Acer's Newest Consumer Desktops; Big Power, Smart Ergonomics

Acer's Newest Consumer Desktops; Big Power, Smart Ergonomics 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/12 --  
Editor's Summary: 


 
--  The new Acer Aspire ME and XC Series feature Windows 8, a savvy new
    ergonomic design and all the essentials for personal productivity and
    digital entertainment.
--  Available in two sizes, the Acer Aspire ME Series micro towers are
    made for those desiring a power-packed workhorse with ample room for
    upgrades, while the Aspire XC Series small form factor (SFF) desktops
    are built for those looking to save space.
--  Acer's latest desktops sport an aesthetically-pleasing black chassis
    with all buttons located on the front or top of the systems, making
    them left and right hand neutral.
--  The Aspire ME Series features a convenient recess deck with a non-slip
    surface and USB ports for charging smartphones and cameras.
--  The manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the Acer Aspire ME
    Series begin at $649.99 and for the Aspire XC Series start at $399.99.
    Both series will be available at leading retailers in the U.S. on Oct.
    26.

  
Acer America today has delivered savvy new consumer desktops for
customers in the U.S. The new Acer Aspire ME and XC Series feature
Windows 8, a savvy new ergonomic design and all the essentials for
personal productivity and digital entertainment.  
Available in two sizes, the Acer Aspire ME Series micro towers are
made for those desiring a power-packed workhorse with ample room for
upgrades, while the Aspire XC Series small form factor (SFF) desktops
are built for those looking to save space.  
Acer's latest desktops sport an aesthetically-pleasing black chassis
that provides handy cable management. All buttons are located on the
front or top of the system for easy access and making the system both
left and right hand neutral. 
"We've retooled our latest Aspire desktops to deliver ample power and
practical features in a stylish, understated chassis that will appeal
to a wide range of users," said Irene Chan, senior business manager
of consumer desktops for Acer America. "Combined with Windows 8, the
new Acer desktops are ideal for use as a central entertainment hub
for an entire household as well as a student requiring a robust
system for homework and social media."  
Acer Aspire ME Series -- Expandable Workhorses
 Featuring leading
technology, components and performance, the new Acer ME Series
desktops offer room for expansion and excel at handling advanced
applications, including rich HD entertainment. The new chassis design
has a convenient recess desk on top with a non-slip surface for
charging smartphones and cameras. This recess desk also provides two
USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, handy cable management and
microphone and headphone jacks. 
Powerful features, including Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 or Core(TM) i5
processors harness speed and efficiency. Combined with up to 10GB
DDR3 memory that can be expanded to 16GB, these systems deliver
excellent system response for multitasking and running the latest
multi-threaded applications. The series also boasts up to 2TB(1) hard
drives and on some models, discrete graphics.  
Ample expansion is available with two open PCI-E x1 slots for adding
a sound, graphics or RAID card and an open PCI-E x16 slot for a video
card. The systems have two 3.5-inch "easy swap" expansion bays, which
can be accessed without opening the chassis or using a tool. There is
also an available optical drive bay. Offering excellent connectivity,
this series is outfitted with Bluetooth(R) 4.0 HS for wirelessly
connecting peripherals and digital devices. These models also come
with a total of four USB 3.0 ports and eight USB 2.0 ports. Both an
HDMI and VGA port are provided to enable connection to two displays
simultaneously. 
Acer Aspire XC Series -- Slim Space-Savers
 Just one third the size
of a traditional PC, the Acer Aspire XC Series desktops take up
little space while providing flexibility and scalability. Perfect for
home computing and entertainment, the Acer XC Series desktops offer a
space-saving form factor and excellent ergonomics. The optical door
flips open when the eject button is pressed to protect the drive from
dust and potential damage when not in use.  
This practical series offers up to an Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 2130
processor and 6GB memory, plenty of power for enjoying the latest
movies, editing videos, touching up photos and even playing casual
games. These slim desktops offer up to 1TB(1) hard drives for storing
a huge archive of applications and data. There is an HDMI port for
connecting to a display with just one cable and up to eight USB 2.0
ports for connecting to printers, external storage, digital cameras
and more.  
Both Series -- All the Essentials
 The systems provide
high-definition audio with 5.1-channel audio support to enhance music
and movies with crystal-clear sound. The convenience of a SuperMulti
optical drive is provided for backing up favorite photos and data.
They also come with two stereo speakers, a keyboard and mouse.  
As with all Acer systems, both consumer desktop series come with
AcerCloud, enabling users to share music, photos, videos and
documents on the PC with all other devices. If the PC is in sleep
mode, the AcerCloud wakes it up. The PC is always connected, so
content can be accessed via AcerCloud anytime, anywhere. 
Pricing and Availability
 Both desktop series feature a one-year
warranty.(2)  The manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the
Acer Aspire ME Series begin at $649.99 and for the Aspire XC Series
start at $399.99. Both series will be available at leading retailers
in the U.S. on Oct. 26, 2012. 
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.(3) 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. 
More information is at www.acer-group.com. 
Copyright 2012 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo
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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) Access capacity varies; MB = million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes  
2) Limited warranty agreement applies. For a copy, write to Acer
Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503. 
 3) Gartner data,
FY 2011 
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