Acer's new Z5610 all-in-one offers performance in a compact package with a generous serving of multi-touch on the side.
It's easy to feel like the only thing the major computer firms make today are bog standard netbooks and nettops. However, there are still some interesting new desktop computers being introduced from different manufacturers. Acer has unveiled a new all-in-one PC called the Acer Aspire Z5610
The all-in-one PC is designed for performance and good looks, and has an accordingly high price tag in Australia of $1761 - $1910 (pricing range obtained today from StaticICE
). It looks like we are getting a sour deal in Australia, though -- it sells in the US for just $US899.99 ($AUD1000).
The machine has a 23-inch HD resolution display and graphics via ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 GPU with 512MB of RAM. The machine runs Windows 7 Home Premium and that snazzy screen is full multi-touch capable. The OS version used on the Z5610 has the Windows Touch Pack built-in. Storage is to a 320GB HDD and Acer uses 4GB of RAM.
Other features include six USB ports, 5.1 surround sound support, eSATA, integrated HD webcam, keyboard light, adjustable screen, a wireless keyboard and mouse, and integrated speakers. The 23-inch screen is multi-touch capable as I already mentioned and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and has 300 cd/m2 brightness, 5ms response time, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The CPU used is an Intel Pentium Dual core E5300 at 2.6GHz.