Acer's New All-in-One Desktop Delivers Touch and Premium

Acer's New All-in-One Desktop Delivers Touch and Premium Performance
in a Stunning Package; Shipping to Customers in Canada 
MISSISSAUGA, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 10/15/12 --  
Editor's Summary: 


 
--  Advanced 10-point capacitive touch technology with improved gesture
    recognition is smooth, accurate and highly responsive.
--  An extremely slim profile of less than 1.4 inches and a clean design
    will enhance any room.
--  Edge-to-edge frameless 23-inch screen lets users enjoy Full HD
    imagery.
--  Display can be reclined up to 80 degrees, enhancing comfort and
    ergonomics in touch mode.
--  Acer Instant On provides instant-resume functionality in just 1.5
    seconds, which makes the system almost as quick to turn on as a
    traditional TV.

  
Acer today announced that it's delivering an elegant all-in-one (AIO)
desktop model featuring Windows 8 to customers in Canada. The Acer
Aspire 5600U was built to deliver all aspects of digital life into a
stylish entertainment hub that can be enjoyed by every member of the
family. Sporting an extremely slim profile of less than 1.4 inches
and a clean design, this AIO will enhance any room in the home.  
Simple Floating Design
 Boasting a thin and chic chassis design, the
Aspire 5600U has a modern, yet graceful appeal. Its pure form blends
seamlessly with function. A semi-transparent enclosure with a simple
floating design accommodates the hard drive, optical drive and
screen, and perfectly matches the wireless keyboard and mouse.  
The edge-to-edge frameless 23-inch screen lets users enjoy Full HD
imagery for movies, games and photography. Also included is a VESA
mount kit that allows the system to be hung on a wall.  
"Our newest AIO offers consumers a no-compromise solution for those
wanting the power of a desktop in a sleek and elegant chassis," said
Frank Chang, director of mobility, desktops and displays for Acer.
"The blend of Windows 8, capacitive touch technology, instant resume
functionality and fast processing deliver a superb computing
experience, making it an ideal entertainment hub for college dorms or
an entire household."  
Advanced Touch Technology
 This new system provides the latest
technology for delivering excellent performance. Advanced 10-point
capacitive touch technology with improved g
esture recognition is
smooth, accurate and highly responsive. This capability is enhanced
ergonomically when combined with the ability to recline the display
up to 80 degrees.  
Acer Instant On(1) provides instant-resume functionality in just 1.5
seconds, which makes the system almost as quick to turn on as a
traditional TV. In addition, Acer AlwaysConnect(1) gets users online
faster than conventional connections and can awaken the system via a
remote device like a smartphone. Access to all documents, music,
pictures and video files is extremely fast.  
Powerful Entertainment Hub
 With top quality audio and visual
components, the Aspire 5600U was built to make the most of
entertainment. Sporting a high-brightness display with Full HD
1920x1080 resolution, a quick 5ms response time and discrete
graphics, this AIO delivers sharp and colorful imagery for movies,
games and pictures. Acer fine-tuned speakers with Real Sound Lab's
CONEQ(TM) sound technology provide virtual surround sound. To take
full advantage of digital entertainment, it features one HDMI output
and one HDMI input that transfer both audio and visual via just one
cable, which means less clutter. HDMI input also enables connection
to a gaming console. 
The Acer Aspire 5600U is fast and smooth running offering an Intel(R)
Core(TM) i5 3210M processor (3M total cache, 2.5GHz), 8GB memory and
and a SuperMulti optical drive.. 
An integrated multi-in-one card reader reads the vast array of media
available today. A large 1TB(2) hard drive can store immense archives
of personal files and applications. The system also comes with the
convenience of both 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth wireless connectivity
as well as two USB 3.0 ports and three USB 2.0 ports. 
The Acer Aspire 5600U-EB308 with a 23-inch display will be available
in Canada with a limited one-year warranty(3) on Oct. 26 with a
suggested retail price of $1,299.99 CAD.  
Acer is the No. 1 vendor in Canada for notebooks, netbooks, desktops
and LCDs(4) and the country's No. 2 overall PC provider.(5) More
information about Acer and its products in Canada can be found at
www.acer.ca.  
About Acer 
 Since its founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers
between people and technology, enabling users to explore, create and
grow. Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally.(4) The Acer Group
employs 8,000 people across the globe, and revenues for 2011 reached
US$15.7 billion. 
Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's
success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and
Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs
environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has
established a green supply chain. 
Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That
includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and
L
ondon 2012 Olympic Games. 
More information is at www.acer-group.com. 
Copyright 2012 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo
are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered
trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the
property of their respective owners. All offers subject to change
without notice or obligation and may not be available through all
sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail
prices and may vary by location. Applicable sales tax extra. 
1) Time based on testing with the following applications open:
Windows Internet Explorer(R) 9 (Internet search and email web pages),
Microsoft PowerPoint(R) viewer (file size 68 MB) and Microsoft
Excel(R) (file size 108 MB) of Microsoft(R) Office(R) Starter 2010,
and logged in to Windows Live(R) Messenger 2011 
 2) Accessible
capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes 
 3)
Limited warranty agreement applies. For a copy, write to Acer
Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503. 
 4) Source:
Gartner data FY 2011 
 5) Source: Gartner, Q2 2012 
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Acer Incorporated
Erin Davern
Tel: 949-471-7785
E-mail: erin.davern@acer.com 
 
 
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