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9 Reasons For
Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PCs
Acer is one of the better rated desktop computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Acer also has good ratings for its medium processor core computers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
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 computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs that are a comparable age to it.
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 desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Aspire XC-705 has a newer internal memory type than most desktop computers of this type and age. This personal computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all personal computers of this age and type the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM and the best is DDR4-SDRAM.
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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
The Aspire XC-705 is one of the shallower personal computers of this age and type (only 269.5 millimeters) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. The shallowest medium processor core computer that has been available for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-705 is 31mm deep, the deepest is 760mm, and the average depth is 350mm.
The average width of desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Aspire XC-705 is 190mm, and the widths range from 33mm to 510mm. At only 100 millimeters, the Acer Aspire XC-705 is quite narrow compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-705.
9 Reasons Against
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 700MHz and 1,300MHz. The Aspire XC-705 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-705.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar 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.
There are a number of alternative HDD PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Predator G3-710 (£652.92), or the HP ProDesk 600 G2 MT (£651.28).
If the storage speed of this medium processor core computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini (£606.99) (SSD and cheaper).
Very Small Internal Memory
The Aspire XC-705 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of similar spec PCs that were released more than a year ago is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.
There are a number of other 4GB memory personal computers currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujitsu Esprimo Q920 (£619.36), or the HP 800 G1 Ultra-slim PC (£739.00) which is cheaper.
If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the 800 G2 (£826.80) (8GB), or the ProDesk 600 G2 (8GB) both from HP which is also cheaper.
Only 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 this age and type.
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Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Aspire XC-705 is more than most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
Most medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the Acer Aspire XC-705 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The Aspire XC-705 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age. The processor caches of personal computers of this age and spec range from 2MB to 10MB.
Only Four Processor Threads
The Aspire XC-705 is a four processor thread computer.
We think this Acer PC looks expensive compared to other medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago. The cheapeast desktop computer of this age and spec that we found costs £99 and the most expensive costs £2,194.
5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this computer was released.
Recent Price Increase of £19.65
In the last fortnight the Aspire XC-705 has increased in price by £19.65.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-705 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3.2GHz processor clock speed computers currently available including cheaper computers such as the Asus M32AD (£643.29), or the DELL Inspiron 3000 (£699.99).
If you would prefer a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the 800 G2 (£612.58) (3.4GHz and cheaper), or the 800 G2 (£826.80) (3.4GHz and cheaper) both from HP.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire XC-705 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.
We compared this computer to all the other 500GB total storage capacity computers and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the Fujitsu Esprimo Q920 (£619.36), and the HP ProDesk 600 G1 (£611.80) is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 600 G2 (£769.20) (1TB and cheaper).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-705 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-705.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs currently available including cheaper PCs such as the Fujitsu Esprimo Q920 (£619.36), or the HP 800 G1 Ultra-slim PC (£739.00).
If this personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu W550 (£879.97) (1TB), the HP 490 G3 MT (£1,271.72) (1TB), or the MSI B85C-060EU (£810.63) (1TB).
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
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon R7 240
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
Audio Output Channel
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
Embedded Options Available
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
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
Weight & Dimensions
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Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video