SYSTEM BUILDER Acer has announced its 23in Aspire 5600U all-in-one PC.
While Acer's previous Z-series all-in-one PCs stood little chance next to Apple's Imac, the Taiwanese firm has finally introduced a machine that looks the part. Acer's Aspire 5600U is just 35mm thick and looks like little more than a monitor with a slightly oversized bezel and a nifty stand.
Acer said the Aspire 5600U will feature Intel's Ivy Bridge Core i3 and Core i5 processors supported by up to 8GB of RAM. The company has essentially stuck a laptop behind one of its screens and this becomes evident from its use of an Nvidia Geforce 630M GPU, which is nothing more than a rebadged Geforce GT 540M.
Acer also talks up the 23in screen, which has a resolution of 1920x1080. The firm claims the device can recline up to 60 degrees, suggesting that the viewing angles are pretty good, with a VESA mount available for those wanting to mount the Aspire 5600U.
Acer made a big deal about an optional 20GB SSD that it claims will provide 'instant on' capabilities, with users also able to chose hard drives of up to 1TB and an optional Blu-ray drive.
While Acer detailed Aspire 5600U specifications, it did not provide pricing or a release date. µ