Acer’s birthed a $499 all-in-one nettop aimed at cubicle dwellers featuring an 18.5-inch screen and an Intel Atom CPU. The Veriton Z280G is, according to Acer, “perfect for reception areas, hotel lobbies, executive suites, cube environments and any office that requires an integrated, space-saving design.”
The screen has a 1366×768 resolution and there’s a 160GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM on board. The machine comes preloaded with Windows XP, although there’s a Windows Vista Business recovery CD included just in case you want to slow things down a bit.
Aside from that you get pretty standard netbook features with the exception of an included DVD burner and five USB ports. The whole setup is fanless, so you’ll easily be able to hear the girl seven cubicles over arguing with her boyfriend on the phone all day.
Available now(ish) from various business resellers.
Full press release:
Acer Delivers Veriton All-in-One Desktop PC to the U.S. Professional Market – High on Style, Low on Price
The Veriton Z280G, a Practical Blend of Style and Functionality for Just $499
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acer, the world’s third largest vendor in the PC market,(1) today announced the new Acer Veriton Z280G-EA271CP all-in-one PC for the U.S. commercial market. It delivers energy-efficient performance in a picture-perfect design. It’s available via Acer’s authorized resellers with prices beginning at just $499.
Boasting a brilliant 18.5-inch widescreen LCD monitor and measuring just 19-inches (W) by 15-inches (H) by 2.14-inches (D), this sleek all-in-one is perfect for reception areas, hotel lobbies, executive suites, cube environments and any office that requires an integrated, space-saving design.
Featuring an Intel® Atom™ ultra-low-voltage processor and fan-less operation, the Veriton Z280G is cool, quiet and Energy Star® qualified. This practical platform easily manages basic office productivity and Internet-based applications.
“Generous with style, yet conservative with space and price, the Veriton Z280G is an asset to any home office or corporate setting,” said Leila Axelle Robert, Acer Commercial Systems Business Manager. “Users are sure to enjoy the brilliant display that showcases presentations, spreadsheets and Internet content in vivid clarity, while business owners and IT specialists will appreciate the system’s excellent value and energy savings.”
Easy Set-Up, Brilliant Viewing
The system is as easy on the eyes as it is to set up and use. The high-definition LCD display provides a superb viewing experience with its 16:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 1366×768 resolution, making it ideal for viewing graphs, charts, videos and more in crisp detail and vibrant color.
The Veriton Z280G helps organize, create and share digital data. Using the Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, users can quickly transfer presentations and other documents from one PC to another. A 160GB hard drive is large enough to store a vast library of digital data. Conveniently located on the right side of the display, the Super Multi Double-Layer drive can quickly and easily load software, back-up critical data as well as read, playback and copy optical disks. Built-in 802.11b/g wireless allows for quick, cable-less connection to the Internet. The system also comes with Windows XP, integrated speakers and a matching keyboard and mouse.
Practical Management and Security Software
The sleek system boasts an excellent software package for protecting and managing important data. In addition to Adobe Reader and Cyberlink DVD, it offers Acer eRecovery Management for creating system back-ups, copying configurations and burning factory default images. This management software also restores user created HDD images or optical disks, original system configurations as well as reinstalls Acer applications and drivers. Acer Client Manager enables IT managers to deploy software and control user’s systems remotely, while Acer Security Suite keeps digital data safe.
Pricing, Availability and Specifications
The Acer Veriton Z280G-EA271CP all-in-one desktop PC is available in North America via Acer’s authorized resellers with prices beginning at just $499.
Acer Veriton Z280G-EA271CP All-in-One Desktop
- Windows® XP Professional, Recovery CD with Windows Vista® Business
- Intel® Atom™ N270 (1.60GHz, 512KB Cache, L2, 533MHz FSB)
- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
- 2GB Memory
- 160GB Hard Drive(2)
- SuperMulti Drive
- Five USB 2.0 Ports
- Multi-in-One Card Reader
- 18.5-inch Widescreen LCD Display
- Gigabit LAN and WiFi 802.11 b/g WLAN
- One Year Limited Warranty
- 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
- 16:9 Aspect Ratio
- 1000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
- 250 cd/m2 Brightness
- 5ms Response Time