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Acer Aspire XC-603
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Acer Aspire XC-603 4 Core Intel Celeron 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Celeron 2GHz 4GB May 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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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-603 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. At 688 megahertz, the Aspire XC-603 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

Acer is one of the superior desktop computer manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all personal computers.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Aspire XC-603 is more than most computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This Acer personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-603.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Aspire XC-603 is more than most desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by desktop computers of this type and age.

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Has One Cable Included

The Aspire XC-603 has a greater number of included cables than most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-603.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Light

With a weight of only 5 kilograms, the Acer Aspire XC-603 is fairly light compared to most of the other PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire XC-603. Across all the PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire XC-603 the weights range from 250g to 24kg.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest medium processor core desktop computer that was launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-603 is 33mm wide and the widest is 490mm. At only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-603 is quite narrow compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the Aspire XC-603.

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14 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Acer Aspire XC-603 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Acer Aspire XC-603 is a two displayssupported by on-board grap personal computer. Most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-603 have two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other personal computers of this age and type, the Aspire XC-603's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 854 megahertz is one of the slowest. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-603 range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The smallest max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-603 is 2GB and the biggest is 770GB. The Aspire XC-603 has one of the smallest max internal memory supported processors (only 8 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Aspire XC-603 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type. The processor clock speeds of PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire XC-603 range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire XC-603 is 1,600MHz. When compared to other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-603 that we have assessed the memory clock speed of, the Acer Aspire XC-603's memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer Aspire XC-603 is a one USB 3.0 port desktop computer.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire XC-603 the maximum internal memory range from 8.1GB to 790GB. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago, the maximum internal memory of the Aspire XC-603 of only 8,192 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The Acer Aspire XC-603 has a very small L3 cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Aspire XC-603. The L3 caches of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire XC-603 range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average L3 cache is 6.9MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-603 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. The Aspire XC-603 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-603 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Aspire XC-603. Across all the PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-603 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. When compared to other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-603, the Aspire XC-603's maximum turbo frequency of only 2.42 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Aspire XC-603 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this PC.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-603

Released Over Two Years Ago

This desktop computer was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire XC-603 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire XC-603.

If this computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Mac Pro ($4,099.00) (512GB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The Aspire XC-603 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-603 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-603.

Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the HP Z440 (8GB).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
L3 Cache
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Non-ECC
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
RAID Support
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
PS/2 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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)
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Keys
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Form Factor
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
17 August 2014

The Acer Aspire AXC-603-UB17 desktop is an excellent desktop computer for home, business, and entertainment. The desktop has a dual Intel processor that can handle work, school, and entertainment... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 2 September 2014 by Eric B.

Wanted a computer for under $250 just for fantasy and web browsing to supplement my home office computer and family computer. Got this for $220 with taxes. Didn't want to get a refurbished unit... Read more…

Price, Acer name, HDMI, works flawlessly
Solid machine, boots quickly, no issues when operating it. Price was definitely right when purchased
Price, easy setup
Windows 8, low RAM
Lots of garbage installed on it and takes a while to get said garbage off of it. But it still manages to pull even more garbage on it if you don't get every bit of garbage off
Garbage meaning useless, unnecessary, stupid, drags your computer type programs. Honestly, I don't even know whey they are pre-installed
The case also had a dent in it, which my guess is from whatever postal service delivered it. But it's more cosmetic than anything and causes no issues
The lack of USB ports can be a pain in the backside, but since this machine is for my parents, it's not that big of an issue

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c603mo12, xc603ur14, axc603mo12, dtsulek001, xc603guw14, axc603mo27, xc603guw13, xc603guw30
Barcodes 00887899553325, 04713147242443, 04713147265855, 04713147335299, 04713147357109, 04713147425020, 04713147425051, 04713147443161, 04713147447473, 04713147505258, 04713147557462
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