While we’re still huge fan’s of Apple’s all-in-one desktop computer, the iMac, we can’t help but champion Acer’s latest and greatest in the same category, the Aspire Z5761.
For about 1300 smackers, you’ll get a 23-inch full HD display, your choice of a second gen Intel Core i5-2400s, Core i5-2500s, or Core i7-2600s, up to 1.5TB of storage, NVIDIA GeForce GT440, GT435M, or GT420 graphics and the option to add a hybrid TV tuner. There is of course WiFi b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet, both of which should suffice for streaming movies and other content over the Net, provided of course you don’t opt for the Blu-ray player for a full hi-def experience, though they’re not mutually exclusive. Rounding things out are 8 USB 2.0 ports (sadly no 3.0), Bluetooth 2.1 and Acer’s Clear.fi tech that connects you with compatible Acer devices without the need for wires.
The Aspire Z5761 is set to hit UK shelves in May, but we can probably expect it State side around the same time.
London, 6th April 2011 – Acer introduces the new Acer Aspire Z5761: combining great performance, excellent entertainment and stylish modern design, this all-in-one desktop heralds next generation computing.
Thanks to the screen with multi-touch functionality, the Aspire Z5761 not only offers a dynamic user experience, but also delivers one of the easiest ways of interacting with your PC and integrating all your multimedia contents. Starting point for this smarter way to access the PC and the web, the Acer TouchPortal provides a truly hands-on experience bringing together a full suite of touch enhanced applications and gadgets for fun and entertainment:
– TouchBrowser is a touch-friendly web browser designed for searching, retrieving and presenting information from the Internet.
– TouchCam features handy touch controls to add fun video effects while chatting online, or do theme-style recording and share with friends on YouTube™.
– TouchMusic, lets you browse, manage and play your favourite music.
– TouchPhoto integrates photo management with photo sharing capabilities and is designed to interact with both local images and online albums.
– TouchVideo includes video management and sharing features. It allows you to enjoy Blu-ray or DVD movies and home videos, as well as browse and share your videos to YouTube.
But the Acer TouchPortal is not the only way the Aspire Z5761 brings your digital life together. It also comes with Clear.fi, Acer’s new media sharing system based on the idea that it’s easier if all multimedia content is simply brought into a single system with a common interface. No matter where they are. Clear.fi is a cross-platform solution that works straight out of the box, automatically detecting the Clear.fi-enabled devices connected to the wireless home network, and then allowing all digital content stored on any of these to be shared seamlessly using the Clear.fi media interface.
Featuring a modern, minimalist design, the Aspire Z5761 easily fits into any décor, gracing any living or working space with a sophisticated look and feel. Sharp-cut geometric lines set off the combination of aluminum with matt and glossy black surfaces, creating a luxurious effect. Cool blue lighting placed above the integrated speakers lights up the keyboard. When not in use the keyboard can be nicely tucked away below the PC, enhancing the overall minimalist look as well as increasing the free area in front of the desktop. Inspired by modern art, the silver stand is designed with a window for organizing cables while keeping a simple, yet stylish design.
Performance-wise, this is an advanced PC, rich of cutting edge technologies engineered to convey an enhanced computing experience. Exploiting the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family, that features Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, capable of increasing perfomance in response to the most demanding tasks such as editing multimedia files, or playing fast-paced games, this desktop can deliver optimal speed enabling smoother multitasking and ensuring maximised entertainment and productivity. What’s more it combines turbo-charged computing power with energy efficiency.
Top-quality visual and audio components make the most of your entertainment. With a spacious 58.4 cm (23″) Full HD 1080p 16:9 display, fast 5ms response and powerful graphics solutions, you will catch even the tiniest details of your favourite movies, games, pictures, and digital TV thanks to ultra-sharp and colorful imagery. Captivating and immersive audio is brought about by an integrated 5W stereo speaker system and professionally tuned Dolby® Home Theater® v4.
With a Blu-ray Disc™ optical drive (optional), multi-in-one card reader, and TV-tuner (optional) these models bring together all facets of your digital life, from movies to games, from TV to pictures: an all-in-one design also in terms of entertainment.
Full connectivity is ensured by the most advanced wireless and wired technologies: 802.11b/g/n network connection, Gigabit LAN and optional built-in Bluetooth® 2.1. The built-in microphone and high definition webcam will help you keep in touch with friends and family through video chats and conference.
In terms of storage, up to 1.5TB of capacity offers plenty of space for all your digital archives. Up to 8GB of DDR3 memory ensure seamless running of the most demanding application, while a total of eight USB port supplies handy connection to all your peripherals.
The Aspire Z5761 will be available in early May with prices starting from £799 including VAT.
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