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Acer Aspire XC-605
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Acer Aspire XC-605 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 8GB Apr 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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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 850MHz, the fastest is 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz.

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Very 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 this type and age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 is 1GB and the biggest is 2GB.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

On average Acer personal computers are rated 82 out of 100, which is in the top 59% of all computer manufacturers that we have analysed.

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 computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Aspire XC-605 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 320GB to 3TB.

Desktop computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo P300 Tower[plb_2501444_price] (2TB).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-605 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age. The total storage capacity of PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire XC-605 range from 32GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity 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 personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop 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 comparable time to it.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Aspire XC-605 is a eight processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other computers of this age and spec only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire XC-605.

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Very Narrow

At only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-605 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-605. The narrowest PC that came out around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 is 33mm wide and the widest is 490mm.

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6 Reasons Against

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

The Aspire XC-605 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 is 0.12GB and the biggest is 3.1GB. The Acer Aspire XC-605 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory capacities (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst computers of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Aspire XC-605 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire XC-605. The maximum graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-605 range from 120MB to 2.1GB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Aspire XC-605 is a two USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 have between one and eight 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 have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605. The average maximum internal memory of desktop computers of this age and spec is 32GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire XC-605 has a relatively average processor clock speed (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605.

If you are looking for a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Precision T1700 SFF[plb_2676603_price] (3.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Aspire XC-605 has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire XC-605.

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

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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
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
Graphics
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum 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
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 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
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution 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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
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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