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Acer debuts $679 Blu-ray PC with Phenom X3

Posted on Wednesday, October 15 2008 @ 15:28:09 CEST by

Acer has released a pretty affordable computer with a Blu-ray drive; the $679.99 Acer AX3200 desktop PC. This system features the triple-core AMD Phenom X3 8450 2.1GHz processor, NVIDIA GeForce 8200 integrated graphics, 4GB DDR2 memory, 640GB HDD, Blu-ray drive with DVD burner, memory card reader, nine USB 2.0 ports, FireWire, HDMI, eSATA, USB-powered stereo speakers, Acer USB keyboard and an optical mouse.

A display isn't included but Acer suggests the Acer P244W 24" LCD display, this panel features a 1920x 1080 pixel resolution, 2ms grey-to-grey response time, 170° horizontal viewing angle and 160° vertical viewing angle for a price of only $339.
Outfitted with AMD Phenom(TM) X3 processing power, Blu-ray Disc(TM) technology, NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics and Dolby Home Theater® sound, the AX3200 is a multimedia powerhouse. The Acer P244W display is simple to use and brilliantly showcases high-definition video, games and multimedia with 1080p HD support and 1920x1080 resolution.

"Offering 64-bit Windows, a Blu-ray drive and significant memory, the Acer AX3200 packs plenty of power for tackling the demands of multitasking and the latest digital entertainment," said Stephanie Eggert, Senior Manager, Retail Desktop Product Planning for Acer America. "The P244W display's stunning picture quality and user-friendly design make it a must-have for the home. Users choosing to combine the 24-inch display with the compact desktop, will have an excellent system for enjoying productivity, movies, music and games without taking up a lot of space."

Smaller than standard systems, the handsome black tower measures just 10.4-inches (H) x 4-inches (W) x 14.4-inches (L). For easy access, the chassis was designed with the card reader, audio jacks and ports conveniently on the front of the PC.

An integrated Blu-Ray Disc(TM) optical drive takes high-definition entertainment to the max with full support for realistic and dynamic high-definition viewing. Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics enhance multimedia performance with support for the latest DirectX games.

Dolby Home Theater® provides theater-like surround sound with up to 5.1 separate channels of crystal-clear digital audio. An HDMI port delivers crisp high-quality visuals and high-fidelity audio using only one cable.

With nine USB 2.0 ports, an IEEE 1394 port, eSATA port and a Multi-in-One card reader, users can easily bring multimedia devices together (used this phase in processor graph). The huge 640GB SATA II hard drive (2) provides enough room to store a vast library of music, movies and games.

Acer® AX3200-U3630A: Available now for a MSRP of $679.99
  • AMD Phenom(TM) X3 Triple-Core 8450 Processor (2.1GHz, 512KB X 3 L2 Cache)
  • 4096MB DDR2 Memory, Dual Channel
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 8200 Chipset
  • Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 8200 Graphics Solution
  • 640GB SATA II (7200RPM, 8MB Cache) (2)
  • Blu-ray Disc(TM)/DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
  • Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader
  • 56K ITU v.92 Ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 Port)
  • Optimised Dolby Home Theater®
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-Bit with SP1
  • 9 USB 2.0 Ports (5 Front, 4 Rear)
  • IEEE 1394 Port
  • HDMI Port
  • eSATA Port
  • Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
  • Acer USB Keyboard
  • USB Optical Mouse



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