Acer’s New Aspire C AIO Is Ultra-Thin, Not Very Powerful

Acer announced a new lot of thin and light all-in-one (AIO) PCs, the Aspire C series. The new systems are aimed at consumers looking for the thinnest-possible AIO, but they aren’t equipped to handle much more than basic everyday computing tasks with low-end CPUs, DDR3 memory, and HDD storage.

The Aspire C series includes two models so far: the AC22-720-UR11 and the AC24-760-UR11, which feature 21.5-inch and 23.8-inch displays, respectively. The smaller model (AC22) is considered the entry level, with an Intel Celeron J3160 quad core processor, 4GB of DDR3L SDRAM, and a 500GB HDD. The AC24 features an Intel Core i3-6100U, in addition to double the RAM and storage capacity (8GB and 1TB, respectively) of the smaller version.

Both of the new Aspire C AIOs feature two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports, in addition to audio in and out jacks and a gigabit Ethernet port. They can both also connect to the internet with 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

The displays are also decidedly minimalist, with both models sporting a 1920 x 1080 active matrix TFT display. A webcam sits on the top of the thin bezel. Neither model offers a touchscreen. People who value performance over thinness will probably want to look elsewhere, but if someone's shopping based only on the product's size and they don't require a lot from their computers, the new Aspire C AIOs could be worth looking into.

The Acer Aspire C series is available now from the company’s website. The AC22 rings up for $450, and the AC24 is priced at $700.

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ProductAcer Aspire C AC22-720-UR11Acer Aspire C AC24-760-UR11
ProcessorIntel Celeron J3160Intel Core i3-6100U
Memory4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3L8GB (2 x4GB) DDR3L
Storage500GB HDD1TB HDD
Ports- USB 3.0 x 2- USB 2.0 x 2- Mic In- Audio Out
Networking- Gigabit Ethernet- 802.11ac Wireless
Dimensions13.3 x 19.6 x 0.31 inches14.3 x 21.5 x 0.31 inches
Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • virtualban
    From the angle shown in the pictures many less thin devices look as if they were thin. Just sayin'.
  • wifiburger
    you know lcd / plasma back in the days started with nothing, now we have full android version running on your TV, give it a few more years I suspect all TV will come with a full blown pc hardware and you can install windows / linux very easily
  • dE_logics
    You mean you've to reformat Windows every month?