SOURCE: Acer America

Acer America

October 15, 2012 08:00 ET

Acer's New All-in-One Desktop Delivers Touch and Premium Performance in a Stunning Package; Shipping to Customers in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwire - Oct 15, 2012) -

Editor's Summary:

  • Advanced 10-point capacitive touch technology with improved gesture recognition is smooth, accurate and highly responsive. 
  • An extremely slim profile of less than 1.4 inches and a clean design will enhance any room. 
  • Edge-to-edge frameless 23-inch screen lets users enjoy Full HD imagery.
  • Display can be reclined up to 80 degrees, enhancing comfort and ergonomics in touch mode.
  • Acer Instant On provides instant-resume functionality in just 1.5 seconds, which makes the system almost as quick to turn on as a traditional TV.

Acer today announced that it's delivering an elegant all-in-one (AIO) desktop model featuring Windows 8 to customers in Canada. The Acer Aspire 5600U was built to deliver all aspects of digital life into a stylish entertainment hub that can be enjoyed by every member of the family. Sporting an extremely slim profile of less than 1.4 inches and a clean design, this AIO will enhance any room in the home. 

Simple Floating Design
Boasting a thin and chic chassis design, the Aspire 5600U has a modern, yet graceful appeal. Its pure form blends seamlessly with function. A semi-transparent enclosure with a simple floating design accommodates the hard drive, optical drive and screen, and perfectly matches the wireless keyboard and mouse.

The edge-to-edge frameless 23-inch screen lets users enjoy Full HD imagery for movies, games and photography. Also included is a VESA mount kit that allows the system to be hung on a wall.

"Our newest AIO offers consumers a no-compromise solution for those wanting the power of a desktop in a sleek and elegant chassis," said Frank Chang, director of mobility, desktops and displays for Acer. "The blend of Windows 8, capacitive touch technology, instant resume functionality and fast processing deliver a superb computing experience, making it an ideal entertainment hub for college dorms or an entire household." 

Advanced Touch Technology
This new system provides the latest technology for delivering excellent performance. Advanced 10-point capacitive touch technology with improved gesture recognition is smooth, accurate and highly responsive. This capability is enhanced ergonomically when combined with the ability to recline the display up to 80 degrees.

Acer Instant On(1) provides instant-resume functionality in just 1.5 seconds, which makes the system almost as quick to turn on as a traditional TV. In addition, Acer AlwaysConnect(1) gets users online faster than conventional connections and can awaken the system via a remote device like a smartphone. Access to all documents, music, pictures and video files is extremely fast.

Powerful Entertainment Hub
With top quality audio and visual components, the Aspire 5600U was built to make the most of entertainment. Sporting a high-brightness display with Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, a quick 5ms response time and discrete graphics, this AIO delivers sharp and colorful imagery for movies, games and pictures. Acer fine-tuned speakers with Real Sound Lab's CONEQ™ sound technology provide virtual surround sound. To take full advantage of digital entertainment, it features one HDMI output and one HDMI input that transfer both audio and visual via just one cable, which means less clutter. HDMI input also enables connection to a gaming console.

The Acer Aspire 5600U is fast and smooth running offering an Intel® Core™ i5 3210M processor (3M total cache, 2.5GHz), 8GB memory and and a SuperMulti optical drive..

An integrated multi-in-one card reader reads the vast array of media available today. A large 1TB(2) hard drive can store immense archives of personal files and applications. The system also comes with the convenience of both 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth wireless connectivity as well as two USB 3.0 ports and three USB 2.0 ports.

The Acer Aspire 5600U-EB308 with a 23-inch display will be available in Canada with a limited one-year warranty(3) on Oct. 26 with a suggested retail price of $1,299.99 CAD. 

Acer is the No. 1 vendor in Canada for notebooks, netbooks, desktops and LCDs(4) and the country's No. 2 overall PC provider.(5) More information about Acer and its products in Canada can be found at

About Acer
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers between people and technology, enabling users to explore, create and grow. Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally.(4) The Acer Group employs 8,000 people across the globe, and revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion.

Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has established a green supply chain.

Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.

More information is at

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1) Time based on testing with the following applications open: Windows Internet Explorer® 9 (Internet search and email web pages), Microsoft PowerPoint® viewer (file size 68 MB) and Microsoft Excel® (file size 108 MB) of Microsoft® Office® Starter 2010, and logged in to Windows Live® Messenger 2011
2) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes
3) Limited warranty agreement applies. For a copy, write to Acer Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503.
4) Source: Gartner data FY 2011
5) Source: Gartner, Q2 2012

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