New Desktops from Acer and Lenovo

Acer’s Predator

Acer and Lenovo have recently released different series of desktops in the multimedia and business categories. Both the series have great specification and promise performance as well as power to users.

Acer Predator AG3-605

Acer’s Predator AG3-605 series laptops are multimedia monsters that have amazing performance, power and audio for movies, games, and much more. These desktops are packed with features such as EAX, Sound Blaster Cinema, Intel Haswell processors, two bays for driver and hardware, two PCIe slots, and GeForce GTX 660 graphics card, among many others. The series starts at $999.

According to the company, the new series offers different models to suit a particular budget and power requirements of users looking for a system coupled with multimedia and gaming needs. With features such as outstanding audio technology and the Haswell processors from Intel, the new Predator series provides gamers and multimedia enthusiasts with a robust computer for experiencing the latest games, movies, and music.

There are a total of five models in this series. The prices of the models range from $999 to $1499. The AG3-605-UR20 is the highest model in this series, and comes with Core i7-4770 Intel quad-core processors, with a speed of 3.4 GHz. Other features include DDR3 RAM of 32 GB, 1.5 GB of GeForce GPU, Blu-ray writer, Ethernet and wireless networking, 3TB of hard disk space, and Windows 8 operating system. There are several ports including HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, and the standard audio jacks, among others.

The UR21, which is the lowest of the series, is not as meaty as the UR20. The device comes with Core i5-4430 Intel quad-core processors, speed of 3 GHz, GeForce GTX 660, 2TB of hard disk space, Ethernet and wireless capability, DVD burner, and Windows 8 operating system. The ports are similar to that of the UR20, and both models come with additional SD card and Bluetooth slot.

The Predator series also includes the UR22, which is priced at $1199; the UR23 priced at $1299; and the UR24 priced at $999. The UR 24, in spite of a cheaper price tag, comes with core i7 processors, the same as the premium UR20. The UR24 comes with GeForce 640 GPU, speed at 3.4 GHZ, DDR3 RAM of 12 GB, 2 B of hard disk space, wireless networking, DVD burner, and lots more. The specifications are almost the same as UR 21, except for the CPU, GPU, and the power supply.

Selected models may be fitted with SD card storage of up to 120 GB, and an additional hard drive. The devices are also EAX compliant, have embedded high-definition audio with5.1 surround sound channel, and include Sound Blaster Cinema. Also included is an exclusive headphone cradle which enables music, movie, and game lovers to hang the headset onto the machine directly. This is very neat and frees a lot of space. The AG3-605 models are available with a warranty of one year.

Lenovo ThinkCentre

Lenovo ThinkCentre

Lenovo is putting a lot of faith in the concept of smaller enterprise and business PCs, with the launch of four models in its new ThinkCentre series.

The four new desktops are powered with the latest Haswell fourth generation processors from Intel. The new models include the All-in-One ThinkCentre M93z, extra small ThinkCentre M93p, and the E93 tower desktop as well as ThinkCentre M83. The M93p has a lot of power in its small frame. The M93p Tiny doesn’t look larger than a normal optical drive, and still boasts of Core i7 processors from Intel, apart from a 64 GB SSD storage that also comes with an optional SSHD for even more storage.

The compact chassis of the M93p is also packed with VESA mount, which lets users mount the device easily to a wall. This model also includes the Smart Power On feature from Lenovo, which lets the device power up through a wireless or wired keyboard, and comes with ready Citrix. The other model, M93 Small Form Factor Pro, has also been released and offers dual graphics as well as HDD support, minus all the heaviness of having a mini-tower. Both Small Form Factor Pro and Tiny are priced at $719 for the basic version.

Another model is the M93z AIO or All-in-One PC, which comes with 23” HD display. The device also includes an optional 10 point multitouch. The M93AIO comes with Core i7 processors and is primarily built for the business industry. It also includes Intel vPro Technology for security and management from a remote location, Windows 8 certification, and in-built TPM. The M9z starts at $799. The final model is the M83 and E93 Enterprise PCs, available in both SFF and mini-tower. These business desktops include 64 GB SSD, and more SSHD as optional storage. The E93 and the M8 will be priced at $499 and $529 respectively. You can try other desktops from Acer and Lenovo by renting one from a local computer rental agency.

Friday, August 23, 2013