Acer may be more of a notebook and netbook supplier, but it definitely isn't ignoring the desktop segment, something made clear by its collection of Aspire systems, collection that just increased by one.
The first quarter of 2011 may have been plagued by abysmally low sales of notebooks and motherboards (and, by extension, desktops), what with the chipset issue, but things have changed.
With the flow of Intel 6-Series Cougar Point chipsets restored, PCs are again selling, one of them being a new Acer desktop.
The computer in question is part of the Aspire line and uses one of the second-generation Intel Sandy Bridge central processing units.
Various Core series options exist, either CPU being backed up by a solid amount of RAM (random access memory), up to 8 GB to be exact.
Of course, these being that sort of chips, the processors have their own built-in graphics (Intel HD), although discrete solutions from Advanced Micro Devices can also be added, should one seek real video prowess.
What's more, the desktop is not lacking in storage space either, what with up to 2 TB being available. Not only that, but there is also an optical disk drive (ODD), for playback of multimedia disks or storing data externally (DVD and Blu-ray units are both available).
All of these are set on an Intel H67 motherboard and packed inside an all-black chassis with a fairly simple design.
As for connectivity and I/O, the mainboard itself provides various things, like a multi-card reader, Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi.
Finally, the case can feature an easy-swap hard disk drive bay, meaning that the internal HDD can be replaced without having to open the case.
Online stores should
have the Aspire M3920 up for order at 499 Euro, in Europe. The operating system loaded onto it is Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.