Acer has released two new touchscreen all in one PCs that double up as space saving home entertainment solutions.

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Entertaining: Acer’s Aspire Z5
Part of their Aspire series, the Z3 (21″) and Z5 (23″) straddles professional sensibilities with deeply integrated multimedia functionality.

At the core of these machines are second generation Intel processors with Turbo Boast 2.0 technology, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA’s Geforce GT520 graphics card and 1.5TB hard drives; endowing them with the right ingredients to satisfy professional needs.

Both variants feature Full HD (1080p) screens that are fluent in touch gestures. With the touch oriented Windows 8 around the corner, touchscreen technology will help immerse users in tasks that were traditionally inanimate.

“The stylish Z3 and Z5 all-in-one is for customers looking for a versatile and affordable PC. Its responsive touch screen and huge array of ports make it useful in any setting, including small bedrooms and living rooms,” said Gaba Cheng, Acer’s Consumer Desktop Product Manager.

Expansive screens characterised by vivid colours and clarity are taken advantage of through the included Blu-ray optical disc drive, dual TV tuner and HDMI in/out ports. This way, the Z3 and Z5 can be the centrepiece of a room, substituting a TV and Blu-ray player, while the HDMI ports allow people to use the screen for console gaming, such as Sony’s PS3 or Microsoft’s Xbox 360.


“Overall, one of the best features is the HDMI in and out ports which are really crucial for making this system versatile. Not only can users connect a second display to the PC but they can also input to a game console or high definition set-top box which makes it appropriate for space constrained areas,” said Cheng.

The Z3 and Z5 have 2.5W on board speakers, a 1.3MP webcam, two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, and optional Bluetooth 2.1 built in.

Acer’s Aspire Z3 and Z5 are available now at recommended retail prices starting from $1,199 and $1,599 respectively.

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