Acer Aspire ATC-605-UR2A Desktop (Black) Review

Acer Aspire ATC-605-UR2A Desktop (Black) Review

Acer Aspire ATC-605-UR2A Desktop
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Black Acer Aspire ATC-605-UR2A is a mid-2014 model modern desktop with a powerful 4th Generation Intel i5 processor and quick and easy user expandability options, good for both work and entertainment or creative multimedia purposes. Things run fast no matter what you do on it on a daily basis and comes with integrated security features to keep data safe.

Acer Aspire comes with the quad core Intel i5-4440 processor (6 MB cache) at 3.1 GHz base speed with Turbo Boost Technology that takes the speed up to 3.3GHz dynamically- 64 bit processing, 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM with a maximum capacity of 16GB for super multitasking efficiency, 1 TB Serial ATA 300 hard drive at 7200 rpm hard drive with quicker read and write times and as lots of room for all your data and multimedia files plus AcerCloud that turns your PC into your Cloud storage for you to access your data wherever you are and 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system that is highly customisable and with additional user-friendly and familiar features to previous Windows 8.

This is not a gaming horsepower type of PC so what you’re getting in terms of graphics card is the integrated Intel HD 4600 that shares memory with the CPU and not a dedicated card to enable smooth advanced gaming but the HD 4600 is quite sufficient for great visuals, good quality images, editing videos and some gaming performance too. It offers better graphics performance than the Intel HD 4000 and 4400 and is able to compete with NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M/630M also the best integrated GPU of AMD, the Radeon HD 8650G. High Definition Audio with 5.1 Channel Surround Sound will give you great audio experience- home-theatre like with the right kind of speakers. Media ports are easily accessed as they are the front- Digital Media Card Reader- Secure Digital (SD) Card, headphone and microphone jacks- Audio Line In and Out.

Acer Aspire ATC-605-UR2A Desktop (Black) Review
Matte black chassis- metallic finish with chrome strip modern Acer Aspire weighs 20.42 lbs.- 9.26 kg and has the measurements of 16.29 x 6.89 x 14.98 inches. Naturally it doesn’t come with a screen but a USB Keyboard and Optical Mouse are included in the package and they do not feel cheap at all- remember this is not an All in One- AIO PC. You have the storage deck at the top to be able to put gadgets conveniently while recharging or connecting. Other connectivity options include 802.11bgn wireless, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ-45, 4 x USB 2.0 ports at the rear, 2 x USB 3.0 ports at the front- you can transfer a 32GB movie in just 1.5 minutes, 16X DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive, an HDMI port, a VGA port, 3 expansion slots- PCI Express x1 Slot PCI Express x16 Slot Mini PCI Express Slot.

Conclusion: Acer Aspire ATC-605-UR2A is designed mainly for good entertainment experience but it is also suitable for work or school use with its great functionality and modern design- it will look good in any room. It is offered with 12 months limited warranty for parts and labor and toll free technical help and comes with the trial version of McAfee Security Suite and the Registration and Warranty Card. Bluetooth is not mentioned on specs and we don’t have info on its availability on this PC but with many USB ports, you can get a Bluetooth USB dongle to a few bucks if you need it. We couldn’t really find anything that was wrong with this PC, other than the lack of a mid-range discrete graphics card if you are a gamer but this is not an advanced gaming PC, nor has the price tag for it. And for other graphics and multimedia performance purposes, Intel HD 4600 is adequate. The Haswell i5-4440 has the Passmark benchmark score of 6486 on the day of this review, which means it compares well to the CPU- the i5-4570R on 21.5 inch Apple iMac for overall processor performance and offers lower power consumption as well. This is a great value desktop computer- one of the best you can get to this price.

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