Acer Aspire XC-600 SFF Desktop PC (Intel Pentium G2030 3.0GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
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Introducing the Acer Aspire XC Multimedia PCs
The Acer Aspire Series offers a diverse range of PCs that give you the performance, graphics and communication tools to step-up your digital entertainment, complete your daily computing tasks, and stay in touch with everyone you know.
The stylish black Aspire XC series provides the competent multi-tasking performance for both fun and work with a compact, progressive style. Click here to see a diagram showing the features of this PC.
With the abundance of graphics-intensive multimedia and sharing applications available, smooth multi-tasking is vital. Keeping this in mind, Aspire Series PCs pack powerful processors from both Intel and AMD and memory options so your system always runs efficiently.
The Aspire XC600 models come equipped with the power of Intel processors. Choose from a dual-core Intel Pentium processor for efficient home computing, or an Intel Core i5 or i7, delivering intelligent performance that adapts to your individual needs. The Intel Core processors deliver great media processing for fast video editing and sharing, enthusiast class HD video playback, accelerated web browsing, and great mainstream and casual gaming experience.
The Aspire XC100 models are powered by AMD dual-core E-series processors. The AMD E-series processors increase both CPU and GPU frequency to improve performance and use an updated controller hub to enable lower platform costs. They also support DX11 and HD 7300 series graphic cards for better visual experience.
The Acer Aspire XC also includes 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of fast DDR3 memory, which offers twice the speed of DDR2, ensuring faster, more efficient multi-tasking. Add that to a large-capacity hard disk drive up to 1 TB that provides generous storage for work and multimedia files, and you've got a PC that can handle almost any task you care to throw at it.
Beautiful, Fast, Fluid - Windows 8
Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Browse and discover thousands of apps in the Windows Store. Snap two apps side-by-side and multitask. Chat with a friend while scoping out a map, or watch a video while getting stuff done. With Windows 8, it's simple to do two things at once.
Up in the Cloud
AcerCloud is your personal cloud. It shares your music, photos, videos and documents on your PC with all your devices. If your PC is in sleep mode, no worries, AcerCloud wakes it up for you. Your PC is always connected, you can access content via AcerCloud anytime anywhere.
Optional 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Certified Connectivity
Surf the Internet and stay in touch with your people with reliable, high-speed connectivity via optional Wi-Fi, or a wired gigabit Ethernet connection. A Wi-Fi Certified wireless-N network connection enables long-range, fast, reliable wireless Internet.
The Aspire XC features a gigabit Ethernet port, for fast, stable wired connectivity, supporting data transfer rates of 1,000 megabits per second.
If you need an even bigger screen, the HDMI interface on selected models supports exceptional high-definition viewing on a full range of peripherals. Perfect for connecting to a big-screen HDTV, plugging a HDMI cable into your PC allows the transmission of both audio and high-definition video, up to a 1080p resolution.
This PC features a high-speed DVD drive that supports multimedia playback and media writing for backing up files without worry. The DVD Super Multi DL drive allows you to play, copy and burn DVDs, allowing you to make the most of your existing film library, and backup your precious files onto a physical disc for safe storage and easy transportation.
Multi-in-one Card Reader
The multi-in-one card reader allows you to read and write to high-capacity storage media for file sharing, transfer and storage, including Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), and xD-Picture Card (xD) formats, making it easier to transfer and share media from your PC to your portable devices.
The Aspire Series PCs are attractive, ergonomic and durable. A variety of environmentally sustainable materials with inviting textures and sturdy construction endow the Aspire Series with a unique and solid feel.
The Acer Aspire XC is no exception. Space saving and easy to set up, this chassis is designed to contain all the power and efficiency you need in a multimedia PC, whilst still giving you a sleek and attractive look. The curved metallic black finish is complemented by a soft front-surface and attractive modern design touches such as the Acer logo in the top corner.
User-friendly Front Media Access
The Aspire XC series has been designed to be placed on a desktop, so it features lower-front USB ports and a card reader are grouped to make them easier to access and use.
Top Customer Reviews
Product does what it says on the box. I haven't had any issues, worked straight out the box, and I don't have to worry about anything.
Only complaint not specific to this PC is Windows 8 - that awful tiled interface is not suitable for a PC in my opinion and I have owned computers and taught PC repair for over 30 years.
Luckily Classic shell is free to download and makes Win 8 look more or less like Win 7 which makes it good again
Top marks to Amazon for price and fast delivery
I wanted to use two screens as I have done with my previous Acer desktop, but despite having a VGA and HDMI port I could not get this to work. I then found that wobbling the VGA cable sometimes brought both screens back to life so it looked like a dodgy connection on the VGA as others have reported.
I took this to my local computer shop (U-Compute, Keswick), where it came from, expecting it to be sent back, and they identified the problem. The back plate through which the plugs go has been mounted too far away from the mother board and is too springy, so when you wobble a cable it pulls the others out slightly. This is a design fault. Their solution was to search through their HDMI cables looking for one with a slightly longer plug than the others. Replacing the cable with a Vivanco Prowire HDMI solved the problem. Other cheaper cables may also work fine, provided that they have a long plug.
So a poor piece of design from Acer, which may explain why people have been having the problems with monitor cables described, and why a replacement had the same issue as the original for one buyer.
Acer customer support helpline were particularly poor. Their Indian call centre insisted I did a full reset to solve the problem, saying this would take half an hour. It took a day and solved nothing.
Apart from that annoying fault and Acer's feeble customer services, the computer works very well.
I would not buy an acer pc again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice slim design, fast processing, and very simply upgrade to Win 8.1
Ok, not this year's spec, but excellent value... More than adequate for intended purpose.
As our old computer crashed and was irreparable we needed a new one. Our knowledgeable son advised us to get this one. Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2014 by Mrs. Christine E. Birds
I would love to write a review, however when is arrived it did not work! would not even switch on, so were Amazon helpful, well I guess that depends on you definition of helpful,... Read morePublished on 11 Feb. 2014 by michael easton
I'm really pleased with this computer. It was at a very good price and it works perfectly. I have no complaints.Published on 4 Feb. 2014 by Arqa Ana I Ferreira
I was quite surprised when I received this item. It might be small but it is what is inside
that counts.Very satisfied with this.