Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92 Desktop, 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10400 6-Core Processor, 12GB 2666MHz DDR4, 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD, 8X DVD, 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, USB 3.2 Type C, Windows 10 Home
The Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92 is in many ways exactly what buyers of cheaper desktop PCs are looking for. Affordable, compact and complete, this basic mini-tower includes everything you need, as well as additional features that its competitors at a similar price do not have. With a “real” 10th generation Intel Core i3 desktop processor with legitimate performance, a 512 GB SSD and USB Type-C support, SD cards, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, this basic PC is nothing serious.he loves a lot. (Some low-priced machines rely on smaller processors for laptops.) This combination of computing power and functionality outperforms the competition in cost, winning Aspire-our First Editors ‘Choice Award in 2021 for low-budget desktops.
It can be said at a glance that this desktop is based on the basics, and for this category and this price is quite normal. From the relatively compact size to the modest appearance, there is nothing in the design that screams “power”or ” style”. The appearance is harmless, and if a completely black device does not contradict your decor, it will perfectly fit into the environment of your office or bedroom.
Nor will it take much desk or floor space for a traditional 13.4 x 6.4 x 13.8 inch (HWD) Tower. Competitors HP Slim Desktop (10.6 for 3.7 for 11.9 inches) and Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 (11.8 for 3.9 for 10.6 inches) are even more compact, but this is true when they are even cheaper (and less powerful), especially when it has the word “SLIM”in the name. (These machines, as mentioned above, are based on laptop processors with less power.)
Internal access is as simple as the rest of the build. Removing the two rear screws removes the left side panel from the housing, giving access to the main interior space. About a third is covered with a metal back panel, on which you can install additional hard drives. (There is a spare SATA power connector next to it, as well as several SATA data connectors on the motherboard.)
Behind it is a case for the DVD drive, and under it (on the motherboard) a 512 GB M. 2 SSD. In an unsafe place, you can see the rest of the motherboard, including the installed processor air cooler. The power supply is in the upper left corner.
Above average characteristics
The installation of our device includes an Intel Core i3-10100 processor, 8 GB of memory and 512 GB of memory. There is little space for expansion in terms of memory: ours is configured with a single 8 GB USB stick and there is a free slot next to it. The card uses a maximum of 32 GB of memory.
There is a PCI Express x16 slot on this motherboard, but the possibilities of adding a video card are limited. In addition to limiting the size of the case for larger GPUs (it has about 6 inches of space between the back of the PCI card and the metal frame of the unit), the included power supply (PSU) only has a power of 300 watts. However, it uses non-standard power connectors to power the motherboard (there is no standard 24-pin ATX power connector), so replacing another more powerful power supply to power a powerful graphics card is not appropriate, or at least not lightweight.
A low-power video card powered by a single slot may be the solution, but otherwise it is limited. Some calculations that we made in the outervision power calculator suggest installing a GeForce GTX 1650 card with a power supply in this configuration, provided that the card is short enough and does not require a special power connector.
From here you move on to the connection, an important part of any office. This system offers an above average option for this price range, starting with a USB 3.1 Type-A, USB type-C, an SD card slot and audio connectors on the front (in addition to the disk drive above).
The others are on the back: two HDMI connectors, four USB 3.1 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and an Ethernet connector. This amount of connectivity is better than some competitors (for example, IdeaCentre 3 and HP Slim do not have USB-C), which is one of many aspects that make this system more profitable than its cheaper competitors.
Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is also undoubtedly useful, although most competitors offer as well. The desktop also comes with a very simple wired mouse and keyboard, which is ideal if you do not already have your own peripherals.
Therefore, compared to the HP Slim desktop (which we rated well), it pays about 5 50 more for a Core i3, twice as much storage and USB-C. This processor is of particular interest, so let’s see how it turned out in the tests.