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Acer Aspire XC-605
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Acer Aspire XC-605 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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Fit In Well 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... More
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Acer Has Good Computer Reviews

Personal computers built by Acer are some of the better personal computers according to average reviews from experts and users.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.6 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the Aspire XC-605. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605 range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Aspire XC-605 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire XC-605. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of personal computers of this age and spec is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on personal computers of this age and spec.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Aspire XC-605 has a newer internal memory type than most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it. This Acer personal computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire XC-605 the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM and the best is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Aspire XC-605 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. This PC supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers that were launched around the same time as 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 medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Aspire XC-605 is more than most computers of this spec and age. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-605 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605. Desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605 have widths of between 33mm and 490mm.

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7 Reasons Against

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 computer. Most of the other personal computers of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of a comparable age and spec 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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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Acer Aspire XC-605 is a two USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Aspire XC-605 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst computers of this age. The maximum internal memory of PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire XC-605 range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The Acer Aspire XC-605 is a one PCI Express x1 slot personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-605 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slot

The Acer Aspire XC-605 is a one PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the Aspire XC-605.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire XC-605 has a pretty average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB memory desktop computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision T1700 SFF (£597.39).

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Zoostorm Intel Core i7-4790 Mini Tower (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
DC-In Jack
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
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

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 dtsrpek055
Barcodes 04713147411849, 04713147754670

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