Acer has released a new computer for fans of the form factor “all in one”. This design itself is an example of minimalism, but the designers Acer made it even more elegant than usual. But is it all good really?
At its core design has a 23-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. He, for fashion, equipped with good multiprocessor input sensitivity. But the brightness of the situation is worse. Moreover, this is compounded by the ability of its highly reflective coating – in the presence of the light source behind the glare almost guaranteed. Display frame is not too narrow. on the front side of the display you can see the webcam lens. No controls and interfaces are not visible.
As a rule, have a separate one-piece stand that raises the screen above the table. In this case it is not. Lower bound of the display continues glass panel, which itself is a single point of support. The second is a folding-leg stand. It has a form resembling a boomerang, and is mounted on a hinge on the rear panel.
All this is done for the sake of design and even greater brevity, and at first glance looks really interesting. But in fact, the solution is very doubtful. First – a fine line can damage the surface of the table. Secondly – usually cased PC users can push a movement keyboard and mouse under the monitor to make room on the table. In this case, simply because it is not released. Offshoring will shoot from the side. In addition, the back side of this panel will be another dust collector. Once again we are faced with the side effects of design participation.
All ports on your computer hidden from a cursory glance. On the left side are located audi headphone and microphone ports, two USB 3.0, card reader and SD. On the opposite side mounted DVD-burner drive. Other interfaces are located on the rear panel. They include: HDMI, gigabit Ethernet, three USB 2.0, S / PDIF. These ports are looking at the floor, but to connect their wires are not so uncomfortable as it may seem. Also present wireless module WiFi 802.11n. Manufacturer decided to do without a new WiFi 802.11ac.
At the rear there is a small cover. It can be removed by unscrewing the two screws, and all have direct access to the RAM and hard drive. Furthermore, the design U5-610 also allows you to replace optical drive. The user will not lose the warranty, as often happens with other manufacturers.
There are a couple of built-in speakers. They give a very clean and powerful enough sound. Little do not pull only the high and low frequencies.
Complete with computer go full keyboard and mouse. Both devices are wireless and pooled in the same design.
Modification Aspire U5-610-UB12 is not equipped with the most powerful dual-core Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5 GHz . There are 8 GB of RAM on-board DDR3-1333 and 1 TB hard drive memory.
The computer is running Windows 8.1. There is a predefined client firm service AcerCloud. Unlike other cloud storage, it is only a means to synchronize files and is not intended for long-term storage. After 30 days, the files will automatically remotely.
Acer Aspire U5-610-UB12 is not designed to satisfy gamers, especially considering the integrated graphics. And, unfortunately, the motherboard is no free slots for additional graphics card. Bioshock Infinite gives 32 frames per second at 1024 x 768.
In the same native resolution of 1920 x 1080 – a total of 12 frames / sec. Tests Desktop workbench 9, see below.
– minimalistic design
– quick access to memory
– it is not convenient to hide the keyboard under the display
– screen glare
Aspire U5-610- UB12 sold for $ 1030, which is quite a bit in this class. However, part of this sum will cover the work of designers, the result of which is quite controversial. Ratio of price to performance is not the best on the market at the moment.