Acer reveals new professional desktop PC range

Would you like that in small, medium or large?

  • Acer has revealed a new range of desktop PCs aimed at small to medium businesses. Part of the company's wider Veriton line of commercial PCs, the new range brings redesigned chassis and simplified maintenance and upgrade installation. The new range comes in three sizes — micro-tower, small form factor and ultra small form factor — to suit a variety of situations and needs, and offers tool-less component upgrades to make maintenance easier. Prices range from $AU1081 to $1477, and are available from authorised Acer distributors.

  • In the middle of the pack, the S670 packs the same basic power as the L670 with a few little extras to ensure maximum productivity. Though still touting the Q45 Express chipset, mid-sized PC can fit up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and has the ability to RAID the 1TB of storage in RAID 0, 1, 5, or 1+0 RAID configurations. The PC is also highly expandable with two PCI slots, a single PCI Express 2.0 1x slot, and a single PCI Express 2.0 16x slot for low-profile expansion. The S670 also boasts an EnergyStar 4.0 certification and will consume 300W during use. Prices start at $AU1093.

  • Coming in a pint-sized box that seems too cute to be taken seriously, the Veriton L670 from Acer is the smallest of the range, and continues the company's popular tendency for ultra small form factor PCs. Thankfully, the PC still has some guts, powered by a choice of either Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processors on a Q45 Express chipset with Intel's vPro capability alongside, allowing IT departments to easily maintain and administer commercial PCs remotely. The PC also packs up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a maximum of 1TB storage and a SuperMulti DVD-RW drive with Labelflash technology. For the environmentally (or wallet) conscious, each PC is supported by an EnergyStar 4.0 certification and will consume 135W during use. Expect to pay a little extra for the space minimisation, with the standard configuration costing businesses $AU1477.

  • Building on the platform of the other two computers, the M670 is the largest of the range and brings further expandability to the increased space. The PC holds the same components as the L670 and same PCI expansion capability, but adds to that an extra two internal 3.5in drive bays, making for a total of six 3.5in drive bays which could be utilised to expand the PC's storage if needed. The PC will consume 300W during use under an EnergyStar 4.0 certification, and will cost businesses a base price of $AU1081.

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