Acer è sicuramente una delle aziende con il più ampio bacino di utenza, soprattutto per quanto riguarda il segmento notebook mainstream dove ha pochi rivali in fatto di prezzi aggressivi. La crisi del mercato PC, e la scelta di molti competitor di proporre sempre più prodotti di fascia high-end per contrastare soprattutto il MacBook Pro, sembra aver “spinto” l’azienda a considerare l’opzione Retina Display sui propri notebook.
Ancora non si conoscono molti dettagli, soprattutto sui modelli cosiddetti “High-End” che potrebbero beneficiare di tale trattamento. L’idea seppur da verificare per l’impatto dei prezzi sui Notebook, potrebbe comunque non essere un male e offrire agli utenti display ad alte risoluzioni come quelli dei prodotti Apple. Per il momento si parla di pannelli con risoluzione 2880 x 1620 pixel, molto vicino quindi ai 2880 x 1800 pixel del MacBook Pro 15″ e i 2560 1600 schermo del modello da 13.3″. L’azienda ha inoltre sottolineato l’intenzione di non scartare questa ipotesi anche sui PC AIO e sui monitor di prossima generazione.
Following on from the launch of the Acer AZ5, AZ3 all-in-one computer systems last week, Acer has this week launched its new Acer Veriton Z2650G-UG645X which is fitted with a 20 inch display.
The Acer Veriton Z2650G-UG645X comes supplied with the convenience of both the Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Professional operating systems for commercial customers, and sports a resolution of 1600 x 900 on its 20 inch screen.
The Acer Veriton Z2650G-UG645X is powered by an Intel Pentium G645 processor 2.9GHz, supported by up to 8GB of RAM. Storage is supplied by a 500GB HDD, and is includes connections for 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 4 x USB 2.0 ports.
“The Veriton Z2650G is an excellent choice for organizations looking to conserve space and costs with a sleek chassis and time-saving management tools,” said Leila Axelle Robert, Acer Commercial Systems Business Manager. “Our newest AIO is easy to set-up, deploy and manage with a simple all-in-one design, wake-on LAN support and a user-friendly utility suite for streamlining everyday IT tasks.”
The Acer Veriton Z2650G-UG645X is now available for around $630 and comes with a one-year on-site warranty via Acer authorised resellers in the US.
Source: Hot Hardware
The arrival of Windows 8 is a good excuse for the PC industry to flood the market with so much hardware, consumers will be blinded by so much choice. Acer’s jabbing its digits into your eyes with its new lineup of low-end desktops for the casual user. The ME micro towers will take an Intel Core i5 or I7, 2TB HDDs and up to 16GB of RAM. If you don’t have anywhere else to stash your smartphone, the chassis comes with a recess desk on top with a USB port for easy charging. Those looking for something a little less demanding can pick up an XC desktop, a space-saving unit that will take an Intel Core i3, a 1TB HDD and up to 6GB of RAM. Prices for the ME begin at $700, while the cheaper XCs will set you back a much more modest $400.
For the most part, Acer blew its Windows 8 load back at IFA and Computex, but as we’re learning now, the company still had a handful of goodies left to announce. The outfit just introduced a pair of touch-friendly, Win 8-ready all-in-one desktops, the 23-inch Aspire 5600U and the 27-inch Aspire 7600U. As you can see in the press shots, the design here is fairly minimal, with an edge-to-edge display, a transparent panel at the bottom of the bezel and a thin frame measuring less than 1.4 inches thick. The machines can also tilt so that they lie at a nearly face-up 80-degree angle.
In either case, you’ll get a 1080p panel, with 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. Either machine, too, can be configured with Acer’s InstantOn technology, which promises 1.5-second resume times. The 27-incher has a discrete NVIDIA GT640M GPU with 2GB of video memory, however, while the 23-inch model is stuck with integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics. Further, while they both have Core i5 CPUs, the 5600U has a 2.4GHz 3110M, while the 7600U has a 3210M, clocked at 2.5GHz (overclockable to 3.1GHz). The 7600U also has two HDMI inputs, whereas the 5600U has one. Finally, the U5600 will be available in touch- and non-touch-enabled configurations, while the 7600U will be touch-only. Both will be available this month, with the 23-incher starting at $1,000 for touch-enabled models, and $1,150 for touchscreen variants. The 7600U will sell for quite a bit more: $1,900.
Make no mistake, one of the biggest trends you’ll see this fall is PC makers slapping touchscreens on their current machines so as to make them a little more Windows 8-appropriate. And Acer is no exception: the company is introducing touch-enabled versions of its existing Aspire V5 and M5 laptops, both of which will go on sale this month.
Starting with the M5, it’s the touch-enabled version of the M5 Ultrabook we reviewed earlier this year. Though the standard version is available in 14- and 15-inch screen sizes, the touchscreen model (aka the 481PT, pictured above) will only be offered with a 14-inch (1,366 x 768) panel. This, too, has a Core i5 CPU and 6GB of RAM, though its 500GB hard drive is paired with a 20GB SSD for faster boot-ups. Like the non-touch version, it’s rated for eight hours of runtime. Surprisingly, even though it’s classified as an Ultrabook, it manages to make room for an optical drive — impressive, given its 0.81-inch-thick chassis is still relatively slender. Both machines will be sold exclusively at Best Buy in the US, with the regular M5 starting at $700 and that touch-enabled version going for $800.
As for the budget-minded V5 series, the touchscreen will only be offered on the 14-inch version (the V5-471P). Max specs include up to 8GB of RAM and up to 750GB of HDD storage. (Either way, you get a 1,366 x 768 display, a Core i5-3317UB processor and your requisite Intel HD 4000 graphics.) That model starts at $750, though the non-touch models are priced at $500 and up.
Those in a rush to get their hands on a new Windows 8 computer might have thought they struck gold today, with the Home Shopping Network’s online store offering new laptops and all-in-ones from Acer and Gateway with the new operating system. Contrary to initial reports, however, we’ve learned that even though the computers are available for purchase now, they’re on “extended delivery.” HSN tells us buyers won’t actually get their new machines until between the 5th and 8th of November; well after Windows 8’s October 26th release.
As ZDNet points out, all five machines run Windows 8 (not Windows 8 Pro), and three (the Acer notebook and both all-in-ones) include touchscreens. Anticipation is building for devices running Microsoft’s newest operating system like the company’s own line of Surface tablets, but according to a Bloomberg report, Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini believes the Windows 8 software is being released before it’s ready.
Back at Computex, Acer announced the Aspire S7 series — the company’s third line of Ultrabooks, and the first of the bunch to sport touchscreens. At the time, we were told they’d go on sale once Windows 8 started shipping and sure enough, Acer just sent out a press release confirming they’ll be available October 26th, the day Win 8 officially launches. Prices will start at $1,200 for the 11-inch model (the S7-191), but you’ll pay either $1,400 or $1,650 for the 13-inch version (S7-391), depending on which configuration you choose.
For those who missed the initial June reveal, the laptops all have 1080p IPS screens and backlit keyboards. The 13-inch model in particular has a display that can lie completely flat. Another key difference: the 11-inch version has an aluminum lid, while the 13-incher’s is fashioned out of Gorilla Glass. Whichever you choose, the S7 comes with a USB to Ethernet adapter, a micro-HDMI to VGA dongle and a carrying case — a first for Acer. They also make use of Acer’s TwinAir cooling technology and are set up to work with AcerCloud, the company’s free online storage service, which you can use with mobile apps on iOS and Android.
Acer proporrà a breve sul mercato i nuovi monitor Touch serie, una linea realizzata per offrire il massimo delle performance ma anche un ricercato design, in grado di catturare l’attenzione di grafici, professionisti e di tutti coloro che pongono attenzione al design. La serie di display T2 vanta un’elegante base d’appoggio asimmetrica che, oltre a conferire un look futuristico, consente agli utenti di regolare l’angolo di inclinazione fino a 60 gradi per consentire comandi al tocco mentre si è in posizione eretta, aumentando così il comfort e l’ergonomia specialmente nell’uso prolungato. Grazie alla tecnologia multitouch che offre fino a 10 tocchi simultanei, i monitor serie T2 consentono scenari d’uso di tipo multiutente oltre ad una perfetta esperienza touch, inoltre sono certificati per Windows 8.
La lastra in vetro che ricopre tutta la superficie del display crea un design fluttuante mentre la nuova generazione di pannelli IPS/VA LED consente un ampio angolo di visuale. Sarà dunque possibile osservare il monitor da differenti posizioni godendo di immagini perfette, con dettagli nitidi e un’estrema fedeltà dei colori, consentendo così migliori sessioni di lavoro in gruppo o di gioco con gli amici. Per una maggior comodità e per risparmiare spazio, questi display possono anche essere fissati alla parete.
La serie Acer T2 è disponibile con diagonali di 23 e 27 pollici e utilizza white LED a basso consumo con risoluzione Full HD 1920×1080; sono quindi perfetti per una visione in qualità cinematografica dei più recenti contenuti digitali in alta definizione ma anche per i più avanzati giochi in Full HD, il multimedia e la produttività. Tra le altre features segnaliamo il response time di 5 ms, un contrasto dinamico di 100 milioni :1 e interfacce DVI, HDMI e USB 3.0. L’azienda non ha ancora svelato il prezzo per il mercato Italiano.
In case you haven’t noticed, there are two kinds of Windows 8 devices on display at IFA this week: laptop / tablet hybrids, and already-announced laptops, refreshed to include touchscreens. Acer’s newest two Ultrabooks fall into that second category: the company just announced touch-enabled versions of its Aspire M3 Ultrabook and Aspire V5 thin-and-light. For now, Acer isn’t saying a word about price or availability, so for now you’ll have to be content with a few spec details, all embedded after the break.
As we inch closer towards that October 26th release, the glut of announced Windows 8 devices continues to grow and today is no exception. At Acer’s press conference here at IFA 2012, the company unveiled its new all-in-one PC: the Aspire ZS600. At first glance, the AIO’s adjustable aluminum frame enclosure didn’t much strike us “contemporary” per the company’s claims, as it seemed to blend into the vast array of similar PCs showcased at the booth. And without any available keyboard dock to help us navigate that vibrant 23-inch full HD display, we were left to make use of the screen’s 10-point multi-touch which proved a tad frustrating, bordering on ineffectual — at least on this demo model. We also witnessed a considerable amount of glare in our brief time testing the product, though it’s worth noting we were surrounded by a multitude of showroom lighting.
Powering this multimedia-focused family AIO along is Intel’s 3rd generation chipsets (up to Core i7) joined by Dolby Home Theatre 4.1 for superior sound and AcerCloud for convenient personal media streaming. The company’s offering users the ability to configure it with up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640, as well as a generous 2TB SATA hard disk. As far as optical options go, consumers can choose from a Blu-ray player or standard DVD drive. You’ll have to sit tight for this fella to head to market, but rest assured you should see it on retails shelves before year’s end — we hope. While you wait, why not check out our gallery below?
Acer’s itchy trigger-finger has caused it to launch two new Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphones before IFA kicks off next week. The Liquid Gallant comes in single (Solo) and dual-sim (Duo) variants, packing a 1GHz MT6575, 1GB RAM, a 4.3-inch qHD capacitive display, 5-megapixel camera and a 1,500mAh battery. It’ll include 4GB on-board storage, which can be bolstered with microSD up to 32GB, there’s 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR. The budget-nature of the specs gives us hope that it’ll be moderately priced when the Duo arrives in September, rapidly followed by its single-sim kid brother — with both available in “Gentle Black” and “Ceramic White.”
Acer announced a couple of new all in one PC’s ast month, and now they have released the full specifications on one of them, the Acer Aspire 5600U which will come with a choice of Intel’s latest core i3 and Core i5 processors.
The Acer Aspire 5600 U features a 23 inch Full HD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, there is also NVIDIA GeForce GT630M graphics and up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM.
Other specifications on the Acer Aspire 5600U include two USB 3.0 ports, three USB 2.0 ports, a multi format card readerHDMI, Ethernet, WiFi and a TV tuner.
Acer has not said how much the Acer Aspire 5600U will retail for when it for when it goes on sale as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
We were worried that Microsoft might wind up with frenemies in the PC industry after introducing its Surface tablets. There hasn’t been a lot of backlash so far, but the Windows 8 tablets clearly rankled some Acer executives — they’re lashing out at their OS partner in a very public fashion. Acer’s EMEA senior VP Oliver Ahrens is accusing Microsoft of trying to copy Apple’s business model and thinks the Surface line will struggle to get any traction. It could lead to a “defocus” at Microsoft as the software giant forgets the PC builders that got it to the top, he says. Meanwhile, frequently outspoken company founder Stan Shih isn’t even convinced that Microsoft is serious about the whole affair. To him, Surface is just an attempt to spur tablet designers into action that will fade away if and when Microsoft deems it a success. It’s entirely possible that either executive is right knowing Microsoft’s very mixed track record in hardware. Just consider the source before you cast too much doubt of your own: Acer isn’t exactly great with tablet market predictions.
Acer annuncia Veriton Z46xx, una nuova linea di PC All-In-One destinata alle piccole e medie imprese. Grazie al loro aspetto elegante, caratterizzato da un design minimalista e moderno, i nuovi computer trovano posto facilmente in qualunque ambiente lavorativo; le precise linee geometriche si combinano con le parti cromate e la colorazione nera opaca creando un effetto sofisticato. Grazie all’attacco VESA è anche possibile fissare il PC a muro, per l’utilizzo nei negozi o per soluzioni particolari in ufficio.
Acer just introduced two Windows 8-equipped U Series all-in-one desktops here at Computer 2012 in Taipei — the 27-inch Aspire 7600U and 23-inch Aspire 5600U. The 7600U features a 64-point capacitive multitouch tilt and swivel display and is only 3.5cm (1.38 inches) thick, while the 5600U is billed as “the thinnest AIO available” (no numbers specified). Both system feature HD visuals and Dolby Home Theater Surround sound, but the company isn’t ready to share any other details on specs.
We spent a brief minute with the larger 7600U and witnessed its ability to tilt 90 degrees from vertical to horizontal and then swivel from landscape to portrait mode — turning it into the world’s biggest e-book reader. There are two USB ports and a DC power connector in the back, two USB ports, audio in / out and an SD-card slot on the left side plus a slot-load Blu-Ray drive on the right edge. Check out the gallery below, then hit the break for our hands-on video and the obligatory PR.