Looks like Acer's expanding its small form factor PC family once more, and this time it's the Aspire X1700 slotting itself in between the X3200 and X1200. Measuring in at 10.4- x 4- x 14.4-inches, the mini PC includes a 2.4GHz Intel dual-core E2200 CPU, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7100 graphics, nine (yes, as in the number prior to ten) USB 2.0 sockets, a multi-card reader, 640GB SATA II hard drive, dual-layer DVD writer, an HDMI socket, eSATA port and a USB keyboard / mouse combo to boot. In somewhat related news, Acer is also choosing today to introduce the H233H 23-inch display, which touts a 1,920 x 1,080 native resolution, 5-millisecond response time, 300 nits of brightness, 160-degree viewing angles, twin 1.5-watt speakers and a maximum contrast ratio of 40,000:1. Both products should be available as we speak for $479.99 and $229.99 in order of mention, but it's on you to hunt down a reseller. Full release is after the break.
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Acer intros Aspire X1700 SFF PC, 23-inch H233H 1080p LCD monitor



ACER INTRODUCES SLEEK 23-INCH DISPLAY WITH SENSOR TOUCH; ENHANCES DESKTOP LINE

New Display Features 16:9 Aspect Ratio, Glossy Bezel and Speakers;
Desktops Range from a Pentium-Powered Small Form Factor to Radical
Gaming Rig

SAN JOSE, CALIF., Jan. 19, 2009 – Acer, the third largest vendor in
the PC market,(1) today announced the slick new Acer 23-inch
widescreen display and Acer Aspire desktop PC line-up for customers in
the United States. The Aspire desktops range from several compact
models to an aggressively designed, power-packed gaming system.

Featuring a new form factor, the Acer H233H bmid 23-inch display
offers cinematic quality with sleek styling. This new display provides
excellent picture quality, boasting a 16:9 aspect ratio for maximum HD
support, a high contrast ratio and fast response time. The glossy
black bezel adds an extra design element that looks attractive in any
home or office.

The desktop PC line features the compact, yet powerful Acer(R) Aspire
X3200, X1700 and X1200 small form factor (SFF) PCs outfitted with 3 to
4GB of memory. The newest member is the Aspire X1700, which boasts an
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual-Core processor and 4GB DDR2 memory, for
extremely fast system response.

"The new 23-inch display offers users the best HD support available
with a sleek new form factor and advanced features, making it ideal
for a variety of viewing needs," said Stephanie Eggert, Senior
Manager, Retail Desktop Product Planning for Acer America. "Boasting
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) G100 graphics with DirectX 10 support, the new
Aspire X1700 delivers stunning performance in a compact chassis. The
powerful processor and graphics combination on our SFF desktops and
Predator gaming PCs infuse games, movies and photos with rich,
lifelike images."

Sleek Display Provides Cinematic Quality for Entertaining and Productivity
Combining form and function, the Acer H233H bmid 23-inch widescreen
high-definition LCD display offers consumers superb high-definition
picture quality in a sleek design.
The display also features SensorTouch technology, a touch-sensing
solution with effortless settings for one-touch convenience. The LED
illuminated controls replace the buttons that are standard on many
displays. These intuitive controls maintain the product's streamlined
look, while automatically sensing contact with the lightest touch.

Whether playing games, watching movies, creating digital content or
working, the Acer H233H bmid provides excellent visual quality. It
delivers the maximum level of HD support with a 16:9 aspect ratio and
a 1920x1080 resolution, making it ideal for viewing the latest
high-definition video, movies and digital content.

To further enhance visual performance, the Acer H233H features a
40,000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and a 5ms response time.
It also offers 160-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles for
an improved viewing experience. Additionally, the display supports VGA
and HDMI as well as DVI (with High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection) for viewing digital movies, digital photos, PC files and
copy protected content.

To boost the visual experience of movies and games, the Acer H233H
bmid also comes with two premium speakers for high-performance sound.

Feature Rich, Compact Desktops
For ease and practicality, the Aspire X1200, X1700 and X3200 SFF
desktops as well as the Aspire Predator gaming PC are designed with
the card reader, audio jacks and ports located conveniently on the
front of the chassis to provide easy access. The Aspire X1200, X1700
and X3200 towers measure just 10.4-inches (H) x 4-inches (W) x
14.4-inches (L).

Newest Model: Aspire X1700 - Power-Packed SFF
Packed with power and performance, the newest model in the line, the
Aspire X1700 features an Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual Core Processor
E2200, which enables users to enjoy crystal-clear digital media,
create advanced graphics, and handle productivity tasks with ease and
speed. The 4GB DDR2 memory provides ultra-fast system response,
critical for multitasking and power hungry applications. Integrated
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) graphics enhance multimedia performance with
support for the latest DirectX games. Connect directly to an external
LCD or flat-screen TV with HDMI for crisp, high-quality visuals and
high-fidelity audio using only one cable.

With nine USB 2.0 ports and a multi-in-one card reader, users can
easily bring multimedia devices together. The huge 640GB SATA II hard
drive (2) provides enough room to store a vast library of music,
movies and games. Watch movies and burn DVDs and CDs with the
SuperMulti Drive. With Labelflash(TM) technology, personalize CDs by
laser burning unique, high-resolution transparent images directly on
the label side of discs right after they're burned.

Gaming PC: Radical Design, Ready for Combat
The Aspire Predator G7710 desktop PC series was designed to fire up
gamers with its aggressive design, performance and price. This
striking gaming rig pushes performance limits. It boasts a very
powerful Intel i7-940 processor, a whopping 6GB DDR3 memory and an
entire terabyte of storage for housing even the most graphic intensive
games and movies. It's also outfitted with a cutting-edge cooling
system and RAID 0, 1, 5, 1+0 modes for keeping data secure. Action
packed, this feature-rich machine comes armed with accessories,
including a specially designed gaming mouse and a multimedia keyboard
with keys that light up for play in the dark.

Specifications, Pricing and Availability
Acer's newest display and Aspire desktop PCs are available at
technology and electronics retailers. The display is available for
$299.99 and the Aspire desktop PCs prices start at $409.99. The
Aspire Predator gaming PCs are available with prices starting at
$2,299.99. Following are a couple of featured configurations.

Acer(R) H233H bmid 23-inch LCD display: Available now for a MSRP of $229.99
• 23-inch Widescreen
• 0.265mm Pixel Pitch
• 1920x1080 (Native and Maximum) Resolution
• 75Hz (Maximum) Refresh Rate
• 5ms Response Time
• 40000:1 Max (ACM) Contrast Ratio
• 300cd/m2 Brightness
• 160° (H)/160° (V) Viewing Angles
• 16.7 Million Colors
• 6 + Hi-FRC Bits
• 1x HDMI, 1x DVI (HDCP), 1x VGA Inputs
• (2) 1.5 W Speakers
• Vesa 100MM Wall Mount
• Internal Power Supply
• Energy Star Compliant

Acer(R) Aspire X1700-U3700A: Available now for a MSRP of $479.99
• Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual-Core Processor E2200 (2.4GHz, 1MB L2
Cache, 800MHz FSB)
• Windows Vista(R) Home Premium 64-Bit with SP1
• 4096MB DDR2 Memory
• NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 7100 Chipset and nForce(R) 630i
• Integrated NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) G100 with 512MB Discrete Graphic Card
• 640GB SATA 7200RPM Hard Drive (2)
• Super Multi Double-Layer DVD+RW, DVD-RAM Drive Featuring
Labelflash(TM) Technology
• 14-in-One Digital Media Card Reader
• 9 USB 2.0 Ports (5 Front, 4 Rear)
• HDMI Port
• eSATA Port
• Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
• Acer USB Keyboard
• USB Optical Mouse

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