Acer usually has some of the best deals when it comes to budget desktop PCs. If you want as much speed and power as possible for less than $500, the best place to start is with the Acer Aspire XC AXC-780-UR11. It is a great machine or general, day-to-day use. The tower is a small form-factor model that will fit just about anywhere in your home or office. Not only is it one-third the size of a regular tower PC, it has a streamlined black design; neither aggressive nor boring. In inches, it measures 10.9×3.9×15.7 (HxWxD).

Front-panel media access allows for hassle-free use. At the bottom of the front panel you will find two USB 3.0 ports, plugin for headphones/microphone, and an SD card slot. The power button is located in the top left corner. More USB ports (2.0) are located on the back, along with an HDMI port (with 5.1 surround sound), Gigabit Ethernet port, VGA-out port, and audio connectors.

It comes with Windows 10 Home Edition (64-bit) as the operating system. The dual-core Intel Core i3 processor (6100) can reach a speed of 3.70GHz, and is capable of 64-bit processing. It is an Intel H110 Express Chipset model. 4GB (DDR4 SDRAM) of memory comes standard, with enough room for up to 32GB in expandability. It's easy to expand; all you have to do is remove the case to access the empty slot on the motherboard. RAM speed is 2133MHz.

Acer Aspire XC AXC-780-UR11 Hard Drive and Optical Drive

As for storage, there is one 1TB hard drive included, as well as an optical drive DVD-Writer and player. For graphics, you get integrated Intel HD (upgradable). The hard drive has a spindle speed of 7200RPM, making it faster than the typical standard desktop RPM (5400). Additional features include Wireless LAN IEE 802.11ac and Gigabit Ethernet technology. As with most desktops these days, a monitor isn't included in the starting price for the Acer Aspire XC AXC-780-UR11. It does come with HDMI technology which allows you to connect it to an external display. The system does come with a USB keyboard and mouse. The power supply has a maximum wattage of 220W.

While it's not the fastest computer in the world, or the most powerful, the Acer Aspire XC AXC-780-UR11 still gets the job done. You should even be able to play a few games and do a bit of photo editing without any problems. It's a standard, inexpensive desktop that provides a lot of value with its ability to perform tasks such as web browsing, social media, email, and so forth.

As inexpensive as this desktop is, you might be able to get it even cheaper with the use of Acer Aspire XC AXC-780-UR11 promo codes. Acer discounts are usually easy to find and use, just as long as you place your order online.

Source by George Botwin