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Acer Aspire XC-605 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 2TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Oct 2015
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Fit In WellEasy 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

Expert Reviews Are Average

This PC received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review site PC Mag.

Good Size

Several people who purchased the Acer Aspire XC-605 agreed that it was compact. Pcmag.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on PC Mag “The capable, compact” in their Acer Aspire XC-605 review.

Nice Design

One Acer Aspire XC-605 owner who bought this PC thought it was a good design. Pc Mag wrote in their Acer Aspire XC-605 review “Compact, space-saving design” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Reasonably Priced

One Acer Aspire XC-605 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Three years ago expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “It is one of the most affordable”.

Good Brand

PCs built by Acer generally have good reviews compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605 range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 920GB. The Aspire XC-605 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys (2,000 gigabytes) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Acer Aspire XC-605 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (2,000 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 is 4GB, the biggest is 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Acer Aspire XC-605 is more than most medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards supported by computers of a similar age and spec to the Aspire XC-605.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The Aspire XC-605 has a greater number of placements than most similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time 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 typical of many computers of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 1GB and 8.2TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released one year ago.

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

Most similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Aspire XC-605 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers of a comparable 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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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Aspire XC-605 is more than most medium processor cores computers that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this Acer desktop computer.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Acer PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-605.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Aspire XC-605.

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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
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 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
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
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 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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
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® OS Guard
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
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Form Factor

Expert Reviews

(3)
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
3 May 2013

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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 dtsxlek024, acer dtsrpek063, acer dtsrpek070
Barcodes 04713147541393, 04713147579723, 04713147698370, 04713147841547

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