The new all-in-one personal computer from Acer may leave people nonplussed, as it is fairly small and bereft of any special features. Granted, it is a business-oriented system, so that could be understandable, but Acer could arguably have done better.
The screen is the first thing that could make browsers frown. While the LED backlighting is normal enough, and the widescreen aspect ratio is the standard, the resolution leaves something to be desired.
Long story short, the screen is a 1600 x 900 panel – not as low-quality as HD (1366 x 768 pixels), but a step below Full HD (1920 x 1080) which, itself, has started being criticized.
Spec-wise, an Intel Pentium G645 processor (2.9GHz) is backed by 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (upgradeable to 8GB) and a 500 GB SATA HDD.
Gigabit Ethernet and wireless 802.11 b/g/n WiFi are present as well, complete with Wake-on-Lan and support for remote shutdown.
Two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, a multi-card reader and a SuperMulti optical drive are part of the feature list as well.
"The Veriton Z2650G is an excellent choice for organizations looking to conserve space and costs with a sleek chassis and time-saving management tools," said Leila Axelle Robert, Acer commercial systems business manager.
"Our newest AIO is easy to set-up, deploy and manage with a simple all-in-one design, wake-on LAN support and a user-friendly utility suite for streamlining everyday IT tasks."
Acer fashioned the Veriton Z2650G-UG645X with a completely black case and will agree to install Windows 8 or Windows 7 Professional on it.
The simple keyboard and mouse bundled with the system have the same color. Everything business users may need, including video web calls (via a 1MP webcam), can be done on it.
Sales are already underway, worldwide, for $629.99, which is 492 Euro according to exchange rates. Knowing how little they matter though, the probability is much higher that European retailers will want 629.99 Euro.