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Acer Announces Z3-605 All-in-One Desktop

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Acer America today announced that its Acer Aspire Z3-605 Series all-in-one (AIO) desktops delivering crisp sound and a clean design are now available for consumers in the United States. The new series includes two 3W front-facing Harman Kardon speakers that leverage thorough and precise scientific methods to accurately produce crystal-clear audio that's as close to the original recording as possible. In addition, Dolby Home Theater v4 audio features optimized digital output technologies for delivering music, movies and games in dynamic surround sound.

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Would this actually be classed as a Tablet due to not having a keyboard and mouse ?. Unless they are just not showing those parts.

So it being sold as a PC but would it not count as a Tablet sale ?..
 

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Why would it be a tablet?
 

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Why would it be a tablet?
PC World were on about it a little while ago that all PC's sold without a keyboard and mouse count as a tablet sale.
 

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PC World were on about it a little while ago that all PC's sold without a keyboard and mouse count as a tablet sale.
... that might be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Why would it?
 

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... that might be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Why would it?
To inflate their tablet sales figures. Welcome to retarded retailers.
 

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To inflate their tablet sales figures. Welcome to retarded retailers.
But why? Meeting goals? And who is it reported to, and why is it better to sell a tablet rather than a desktop PC? Wouldn't it be counted twice if it's counted as a tablet, one for Windows and one for tablet?
 

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PC World were on about it a little while ago that all PC's sold without a keyboard and mouse count as a tablet sale.
That article used the Surface Pro as an example. The Surface Pro not unlike the PC tablets that came before it are both a PC and a tablet or a PC in tablet form. In any event I don't think there were massive sales of the Surface Pro to begin with as well as other Windows 8 PC tablet sales.

An All-In-One PC is not a tablet so I don't see why there would be any confusion there. Although there is some convergence in the All-In-One market with hybrid products that defy classification.

Still, if a manufacturer can sell a PC as a tablet due to marketing and creative classifications in such a case where said sale wouldn't take place if it were classified as a PC,.....then good on them I say.

I don't believe that this gray area can be attributed to much of the decline though.
 

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That article used the Surface Pro as an example. The Surface Pro not unlike the PC tablets that came before it are both a PC and a tablet or a PC in tablet form. In any event I don't think there were massive sales of the Surface Pro to begin with as well as other Windows 8 PC tablet sales.

An All-In-One PC is not a tablet so I don't see why there would be any confusion there. Although there is some convergence in the All-In-One market with hybrid products that defy classification.
From the article:

Technically it's both, but a spokesperson confirmed that in the eyes of IDC if it can be detached from and used without a keyboard, it's a tablet and is not counted in the PC sales data.
The key word is "detached from". Tablet PC's (like the Surface Pro) might cause some issues, but an AIO with a touchscreen shouldn't.
 
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From the article:



The key word is "detached from". Tablet PC's (like the Surface Pro) might cause some issues, but an AIO with a touchscreen shouldn't.
Indeed an AIO shouldn't,.....

Keep in mind though that an AIO typically connects to a keyboard and pointing device in such a way that the term "detached from" would not make sense, as they are not physically attached,....like the magnetic connections of the Surface Pro to their touch cover keyboards.

There is ambiguity in the language used,....

It doesn't address products that have non-detachable keyboards that flip around and fold like the Lenovo Yoga and Dell XPS 12 but are still classified as tablets.

A rose by any other name,.....

I dont see it as a big deal either way. Statistics are often wrong by a little or a lot. The growth of the PC industry negative or positive has nothing to do with the value I place on my hardware.
 
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