Acer's Newest Consumer Desktops Offer Big Power and Smart

Acer's Newest Consumer Desktops Offer Big Power and Smart Ergonomics;
Shipping to Customers in Canada 
MISSISSAUGA, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/12 --  
Editor's Summary: 


 
--  The new Acer Aspire M and X 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 M Series micro towers are made
    for those desiring a power-packed workhorse with ample room for
    upgrades, while the Aspire X 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 M 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 M
    Series begin at $599.99 CAD and start at $399.99 CAD for the Aspire X
    Series. Both series will be available at leading retailers in Canada
    on Oct. 26.

  
Acer today has delivered savvy new consumer desktops for customers in
Canada. The new Acer Aspire M and X 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 M Series micro towers are
made for those desiring a power-packed workhorse with ample room for
upgrades, while the Aspire X 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 Frank Chang, director of desktop
product management for Acer. "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 M Series - Expandable Workhorses
 Featuring leading
technology, components and performance, the new Acer M 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 discrete graphics.  
Ample expansion is available with two open PCI-E x1 slots for adding
sound, graphics or RAID cards and an open 5.25 optical drive bay. The
systems have up to two 3.5-inch "easy swap" expansion bays, which can
be accessed without opening the chassis or using a tool. Offering
excellent connectivity, select models are outfitted with Bluetooth(R)
4.0 HS for wirelessly connecting peripherals and digital devices.
These desktops also come with a total of four USB 3.0 ports and up to
six USB 2.0 ports. Both an HDMI port and a DVI port are provided to
enable connection to two displays simultaneously. 
Acer Aspire X Series - Slim Space-Savers
 Just one third the size of
a traditional PC, the Acer Aspire X Series desktops take up little
space while providing flexibility and scalability. Perfect for home
computing and entertainment, the Acer X 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 Core i5 3330 processor
(3.0GHz) and up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM memory, plenty of power for
enjoying the latest movies, editing videos, touching up photos and
even playing casual games. These slim desktops offer 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. Select models provide up to four USB 3.0
ports for an even faster connection. Some configurations also offer
an available PCI Express x1 slot for adding a sound, graphics or RAID
card and all XC Series models provide an open PCI Express x16 slot
for adding a video card.  
Both Series - All the Essentials 
 The systems also come with two
stereo speakers and 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
favourite photos and data.  
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 suggested retail price (MSRP) for the Acer Aspire M
Series begins at $599.99 CAD and the Aspire X Series starts at
$399.99 CAD. Both series will be available on Oct. 26. 
Acer is the No. 1 vendor in Canada for notebooks, netbooks, desktops
and LCDs(3) and the country's No. 2 overall PC provider.(4) 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(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
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) 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) Source:
Gartner data, FY 2011 
 4) Source: Gartner, Q2 2012  
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