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Acer Aspire TC Desktop PC (TC-390-UA92)

Acer Aspire TC Desktop PC (TC-390-UA92)

As far as affordable computers go, this desktop PC is a compelling choice for homework, enjoying the web and more.

The maintenance process is not well documented, but thankfully, this is a pretty standard design, making the process relatively straightforward in the circumstances.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Stationary Computer which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Speakerless. This Stationary Computer needs external speakers to play sounds. Your options are to hook it up to a TV or a monitor with built-in speakers, use external speakers or a headset.$30+

No Camera or Microphone. If your plans include skyping with family members, you would need a webcam or, for best results, a headset and microphone.$40+

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this Stationary Computer to a TV or get a new monitor.$120+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $320 on accessories, for a total cost of $1120.

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck53th percentile
Versatility55th percentile
Power (General Purpose)40th percentile
Power (Graphical)40th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)62th percentile
Storage Space13th percentile
Portability57th percentile
Longevity20th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck73th percentile
Versatility51th percentile
Power (General Purpose)65th percentile
Power (Graphical)57th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)73th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability22th percentile
Longevity59th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G, 4 cores clocked from 3.7 to 4.2 GHz

GPU

AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, DVD, Solid State (very fast)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w16.3 × d35 × h34

Dimensions (in): w6.42 × d88.9 × h86.36

Weight (kg): 7.15

Weight (lbs.): 15.77

Features

  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • DVD
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • VGA
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • Analog Surround Sound Output
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

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Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this stationary computer to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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