The response to the release of Windows 7 has been generally very positive, bringing Microsoft some much needed respite from the issues that plagued Vista over the last few years. One of the more interesting facets of the new OS is the inclusion of touchscreen support, which seems to have been of particular interest to Acer, which recently released its first touchscreen notebook and has followed up with a touchscreen All-in-one PC - the Aspire Z5610-U9072.
The Aspire Z5610, which we first spied at IFA 2009, comes bundled with Windows 7 Home Premium and includes a 23” 1080p HD display, ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 512MB graphics, an Intel dual-core E5300 2.6GHz processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 320GB hard drive. It’s also well prepared for modern multimedia use with HD 5.1 compatible audio support, a multi-card reader and SuperMulti optical drive, together with an integrated HD webcam and microphone.
The headline display offers multi-touch technology that allows you to use your fingers as you would a mouse, managing programs, browsing the web and viewing digital photos with ease. It also comes bundled with touch-centric software support in the form of Acer TouchSuite, which allows the creation of gadgets to perform such tasks as managing and sharing photos, music, social networking and note taking.
Susan Hu, desktop product manager for Acer America is clearly excited about the venture: “Our Aspire Z5610 all-in-one is a beautiful blend of visual elegance, state-of-the-art technology and premium performance. The intuitive touch-screen with Windows 7 multi-touch capability brings new excitement and hands-on efficiency to digital media applications. Packaged in a powerful platform, it will deliver fun and productivity for years to come.”
The Acer Aspire Z5610-U9072 is available in the US this holiday season for a not unreasonable US$899.99.