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Acer Aspire XC-605
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Acer Aspire XC-605 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Fit In Well 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... More
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on few processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire XC-605 range from 200MHz to 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 350MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Acer Has Good PC Reviews

Acer has good average ratings for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire computer range compared to other manufacturers.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst personal computers of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Aspire XC-605 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of few processor core computers that came out more than two years ago is 2.9GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-605. The hard drive capacity of PCs of this type and age range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-605 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire XC-605. The smallest total storage capacity of desktop computers of this age and spec is 4GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire XC-605. The smallest internal memory of few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Acer Aspire XC-605 has a newer internal memory type than most similar spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago. This Acer personal computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most computers of this spec and age have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type amongst all computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type amongst similar types of personal computer.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Acer Aspire XC-605 is more than most similar spec PCs that were released 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 few processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Four Processor Threads

The Aspire XC-605 is a four processor thread computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of placements than most few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it. This Acer desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Aspire XC-605.

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Has One Cable Included

The Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of included cables than most few processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on desktop computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-605.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Narrow

With a width of only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-605 is quite narrow compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire XC-605 the widths range from 3.4mm to 390mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-605 range from 1GB to 4.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.3TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-605 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire XC-605.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been around 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.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the Shuttle DSA2LS[plb_2420911_price] (Flash).

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire XC-605 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 16GB. When compared to other PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire XC-605 that we have assessed, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Aspire XC-605 of only 1.024 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

Most personal computers of this type and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the Aspire XC-605 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.

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Heavy

Computers of a similar spec and age to the Aspire XC-605 have weights of between 600g and 16kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg. At 10 kilograms, the Aspire XC-605 is quite heavy compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Aspire XC-605.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

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
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft 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
Idle States
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)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

Expert Reviews

(3)
10 November 2014

The capable, compact, and attractive Acer Aspire AXC-605-UR11 isn't the only budget desktop PC out there, but it is one of the most affordable...

Compact, space-saving design
Attractive front panel dresses up basic construction
No Wi-Fi
Limited room for upgrades and expansion
29 November 2013

The Acer Aspire AZC-605-UR21 is a decent sub $600 all-in-one PC, though for the money there are alternatives that also merit consideration...

Nice Price
Adjustable webcam
USB 3.0 on front and back panels
802.11 abgn Wi-Fi
Bottom Line
The AZC 605-U 21 is a decent entry level all-in-one PC, though for the money there are alternatives that also merit consideration
3 May 2013

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 16 May 2014 by Christina E.
(Verified Purchase)

Unlike some I don't think it's really fair to list windows 8 as a con and review hardware based on its software... If you don't like it you shouldn't purchase a computer with it pre-installed when... Read more…

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
Nothing really
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
Unreliable
To fit most video cards would require some modification to the case due to the pci express slot being so close to the top. But I know hardcore gaming is not what this was meant for and the on board gr
Power supply is also a bit weak for any upgrades at only 220w

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k272hl, k272hlb, k272hlbi, k272hlbid, dtsteeg088
Barcodes 04713147415069, 04713147469819, 04713147505241, 04713147605170

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