

PCs produced by Acer generally have good reviews.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar type and age to it.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Eight USB 2.0 Ports

The Aspire XC-600 is a eight USB 2.0 port computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Aspire XC-600 has a greater number of placements than most comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for more than two years.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Narrow

The widths of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-600 range from 33mm to 490mm, and the average width is 190mm. With a width of only 100 millimeters, the Acer Aspire XC-600 is one of the narrower comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-600 amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire XC-600 range from 2GB to 64GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-600 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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.

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Only Supports Four Compatible Memory Cards

The Aspire XC-600 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This Acer computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Aspire XC-600. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC" and "xD" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire XC-600 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The maximum internal memory of personal computers of this age and spec range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-600 range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.2 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-600 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-600.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 3 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-600 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Aspire XC-600. The processor clock speeds of computers that were released more than two years ago range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Alienware X51[plb_2447209_price] (3.1GHz).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-600

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire XC-600 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (512GB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-600 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Processor Series
Tcase
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
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
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Operating System/software
Operating System
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
22 November 2013

A small Tower PC but with everything you need apart from a Panel and speakers and if you connect via HDMI you do not even require speakers. While they are no longer fashionable this is small and... Read more…

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