Acer Veriton L670G
A small yet potent Acer desktop PC for business users.
- Tiny dimensions, 7200rpm hard drive, slot-loading DVD burner, eSATA, DVI
- External power supply is bulky, case isn't tool-less, no memory card reader
The Veriton L670G is one of the smallest business PC on the market. It has a useful amount of ports — including eSATA and DVI — and it's well designed.
Price$ 1,526.00 (AUD)
It's small and inexpensive yet Acer's Veriton L670G is based on an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU, so it has plenty of power for running the applications in your small office or large corporate workplace.
The Acer Veriton L670G uses a combination of desktop and notebook parts, giving it the best of both worlds; you get a full-sized (3.5in) desktop hard drive that runs at 7200rpm, while memory is handled by two SO-DIMM slots. There is a slimline slot-loading DVD burner installed, which helps keep the unit thin.
Our review model came with the 3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU (the Veriton L670G has a LGA775 CPU socket), as well as 2GB of DDR2 RAM, a 320GB hard drive and integrated Intel graphics. It scored 99 in our WorldBench 6 productivity suite, which is it a little slower than we were expecting. In the Blender 3D test it took 1min 1sec to render a two-threaded job, which is 2sec longer than we were expecting. However, its 57sec to encode 53min worth of WAV files to 192Kbps MP3s is actually faster than we expected (by about 1sec). Numbers aside, the bottom line is that this PC will run office and Web applications, and even Photoshop, without any problems, and it will be a swift machine when multitasking.
The Acer Veriton L670G is only 6cm thick, 21cm deep and 26cm tall (when using the supplied base so that it can stand up on your desk) — making it one of the most compact desktop PCs on the market. It makes use of a power brick, rather than an internal power supply; this makes it a little more difficult to manage its cables, but it helps cut down on the noise and heat that the unit will emit while on your desk. There are two small extraction fans at the rear of the unit, near the CPU, but they don't create much noise. It's a quiet unit overall.
When switched off but still plugged in to an outlet the Veriton L670G will consume 6W of electricity. When it's on but idling it will consume 40W, and under a full CPU load it will consume 75W. The PC ships with the Acer PowerSaver utility, which shaved 2W off the idle consumption when it was enabled and still allowed the PC to run at full speed (again it consumed up to 75W when the CPU was fully utilised).
The number of ports on the Veriton L670G is generous; you get eight USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA, DVI and D-Sub. There are also analog surround sound ports and a serial port. There are headphone and microphone ports as well as four USB 2.0 ports within easy reach on the front; thankfully there is no awkward door to conceal these ports.
We like the slot-loading DVD drive, which feels less clumsy to use than a tray-based one, but we wish the PC's fascia also had a reset button in addition to its huge power button.
The Acer Veriton L670G is based on the Intel vPro platform, which means IT personnel will be able to manage it remotely at the BIOS level. Acer has also installed some useful user-level tools. For example, there is the afore-mentioned Acer PowerSaver utility, and there is also the SmartBoot utility that lets users elect which programs they want to start up automatically when the computer boots. Users still need to log in before the programs load, but it's a handy little program that lets you take a coffee break while your programs load.
Without a monitor, the small and well-featured Veriton L670G costs $1526 so it's not expensive, and you also get a 3-year on-site warranty.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Ring Video Doorbell review
- 2 Sony Bravia 2017 TVs: Full, in-depth review
- 3 Garmin Fenix 5 fitness tracker smartwatch review
- 4 LG 2017 OLED TV range full review: W7 Signature Wallpaper, G7, E7 and C7 UHD TVs
- 5 Tag Heuer Connected Smartwatch and Android Wear 2 review
Latest News Articles
- NVIDIA Supercharges Rendering Performance with AI
- HP reboots Omen desktop with more of what gamers love
- Intel's modular Compute Card puts a PC in your pocket
- Dell’s Inspiron 27 7000 is the first Ryzen All-in-One PC, and it's upgradable too
- Nvidia's new generation of powerful GeForce GTX Battlebox PCs finally embraces AMD
PCW Evaluation Team
I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.
It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.
The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.
Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.
A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.
I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.
- Sony's latest Ultra HD OLED debuts in Australia
- Panasonic Ultra HD OLED TV Review
- GAMOSPHERE: Your August Roundup of Gaming News
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies
- FTSolution ArchitectOther
- CCBusiness Analyst - SalesforceVIC
- FTNV1 Cleared Software Configuration Engineer - Defence Projects - North Ryde areaNSW
- FTSenior Cloud Platform EngineerOther
- FTSenior .Net Developer - Federal GovernmentOther
- FTHR Systems and Reporting AnalystQLD
- FTSourcing SpecialistOther
- CCFunctional Consultant (SAP IS-U)Other
- CCLinux EngineerQLD
- FTData Warehouse DeveloperQLD
- FTProject CoordinatorOther
- FTSenior UX Designer | Initial 6 Month ContractOther
- CCSenior Developer - C#, .NETVIC
- FTSenior Business AnalystOther
- CCDigital Agile Business AnalystNSW
- CCProgrammer Analyst - BrisbaneQLD
- FTFinance Analyst - $62 p/hrOther
- FTSenior Java DeveloperVIC
- FTSecurity AdvisorACT
- CCDigital Operations AnalystNSW
- FTIT Project ManagerOther
- FTProject CoordinatorOther
- TPInfrastructure ArchitectNSW
- CCReporting Data Analyst - TelcoVIC
- CCJava Developer with Guidewire ExperienceQLD