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Acer Debuts Desktop, Display

San Jose, Calif. — Acer has added to its line of Aspire desktops and introduced a 23-inch widescreen display.

“The new 23-inch display offers users the best HD support available with a sleek new form factor and advanced features, making it ideal for a variety of viewing needs,” said Stephanie Eggert, senior manager, retail

desktop product planning for Acer America. “Boasting Nvidia GeForce G100 graphics with DirectX 10 support, the new Aspire X1700 delivers stunning performance in a compact chassis. The powerful processor and graphics combination on our [small form factor] desktops and Predator gaming PCs infuse games, movies and photos with rich, lifelike images.”

The new desktop model, the X1700 “small form factor” PC, runs on an Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor and offers 4GB DDR2 memory. The tower measures 10.4 inches by 4 inches by 14.4 inches; it features a front-mounted “multi-in-one” card reader, and nine USB ports. The device features a 640GB SATA II hard drive, and a SuperMulti Drive with Labelflash technology. It offers Integrated Nvidia GeForce graphics and HDMI compatibility.

The Acer H233H display offers a 16:9 aspect ratio, a 1,920 by 1,080 resolution and a 40,000:1 contrast ratio with 5ms response time. Its cosmetic features include a glossy black bezel and touch-sensing, LED-illuminated setting controls.  The display offers 160-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles and supports VGA, HDMI and DVI. The display also comes with two speakers.

Pricing for the Aspire X1700 starts above $400 and the display carries a suggested price of $229.