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Acer Small-Form-Factor PCs Ship

6/21/2010 12:06:00 AM Eastern

San Jose, Calif. - Acer has started shipping two new small-footprint
desktop computers into the U.S. market.

X Series  M Series

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
be included.

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.