Acer Introduces New Windows 8 Desktops

Last week Acer introduced a batch of new Windows 8-based notebooks and Ultrabooks. Now the company has followed up a week later with the Acer Aspire ME Series of micro towers, and the Aspire XC Series of small form factor desktops. Both are packed with Microsoft's Windows 8, and sport an "aesthetically-pleasing" black chassis with all buttons located on the front, or on the top.

As before, here's all the hardware without the hoopla in a simplified format. Acer said the manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the Acer Aspire ME Series begin at $649.99 and for the Aspire XC Series start at $399.99. Both series will be available at leading retailers in the U.S. on Oct. 26, 2012.

Acer Aspire ME Series
* Dubbed as the "expandable workhorses"
* Suited for those desiring a power-packed workhorse with ample room for upgrades
* New chassis design has a recess desk on top with a non-slip surface for charging devices
* Recess desk provides 2x USB 2.0 ports, 2x USB 3.0 ports, cable management, microphone and headphone jacks
* Features Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processors
* Up to 10 GB of DDR3 memory out-of-the-box, expandable to 16 GB
* Up to 2 TB of HDD storage
* Discrete graphics on some models
* 2x open PCI-E x1 Slots
* 1x open PCI-E x16 slot
* 2x 3.5-inch "easy swap" expansion bays
* Bluetooth 4.0 HS
* Additional 2x USB 3.0 ports, 6x USB 2.0 ports
* 1x HDMI and 1x VGA port
* High-definition audio with 5.1-channel audio support
* SuperMulti optical drive
* 2x stereo speakers, a keyboard and mouse
* App: AcerCloud enables users to share files on the PC with all other devices

Acer Aspire XC Series
* Dubbed as "slim space savers" with "excellent ergonomics"
* Just one third the size of a traditional PC
* Perfect for home computing and entertainment
* Up to an Intel Core i3 2130 processor
* Up to 6 GB of RAM
* Up to 1 TB of HDD storage
* Up to 8x USB 2.0 ports
* 1x HDMI port
* High-definition audio with 5.1-channel audio support
* SuperMulti optical drive
* 2x stereo speakers, a keyboard and mouse
* App: AcerCloud enables users to share files on the PC with all other devices

 

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  • RipperjackAU
    So, are these going to have touch screens?

    Since you know, Windows 8 works so wonderfully well with a keyboard and mouse. **Do an eye barrel roll**
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  • Anonymous
    Works fine with a keyboard and mouse.
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  • frombehind
    desktops, yawn!

    Show me them Win 8 Tablets plz ^^
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