updated 06:00 am EDT, Tue November 1, 2011
Acer intros a slew of new all-in-one PCs
Acer has unveiled a slew of new all-in-one desktop PCs. The New Z-series desktops are aimed at consumers, while the Veriton Z range are aimed at enterprise and are suitably frugal for the purpose. The desktops range in price from $429, through to as much as $1900, depending on configuration.
The range-topping AZ5 centers on a 23-inch 1080p multi-touch display. Processors start with a minimum of a Core i3-2120 processor matched with 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 1TB HDD, which starts at $750.
The mid-range AZ3 starts $100 cheaper by virtue of its smaller 21.5-inch, yet still 1080p-capable, multi-touch display. It also starts with an AMD dual-core A4 APU, but still includes a discreet Radeon HD6410 GPU. Its hard drive capacity starts at $500GB.
Both the AZ5 and the AZ3 include an adjustable stand, two USB 3.0 ports on the side, and four USB ports on the rear.
The new Veriton Z enterprise range keeps the processing power respectable by dropping the full HD displays. The 20-inch Z2620G is powered by a Core i5-2400S quad-core processor and is paired with an NVIDIA GeFore GT 520M GPU for $850. The entry-level VZ290G starts at a low $549, but is instead powered by a dual-core Atom processor with an integrated 3150 Intel HD GPU.