Acer has been known lately as one of the world’s biggest mobile PC manufactures. More to the point, Acer is currently enjoying the world’s second largest notebook manufacturer status.
Now that the All-In-One
/ Touchscreen craze is in effect, Acer
seems dead set to capture a considerable part of the market.
The company has shown much more innovative products than it did one or two years ago, and it’s also improving the quality of the devices developed.
One such innovative and superior quality range of products is the company’s new AIO line. AIO is short for All-In-One.
The 7600U and 5600U look very interesting on paper and nice in the marketing shots, but our colleagues from Slashgear have managed to get their hands on the devices and here are some pics
The devices, unfortunately, don’t seem to be too stable on those good-looking – but rather small and unstable – supports.
Also both systems feature a simple notebook-like slim optical device drive. That is quite unfortunate, as we would have preferred a slot in loading mechanism.
Slot-in loading keeps the laser lens protected inside the unit at all times. On the slim ODDs used on Acer’s new AIO systems, the lens is always exposed when ejecting or loading an optical disc.
Exposing a lens to outside factors such as humidity, dust, grease from human hands and other impurities is not something to be desired.
Next to the fact that the lens can be smudged in various scenarios, the worse is also possible as a lens scratch can happen at any time, as well as a loading tray malfunction because of a user that pressed it too hard.
All these issues can be avoided by using a slot-in loading mechanism.
Be sure to check out the complete gallery
over at Slashgear.