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Acer Aspire XC-605
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Acer Aspire XC-605 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB 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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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Aspire XC-605. Comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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Good Brand

Acer is one of the superior desktop computer manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all PCs.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Aspire XC-605 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the computers of this type and age the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 3TB.

PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo P300 Tower[plb_2501444_price] (2TB).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 32GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. 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 medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Acer Aspire XC-605 is more than most personal computers of a comparable type and age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Aspire XC-605 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 6.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Shallow

With a depth of only 269.5 millimeters, the Acer Aspire XC-605 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than two years ago. The average depth of desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire XC-605 is 360mm, and the depths range from 33mm to 690mm.

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Very Narrow

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605 the widths range from 33mm to 490mm. With a width of only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-605 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Aspire XC-605.

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12 Reasons Against

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

Most computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Aspire XC-605 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of desktop computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-605 is 850MHz, the fastest is 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago. 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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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum graphics adapter memory capacities of personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Aspire XC-605 range from 0.12GB to 3.1GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum graphics adapter memory of computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605 is 1.6GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 120MB to 2.1GB. The Aspire XC-605 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most personal computers of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Aspire XC-605 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the computers of this type and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-605.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The Aspire XC-605 is a one PCI Express x1 slot computer. Most of the other personal computers of this spec and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst computers of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Aspire XC-605 is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Aspire XC-605 have between four and seven processor threads.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slot

The Acer Aspire XC-605 is a one PCI Express x16 slot personal computer. Most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire XC-605 have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the similar spec computers that came out more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.3 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.1 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.

If this computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_2873106_price] (3.2GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.

If this personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (12GB), or the DELL XPS 8700[plb_2716106_price] (12GB).

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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
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
QPI Link
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
WiFi
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
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 Placement
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers acer dlsrpek007, acer dtsrpek054
Barcodes 04713147285310, 04713147317806

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