Acer® unveils new line-up of Windows® 7 touch screen PCs
Acer on September 9 launched its new line-up of Windows 7 systems six weeks ahead of the operating system’s official launch, becoming the first among the top PC brands to do so.
Of the five newly-launched systems, three sport a multi-touch screen. The computer giant also unveiled a 23 inch touch screen monitor to provide multi-touch to users upgrading their existing desktop to Windows 7. Acer will start selling each of the touch systems - which come equipped with a 64-bit edition of Windows 7 Home Premium - from October 22.
The Aspire Z5610, an all-in-one PC with a 23-inch screen, is the crown jewel of Acer’s Touch the Future Now category.
The company show cased its first touch activated 23-inch LCD high-definition monitor apart from the Aspire Timeline 1820PT netbook and the Aspire 5738PG notebook.
Acer flaunted its 3D display notebook which is capable of ad-hoc conversion of 2D movies and images. The notebook relies on a standard 2D to 3D manipulation technology that needs a pair of complementary 3D glasses to experience the visual effects.
The company expects that the relatively low price tag of under $2000 will drive the uptake, although the technology is not groundbreaking.
Acer also has unveiled its diminutive Veriton Hornet N260G nettop, which involves a 1 litre form factor and is mountable on the back of a monitor.
It seems the touch-screen technology is set to occupy a major portion of the PC landscape in the coming future - or at least a show-stopping demo for the retailers.