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Acer Shining Spotlight on Aspire Series

Acer America is gearing up to launch its all-in-one desktop models, featuring Windows 8, to U.S. customers Oct. 26.

The Acer Aspire 7600U and 5600U Series are two of  the thinnest all-in-ones ever made, boasting a profile of less than 1.4 inches. The edge-to-edge frameless 27- and 23-inch screens, which can be mounted on a wall, offer full HD imagery for movies, games and photography

The machines also feature a thin chassis and a semi-transparent enclosure with a floating design that houses the hard drive, optical drive and screen and matches the wireless keyboard and mouse.

“Our newest AIOs offer consumers a no-compromise solution for those wanting the power of a desktop in a sleek and elegant chassis,” said Frank Chang, director of desktop product management for Acer America. “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.”

That 27-inch screen, in 1920 x 1080 resolution, features a 10-point capacitive touchscreen with improved gesture recognition and an optional 80-degree angle tilt. A wireless keyboard and mouse also come with the package for those who don’t like touch control.

The Aspire 7600U has a 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of memory, a NVIDIA GT640M graphics processor, a combination Blu-ray/optical drive and  two HDMI inputs.

The 5600U has a 3.1 GHz Intel Core processor, 8 GB of memory, a super-multi optical drive and one HDMI input.

The 7600U will retail at $1,899 for its cheapest design. The 5600U with inclusion of 10-point capacitive touch technology will cost $1,149. Without touch technology it will have a $999.99 price tag.

Acer’s Aspire V5 notebooks and Aspire M5 notebooks, which the company unveiled last week, will also be up for grabs on Oct. 26.

Aspire V5 features:

• Powered by Windows 8.

• 10-point touch support on select models to create an enhanced hands-on experience. Devices with touch cost $749.99 and without $499.99.

• Options for the latest “Ivy Bridge” third Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors and three display sizes offer convenient options for consumers.

• 30 percent trimmer than previous value-based notebooks.

Aspire M5 features:

•  Powered by Windows 8, the devices are offered exclusively in Best Buy stores throughout the United States at a price of $799.99 to $699.99 depending on the configuration.

• 10-point multi-touch display, allows users to open and close programs, browse online, and breeze through applications using a simple touch.

• Eight-hour battery life and a backlit keyboard.

• Includes third Generation Intel® Core processors, optical drives, and 14- and 15.6-inch displays.

The Acer Iconia W510 tablet PC featuring Windows 8 will be available beginning Nov. 9 and, depending on the configuration, costs between $749.99 and $499.99

Acer Iconia W510 tablet PC features:

• 10.1-inch HD Gorilla Glass 2 display provides convenient 10-point touch, vibrant visuals.

• The device, which is 0.35-inches thin, has a battery life of up to 18 hours with keyboard dock.

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