Acer has announced a new all-in-one (AIO) PC and a new monitor with the selling point of both being their 3D capabilities.
Lets look first at the Z5763, Acer’s new AIO which claims to be a 3D entertainment centre for the home. The 23in Full HD 1080p 16:9 display is combined with nVidia’s 3D Vision technology to deliver 3D images from movies and games. 3D content will come via an in-built Blu-ray drive or an optional TV tuner. The Z5763 also claims to be able to transform up to 400 games titles from 2D to 3D without the need for extra software or patches. To compliment the 3D visuals Acer has included an integrated 5W stereo speaker system as well as professionally tuned Dolby Home Theater v4.
You will be able to wirelessly control the Z5763 via Acer AirControl, which takes advantage of the integrated camera. A wave of your hand launches the media control interface and from there you can play, pause, rewind or increase the volume without touching a button. Looking at the specs, the Z5763 comes with the latest second generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 2TB of storage, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, eight USB ports, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi N, and comes bundled with Acer’s proprietary multi-media file sharing system, clear.fi. The Acer Z5763 will be available from mid-May and will cost from £999.
Moving onto Acer’s new monitor, the HN274H claims to be the world’s first 27in Full HD 3D monitor which supports the HDMI (dual link) 3D solution. The 27in LED backlit panel is aimed at gamers and video enthusiasts and with a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 16:9 aspect ratio, resolution of 1920x1080, refresh rate of 120Hz and response time of just 2ms make the HN274H an impressive sounding monitor. To take advantage of the 3D content, the monitor comes bundled with nVidia 3D glasses featuring active shutter technology which combine with the inbuilt IR emitter on the monitor.
The Acer HN274H will be available next month in the UK for £499 with a two year collect and return policy.