Acer outs AZ3, AZ5, Veriton Z Series all-in-ones, starting at $650

Not wanting to be left behind by the AIO hordes, Acer has unveiled a trio of new options for your spick and span desktop. The higher-end AZ5 provides a 23-inch expanse of full HD, multi-touch glory, a minimum Core i3-2120 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 1TB HDD, all for the sum of $750. Next up is the AZ3, which saves you $100 by cutting the screen size to 21 inches, switching to an AMD dual-core A4 APU (along with a discreet Radeon HD6410) and slimming the HDD down to 500GB. Both models come with an adjustable stand, two side-mounted USB 3.0 ports (plus four USB 2.0 ports on the rear) and a built-in webcam and mic. Meanwhile, Acer's new Veriton all-in-ones target enterprise users who are prepared to sacrifice those high-def media credentials in favor of better performance and a smaller, more office-friendly footprint -- the 20-inch Z2620G, for instance, packs a Core i5-2400s quad-core processor and NVIDIA GeFore GT 520M GPU for $850. All the new models are available in densely populated areas as of right now, and you'll find more details in the PR after the break.

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Both 23- and 21-inch Models Offer All the Essentials for Enjoying Music, Movies, Social Networking and More

San Jose, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 – Acer is spreading holiday cheer this season with new all-in-one (AIO) desktops that combine the audio/visual excitement of HD with the fun and entertainment of a touch-screen display. The new models include the Acer® AZ5 Series with an ample 23-inch HD monitor and the AZ3 Series, which features a more compact 21-inch HD screen to fit within tight areas. These new AIOs conserve space and make an appealing entertainment hub for the entire family to enjoy.

"A sophisticated appearance and practical design make our all-in-one form factor very popular with consumers," said Irene Chan, senior business manager of consumer desktops for Acer America. "Our newest all-in-one models feature an intuitive touch screen display for playing digital music, scrolling through images, browsing online recipes and viewing social networking sites. In addition, full HD performance heightens the visual excitement of movies and games."

With all-in-one touch control, the AIOs come with the Acer TouchPortal to synchronize personal life, PC and the Internet. It provides one-touch access to practical information, music, photos and social networking. Users can switch between applications with quick, finger-tip control. It simplifies photo management – images can be cropped, saved and shared with just the touch of a finger. The Acer Browser Magnifier expands reading areas and retains user preferences for easier web browsing.

Acer® AZ5 Series: 23-Inch Multi-Touch Display - High-Performance Entertainment
The AZ5 Series of all-in-one desktops include two elegant, yet practical models featuring large 23-inch full HD (16:9) widescreen displays with interactive touch-screen technology. Multi-touch capability streamlines navigation.

Acer allows media to be managed, stored, shared and enjoyed on any enabled devices in the home. automatically connects all Acer devices on a network (smartphones, notebooks, desktops, HD media players and storage devices) and then gathers and organizes media files by media type. Users can browse the categories and then drag and drop the media to any of the connected PCs or devices for playback. can also be downloaded free from Acer on any DLNA-compliant device.

The AZ5 Series comes with two built-in 2.5W stereo speakers and Dolby® Home Theater® audio to bring digital entertainment to life. It offers 4GB DDR3 memory and processor options include a powerful Intel® Core™ i3-2120 processor with hyper-threading technology to handle multiple applications simultaneously, enabling users to do more with less wait time. An enormous 1TB(1) hard drive provides generous space to store content and an optical drive is included for backing up valuable data.

Acer® AZ3 Series: 21-inch Multi-Touch Display - Fun in a Compact Design
The AZ3 Series all-in-one desktops with compact 21.5-inch full HD (16:9) touch-screens are a convenient form factor anywhere space is limited. These attractive and easy-to-use systems provide an intuitive touch experience for enjoying the latest in entertainment.

Processor options include an AMD Dual-Core A4-3400 Accelerated Processor (2.7GHz, 1MB Total L2 Cache). In addition, AMD Radeon™ HD6410D Graphics provide solid performance for taking advantage of the latest in digital media. There are two 2.5W stereo speakers and optimized Dolby Home Theater audio to deliver rich audio for movies, music and games. A large 500GB(1) 7200RPM SATA hard drive has significant storage space and an optical drive is included for back-ups.

Connectivity and Expansion
All of the new AIOs have a built-in 1.3MP webcam and microphone, which enable face-to-face communication for staying in touch with friends and family. Two USB 3.0 ports (side) and four USB 2.0 ports (rear) allow quick and easy connection to peripherals and digital devices. A multi-in-one digital media card reader conveniently transfers files from digital devices. These sleek PCs also come with an adjustable back stand, 802.11b/g/n wireless connectivity and a wireless keyboard and mouse for an uncluttered work area.

Pricing and Availability
Both the AZ5 and AZ3 Series all-in-one desktop PCs come with Windows® Home Premium 64-bit and a one-year warranty(2). The Acer AZ5 Series' manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) start at $749.99 and the Acer AZ3 Series' MSRP starts at $649.99. The new systems are available at leading retailers.


Swift, smart and secure, new Acer Veriton Z Series features high-performance quad core processors, discrete graphics and efficient system management

SAN JOSE, CALIF., Nov. 1, 2011 – Acer America Corp. has launched a new line-up of slim all-in-one (AIO) desktop systems with 20-inch widescreen LED displays designed for businesses, schools, hospitals and government agencies. A practical blend of efficient design, solid performance and time-saving management and security tools make the new Veriton Z2620G and Veriton Z2610G Series, intelligent choices for all commercial environments.

"Our Veriton all-in-one desktops are designed to provide performance without compromise, while conserving desktop real estate and providing a professional look and feel to any organization.," said Leila Axelle Robert, Acer Commercial Systems Business Manager. "Ideal for reception areas, call centers or anywhere that space conservation and presentation are a priority, these AIOs feature an Acer software suite that simplifies routine tasks, remotely deploys software upgrades and safeguards critical data. In addition, Intel Core i5 processing and discrete graphics provide an excess of the power required for multitasking in demanding commercial environments."

The new all-in-one desktops include two series: the Acer Veriton Z2620G with a high-performance Intel® Core™ i5-2400s (6MB cache, 2.50 GHz with Max Turbo Frequency up to 3.30GHz, 4 cores) and discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M graphics with prices beginning at $849.99; and the Acer Veriton Z2610G with an Intel® Pentium® G620 processor (3MB cache, 2.60GHz, Dual Core) and Intel® HD Graphics with prices beginning at $649.99. Both lines are encased in a slim and understated black and silver chassis to enhance the professional atmosphere.

The 20-inch widescreen LCD displays with a 1600 x 900 resolution provide crystal-clear visuals for easy viewing of spreadsheets, presentations and other productivity files. These systems have 4GB DDR3 SDRAM upgradeable to 8GB via two memory slots for fast multitasking. The new all-in-ones provide all the essentials needed for general productivity with large 500GB(1) SATA hard drives and SuperMulti optical drives for loading software and backing up valuable data.

Data Security Is a High Priority in Every Business and Institution
The new Veriton all-in-one systems come with software for safeguarding valuable information. Acer Proshield has an encrypted hidden drive for confidential personal files, a file shredder to wipe sensitive content from the system, and a BIOS import and export tool that simplifies system management. Acer's One-Button Recovery (OBR) function makes backing up and/or restoring a PC's data simple. If the PC's operating system files are lost or damaged, the recovery process can restore the Veriton's original factory default settings or to the last system backup.

The new AIOs offer several efficient management tools, including Acer Client Manager for enabling IT managers to deploy software and control user's systems remotely. Acer eRecovery Management creates system back-ups, copies configurations and burns factory default images. It also restores user-created HDD images or optical disks, original system configurations and reinstalls Acer applications and drivers. In addition, these systems offer the Veriton ControlCenter that includes:
Acer eLock Management for enabling IT managers to deploy software and control user's systems remotely
Acer eSettings Management for tracking and storing user's software preferences
QuickMigration for quickly updating and transferring personal data from one PC to another using a common network cable
SmartBoot for automatically loading frequently used programs in the system tray at start-up

The new Veriton Z family offerings also come with Adobe® Reader®, Windows® 7 Professional and Internet Explorer®. Offering plenty of options for connecting a wide range of digital devices and peripherals, there are six USB 2.0 ports. Fast Internet access is provided by Gigabit Ethernet and wireless 802.11 b/g/n WiFi. Embedded high-definition audio creates high-quality sound for videoconferencing and webcasts.

Pricing, Warranty and Availability
The Acer Veriton VZ2620G-Ui52400W and Veriton VZ2610G-UG620W desktops are available in North America via Acer authorized resellers and come with a one-year limited(2warranty. Pricing for the Acer Veriton VZ2620G-Ui52400W starts at $849.99 and Veriton VZ2610G-UG620W begins at $649.99.