Acer Targets Businesses with $399 Veriton N260G Nettop

Acer Veriton N260G

Computer maker Acer is looking to increase its share of the U.S. “professional” market with its new Veriton N260G nettop computer—and by “professional,” Acer means things like offices and reception areas, but also sites like classrooms, libraries, call centers, and kiosks where form-factor and space savings are perhaps more important than raw horsepower or mammoth storage.

“The Veriton N260G is a convenient, low-maintenance device for accomplishing basic computing tasks in areas where there is little desk space,” said Acer’s commercial systems business manager Leila Axelle Robert, in a statement. “This nettop delivers a streamlined solution for a small investment with a low total cost of ownership.”

Under the hood, the Veriton N260G doesn’t pack many surprises: it’s an Atom N280 processor running at 1.66 GHz with Windows XP, 2 GB of RAM, and a 160 GB hard drive. The system does feature a multi-in-one media card reader, six USB ports (two in front, four in back), a mic input, a PCI Express Mini 1.1 slot, gigabit Ethernet, and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi—and, surprisingly, HDMI output, potentially for connecting to a large screen for signage or display purposes.

The Veriton N260G also features a VESA mount that lets users mount the unit on the back of VESA-compatible flat-screen displays; the mounting system is designed to keep the power button and memory card reader accessible at the top of the unit.

The Veriton N260G is available now at prices starting at $399.

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