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10 Reasons For
Acer medium processor core computers have good ratings on average and across all desktop computers Acer is one of the better rated manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
Very Big Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 860GB. With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has one of the biggest hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The Aspire XC-605 has a fairly big total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605. The average total storage capacity of desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire XC-605 is 770GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on computers of this spec and age.
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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 type and age to it.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.
With a width of only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-605 is one of the narrower medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-605 amongst PCs of this age. Similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605 have widths of between 33mm and 510mm, and the average width is 190mm.
8 Reasons Against
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The average discrete graphics adapter memory of PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire XC-605 is 2.1TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Acer Aspire XC-605 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-605 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 700MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on personal computers of a similar spec and age 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.
If the storage speed of this computer is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu W530 (£1,035.64) (SSD).
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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and type to it.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The Acer Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this Acer personal computer.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Aspire XC-605 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
Most medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the Aspire XC-605 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.
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 relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire XC-605.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 9020 (3.3GHz).
Average Internal Memory
The Aspire XC-605 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year.
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Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
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 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon R7 240
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
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 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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
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
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, 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
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
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
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