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Acer Aspire XC-605
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Acer Aspire XC-605 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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Fit In WellEasy 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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

Desktop computers produced by Acer generally have good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

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

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire XC-605. Across all the similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 500GB to 2TB.

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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 PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-605.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Acer Aspire XC-605 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. This personal 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 a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on computers of this spec and age.

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Very Narrow

Across all the similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605 the widths range from 33mm to 510mm. At only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-605 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released one year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of computers of this type and age is 10GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s. At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Aspire XC-605 has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor 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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Only One Graphics Adapter DVI Port

The Acer Aspire XC-605 is a one graphics adapter DVI port personal computer.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age. 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.

If the storage speed of this Acer PC is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Acer Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that are a comparable age to 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 personal computer.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 3.4 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-605. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 is 3.6GHz.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the Aspire XC-605 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 7020[plb_2793205_price] (3.3GHz).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Aspire XC-605.

Computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Alienware X51[plb_2373451_price] (2TB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605.

If this Acer personal computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Aspire XC-605 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3121374_price] (10GB), or the Apple ME253[plb_3040902_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
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
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
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 Standard
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
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Chassis Type
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
OS Guard
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
Processor Code
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 Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Packaging Content
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

Expert Reviews

(2)
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

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 acer dlsrpek007, acer dtsrpek054
Barcodes 04713147412464, 04713147412921, 04713147454259, 04713147521364, 04713147605163, 04713147640492, 04713147768981

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