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Acer Aspire XC-605
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Acer Aspire XC-605 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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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 gaming or... More
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Acer Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

PCs manufactured by Acer have an average rating of 82 out of 100, which is in the top 47% of all desktop computer manufacturers that we have analysed.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Aspire XC-605 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605 is 5.2GB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.3TB. At 2,048 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Aspire XC-605.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the Aspire XC-605 is more than most medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year. This Acer personal computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by computers of a similar age and spec to the Aspire XC-605.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on PCs of this age and type. 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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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers of this age and type.

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Very Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum graphics adapter memorys of PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire XC-605 range from 1GB to 2.1GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. The Aspire XC-605 has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. At only 3.3 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released one year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the Aspire XC-605 over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.1 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other computers that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire XC-605.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-605 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

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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 Boost Frequency
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
Number of QPI Links
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
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 Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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
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® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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
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
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers acer dlsrpek007, acer dtsrpek054
Barcodes 04713147285310, 04713147317806

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