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Acer Aspire XC-217
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Acer Aspire XC-217 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 AMD a 2GHz 8GB Nov 2015
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average computers from Acer are rated 82 out of 100, which is in the top 47% of all desktop computer brands that we have looked at.

Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

At 1,866 megahertz, the Aspire XC-217 has a quite fast memory clock speeds supported by processor compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type. The memory clock speeds supported by processors of similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Acer Aspire XC-217 is more than most computers of this type and age. This computer supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards supported by comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-217.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the Aspire XC-217 is more than most similar spec PCs that came out more than a year ago. This personal computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by computers of this spec and age.

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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 cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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5 Reasons Against

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

The Aspire XC-217 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity PC.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 2 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-217 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. The average processor frequency of medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-217 is 3.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and spec 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 Processor Cache

The Aspire XC-217 has a very small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The smallest processor cache of personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

When compared to other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Aspire XC-217 that we have checked, the Acer Aspire XC-217's processor boost frequency of only 2.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-217 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-217

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor cores computer was released.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Acer Aspire XC-217 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-217.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire XC-217 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (1.3TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-217 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-217.

We compared this PC to all the other 8GB memory personal computers and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI Nightblade B85C[plb_2749742_price] is also worth considering.

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Compatible Memory Cards
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PCI Express X16 Slots
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 8g1, acer 8g1t
Barcodes 04713392469329

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See How Other PCs Compare to the Acer Aspire XC-217

Apple Mac Pro vs Acer Aspire XC-217

Apple Mac Pro vs Acer Aspire XC-217
Apple Mac Pro
8 core Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 16GB 256GB Flash
Acer Aspire XC-217
4 core AMD A 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
£ 3,299.00
213mm Shallower
Hugely Bigger Processor Cache
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Nine Months Newer
744GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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