This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core desktop computers that were released more than a year ago.
Medium processor core desktop computers manufactured by Acer have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just medium processor core desktop computers) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on computers of a similar age and spec to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Acer Veriton M2631 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec. 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.
Other HDD PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF which is cheaper.
If you would prefer a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu D556 (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Very Small Internal Memory
The smallest internal memory of desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Veriton M2631 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Veriton M2631 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Veriton M2631.
We compared this computer to all the other 4GB memory PCs and we think cheaper personal computers such as the 800 G1, and the ProDesk 400 G2 ($479.99) both from HP is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Aspire T3-710 (8GB and cheaper), or the Aspire X3-710 (8GB and cheaper) both from Acer.
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Veriton M2631 range from 1GB to 3TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Veriton M2631 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Veriton M2631.
If this computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 (1TB and cheaper).
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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 PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The Veriton M2631 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Veriton M2631. Across all the medium processor core desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Veriton M2631 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 520GB.
Quite Small Processor Cache
With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the Acer Veriton M2631 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core desktop computers of this age. The processor caches of comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Veriton M2631 range from 2MB to 10MB.
Only Four Processor Threads
The Acer Veriton M2631 is a four processor thread PC.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
Most PCs that were launched around the same time as the Veriton M2631 have one PCI Express x16 slot, including the Veriton M2631 which has one PCI Express x16 slot.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Acer released the Veriton M2631 over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.3 gigahertz, the Acer Veriton M2631 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Veriton M2631.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3.3GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available including the HP 800 G1, or the DELL OptiPlex 7020 which is cheaper.
If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the 490 G3 MT (3.4GHz), the 800 G2 (3.4GHz), or the 800 G2 ($624.90) (3.4GHz) all from HP.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Acer Veriton M2631 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Veriton M2631.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including the HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini which is cheaper.
If you want a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 (1TB) which is also cheaper.
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Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video