Acer Aspire Announces 21.5″ Windows 8 Tablet AIO

Acer today announced the Acer Aspire Z3-600 portable all-in-one (AIO) series combining a 21.5-inch Full HD display, a flexible hinge design and convenient touch. It will be available this month for consumers in the United States with prices beginning at $779.

  • Acer Aspire Z3-600 series all-in-one (AIO) combines a 21.5-inch Full HD display in a slim, attractive chassis
  • Portable design with a built-in battery enables it to be easily carried around the home for use in every room
  • Flexible hinge design allows the frame to be pushed back up to 90 degrees standing or until it lays flat with the desk
  • Harman Kardon speakers with Dolby® audio
  • 10-point capacitive touch screen, including handwriting directly on the screen.
  • Built-in battery offering up to 2.5+ hours

“Our newest all-in-one series is our most flexible and dynamic one yet,” said Frank Chang, director of desktop product management for Acer America. “Outfitted with a Full HD display and premium Harman Kardon speakers, it provides superb audio and visuals for movies, games and music. It’s also ergonomic. The flexible hinge allows it to be used in several positions from upright to tilted back or flat on a desk or lap, while gesture control enables commonly used OS functions to be controlled with hand gestures from several feet away.”

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The Full HD1080p display offers wide angle viewing with consistent color saturation up to 170 degrees both horizontally and vertically. The display also includes an ambient light sensor and automatically adjusts lighting .  An HD webcam with a wide 80 degree Field of View (FOV) is also built-in.

The Aspire Z3-600 comes with Windows 8, an Intel Pentium J2580 quad core processor, Intel HD Graphics and 4GB DDR3 dual-channel memory, and a large 750GB hard drive.  The AIO also includes a full HDMI port that is combined with MHL for keeping smartphones charged. The systems also include one USB 3.0 port as well as two USB 2.0 ports.

The Acer Aspire Z3-600 Series portable all-in-one desktops will be available at leading retailers this month with a limited one-year warranty and mrsp starting at $779

Source: J.T. Wang 

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  • SategB

    No LTE option, bummer!

    ;)

  • Captain Panaka

    I’m holding out till they release a 30″ model that I can carry over one shoulder…The Acer Boom Box edition!

  • Emi the Strange

    $779 sounds really good for a starting Price point. all in ones like this sound worth it if all you want its a cheap but portable desktop computer with you.

    • LexiconRed

      WTF – they all ready make portable desktops; laptops and it includes a keyboard

      • Emi the Strange

        sigh…
        would you use 21″ laptop? so please use your brain a little… im talking about moving your desktop from one place to another, not using it in your laptop or changing from room to room..
        don’t try to play smart here, because you only sound stupid. im talking about ALL IN ONES, and how they compare with normal desktop computers and the big cases it has, and not to mention this is 21.5 screen all in one….

        nah really, just shut up, im sure you are a waste of time.

        • Guest

          Yes, but Acer calls this a tablet. So your both talking crap

  • FateStayNight

    I already have an acer windows tablet. Great performance compared with my other w8 tablets. This looks very tempting. If it’s going to be on Microsoft’s 12 days of xmas promo, that would be great!

  • Geoff

    Why make a Windows 8.1 Tablet . . .
    . . . and leave off the Windows HARDWARE button on the screen bezel.
    Windows 8.1 needs that button.
    Sure, I can use a keyboard, but a touchscreen all-in-one needs it on the device, in hardware.
    HP all-in-ones do this too. The place a stupid HP logo where the Windows button should be.
    Dell do it right with the XPS 18. I looked at this because it has a larger screen.
    Right now, the Dell is is probably the winner.

  • Kruegerman

    It’s too thick and heavy. It will never be able to compete with the iPad Air.
    /s

  • NegLewis

    My eyes. That button. 2 buttons? Kill the ACER logo…. please!!!