Acer has today launched the Aspire E500 desktop PC, which offers users the ability to view their favourite TV shows, unwind with movies and music or view their picture perfect holiday snaps.

Designed to be enjoyed by those who appreciate the stylish simplicity, convenience and the independence of an all-in-one system, the Aspire E500 represents great value entertainment.

When partnered with Microsoft Media Center, the Acer Aspire E500 allows users to enjoy more of their favourite entertainment. With Microsoft Media Center, users can watch DVD movies, listen to music, rip CDs, share digital photos and instantly access on-demand online music, music, news and games all with a simple to use remote control. With an additional TV tuner, users can further expand their entertainment options by watching and recording live television.

Raymond Vardanega, Marketing Director Acer Computer Australia says of the new home entertainment addition, “Acer recognises that the way people access entertainment and information is rapidly changing – the digital home and digital lifestyle are now more of a reality than ever.

“Its innovative products like the Aspire E500 that are meeting the needs of the challenging new digital world and that will propel Acer to the leading position in the home PC market,” concluded Vardanega

The Acer Aspire E500 features up to date technologies to deliver outstanding multimedia performance and comprehensive functionality in a stylish, easy to use package. Its streamlined silver exterior and optional TV/FM tuner make it stylish addition to any lounge, bedroom or home office or study.

The Acer Aspire E500 gives consumers the option to upgrade to Intel’s new Pentium D Dual Core processors for unsurpassed performance.

“For home users, the new Intel Pentium Dual Core processor coupled with Microsoft Media Center software has huge benefits. For example, the with the a TV/FM tuner installed, while recording a live TV show, you can also stream pre-recorded video to a second PC, while playing a music track or surfing the web,” said Gavin Craig, PC Product Specialist, Acer.

Teamed with DDR2 memory for improved multitasking and SATA storage for improved scalability and performance, the Aspire E500 is as powerful as a desktop PC as it is fun as an entertainment centre. The ATI Radeon[R] Xpress 200 delivers great 3D graphics and universal connectivity in a chipset design that provides exceptional value for the high performance.

“The new generation Radeon [R] Xpress 200 is designed to fully meet the increased system bandwidth requirements placed on today’s converged PCs.

It delivers a stable PC platform for everyday PC applications, whether creating, editing or viewing digital photos; streaming video or browsing the web to view and download media-rich digital files with stunning images,” explains Craig.The Acer Aspire E500 is available now from leading retailers and priced from $2799 inc GST

Acer Aspire E500 Specifications – $2,799 inc GST

Intel Pentium D Processor 830 (3.0GHz, 2 x 1MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)

– Microsoft Windows XP Home (upgrade to Micorsoft Media Center Available)
– 9-in-1 media card reader
– ATI RS410 Chipset
– SPX600Pro 9C45 256MB VGA 128Bit
– 250GB SATA hard drive 7200RPM
– 16 x Dual Layer DVD Burner
– Aspire Emode Entertainment Software
– Microsoft Works 8.0
– TV Tuner Card Optional Upgrade


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