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Acer Announces Two New Windows 8 AIOs
Acer has announced the availability and pricing details for its two new Windows 8 AIOs, the Acer Aspire 7600U and 5600U. The 23-inch Aspire 5600U will be available from October 26 while its larger 27-inch brethren will be available in late November. They are designed to take full advantage of Windows 8 touch-centric user interface as their screens can handle 10-point multi-touch inputs.
The Acer Aspire 7600U sports a 27-inch multi-touch full HD display and is powered by an Intel Core i5-3210M processor with 8GB of system memory. It sports an NVIDIA GT 640M discrete mobile graphics chip, a Blu-ray optical drive and two HDMI inputs. It comes with a 1TB HDD. As a note to potential buyers, the maximum resolution of its display is capped at 1920-by-1080, which is the same display resolution as the Aspire 5600U. Its pricing will start from US$1,900 and will be available in late November.
The 23-inch Aspire 5600U will be available from October 26 and its pricing will start from US$1,150. It features an Intel Core i5-3110M CPU, integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics and 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB HDD for storage needs. Both AIOs were first seen at Computex 2012 where they wowed the audience with their slim profiles and their adjustable bezels that allowed them to be tilted to varying degrees. Acer will also be releasing two monitors with multi-touch capabilities. The 23-inch T232HL has a suggested retail price of US$500 while the 27-inch T272HL is available at US$700.
(Source: Acer via The Verge)