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 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.