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Acer Aspire XC-705
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Acer Aspire XC-705 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB May 2015
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ACER ASPIRE XC-705 REVIEW|TECHNIKPLUSDE
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7 Reasons For

Acer PCs Have Good Reviews

PCs produced by Acer have an average rating of 82%, which is in the top 47% of all desktop computer brands that we have looked at.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on personal computers of this type and age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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

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

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Supports One Placement Supported

The Aspire XC-705 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-705.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is typical of many computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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18 Reasons Against

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

Most comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire XC-705 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Aspire XC-705 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,100 megahertz, the Aspire XC-705 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-705. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-705 is 500MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-705 range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s. At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Aspire XC-705 has a quite slow memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-705 is 64GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire XC-705 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-705.

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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 personal computers of this type and age. 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 Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-705, the internal memory of the Aspire XC-705 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-705 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Aspire XC-705 has a very small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-705. The hard drive capacitys of desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Aspire XC-705 range from 1GB to 3TB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire XC-705 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-705. Similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-705 have total storage capacitys of between 4GB and 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-705 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 64GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-705 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Aspire XC-705 is more than most desktop computers of this type and age. The most frequently found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this PC.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most personal computers of this age and spec have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the Aspire XC-705 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of computers of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire XC-705 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire XC-705 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slots

Most desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Aspire XC-705 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss, including the Acer Aspire XC-705 which has one PCI Express x1 slots.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-705 that we have assessed, the Aspire XC-705's memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz is one of the slowest. The memory clock speeds of medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire XC-705 range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-705 is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the Aspire XC-705 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire XC-705.

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Quite Low System Bus Rate

The lowest system bus rate of PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire XC-705 is 5GT/s and the highest is 8GT/s. When compared to other PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-705 that we have assessed, the Aspire XC-705's system bus rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second is one of the lowest.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Aspire XC-705 is a four processor threads personal computer.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Acer released the Aspire XC-705.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-705 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-705.

We compared this computer to all the other 3.2GHz processor clock speed personal computers and we think the MSI Nightblade B85C[plb_2749742_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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 3.0 Port
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
Performance
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 30 April 2015 by F. Barry Johnson
(Verified Purchase)

I was inundated with "pop up" from day 1. I was eventually put through to ACER Technical Support who informed me they could resolve my problem for

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer xc705, acer xc705h, acer xc705hw, acer xc705hwl, acer xc705hwlp
Barcodes 04713147908011, 04713147957477

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