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Acer Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews
Acer has good average ratings for its medium processor core computers as well as across its entire PC range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire XC-705 is 2.8GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB. At 1.74 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-705 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released one year ago.
£36.39 Price Drop
The Aspire XC-705 has dropped in price by £36.39 in the last 2 days.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-705 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst personal computers of this age. The average hard drive capacity of personal computers of this type and age is 860GB.
There are a number of other 1TB hard drive capacity computers currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper PCs such as the HP Z230 (£935.04).
If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo H50 (£564.00) (2TB and cheaper).
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers of this age and type.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago.
The widths of medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-705 range from 33mm to 510mm. At only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-705 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-705.
12 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Acer Aspire XC-705 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Aspire XC-705 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many computers 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.
We compared all the other HDD computers to this PC and we think cheaper PCs such as the Lenovo M91p (£426.50), the DELL OptiPlex 7010 (£379.99), and the HP 280 G1 (£343.19) is also worth considering.
The Acer Aspire XC-705 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-705. Similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-705 have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB.
If this personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL 270 (£349.99) (6GB and cheaper).
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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-705 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Acer Aspire XC-705 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The Acer Aspire XC-705 is a one PCI Express x1 slot personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Aspire XC-705 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
At only 16 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire XC-705 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-705 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 520GB.
Quite Small Processor Cache
Medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. The Acer Aspire XC-705 has a quite small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire XC-705.
Only Four Processor Threads
The Acer Aspire XC-705 is a four processor thread personal computer. Most of the other personal computers that have been available for more than a year have between four and seven processor threads.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
Most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-705 have one PCI Express x16 slot, including the Acer Aspire XC-705 which has one PCI Express x16 slot.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-705 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. At only 3.3 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-705 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-705.
3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705
Released Over a Year Ago
This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Acer Aspire XC-705 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 3.1GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available including the Acer Aspire XC-605 (£399.00) which is cheaper.
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-705 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.
We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity personal computers to this desktop computer and we think cheaper PCs such as the HP Z230 is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Aspire X3-710 (£489.12) (2TB), or the Aspire T3-710 (£461.98) (2TB) both from Acer or the Asus K31AD (£722.38) (2TB).
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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
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
Midi Tower, Tower
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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 Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video