Acer Veriton AIO Puts Emphasis on Looks, Size, $630 Price Tag
A new Acer Veriton all-in-one has joined the ranks of Windows 8–running PCs. Priced at $630 and with a 20-inch LED display, Acer calls it a looker that takes up minimal space.Acer introduced the catchily named Veriton Z2650G-UG645X Nov. 5, an all-in-one desktop that's one of the more than 1,000 devices designed to run Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system. Acer calls it a business-geared machine with emphases on cost, space savings and aesthetics and say it's ideal for financial bullpens, newsrooms, school libraries, calls centers and reception areas. Now available, it's priced at $630. The new Veriton, if we can leave the name at that, features a 20-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1600 by 900, the ability to run Windows Pro 8 or Windows 7 Professional and adjustable legs to help optimize a user's viewing angle. It measures 19.7 by 13.6 by 2.4 inches. The Veriton runs an Intel Pentium 2.9GHz G645 processor and has 4GB of DDR3 (double data rate, type 3) synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM) that can be bumped to 8GB via its two memory slots. On the back are two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports and a multi-in-one card reader, and up-front is a 1-megapixel high-definition Webcam.
Particularly business-friendly features include TPM 1.2-compliant hardware and Acer Proshield, a single-client console application that puts key security and management features into a single user interface. Other security features include an encrypted hidden drive for very sensitive information, a "file shredder" for undoubtedly deleting content from the system and a BIOS import and export tool.