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Acer Aspire XC-605
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Acer Aspire XC-605 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 8GB Sep 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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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Acer few processor cores computers have good reviews on average and across all desktop computers Acer is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 350MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst PCs of this age.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

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

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605 is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire XC-605.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-605. Few processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605 have processor frequencys of between 1GHz and 3.9GHz.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Aspire XC-605 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire XC-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 Acer Aspire XC-605 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst comparable spec computers of this age. The total storage capacitys of PCs of this type and age range from 4GB to 2TB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-605 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.1GB. The Aspire XC-605 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the Aspire XC-605.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Cards

The Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most PCs of a similar type and age to it. This PC supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards supported by similar spec PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The Acer Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of placements than most desktop computers of this age and type. This Acer computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by computers of a comparable age and type to the Aspire XC-605.

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Has One Cables Included

The Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of included cables than most desktop computers of this age and spec. This computer has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on few processor cores computers that have been available for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many few processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1 gigabyte, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605. Few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 1GB and 4.1TB.

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

The Aspire XC-605 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity desktop computer.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on computers of a similar spec and 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.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Aspire XC-605 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst few processor cores computers of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slots

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

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Heavy

The lightest PC of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-605 is 600g heavy, the heaviest is 14kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 9 kilograms, the Aspire XC-605 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

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
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
Audio System
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Full HD
Keyboard Supplied
Display Brightness
Display Colour
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Display Number of Colours
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Form Factor

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 k272hl, k272hlb, k272hlbi, k272hlbid, dtsteeg088
Barcodes 04713147415069, 04713147469819, 04713147505241, 04713147605170

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
Wi-Fi
DC-In Jack
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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