Acer just introduced two Windows 8-equipped U Series all-in-one desktops here at Computer 2012 in Taipei -- the 27-inch Aspire 7600U and 23-inch Aspire 5600U. The 7600U features a 64-point capacitive multitouch tilt and swivel display and is only 3.5cm (1.38 inches) thick, while the 5600U is billed as "the thinnest AIO available" (no numbers specified). Both system feature HD visuals and Dolby Home Theater Surround sound, but the company isn't ready to share any other details on specs.
We spent a brief minute with the larger 7600U and witnessed its ability to tilt 90 degrees from vertical to horizontal and then swivel from landscape to portrait mode -- turning it into the world's biggest e-book reader. There are two USB ports and a DC power connector in the back, two USB ports, audio in / out and an SD-card slot on the left side plus a slot-load Blu-Ray drive on the right edge. Check out the gallery below, then hit the break for our hands-on video and the obligatory PR.
Acer Windows 8 all-in-one U Series hands-on
Zach Honig contributed to this report.
Acer Announces Windows® 8 All-In-One U Series
Ultra-thin with Full HD visuals, Dolby® surround sound, and
ergonomic touch from all angles for single or multiple users
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (June 4, 2012) – Acer today announces two new Windows® 8 all-in-one (AIO) PCs at Computex Taipei: the Aspire 7600U (27-inch) and the Aspire 5600U (23-inch).
The striking Aspire 7600U supports up to 64-point simultaneous touch from all angles, enabling use by multiple users at once. It features 0 to 90 degree viewing and swivels at four sides when laid flat for enjoyment by more than one user. At just 35 mm thin, the 7600U is ultra-slim. It delivers Full HD visuals and Dolby® Home Theater® surround sound. This AIO is made for modern day explorers who want a cutting-edge multimedia experience.
The elegant Aspire 5600U is the thinnest AIO available and makes a stylish addition to any room in the house, whether on a desk or wall mounted. It features an ergonomic touch design and can tilt from 30 to 85 degrees for enhanced single-user comfort. It's designed for use as an everyday family-hub that presents Full HD visuals and Dolby® Home Theater® Surround Sound along with powerful graphics and quick responsiveness.