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Acer XC-215 AMD 1.5GHz 4GB RAM 1TB HDD Desktop PC with Acer 21.5 Inch Monitor Bundle - Black (Refurb) £189.99 @ Argos eBay
Acer XC-215 AMD 1.5GHz 4GB RAM 1TB HDD Desktop PC with Acer 21.5 Inch Monitor Bundle - Black (Refurb) £189.99 @ Argos eBay

Acer XC-215 AMD 1.5GHz 4GB RAM 1TB HDD Desktop PC with Acer 21.5 Inch Monitor Bundle - Black (Refurb) £189.99 @ Argos eBay

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Specs:

AMD A Series A4-6210

1.50GHz Quad Core

4GB RAM

1TB Hard Drive

Windows 8

Includes Keyboard & Mouse,

With 12 Month ARgos Warranty.

Great as a Cheap Desktop!

9 Comments

Heat from me. Looks like the CPU is comparable to an i3 3310 so while it's not super fast, it's no slouch for daily chores.

For a reasonable spec desktop with a 21" monitor this seems a pretty decent deal, you can still upgrade to Win10 for free using the assistive technologies option from Microsoft (very easy, no hassle or problems doing this)


i had the slight baby brother of this Acer (A4-5000) and while the CPU and ram were fine for basic tasks the HDD was unbelievely slow, i mean it would sit at 100% most of the time so it would just bring the whole system to a stand still.

spannerzone

Heat from me. Looks like the CPU is comparable to an i3 3310 so while … Heat from me. Looks like the CPU is comparable to an i3 3310 so while it's not super fast, it's no slouch for daily chores.For a reasonable spec desktop with a 21" monitor this seems a pretty decent deal, you can still upgrade to Win10 for free using the assistive technologies option from Microsoft (very easy, no hassle or problems doing this)



The Core i3 you mentioned seems to be some 50-70% quicker, depending on the benchmark or program, but this cpu is a fine base for day to day machine.

spannerzone

Heat from me. Looks like the CPU is comparable to an i3 3310 so while … Heat from me. Looks like the CPU is comparable to an i3 3310 so while it's not super fast, it's no slouch for daily chores.For a reasonable spec desktop with a 21" monitor this seems a pretty decent deal.


A desktop CPU that is slower than a 4.5 year old i3 laptop CPU is okay due to how cheap it is.

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carsick77

i had the slight baby brother of this Acer (A4-5000) and while the CPU … i had the slight baby brother of this Acer (A4-5000) and while the CPU and ram were fine for basic tasks the HDD was unbelievely slow, i mean it would sit at 100% most of the time so it would just bring the whole system to a stand still.



That's a Windows 10 fault. I bought a Windows 8 pc, upgraded to Windows 10 & now the disk sits at 100%. Googled it & it's a known fault with no fix. Downgrade to Windows 8 is the only solution.

Tommy_K

That's a Windows 10 fault. I bought a Windows 8 pc, upgraded to Windows … That's a Windows 10 fault. I bought a Windows 8 pc, upgraded to Windows 10 & now the disk sits at 100%. Googled it & it's a known fault with no fix. Downgrade to Windows 8 is the only solution.



That would be true if I wasn't referring to Windows 8.1 (not upgraded, just clean format). After replacing the drive with a SSD, it made it so much more bearable. I have since upgraded to Windows 10, had issues (as with all my upgrades) so did a clean install of Windows 10 and it performed well.

I have since sold it to a friend where I switched the SSD for a performance HDD (as he needed the capacity) with a clean Windows 10 on it, performing much better than out of the box.
Edited by: "carsick77" 13th Nov 2016

carsick77

That would be true if I wasn't referring to Windows 8.1 (not upgraded, … That would be true if I wasn't referring to Windows 8.1 (not upgraded, just clean format). After replacing the drive with a SSD, it made it so much more bearable. I have since upgraded to Windows 10, had issues (as with all my upgrades) so did a clean install of Windows 10 and it performed well.I have since sold it to a friend where I switched the SSD for a performance HDD (as he needed the capacity) with a clean Windows 10 on it, performing much better than out of the box.




Well I might have to follow your steps, as mine is now at 100% & unusable. Followed all steps google threw up & still no joy.

I might try a windows 7 downgrade & work my way back up.

Tommy_K

Well I might have to follow your steps, as mine is now at 100% & … Well I might have to follow your steps, as mine is now at 100% & unusable. Followed all steps google threw up & still no joy. I might try a windows 7 downgrade & work my way back up.



Well I would start with a clean format of Windows 10 (using your 8.1 key) and see how it goes but the drive is just cheap and slow (can't complain for the price). My next suggestion would be to look at performance or HDD's or if your budget allows, get an SSD.
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