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Acer Aspire XC-603

We have collected and analyzed 423 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 76/100. The average review date is Nov 27, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 321682 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire XC-603

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Acer Aspire XC-603 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price.

price

25% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire XC-603 Desktop PC with MonitorAcer Aspire XC-603 Desktop PC with Monitor

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire XC-603

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 269 user reviews of Acer Aspire XC-603 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire AXC-603-UR15 Desktop (Black)Acer Aspire AXC-603-UR15 Desktop (Black)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Could be much better.

 

I know, I know, sure, it uses a Celeron. It worked OK before my father downloaded a couple of viruses by accident, by which then it was very slow, it would constantly link me to a site saying: "YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED! CLICK HERE TO CLEAN IT OUT!"...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire XC-603 DT.SULEK.004

 

It was easy to install windows 7 just had to disable UEFI in bios and set to legacy setting to allow boot on windows 7 operating disc Wont accept USB Excellent price

Wont accept USB the driver for the sound was difficult for windows 7 (as it is a windows 8 machine) but went to realtek and found driver there works well

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire XC-603 DT.SULEK.004

 

A nice well made computer I added more memory and installed windows 7 I also gave Ubuntu 14.04 a go.. All worked fine..

Its a shame it appears difficult for some people to set up.. I was already to buy another one when i noticed it was discontinued..

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire XC-603 DT.SULEK.004

 

Good value and very neat tower. Well pleased.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire XC-603 DT.SULEK.004

 

Runs linux Mint happily (with one minor BIOS security change) and no Windows installed. (10 rating for bundled software because there was none.)

Not available any more. I do NOT want machines with windows preloaded!!

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire XC-603 DT.SULEK.004

 

No problems but I had a new windows 8 ready for the machine. However, for the price, fast as hell!.......Oh,btw, when I added an extra 4Gb RAM module, it became even faster. No Youtube problems with this machine.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire XC-603 DT.SULEK.004

 

Works great for Xbmc on windows 7 Almost silent when kept clean

Pain to install windows 7

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire XC-603 DT.SULEK.004

 

A lot quieter than my old PC and looks good for the price. Excellent value basic pc which meets all my home computing needs.

CD loading tray is on the vertical so is a bit fiddly to use, but for the price, well worth this minor inconvenience.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire XC-603 DT.SULEK.004

 

Seems to be made and compact.

Totally unuseable agfter the promise of windows driver downloads which had given me the confidence to buy it. I've tried to download them over 15 times without success on three different machines, and now I cant find the download link in daily deals.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire XC-603 DT.SULEK.004

 

A neat and solid box

I had read the comments about W7 and gave it a bash. Flash update worked fine but I struggled with the drivers. In the end I went to 8.1. That went in easily.

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:CE- CB
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Mini Tower / SFF / Tower / USFF
Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:220 / 300

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 235 / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GT 625 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 688
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 792 / 854 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Memory

Internal memory:10 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 8
Memory bus:36
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM
Non-ECC: No

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:N / No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Audio Input:1
Cooling type:Active
Form Factor:Desktop
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Acer Accessory Store\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAcer Identity Card\nAcer Registration\nAcer Updater\nAdobe® Flash® Player\nAdobe® Reader®\nBing™ Bar\neBay® shortcut\neSobi™\nHotKey utility\nMcAfee® Internet Security Suite 2010 Trial6\nMcAfee® Virus Definitions\nMicrosoft® Office 2010 preloaded O SUPERIORE\nMicrosoft® Office Starter 20108\nMicrosoft® Silverlight™\nMyWinLocker®\nNero® 9 Essentials\nNetflix shortcut\nNorton™ Online Backup\nNew York Times Reader\nOberon GameZone\nSkype™\nWelcome Center\nWildTangent® GameZone\nWindows Live™ Essentials / Amazon® Kindle / newsXpresso / TuneIn, WildTangent® WildTangent®, Skype™ / AcerCloud Portal / Acer Explorer Skype™, NortonTM Online Backup, McAfee® Internet Security Suite trial, Microsoft® Office 2013 trial (purchase a product key to activate), Cyberlink® MediaEspresso, Acer Clear.fi Media / Acer Clear.fi Photo, Acer Accessory Store / Amazon® Kindle / newsXpresso / TuneIn, WildTangent®, Skype™ / AcerCloud Portal / Acer Explorer, NortonTM Online Backup, McAfee® Internet Security Suite trial, Microsoft® Office 2013 trial (purchase a product key to activate), Cyberlink® MediaEspresso, Acer Clear.fi Media / Acer Clear.fi Photo, WildTangent® GameZone, Acer Accessory Store / eBay® shortcut / McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version) / McAfee® Internet Security Suite - 30 days trial
Cables included:AC
Display Diagonal:21.5
Display included:N / No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Y / Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel B85 / Intel H81 / VIA VX900H
Compatible processor series:Celeron
Motherboard chipset:Intel B85 / Intel H81 / VIA VX900H
Password protection:BIOS / Y
Password protection type:BIOS
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:220 / 300

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i3-4130 / i5-4430 / i5-4440 / i5-4570 / i7-4770 / J1800 / J1900 / J2900
Processor boost frequency:2.41 / 2.42 / 2.58 / 2.66 / 2.67 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.6 / 3.9
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Celeron / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium J / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.41 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i3-4130 / i5-4430 / i5-4440 / i5-4570 / i7-4770 / J1800 / J1900 / J2900
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor J1000 series for Desktop / Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series / Intel Pentium J2000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:BGA 1170 / BGA1170 / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:B3 / C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 65, 54 / 84
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N / No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:N / Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75036 / 75038 / 75043 / 75122 / 77480 / 78866 / 78867 / 78868
Processor code:SR149 / SR14E / SR14G / SR1SB / SR1SC / SR1SD
Processor package size:25 / 37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / No / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D

Software

Bundled software:Amazon® Kindle / newsXpresso / TuneIn, WildTangent® WildTangent®, Skype™ / AcerCloud Portal / Acer Explorer Skype™, NortonTM Online Backup, McAfee® Internet Security Suite trial, Microsoft® Office 2013 trial (purchase a product key to activate), Cyberlink® MediaEspresso, Acer Clear.fi Media / Acer Clear.fi Photo, Acer Accessory Store / McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version) / McAfee® Internet Security Suite - 30 days trial
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 with Bing
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite / Office 2010 to use the full-featured software.

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III / Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
RAID support: No
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5 / 11 / 14.4 / 14.6 / 15.6 / 16.3 / 20.4
Height:10.5 / 10.6 / 14.6 / 15 / 19.5 / 3.9 / 3.94 / 4
Weight:11 / 11.3 / 13.2 / 17.6 / 19.8 / 22 / 22.3 / 33.1
Width:10.9 / 14.6 / 15 / 15.6 / 3.9 / 3.94 / 6.89