The Acer Aspire C27-1655 in the equipment variant DQ.BGFEG.002 made a very good impression in the test. The highlight is without question the Core i7 CPU from Intel’s Tiger Lake range. It eats even demanding programs for breakfast. Plenty of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce graphics chip and low power consumption round off the harmonious overall picture of the all-in-one PC. Unpleasant: the somewhat low resolution and the sometimes loud operating noises.
Processing: compact and chic
Operation: Appropriate keyboard and mouse
Performance: This PC has a monkey tooth on it
The inner workings gave the Acer Aspire C27-1655 good and in some cases very good grades. The following overview shows what is in this version of the All-in-One PC.
- processor: Intel’s Core i7-1165G7 processor from the Tiger Lake series provides a lot of steam. It set a very fast pace in the test with office applications as well as photo and video editing and thus secured top marks. Great: The power consumption is within reasonable limits for this performance. In normal operation, the computer averaged 36.18 watts, but at its peak it also consumed 107.25 watts of energy. But as is usual for a tiger, it also starts to roar from time to time. The CPU remained quiet in office applications, but it turned up to a volume of up to 3.7 sone with more demanding programs and under full load. That sucks in the long run.
- Graphics chip: Unlike many other all-in-one PCs, the Acer Aspire C27-1655 has a separate graphics chip, the Nvidia GeForce MX330. In the test, Direct X11 games ran smoothly on the screen with 61 frames per second (fps). But the Acer PC cannot maintain this level in demanding games. Newer Direct X12 titles such as “Far Cry 6” were really jerky in the test.
- Random Access Memory (RAM): 16 gigabytes of RAM are available. This means that even the execution of several demanding programs at the same time does not upset the PC. Unfortunately, this equipment has to be enough. Upgrading does not work, because opening the back of the device is not intended.
- Storage: The Acer Aspire C27-1655 doesn’t go wrong here either. The manufacturer has installed a very fast SSD with an effective capacity of 954 GB. There is enough space for data, programs and the Windows 10 Home operating system. As with RAM, there is no more internal space – the SSD cannot be exchanged for a copy with more memory. But no reason to despair: The fast USB beeches are ideal for connecting external SSDs.
Left, right, below: there is no space for connections due to the compact design. Instead, Acer has moved all interfaces to the rear. There is an HDMI socket to connect an additional screen, a network connection and four fast USB 3.2 connections of the classic type A format. Also on board: an audio output for headphones and an input for microphones. Wireless connection of corresponding speakers works via Bluetooth in version 5.
Despite a screen diagonal of 27 inches or 68.5 centimeters, the display only shows content in Full HD with 1920×1080 pixels. This results in 82 pixels per inch (dpi, dots per inch) – a very low pixel density. If the distance to the display is short, this can result in a somewhat blurred overall picture. Nevertheless: In the visual test, the screen dropped a very good grade. Colors looked slightly pale, but otherwise there was nothing wrong with the very high image quality. On top of that, the display is also responsive (11.9 milliseconds) and boasts a high contrast (1,054: 1).
The Acer Aspire C27-1655 made a very good impression in the test. The highlight is without question the Core i7 CPU from Intel’s Tiger Lake range. It eats even demanding programs for breakfast. Plenty of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce graphics chip and low power consumption round off the harmonious overall picture of the all-in-one PC. Unpleasant: the somewhat low resolution and the sometimes loud operating noises.