Acer has announced two new desktops powered by Windows 10 available for the holiday season: the sleek 23,8-inch all-in-one PC Aspire U5 Series, and the tiny 1-litre desktop PC Revo Build Series with modular design for easy customisation.
The new Aspire U5 Series (U5-710) all-in-one PC features a sleek chassis of just 37mm, with a small and elegant metal stand. It has a clean profile with the essential I/O ports (HDMI I/O, DC Jack, Ethernet, USB 2.0 and 2 x USB 3.0, TV tuner) neatly organized in the back, and the less-used ports and OSD button tucked away under a flap on the side. The back cover of the Aspire U5 has a true-to-life textile finish, made possible by new manufacturing processes with molds created with 3D printing and laser engraving.
The Aspire U5-710 ships with the latest 6th generation Intel Core i7 and i5 processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and up to 16 GB memory providing a smooth experience for all kinds of computing and entertainment purposes. In addition, the Aspire U5-710 features a built-in Intel RealSense Camera with depth-sensing technology, allowing users to scan 3D objects, control the PC with gestures, or create a more lifelike video chat environment. Users can also login to Windows 10 securely with their own face through Windows Hello support.
“Acer’s innovative All-in-Ones powered by the new 6th Gen Intel Core processor will provide great performance for consumers,” says Kirk Skaugen, Intel senior vice-president and GM: Client Computing Group at Acer. “The 6th Gen Intel Core processor is Intel’s best processor ever. Along with the Intel RealSense Camera, Acer is delivering new experiences for gaming, home entertainment and collaboration. Now is a great time to buy a new Acer PC.”
The Aspire U5-710 features a 10-point multi-touch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, which provides crisp and clear graphics with wide-viewing angles and Flicker-less technology. Dolby Audio and Acer TrueHarmony allow it to fill the room with rich and powerful sound, while Acer Purified.Voice along with dual digital microphones ensures users are heard loud and clear.
The new Revo Build Series (M1-601) Mini PC takes a modular approach to allow consumers to customize their computer without opening up the chassis. “Blocks” with different features can be easily stacked on top of the base unit, which makes adding functionality as easy as playing with toy blocks. The “blocks” are connected through pogo pins with magnetic alignment so that there’s no hassle with wires when swapping out modules. The Blocks can also work independently or with other PCs. The Revo Build M1-601 desktop is packaged in a tiny 1-litre chassis with a 125 x 125 mm footprint that takes up minimal space and can be placed almost anywhere.
“Blocks” such as the 500Gb/1Tb hot-swappable Portable Hard Drive will be available at launch, while a Wireless Power Bank for wireless charging, an Audio Block with speakers and microphones, and other expansion “blocks” will be rolled out gradually. The base unit comes with a Intel Pentium or Celeron processor with integrated Intel(r) HD graphics, while the system memory of up to 8GB DDR4 RAM can be easily upgraded by just loosening one screw.