Acer's New All-in-One Desktops; Touch and Premium Performance

Acer's New All-in-One Desktops; Touch and Premium Performance in a
Stunning Package 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/15/12 --  
Editor's Summary: 

--  Select models feature advanced 10-point capacitive touch technology
    with improved gesture recognition.
--  A clean design and extremely slim profile of less than 1.4 inches will
    enhance any room.
--  Edge-to-edge frameless 27- and 23-inch screens let users enjoy Full HD
--  Displays 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,(1) making the systems almost as quick to turn on as a
    traditional TV.

Acer America today announced that it's delivering two elegant
all-in-one (AIO) desktop models featuring Windows 8 to customers in
the U.S. The Acer Aspire 7600U and 5600U Series were 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, these AIOs will
enhance any room in the home.  
Simple Floating Design
 Boasting a thin and chic chassis design,
these new all-in-one desktops have a modern, yet graceful appeal.
Their 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 27- and 23-inch screens let users enjoy
Full HD imagery for movies, games and photography. Also included is a
VESA mount kit that allows the systems to be hung on a wall.  
"Our newest AIOs offer consumers a no-compromise solution for those
wanting the power of a desktop in a sleek and elegant chassis," said
Frank Chang, director of desktop product management for Acer America.
"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
 These new systems provide the latest
technology for delivering excellent performance. On select models,
advanced 10-point capacitive touch technology with improved gesture
recognition is smooth, accurate and highly responsive. The touch
capability is enhanced ergonomically when combined with the ability
to recline the display up to 80 degrees.  
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. Acer Instant On(1) is offered as
an option. It provides instant-resume functionality in just 1.5
seconds, which makes the systems almost as quick to turn on as a
traditional TV.  
Powerful Entertainment Hub
 With top quality audio and visual
components, these systems were built to make the most of
entertainment. Sporting high-brightness displays with Full HD
1920x1080 resolution, a quick 5ms response time and discrete
graphics, the Aspire 7600U and 5600U deliver 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, both series
feature HDMI output and 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.  
Both models are power packed. The Acer Aspire 7600U with a 27-inch
touchscreen boasts premium performance with an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5
3210M processor (3M cache, 3.1GHz), 8GB memory, discrete NVIDIA
GT640M graphics, a combo Blu-ray drive/DVD player and two HDMI
inputs. The Acer Aspire 5600U with a 23-inch screen is fast and
smooth running, offering up to an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 3210M
processor (3M cache, 3.1GHz), up to 8GB memory, a SuperMulti optical
drive and one HDMI input. 
Integrated multi-in-one card readers read the vast array of media
available today. Large 1TB(2) hard drives can store immense archives
of personal files and applications.  
They also come with the convenience of both 802.11a/b/g/n and
Bluetooth wireless connectivity as well as two USB 3.0 ports. In
addition, the Acer Aspire 7600U has four USB 2.0 ports and the Acer
Aspire 5600U has three. 
The Acer Aspire 7600U Series with a 27-inch touch display, discrete
graphics, combo Blu-ray drive/DVD player and 10-point capacitive
touch technology will be available in late Nov. with prices starting
at $1,899. The Acer Aspire 5600U Series with a 23-inch display and
SuperMulti optical drive will be available on Oct. 26 with prices
beginning at $1,149 for inclusion of 10-point capacitive touch
technology and $999.99 without. Both models will be available at
leading retailers in the U.S. with a limited one-year warranty.(3)  
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
London 2012 Olympic Games. 
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sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail
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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 
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capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes 
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Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503.
 4) Source:
Gartner data, FY 2011 
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