Acer Announces 5600U and 7600U AIOs and Acer T2 Series Touch Displays

Acer America has announced two all-in-one desktop computers, the Aspire 7600U and 5600U that run on the Windows 8 operating system, and the T2 Series display monitor.

Acer Aspire 7600U and 5600U

The 7600U and 5600U has a slim profile of under 1.4-inches.  They have a “thin and chic chassis design” with a semi-transparent enclosure and simple floating design that fits the hard drive, optical drive, and screen.

The 7600U and 5600U are edge-to-edge frameless 27-inch and 23-inch screens that allows consumers to enjoy Full HD imagery for movies, photography, and games.

“Our newest AIOs offer consumers a no-compromise solution for those wanting the power of a desktop in a sleek and elegant chassis,” stated Acer director of desktop product management Frank Chang.  “The blend of Windows 8, capacitive touch technology, instant resume functionality and fast processing deliver a superb computing experience, making it an ideal entertainment hub for college dorms or an entire household.”

In select models, there is an advanced 10-point capacitive touch technology that has improved gesture recognition.  The touch technology is accurate and is very responsive.

Acer also released a new feature called Acer AlwaysConnect, which allows users to access documents, music, pictures, and videos fast.  They can awaken the system through a remote device like a smartphone too.  The Acer Instant On option has instant-resume functionality in 1.5 seconds (which is as fast as a TV).

The AIOs have a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution with a quick 5ms response time and discrete graphics.  Acer’s speakers had Real Sound Lab’s CONEQ sound technology.  Both AIO series feature one HDMI output and one HDMI input that transfers both audio and video with one cable.

The Acer Aspire 7600U has a 27-inch touchscreen that boasts performance with up to an Intel Core i5 3210M processor (3M cache, 3.1GHz), 8GB memory, NVIDIA GT640M graphics, and combo Blu-ray/optical drive.  They also have an integrated

The Acer Aspire 5600U has a 23-inch screen with an Intel Core i5 3210M processor, up to 8GB memory, an optical drive and optional Blu-ray player.

Both the 5600U and 7600U has both 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth wireless connectivity as well as two USB 3.0 ports.  The Acer Aspire 7600U has 4 USB 2.0 ports and the Acer Aspire 5600U has 3.

– The Acer Aspire 7600U Series with a 27-inch touch display, discrete graphics, combo Blu-ray player/optical drive, 10-point capacitive touch technology and will be available in late November with prices that start at $1,899.

– The Acer Aspire 5600U Series with a 23-inch display and optical drive will be available on October 26th with prices that start at $1,149 for inclusion of 10-point capacitive touch technology and $999.99 without.  Both computers will be available at leading retailers in the U.S. with a limited one-year warranty.

Acer T2 Series

Acer’s T2 Series will be available in the U.S. and Canada.  The touch display screens are slender and elegant.  The Acer T232HL has a 23-inch screen and the Acer T272HL has a 27-inch screen.  Both displays are Windows 8 compliant and allows consumers to take advantage of the 10-point multi-touch features in Windows 8 regardless of whether they are using a new PC or an old PC.

The new displays have edge-to-edge glass in an elegant design that complements modern products that are in your household.  The T2 series display screens have an asymmetrical stand and the stand lets users view images tilted up to 60 degrees.

The tilt feature is beneficial for touch-friendly activities like games, photo album viewing, reading cookbooks, and surfing the web.  The monitors come with VESA mounts to make them hanging on a wall easier, which is great for conference rooms and kitchens.

“The Acer T232HL and Acer T272HL were designed with the goal of maximizing the significant touch benefits of Windows 8,” stated Acer America senior director of product marketing Chris White.  “Delivering premium technology in a sleek, modern and flexible design, these new displays provide users with a dynamic visual medium that users can enjoy for years to come.”

The Acer T232HL and T272HL has a high 1920 x 1080 resolution and makes them ideal for advanced 1080p Full HD widescreen multimedia and productivity applications.  The touchscreen displays have a rapid 5ms response time and 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio.  The Acer eColor Management tool optimizes image performance under different viewing scenarios.

The touch technology on the devices is easy to use.  The monitors can easily scroll through websites, documents, and websites.  You can use two fingers to rotate, expand, or reduce the size desired.

Both displays have two built-speakers, 3 USB ports, VGA port, HDMI port, and DVI port.  They have a high color depth of 16.7 million.  The Acer T232HL has a brightness of 250cd/m2 and the Acer T272HL has a brightness of 300 cd/m2.

The T232HL will be available on October 26th with prices that start at $499 and the Acer T272HL has prices starting at $699.  Both models will be available at leading retailers in the U.S. and Canada.


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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