Acer really seems to like its flexible computers, as it has been integrating tablet functionality even into its latest all-in-one personal computers. Case in point, the company has introduced the Veriton Z2640G.
Although it's not perfectly accurate to say that Acer has included tablet-like features here. What the company did was give the AiO the ability to bend forward and backwards.
It's all in the chassis design. Not only is it modular (it can be taken apart for easy maintenance), but it can tilt from 6 to 60 degrees. It all boils down to user preference in regards to user comfort.
That's not even the full extent of position manipulation that Acer implemented. The PC player also tossed in an integrated 2 MP Full HD webcam that can be adjusted up to 180 degrees.
Oddly enough, despite the ability of the system to lay back nearly flat, it doesn't have touch support.
Then again, that's not as shocking as the quality of the LCD, or lack thereof. Acer, for some reason, decided that a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels is “crisp.”
Nowadays, even Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) is considered average so, really, the resolution is a bit peculiar.
On the other hand, given the rest of the hardware, it's clear Acer was aiming for affordability, not performance.
The dual-core Intel Celeron processor 1007U (2M cache, 1.50 GHz frequency) is backed by 2 GB SDRAM DDR3 memory (expandable to 16 GB). The price is of $599 / €599.
There are better hardware configurations, but nothing too fancy. The CPU never goes above dual-core Pentium.
"We're confident that both end-users and IT professionals will appreciate the flexibility, security and management benefits of this new 20-inch class AIO," said Michael O'Beirne, Acer senior director, commercial product marketing.
"Workers will enjoy the space savings and highly adjustable webcam and chassis, while IT will be pleased with the easy maintenance, strong security and great price. This platform is an excellent choice for any professional environment focused on space savings and collaboration, including financial institutions, government agencies and education."