Acer's last line of all-in-one systems, the Z-series, proved to be unable to compete with Apple's iMac. The newly announced 23-inch Aspire 5600U should be different. The device has an interesting fresh design and is only 35 millimetres thick. Acer's new all-in-one was already on display during Computex last month, although at the time, specifications had yet to be revealed.
The 5600U will be equipped with an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 or i5 processor, combined with up to 8 GB of RAM. To keep the power consumption (and with it the heat production) limited, Acer has opted for Nvidia's GeForce 630M, a notebook graphics card. This chip is a rebrand of last generation's GT 540M. Acer states that the optional 20 GB SSD is an important option, as it facilitates fast boot times. Hard disks of up to 1 TB can be added to the device, as well as a Blu-ray optical drive.
Acer also mentions that the screen has a number of important features.The Full HD 1920x1080 display can be tilted backwards up to 60 degrees. To ensure user comfort, a panel with good viewing angles has been used. The all-in-one can also be mounted on a wall using a standard VESA wall-mount.
Acer's Aspire 5600U all-in-one will run Windows 8 and, according to the info we got at Computex, will have a starting price of $999. As of yet, the Aspire 5600U does not have a release date. At its earliest, the device will be available late this year, shortly after the launch of Windows 8.