The traditional form factors of computers continue to lose their appeal to consumers, hence the need for companies to churn out new devices with modern designs. The Acer Aspire Z3-600, for instance, is a so-called tabletop PC that can act as a desktop but can also be a portable tablet.
As Acer puts it in their press release, the Acer Aspire Z3-600 is a new series of all-in-one computers, with the first model equipped with a 21.5-inch touch display with Full HD resolution and encased in a “slim, attractive chassis.” Running on Microsoft’s Windows 8 (with 8.1 available as a free upgrade via the Windows Store), this device is powered by a quad-core Intel Pentium J2850 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and Intel HD graphics.
The Acer Aspire Z3-600 also comes with a built-in battery that Acer claims can last up to 2.5 hours of usage. Coupled with the massive size, such short battery life doesn’t exactly make this device as portable as smaller tablets like the Acer Iconia A3. On the other hand, it still is a mobile computer that can be occasionally lugged around the house when needed. The flexible hinge at the back can be readjusted so as to allow the device to lie on a flat surface, making it great for playing touch-enabled games with friends and family.
Other specs of the Acer Aspire Z3-600 include a 750GB internal storage, two front-facing Harman Kardon speakers, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and HDMI output.
For the flexibility and limited portability that it offers, the Acer Aspire Z3-600 will set interested buyers back a reasonable $779. It’s a bit expensive for the budget-minded, but such price still makes the device an attractive alternative to other all-in-one computers. Acer plans to launch this product this month.