San Jose, Calif. - Acer has started shipping two new small-footprint
desktop computers into the U.S. market.
Starting on June 18 the Aspire X3 and M3 series are available at
retail, with the same $449 starting price.
The X3 features include AMD Athlon II, Phenom II, Intel Core i3
or Pentium e6600 processors; 4GB of memory; up to 1TB of hard-drive capacity; Nvidia
GeForce 9200 or Intel's Graphics Media Accelerator; and an HDMI port.
Also provided is an open PCI Express slot; up to 11 USB ports can
The M3 version offers just the AMD Athlon II and Phenom II
processors, with ATI HD 5450 or Nvidia GeForce 9200 graphics. It has support
for 5.1-channel surround sound, a 640GB hard drive, two PCI Express slots and
10 USB ports.