Acer Debuts Desktops Aimed at Lowering Total Cost of Ownership for the Enterprise

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For as picky as individual computer buyers are, companies large and small are even moreso, because every purchasing decision is multiplied by the number of units needed. IT departments need to find computers that fit the purchasing budget, have strong security and manageability, and have a nice long lifecycle.

Acer announced a series of desktops designed to meet those needs with the small form factor Veriton X6620G and mini tower Veriton M6620G. The systems start at the low low price of $300 and can be configured with Intel Core i7 processors, two DisplayPorts and a DVI port for multi-monitor support, and solid state capacitors for longer life.

Acer X6620G
Acer X6620G

The X6620G has one external 5.25-inch and one internal 3.5-inch drive bay with PCI-E 2.0 (x16) and PCI-E (x1) slots, while the M6620G has two 5.25-inch bays, six total 3.5-inch bays (two external and four internal) with PCI-E 2.0 (x16), PCI-E 2.0 (x1), and PCI-v2.3 slots. The latter also sports six USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports (with another two USB 3.0 mounted on the front), 4GB-16GB of DDR3-1600 SDRAM, two 500GB hard drives, and a SuperMulti optical drive.

On the software side, the desktops come with Acer ProShield Security, which offers a hidden encrypted drive and file shredder; Intel vPro with Active Management Technology (AMT) 7 for easy management; the Acer Veriton ControlCenter suite, which includes Acer eLock Management, eSettings Management, QuickMigration, and SmartBoot; and One-Button Recovery for simplified backup/restore.

Both machines come with Windows 7 Pro and three-year warranties.
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Erakith replied on Thu, Aug 16 2012 4:32 PM

$300 eh? That's quite cheap. I imagine purchasing multiples will give you a discount too if you were kitting out an entire office.

I wonder how much of a market there is left for these SFF office-environment PC's with all of the innovations flying around lately.

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dnw1962 replied on Thu, Aug 16 2012 10:33 PM

we have 40 such SFF machines in this building and about 1000 in all of our buildings. This is just a tiny little division of a division of a big multinational corporation. HP should be worried about any new players on there turf.

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Thats cheap. Buying in bulk will surely get you a better discoun

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InsideSin replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 2:10 AM

I dislike anything with an Acer sticker on it. Especially anything that looks slim and might overheat even in a well ventilated, cool area.

"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new."

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MCook replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 7:40 AM

You will have to provide more info, saying "I anything with an Acer sticker on it" doesn't tell me much, other than you are mad at them. ;)

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