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Acer Aspire XC-705

Acer Aspire XC-705
alaScore 88

121 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of Acer Aspire XC-705. 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 really like the design and price. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire XC-705 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire XC-705

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Acer Aspire XC-705 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability.

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire XC-705 8L Desktop PC (Black) - (Intel Core i3-4160 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1)Acer Aspire XC-705 8L Desktop PC (Black) - (Intel Core i3-4160 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer DT.SXLEK.080 Aspire XC-705

 

just a crackin little piece of kit

nope

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer DT.SXLEK.080 Aspire XC-705

 

Very good value for money. Decent processing power.

Meagre software provided. Dreadful staff in Curry's Bracknell branch.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer DT.SXLEK.080 Aspire XC-705

 

A very average PC

1. Will not load Google Chrome, even after repeated attempts. 2. At every startup, pop-up box appears in bottom right corner as an alert that it is not connected to my Revo One. I DO NOT HAVE A REVO ONE. 3. At every startup, pop-up box appears in...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer DT.SXLEK.080 Aspire XC-705

 

poor compared to my last pc, to many restarts requested

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer DT.SXLEK.080 Aspire XC-705

 

Apparent good spec for the outlay, 8mB RAM and a 3TB hard drive. Didn't seem to matter that the video and sound was off the motherboard. Initially I liked the small case format. There is less choice among desktop PCs now as the market seems to be...

Sorry guys, but this was a disaster from the beginning and now has been returned and exchanged for a different model. This was after motherboard and a second new hard-drive had been installed when it lasted just one day before crashing again. Constant...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer DT.SXLEK.080 Aspire XC-705

 

Was not informed it did not have Windows 10 installed but the out of date dos

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer DT.SXLEK.080 Aspire XC-705

 

Works reliably so far

Tactile quality so-so Don't like supplied Windows 10

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer DT.SXLEK.080 Aspire XC-705

 

Very fast processor

Nothing

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer DT.SXLEK.080 Aspire XC-705

 

It's simple.

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer DT.SXLEK.080 Aspire XC-705

 

Lovely machine

Supplied monitor did not have vesa fixing, had to buy adaptor from USA

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:BSMI, CCC, CE, FCC, CB / CE, FCC / PC2001, BSMI, CE, FCC, CB / PC2001; BSMI; CE; FCC; CB;
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Midi Tower / Mini Tower / Rack (2U) / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Anthracite, Black / Black
Placement supported:Horizontal / Vertical
Product color:Black
Rack capacity:2U
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:220 / 300 / 65

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI Express x8 (Gen 3.x) slots:1
PCI slots:1

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 235 / AMD Radeon R5 310 / AMD Radeon R7 240 / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GT 705 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Graphics adapter VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74 / 16 / 2 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N / Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1912 / 0x412 / 0x41E / 1912 / 41
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0 / 4.3 / 4.4

Memory

ECC:No / Yes
Internal memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Form Factor:Desktop
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Acer Cloud Software, Evernote®, Recovery Management, Cyberlink® Power DVD / McAfee® Internet Security Suite - 30 days trial
Cables included:AC / Yes
Display included:N / No
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Y / Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:5.1 / HD
Chipset:Intel H110 / Intel H81 / Intel HM81
Compatible processor series:Core i3,Core i5,Core i7
Market positioning:Business
Motherboard chipset:Intel H110 / Intel H81 / Intel HM81
Number of displays supported:3
Password protection:Y
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
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 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:220 / 300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / DMI3 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600 / 1333,1600,1866,2133 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM,DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35 / 1.5
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:G3240 / G3250 / G3260 / i3-4130 / i3-4150 / i3-4160 / i3-4170 / i3-6100 / i5-4460 / i5-6400 / i7-4770 / i7-4790
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.9 / 4 / 5
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Pentium G
Processor frequency:2.7 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:G3240 / G3250 / G3260 / i3-4130 / i3-4150 / i3-4160 / i3-4170 / i3-6100 / i5-4460 / i5-6400 / i7-4770 / i7-4790
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G3000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:LGA 1150 (Socket H3) / LGA1151 / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / R0 / S0
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 8
System bus rate:5 / 8
Tcase:65 / 66.4 / 71 / 72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):51 / 53 / 54 / 54, 53 / 65 / 65, 54 / 84

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:14 / 22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version: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: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
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:1.0 / 2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
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 / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache: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: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75122 / 77480 / 77486 / 77488 / 77490 / 80796 / 80806 / 80817 / 83538 / 87356 / 88185 / 90729
Processor code:SR149 / SR1K6 / SR1K7 / SR1K8 / SR1PJ / SR1PK / SR1PL / SR1QF / SR1QK / SR2BY / SR2HG
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D / PCG 2015C

Software

Bundled software:Acer Cloud Software, Evernote®, Recovery Management, Cyberlink® Power DVD / McAfee® Internet Security Suite - 30 days trial
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating system language:Multilingual
Pre-installed software:Acer Cloud Software, Evernote, Recovery Management, Cyberlink Power DVD
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite / Microsoft Office 2013, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / 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
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 1128 / 2000 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5 / 10.6 / 14.4 / 15.6 / 15.7 / 16.3 / 3.94
Height:10.6 / 10.9 / 11 / 14.4 / 14.6 / 15 / 3.94 / 6.69
Weight:17.6 / 18 / 18.7 / 19.8 / 21.4 / 22 / 22.3 / 6.61
Width:10.5 / 14.4 / 14.8 / 3.94 / 6.89