updated 06:15 pm EDT, Wed October 14, 2009
Acer Aspire Z5610 desktop with multitouch screen
Acer today prepped for the upcoming release of the Aspire Z5610, its first all-in-one desktop with multi-touch input support. The system draws on Windows 7 for its extra touch features and has a relatively large 23-inch, 1080p display to work with. Processing power is basic and comes from a dual-core 2.6GHz Pentium, but the system brings both 4GB of RAM and relatively fast graphics from an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570.
The system carries a 320GB drive along with built-in Wi-Fi, a gigabit Ethernet port and a webcam; for media playback, a 5W speaker system provides virtual 5.1-channel surround. There are six USB ports onboard as well as a lone eSATA port.
The Aspire Z5610 will begin shipping in time for the holidays and will cost $900 in the US.