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Acer Aspire XC-605

Acer Aspire XC-605 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB 2TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB May 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
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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14 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 comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been around for more than two years. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of desktop computers of this type and age range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

Acer is one of the superior personal computer brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all personal computers.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 3TB. With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

If this PC hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus M32AD[plb_2702522_price] (3TB).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire XC-605 has a quite big total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire XC-605. The average total storage capacity of computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605 is 710GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar 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 the most frequently found cabling technology on desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Aspire XC-605 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age 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 medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Aspire XC-605.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Very Narrow

The widths of medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago range from 33mm to 490mm. At only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-605 is quite narrow compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605 is 1GB and the biggest is 6.2TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has one of the smallest discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Acer 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

Personal computers that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 850MHz and 860,000MHz. At only 1,100 megahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to 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.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Aspire XC-605 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most computers of this type and age 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

The Aspire XC-605 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-605. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Aspire XC-605 has a quite small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago. The average processor cache of desktop computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-605 is 6.8MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years have between four and seven processor threads, including the Acer Aspire XC-605 which has four processor threads.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.3 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 3.6GHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.1 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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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