For those looking for an all-in-one desktop solution, but can’t afford Apple’s iMac, Acer may have the answer for you with two new all-in-one desktop systems for the home user with the Acer AZ3 and Acer AZ5, both of which are expected to be made available some time during the week.
The AZ5 is the higher end of the two computers and will sport a 23” display and will run on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with support for touch. The touch screen allows the user to access Acer’s TouchPortal, which enables quick touch-access to music and videos stored on the computer. It will run on an Intel Core i3 processor with 1GB of RAM and will feature a 1TB hard drive, and will set you back $750.
The AZ3 will be cheaper of the two, but unfortunately this means that some compromises will have to be made. The AZ3 will sport a 21” display and will run on an AMD dual-core A4 APU with a Radeon HD6410 GPU on board. It will feature a 500GB hard drive and will set you back $650.
Both the AZ5 and AZ3 will come with a 1.3MP webcam built-in and will sport two USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports, along with support for WiFi connectivity. Not exactly the most powerful all-in-one in the market, but its affordable price tag should make it an attractive solution for those who don’t require a lot of horsepower from their computers.