Acer launches Aspire nettop and all-in-ones…and new Predator desktops

Computer maker Acer has updated its desktop line, introducing a new AspireRevo nettop with Nvidia Ion graphics, new Aspire all-in-one models with 21- and 23-inch displays, and powerful new Predator gaming desktops with raw power and flexibility.

Starting with the heavy hardware, Acer’s two new Predator gaming desktop PCs feature INtel Core i7 processors and 1.5 TB hard drives: the Predator AG7750 targets high-end gamers while the Predator AG5900 aims at a more mainstream (and perhaps cost-conscious) crowd. At the high end, the AG7750 packs an Intel Core i7 930 quad-core processor, 12 GB of RAM, and Nvidia GTX 470 graphics on a motherboard that can support 3-way SLI: that means up to three discrete graphics systems running simultaneously. The Nvidia GTX 470 also makes the AG7750 ready for 3D gaming with Nvidia 3D Vision glasses and a 3D-capable display. The AG7750 also supports up to 4 eSATA hard drives (meaning up to 8 TB of storage), an available 5.25-inch optical drive bay, a slew of PCI slots (two PCI Express ×16, one PCI Express ×8, two PCI Express ×1, and one standard PCI), a multi-in-one media reader, a whopping 11 USB 2.0 ports (five front, six back), FireWire, two eSATA ports, two Ethernet ports, two DVI-D outputs (and, remember, that scales to six), and 7.1 surround sound support. Stepping back a bit, the Predator AG5900 sports an Intel Core i7 870 processor, 8 GB of RAM, ATI Radeon 5850 graphics with 1 GB of video memory and support for ATI’s Eyefinity technology, and a 1.5 TB hard drive. The system also sports three open hard drive bays, an available 5.25-inch optical bay, HDMI output, 12 USB ports (four top, eight in back), Ethernet, DIsplayPort and two DVI ports, and 5.1 surround sound support. Both systems should be available now, with suggested pricing for the Predator AG5900 starting at $1,349.99 and the Predator AG7750 starting at $1,999.99.

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Folks looking for a family room or dorm room computer might consider Acer’s new Aspire All-in-One models, with the Aspire Z3100 offering a 21.5-inch display and the Aspire AZ5700 stepping up to a 23-inch multitouch display. The AZ3100 boasts an AMD Athlon II 170u processor running a 2 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, and Nvidia GeForce 9200 graphics driving the 21.5-inch, 1080p-capable display. The system sports a CD/DVD drive, HDMI output (along with 5.1 surround sound support), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, gigabit Ethernet, six USB 2.0 ports, and an integrated webcam. The system ships with Windows 7 Home Premium along with a wireless keyboard and mouse with prices starting at $599. Stepping up a bit, the Aspire AZ5700 all-in-one offers a 23-inch multitouch display driven by Intel HD graphics; the system also packs an Intel Core i5 650 processor (running at 3.2 GHz), 4 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SATA hard drive. The AZ5700 also offers HDMI output (along with 5.1 surround sound), six USB 2.0 ports, and an IR blaster: it’s also preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium and Acer’s TouchPortal applications designed to offer touchscreen-based management of photos, video, and more. The Aspire AZ5900 carries a suggested retail price of $1099.

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Finally, folks looking for something small, quiet, and out-of-the-way might look at Acer’s new AspireRevo AR3700 nettop, which features an Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor and Nvidia Ion graphics, which means it can handle 1080p HD content as well as semi-lightweight gaming needs. The AspireRevo AR3700 boasts a 250 GB hard drive, 2 GB of RAM, a multi-in-one media card reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, six USB ports, and HDMI output for connecting to an HDTV display—plus the unit is quiet and designed to be stashed out of the way on the back of an LCD monitor or another discrete location with a VESA mounting system. The AspireRevo AR3700 comes with Windows 7 Home Premium and a wireless keyboard and mouse; it’s available now from selected online retailers with suggested prices starting at $349.

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