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Acer Aspire XC-605 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 2TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Oct 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 personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

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

Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605 range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB. The Acer Aspire XC-605 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of PCs of this type and age range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 840GB. The Acer Aspire XC-605 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the DELL 8900[plb_3251718_price] (2TB) which is also higher rated.

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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 comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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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 desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most PCs of this age and type. This Acer personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Aspire XC-605 is more than most PCs that are a comparable age to it. This Acer PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Narrow

The average width of personal computers of this type and age is 180mm. With a width of only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-605 is one of the narrower similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605 amongst similar spec computers of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of desktop computers that were released one year ago range from 1GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.8TB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year 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.

If the storage speed of this Acer desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to consider 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 medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this Acer PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of computers that came out around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.4 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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3 Other reasons 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.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

If you would prefer a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 7020[plb_2793205_price] (3.3GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire XC-605.

If this Acer personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3121374_price] (10GB).

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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 Interface
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
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone 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
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
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
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 dtsxlek024, acer dtsrpek063, acer dtsrpek070
Barcodes 04713147541393, 04713147579723, 04713147698370, 04713147841547

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