** Acer Aspire XC-703 Black Tower Intel Celeron Quad Core J1900 2GB 500GB DVDRW Windows 8.1 with Bing now £129 @ Tesco Direct (Free CnC) **
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** Acer Aspire XC-703 Black Tower Intel Celeron Quad Core J1900 2GB 500GB DVDRW Windows 8.1 with Bing now £129 @ Tesco Direct (Free CnC) **

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Found 4th Sep 2015
Good value compact desktop with free upgrade to Windows 10 Don't forget TCB 1.51%

The Acer Aspire XC Series provides competent multitasking performance for both fun and work.

With a sleek finish, the XC-703 groups the most frequently used I/O ports together on the lower front of the machine, providing an easy way to access data, listen to music and talk. The PC runs on the intuitive Windows 8.1 operating system that makes light work of multitasking.

Enjoy an adaptive performance that keeps apps flying and media flowing thanks to the computer's highly efficient Intel® Celeron® processor. With Acer Always Connect, the XC-703 automatically scans and registers most-visited access points, connecting to the Internet in just seconds. Integrated inside the base unit is 2G of RAM that combines with a generous 500GB hard drive for storing multimedia files.

The Acer Aspire XC-703 supports Bluetooth® connectivity, allowing data to be transferred to and from any other enabled device. A great solution to modern day computing, the Acer Aspire XC series will help you create, communicate and work efficiently.

21 Comments

Good enough looking for me, add another 2gb stick for less than 20quid and it will be good for day to day tasks.

It probably uses laptop sodimm so please check before buying the ram

Good value.
It appears to be this model of the XC-730 DT.SWZEK.009
(At least one USB3 port, and two low profile expansion slots)
Needs more ram of the 64bit version of Windows 8

(From the Acer website)
Processor & Chipset)
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Celeron
Processor Model J1900
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Processor Speed 2 GHz
64-bit Processing Yes
Memory
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Number of Hard Drives 1
Total Hard Drive Capacity 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
Optical Media Supported DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Display & Graphics
Screen Size No
Network & Communication
Ethernet Technology Ethernet
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Slots 2
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 1
Number of Mini PCI Express Slots 1
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Total Number of USB Ports 5
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
VGA Yes
Software
Operating System Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Power Description
Maximum Power Supply Wattage 220 W

Is cpu user replaceable ?

Waiting for the "I could build better with a toothpick for half the price" crowd

I wouldn't buy an Acer (again) myself, but looks ok for the money.
Edited by: "Predikuesi" 4th Sep 2015

I'm debating whether to buy this and add more memory and a basic low profile graphics card mainly just to play minecraft

7iain7

Is cpu user replaceable ?



No, the J1900 Celeron is a FCBGA1170 package - I think that means it's soldered to the board.
Edited by: "cjed" 4th Sep 2015

marcuskhl

It probably uses laptop sodimm so please check before buying the ram


Yep
uk.crucial.com/gbr…703

I bought a similar model from ebuyer. Cheap as chips but woefully slow. Upgraded to win 10 but no improvement. I would suggest taking out the hard drive and putting in a 120 or 250mb solid state drive. Use the 500gb drive for storage. My experience SSD drives is that they make everything fly. You will never use a conventional drive again and you will have a pretty decent computer.

johnnyd57uk

I bought a similar model from ebuyer. Cheap as chips but woefully slow. … I bought a similar model from ebuyer. Cheap as chips but woefully slow. Upgraded to win 10 but no improvement. I would suggest taking out the hard drive and putting in a 120 or 250mb solid state drive. Use the 500gb drive for storage. My experience SSD drives is that they make everything fly. You will never use a conventional drive again and you will have a pretty decent computer.



...erm, "putting in a 120 or 250mb solid state drive"???...that would take a whole 2-3 minutes to fill oO
Edited by: "watson44" 4th Sep 2015

A 1tb with 32gb cache ssd works just as good

this isn't going to be an amazing performer, about the same speed as a mid-range core2duo from 9 years ago
cpubenchmark.net/com…php?cmp[]=2131&cmp[]=1105

save up your money and wait for another offer on a Lenovo TS140.

With Bing!? HOT HOT HOT.

I didn't even know they made a Celeron quad core i thought they were all dual cores. Good price for it though. :P

blitzmmccv

I didn't even know they made a Celeron quad core i thought they were all … I didn't even know they made a Celeron quad core i thought they were all dual cores. Good price for it though. :P



​these are based on Atom bay trail budget CPU's I believe (low cost non upgradeable CPU that originally went into netbooks but now appearing all over the place)

CHalligan

With Bing!? HOT HOT HOT.


Lol

watson44

...erm, "putting in a 120 or 250mb solid state drive"???...that would … ...erm, "putting in a 120 or 250mb solid state drive"???...that would take a whole 2-3 minutes to fill oO



Most SSDs will write at 250MB a second.

Celeron kills the deal for me (in a negative sense!)

it is good enough for normal office use unless you run macros and deal with large spreadsheets

Watson, read the whole entry. I suggested the 500gb drive be used as back up. SSD drives are amazing and apart from the speed increase boot up takes no more than a few seconds. Youve obviously never tried one. It would transform this mediocre machine into something decent for web browsing and basic applications.

johnnyd57uk

Watson, read the whole entry. I suggested the 500gb drive be used as back … Watson, read the whole entry. I suggested the 500gb drive be used as back up. SSD drives are amazing and apart from the speed increase boot up takes no more than a few seconds. Youve obviously never tried one. It would transform this mediocre machine into something decent for web browsing and basic applications.



Erm, he's making fun of you saying MB rather than GB.
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