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Acer Aspire XC Desktop PC (XC-866-EB11)

Acer Aspire XC Desktop PC (XC-866-EB11)

This desktop PC is an excellent choice if you've been looking for a computer to handle homework, web search and more.

There are a few upgrade options available down the road. Still, without documentation, the process will go much smoother if you already have some experience with this sort of thing. I wouldn't aim for gaming greatness here, but faster loading speeds and additional storage spaces are realistic projects.

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 $820.

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck19th percentile
Versatility59th percentile
Power (General Purpose)19th percentile
Power (Graphical)26th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)44th percentile
Storage Space81th percentile
Portability93th percentile
Longevity19th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck43th percentile
Versatility35th percentile
Power (General Purpose)43th percentile
Power (Graphical)34th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)64th percentile
Storage Space93th percentile
Portability31th percentile
Longevity38th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i3-9100, 4 cores clocked from 3.6 to 4.2 GHz

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1 TB total, Media Card Reader, DVD, 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w10 × d33 × h29.5

Dimensions (in): w3.94 × d83.82 × h74.93

Weight (kg): 4.41

Weight (lbs.): 9.72

Features

  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • DVD
  • Fixed storage: 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • 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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Who it's For

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  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

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Versatility39th percentile
Power30th percentile
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CPU

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GPU

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Storage

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This cost-effective PC could be a compelling solution if you've been looking for a family PC to handle homework and other everyday tasks.

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Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

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Storage Space93th percentile
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Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

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GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 730

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1 TB total, DVD, 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

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If you're looking for a gaming rig but have limited funds to do so, this system is a compelling solution. It's a reasonably powerful PC for the price

Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer
  • Video Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multitasker
  • And more!

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Storage Space72th percentile
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Specs

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CPU

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GPU

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Memory

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Storage

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Pricing

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Who it's For

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  • Serious Multitasker
  • Video Editor
  • Graphic Designer
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