Veriton 7700 series
Acer has enjoyed a staggering 700 per cent increase of the past year in the desktop market. According to Desktop Business Manager Sarah Scott, this is down to Acer’s philosophy of intelligent targeting of products at specific markets. “We have a very well thought out range that is designed to meet people’s needs. We offer very competitive prices and hold them for six months, which helps budgeting.” She also stated that Acer enjoys a return rate on its PCs of only 0.28 per cent.
The new Veriton 7700 series features Pentium 4 processors and are based on Intel’s new 915 chipset and feature all its incumbent benefits. These include PCI Express graphics, an 800MHz FSB, dual-channel DDR2 400 memory, High Definition Audio and eight USB 2.0 ports.
On the tower case, four of these USB ports are located in a pop-up unit integrated into the top of the case. The tower features a reinforced grip handle on the under side so it can be pulled forward without damage. The machines include a Gigabit LAN connector as standard and offer optional wireless capability.
The chassis is also available in a desktop and mini-tower configurations at no extra cost.
While many manufacturers are offering machines based on the latest Intel technology, Acer is differentiating itself with its manageability software - LAN Scope 6.3. Highlights include the ability to remotely lock down USB ports and optical drives, enabling companies to retain control over corporate data.
A feature unique to Acer’s Veriton line of PCs it its On Board Recovery 3.0 software. This is a reset button located at the front and accessible via a pin hole. In the event of failure it will quickly recover the system either to its initial state or to a back-up.
Another time saving feature is the Personal Profile Migration. This is of great help to IT staff and PC users, as it enables all the personal settings, such as Desktop wallpaper, Internet Explorer favourites and Office toolbars all to be saved and easily transported onto a new PC.
Other security features include data encryption at the chipset level, and a chassis alarm that activates even if the PC is switched off.
All the new Acer products will be included in August price lists. More information can be found at www.acer.co.uk.