Acer Intros New 20'' Windows 8 Pro AIO

The older Acer Z2610G-UG630W

Acer America revealed on Monday the Veriton Z2650G-UG645X 20-inch all-in-one (AIO) desktop packed with Windows 8 Pro or Windows 7 Professional. The company said this new addition to its Veriton Z series is the ideal desktop for reception areas, call centers, hotel business centers, school libraries, news rooms and financial bullpens, designed to look professional, to save space and to save money by using less power.

"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."

This new AIO sports an Intel Pentium G645 processor (2.9 GHz), 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM upgradeable to 8 GB via two memory slots, a 500 GB HDD and a SuperMulti optical drive. Also thrown into the AIO mix are two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, a multi-in-one card reader, a 1MP HD webcam, Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. The 20-inch LED display doesn't seem to provide touch-based capabilities, but does feature a 1600 x 900 resolution and a 5ms response time.

On the security front, Acer's new AIO has TPM 1.3 compliant hardware, making it corporate-level friendly. It also provides an single-client application called Acer Proshield which combines key security and management features into a unified user interface. There's also an encrypted hidden drive for confidential personal files, a file shredder for eradicating sensitive content from the system, and a BIOS import and export tool that streamlines system management.

"Acer’s One-Button Recovery (OBR) function makes it easy to back up and/or restore data," the company said. "If the PC’s operating system files are lost or damaged, the recovery process can restore the Veriton’s original factory default settings or to the last system backup."

Other IT-friendly features include Wake-On-LAN so that the AIO can be turned on and off remotely, and the Veriton ControlCenter utility suite which includes Acer Client Manager, Acer eSettings Management, QuickMigration and SmartBoot.

The Acer Veriton VZ2650G-UG645X desktop is available for an estimated selling price of $629.99 and a one-year on-site warranty via Acer authorized resellers in the U.S.

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  • 1600 x 900 resolution is not good enough.
  • yialanliu
    Is it me or does AIOs not work for IT as in business consumers?
  • deftonian
    jupiter optimus maximus1600 x 900 resolution is not good enough.
    Actually for a business such as the ones named, this would easily suffice and keep costs down.
  • bystander
    jupiter optimus maximus1600 x 900 resolution is not good enough.Not only is this meant for business, as deftonian mentioned, but you have to realize that most programs, and web pages are designed with particular icon and text sizes that don't work so well when you go too high in resolution for the size of the monitor. Tablets and phones have been able to increase their PPI because their programs are designed around those particular devices, and basically started over. This is going to be a much bigger challenge for desktops as there is a wealth of software designed around a much lower PPI.
  • falchard
    It uses a Pentium processor and has an integrated graphics. This thing reeks of ***.
  • john_4
    Bah, I'll take the 27" iMac any day with a 2560 x 1440 display and OS X.
  • Thomas Creel
    If this is for businesses I'd hate to see what the home user gets :
  • Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer
    hydac7All-in-ones are really not coolHa ha, that's pretty much true. But this is aimed at "not cool" jobs, like the one I once had as a transcriptionist. Even the screen resolution is the same.
    falchardIt uses a Pentium processor and has an integrated graphics. This thing reeks of ***.It's for running Office, or an office...their potential customers probably prefer that you not be able to do anything fun with it.