Who would've known that Computex would be the official coming-out party for what's likely the final build of Windows
8? It sure looks that way, with Acer introducing new Windows 8 all-in-one PCs today. The new U Series is being announced alongside new Aspire S7 Ultrabooks by Acer
, with the Aspire 7600U (27-inch) and the Aspire 5600U (23-inch) slated to ship with Win8.
The Aspire 7600U supports up to 64-point simultaneous touch from all angles, enabling use by multiple users at once. Can't really imagine why you'd want multi-user Metro interactions, but then again, we haven't had a chance to see what it's truly capable of. It features 0 to 90 degree viewing and swivels at four sides when laid flat for enjoyment by more than one user. There's a 1080p display, an ultra-slim design and Dolby audio.
The 5600U is said to be the thinnest AIO available, but otherwise, will likely sport most of the same specifications. Speaking of which, Acer's being quiet on what kind of hardware will fill the rigs, and there's no price or release date set yet, either. This fall, you can bet we'll hear more.
Acer Announces Windows® 8 All-In-One U Series
Ultra-thin with Full HD visuals, Dolby® surround sound, and
ergonomic touch from all angles for single or multiple users
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (June 4, 2012) – Acer today announces two new Windows® 8 all-in-one (AIO) PCs at Computex Taipei: the Aspire 7600U (27-inch) and the Aspire 5600U (23-inch).
The striking Aspire 7600U supports up to 64-point simultaneous touch from all angles, enabling use by multiple users at once. It features 0 to 90 degree viewing and swivels at four sides when laid flat for enjoyment by more than one user. At just 35 mm thin, the 7600U is ultra-slim. It delivers Full HD visuals and Dolby® Home Theater® surround sound. This AIO is made for modern day explorers who want a cutting-edge multimedia experience.
The elegant Aspire 5600U is the thinnest AIO available and makes a stylish addition to any room in the house, whether on a desk or wall mounted. It features an ergonomic touch design and can tilt from 30 to 85 degrees for enhanced single-user comfort. It's designed for use as an everyday family-hub that presents Full HD visuals and Dolby® Home Theater® Surround Sound along with powerful graphics and quick responsiveness.