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Acer Aspire XC-603G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews of Acer Aspire XC-603G. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire XC-603G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire XC-603G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Acer Aspire XC-603G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire XC Compact Desktop PC Intel Pentium J2900 2.41GHz | AXC-603G-UW15 (Certified Refurbished)Acer Aspire XC Compact Desktop PC Intel Pentium J2900 2.41GHz | AXC-603G-UW15 (Certified Refurbished)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Can't complain at this price...

 

We ordered three of these at $140 each. All of them worked were in like-new condition and worked fine out of the box. They're running "Windows 8.1 with Bing". After installing all the updates (1.4GB) I was offered the free upgrade to Windows 10...

The 2Ghz quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM mean that they can actually run Windows 8/10 reasonably well. Unlike some other ultra-cheap, small PC's, it's got an HDMI output, a USB 3.0 slot, a DVD-RW, and it uses an actual power supply (not a laptop...

The hard drive is slow. No built-in WiFi. The keyboard and mouse are literally just tossed into the box so they bounce around during shipment. Like a couple of other reviewers, I had to reattach a few keys that had fallen off the keyboard. Some...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great little desktop

 

Arm with Intel Pentium J2900 and 1TB HD, 4GB (I added extra 2GB RAM DDR3L). This is adequate of running more than basic tasks. Run VirtualBox, Add dual boot with Linux Mint, Run Autocad Fast boot (window 8.1 with EFI took 30 secs to load window) Linux...

EFI is a bit tricky to setup with. Need to update BIOS from ACER. After that everything works fine.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Deal

 

The Acer AXC-603G-UW13 was a good deal. I use this desktop computer mainly to check e-mail and surf the internet. Windows 8.1 was installed and during the updates Windows 10 was installed. All the drivers I needed were automatically installed. The only...

Small, quad core

none

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Acer AXC-603G-UW13

 

good for prise

no

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Love this little machine!

 

great speed quad core processor for 149! sure, had to remove some bloatware but no way does that take more than a couple hours. uninstall trial of office and install libre office and a free antivirus and you are good to go. Mine had a year warranty...

No real cons, it's not a gaming machine, but if you add a wifi stick it will do all of your basic web searches with ease. Perfect for a friend or relative looking for an almost new machine for cheap

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Love this little machine!

 

great speed quad core processor for 149! sure, had to remove some bloatware but no way does that take more than a couple hours. uninstall trial of office and install libre office and a free antivirus and you are good to go. Mine had a year warranty...

No real cons, it's not a gaming machine, but if you add a wifi stick it will do all of your basic web searches with ease. Perfect for a friend or relative looking for an almost new machine for cheap

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice overall hardware, bad HDD, lots of bloatware

 

If you buy this, I would recommend buying a replacement HDD/SSD and a better operating system.

Decent hardware for a low end casual PC or HTPC.

Mine came with the "Bing" version of Windows 8.1, and was full of Acer and third-party bloatware. It took about 4 to 6 hours to remove all of it. Several weeks later, operating system could not be found on boot. Had to factory reset, which in turn...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice overall hardware, bad HDD, lots of bloatware

 

If you buy this, I would recommend buying a replacement HDD/SSD and a better operating system.

Decent hardware for a low end casual PC or HTPC

Mine came with the "Bing" version of Windows 8.1, and was full of Acer and third-party bloatware. It took about 4 to 6 hours to remove all of it. Several weeks later, operating system could not be found on boot. Had to factory reset, which in turn...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

used junk - stay away

 

I am keeping this computer because it is too much trouble to return it and setup another PC. I don't really need the 1TB disk and I used my old keyboard in place of the broken one that came with this computer. However I would never buy from Newegg again.

Cheap price for a PC with this much power

This was supposedly refurbished. It came with a broken keyboard - 5 keys loose in the box, 2 of those broken. The mouse was so "used" that the finish is worn off the top of the mouse where your hand rests on it. The mouse and keyboard were loose in the...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Product With Problems

 

Really nice looking computer...just like new. Excellent price. Latest operating system and the computer is pretty fast. After problems developed the seller was helpful in making arrangements to have unit returned for free and issuing a refund.

Computer starting automatically shutting down after a few days of use. Could not determine what problem was so ended up returning with a prepaid shipping label for refund. Sadly replacement computer was not available.

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Certificates

RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Vertical

Energy Management

Power supply:220

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:688
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):854 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:19.5
Display included:N / No / Yes
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y
Line-out:Y
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:220

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:J1900 / J2900
Processor boost frequency:2.42 / 2.66
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.41
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:J1900 / J2900
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor J1000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium J2000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:BGA 1170 / BGA1170
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™:N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:78867 / 78868
Processor code:SR1SB / SR1SC
Processor package size:25
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.6
Height:10.5
Width:3.94