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Acer Aspire TC-605
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Acer Aspire TC-605 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Acer Has Good Computer Reviews

Acer is one of the better rated computer brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Acer also has good reviews for its few processor core computers.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire TC-605 is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Aspire TC-605 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire TC-605.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than two years range from 1GB to 4.1TB. The Aspire TC-605 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (2,048 gigabytes) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire TC-605 is 1GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the Aspire TC-605 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire TC-605.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Aspire TC-605 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst few processor core computers of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire TC-605 is 250GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire TC-605 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst few processor core computers of this age. Personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire TC-605 have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 560GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four Processor Threads

The Aspire TC-605 is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire TC-605 only have between one and three processor threads.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Acer Aspire TC-605 is more than most computers of a similar age and type to it. This Acer PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by comparable spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Acer Aspire TC-605 is more than most personal computers of this type and age. This PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on personal computers that came out around the same time as the Aspire TC-605.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

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

Most few processor core computers that have been available for more than two years have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Aspire TC-605 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core 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.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the Shuttle DSA2LS (Flash).

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Only Supports Ten Compatible Memory Cards

The Aspire TC-605 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it. This PC supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the Aspire TC-605. The compatible memory cards "CF", "CF+", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of few processor core computers that came out more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.6GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the Aspire TC-605 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most personal computers of this spec and age have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Acer Aspire TC-605 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only Four USB 2.0 Ports

The Aspire TC-605 is a four USB 2.0 port PC.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire TC-605

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Aspire TC-605 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Aspire TC-605.

If you want a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini (8GB), or the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (8GB).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channels
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Packaging Content
Manual
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
20 February 2015

The Acer Aspire ATC-605-UB11 budget desktop has enough features to keep basic PC users satisfied, throws in Wi-Fi capability, and offers enough expansion room for future upgrades...

PC Mag

Nice price
8GB of memory
5GHz Wi-Fi support
Good connectivity
Solid performance numbers
Lots of bloatware
The 300-watt power supply limits upgrades

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 6 December 2014 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

It is a great deal...

It runs games very well and comes working out of the box
Rather powerful CPU 4-core, 8 thread), memory 16-gb), hard disk space 2T), video card. Should be enough for normal usage
Adequate night vision, good depth, good motion response time with wireless
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Need a better graphics card DD 3 doesn't max out settings
Little bit worried about Toshiba HDD used with average rating of 3 stars. Need to backup important data often
Some audio noise with wireless (but quite good with line connection). Color is OK but not great under house lighting
Windows 8.1 UGH but that won't last too long
Lots of junk to uninstall but this might be as much Wi 8 as Acer

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers atc605ur2, dtsrqst041, atc605ur2j, dtstkeg129, tc605414g1t00mgit041
Barcodes 00887899803758, 04053162873575, 04713147411863, 04713147541423, 04713147640515, 04713147680566, 04713147714940, 04713147825639, 08878998037580

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