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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.

"Integrating Harman Kardon speakers is an important milestone and showcases Acer innovation and technology leadership," said Frank Chang, director of desktop product management for Acer America. "Acer is the first in the market to bring Harman Kardon premium sound to a mainstream all-in-one desktop, setting a new standard. The Aspire Z3-605 delivers a dynamic, high-quality audio experience for music and movie lovers and furthers convenience and comfort with an ergonomic and adjustable frame and webcam."



Boasting an ergonomic chassis, easy operation and optimized sound, this platform is built to offer an enjoyable computing experience and a digital centerpiece for the home. The Aspire Z3-605 Series comes with a 23-inch 1080p Full HD display. The understated look and feel provides a neat, uncluttered appearance and smart ergonomics ensure easy viewing.

Primed for Comfort
Thanks to the chassis'10 to 30 degree tilt adjustment, users can find the best angle for watching a film or playing a game. In addition, the integrated 1MP HD Webcam with 720p image capture can be adjusted between 0-20 degrees, affording users the ability to find the best position for comfortably chatting with friends or family.

Convenient Control Via Touch and Hand Gestures
Select models feature a Full HD IPS display with 10 point touch. The IPS technology delivers consistent images, colors and brightness from all viewing angles up to 178 degrees, a significant advantage for group viewing. These models also offer integrated hand recognition software that reads human gestures for easily controlling the Windows 8 user interface and cursor from a distance.

The unique capsule-shaped port bay on the front of the chassis groups together the on-screen display (OSD) button, SD card reader, USB 3.0 and 2-in-1 combo audio jack, for easy reach. To enhance the clean design, the stand has hooks to keep cables neat and the desk tidy, while Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n eliminate messy wires.

The Acer Z3-605 Series is primed for power with Windows 8, up to an Intel Core i5 processor, as much as 8GB DDR3 dual-channel memory and a 1TB(1) hard drive. Offering excellent connectivity, these AIOs come with an HDMI port for attaching a gaming console or television and two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports link the systems to peripherals and digital devices. An integrated SuperMulti optical drive enables DVD movie viewing as well as the burning of music and photos to CDs.

Pricing and Availability
The Acer Aspire Z3-605 Series all-in-one desktops will be available at leading retailers with a limited one-year warranty(2) and a starting price of $699.99 without touch and $799.99 with touch.
 

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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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