updated 10:25 am EDT, Tue August 25, 2009
Acer Veriton AIO in the US
Acer on Tuesday began shipping its Veriton Z280G all-in-one PC in the US. Meant for work, its processing power comes from a 1.6GHz Intel Atom, but unlike many nettops there is 2GB of RAM onboard to smooth out memory-intensive tasks. Graphics processing is still handled by Intel's GMA 950 graphics on the 18.5-inch LCD, which nets a 1366x768 resolution and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio.
The 160GB hard drive is preloaded with Windows XP, though a Windows Vista recovery CD is included. The side-load dual-layer DVD drive and multi-format card reader lets users copy and transfer files to and from the PC, while a Wi-Fi or gigabit Ethernet connection links up network access.
Pricing for the Veriton AIO starts at $499.