Acer has good average ratings for its few processor core PCs as well as across its entire PC range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. Desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Aspire XC-605 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 740MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 310MHz.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Few processor core PCs that have been around for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire XC-605.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 3.6 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605. The slowest processor clock speed of few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 is 1GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.
Other 3.6GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available which you might want to consider include the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£420.00) which is cheaper.
If you would prefer a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Fujitsu C720 (£613.58) (3.7GHz).
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The average hard drive capacity of few processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 is 630GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released one year ago.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB hard drive capacity desktop computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the HP ProDesk 400 SFF (£424.27), or the Acer Aspire XC-605 (£423.67).
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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
Computers of a similar age and type to the Aspire XC-605 have total storage capacity of between 8GB and 3TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the Aspire XC-605.
We compared this computer to all the other 1TB total storage capacity personal computers and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the Asus VM62, and the HP ProDesk 400 SFF (£424.27) is also worth considering.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The internal memory of desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire XC-605 range from 2GB to 16GB. At 6 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the Aspire XC-605.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 6GB memory personal computers currently available including the Acer Aspire XC-605 (£423.67) which is cheaper.
If this few processor core personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus GR6 (£695.58) (8GB and higher rated) or the DELL 3847 (8GB and cheaper).
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Four Processor Threads
Most of the other PCs of this type and age only have between two and three processor threads, however the Acer Aspire XC-605 has four processor threads.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and spec to it.
The Aspire XC-605 is quite narrow (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire XC-605. The widths of personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605 range from 29mm to 660mm.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on PCs that have been around for more than a year. 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.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative HDD computers currently available including the Asus VM62, or the HP ProDesk 400 SFF (£424.27) which is cheaper.
We think this computer looks expensive compared to other few processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago. We checked 118 few processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago and they range in price from £101 to £1,318.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most desktop computers of this spec and age have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Aspire XC-605 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The Acer Aspire XC-605 is a one PCI Express x1 slot personal computer. Most of the other personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire XC-605 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Acer released the Aspire XC-605.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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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
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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
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
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Power supply is also a bit weak for any upgrades at only 220w
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