Feeds

Acer sends mini PC into the living room

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

CeBIT Acer is to offer a living room-friendly version of its business-oriented mini PC, the Veriton 1000, the manufacturer revealed today.

The standard Veriton is a compact, slimline system designed for call-centre desks and the like. But an Aspire-branded version with the management features swapped out for consumer-targeted components like a digital and analogue TV tuner, and five-in-one memory card reader will hit the market soon.

The home model, the L320, will be offered with a variety of processors, from Intel's Pentium 4 up to the Core 2 Duo, up to 2GB of 667MHz DDR 2 memory and up to 400GB of hard drive capacity. Every model's graphics will be driven by an integrated Intel GMA3000 GPU. It has 7.1-channel HD audio on board.

Acer Aspire L320 - front Acer Aspire L320 - side

The L320 has Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11b/g on board. It has USB, Firewire and digital audio ports for connecting peripherals, and different models will come with either a USB or wireless keyboard and mouse. Some versions will ship with a remote control.

Acer pledged the compact, three-litre machine is whisper-quiet, though it admitted that's when the machine is idling, not when it's running flat out.

The L320 line will also be accompanied by the L100 series, based on AMD processors, Nvidia chipsets and many of the same features as the Intel incarnation.

Acer didn't when the L100s and L320s will hit the shops, or how much they will cost.

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot
Latest cleaner available for world+dog in September
prev story

Whitepapers

Best practices for enterprise data
Discussing how technology providers have innovated in order to solve new challenges, creating a new framework for enterprise data.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?