Acer Expands Veriton Nettop Line; New Model Packs More Punch With Dual Core Processing and Discrete Graphics
Series of one liter desktops - about the size of a book - now includes more powerful version with Intel® Atom™ D525 processor and NVIDIA® ION™ 2 graphics for 1080p video playback; Two new nettops are space-, energy- and cost-efficient
SAN JOSE, CALIF., Oct. 6, 2010 - Acer America, part of the world's second largest PC vendor (1), today expanded its line of Veriton nettops for the U.S. professional market with the Veriton N282G, a powerful new model for viewing HD content and the Veriton N281G, an update to Acer's first commercial nettop that's engineered for tackling office productivity tasks.
Small, flexible and highly practical, the new Veriton N281G and Veriton N282G ultra-compact nettops conserve energy, work space and due to its screw-less chassis, total cost of ownership. The new nettops come with Windows® 7 Professional and will be available via Acer's authorized resellers in October with prices beginning at just $399.
"The convenience, price and performance of our Veriton nettop has been well-received by the commercial market. In addition to making our existing product more robust, we've enhanced the line with a model designed for environments where high-def playback is popular, such as libraries, schools, research centers and digital signage shops," said Leila Axelle Robert, Acer Commercial Systems Business Manager. "Whether they're placed upright with their retractable stand or attached to the rear of a display, the nettop keeps a low profile. It's a smart choice for those whose top priorities are performance, space and value."
Veriton N282G-UD525W: Media Savvy for Superb HD Playback
The Veriton N282G-UD525W combines a powerful Intel® Atom™ dual-core processor D525 (1.8GHz), 2GB DDR3 SDRAM and NVIDIA® ION™ 2 graphics for efficient multitasking and showcasing full 1080p videos. The next-generation NVIDIA® ION™ graphics fuel the PC with more than 10 times the performance of integrated graphics.(2) With the ION GPU, users can enjoy full HD video on sites like YouTube HD or from Blu-Ray discs. It also boosts performance of editing and converting videos and photos. Outfitted with a large 320GB(3) hard drive, the Veriton N282G has plenty of storage for archiving large digital files.
Veriton N281G-UA425W: Smart Essentials for General Productivity
Ideal for basic office tool users as well as for kiosks, hotel front desks, call centers and office receptionists, the Veriton N281G-UA425W comes with an Intel® Atom™ processor D425 (1.8GHz), 2GB DDR3 SDRAM and integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, an excellent configuration for word processing, spreadsheets, email and Internet browsing. The 320GB(3) hard drive has ample room for storing important files.
Intelligent Design: Flexible Mounting, Cable Management and Energy Efficiency
To maximize space, both nettops boast a unique design that can be mounted on a stand or attached to the back of various displays with a VESA mounting system. The VESA mount offers vertical adjustment, so users can access the power button and memory card reader from the top of the display.
The innovative design also features neat cable management, quiet operation and a screw-less chassis to ease upgrades and maintenance. A OneButton Recovery reset pinhole is incorporated for restoring systems and retrieving documents in case of a power failure. For security, the nettops include padlock and Kensington lock slots.
The nettops provide a mini PCI Express 1.1 x1 slot for expansion, six USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, high-definition headphone and microphone jacks as well as VGA and serial ports. A wireless keyboard and mouse, Gigabit Ethernet and embedded 802.11 b/g/n WiFi are also included.
The nettops are Energy Star qualified. Since they're so compact, they use less material and packaging than other PCs. They also offer Acer PowerSaver, which gives users the option to conserve energy and power on demand.
Utility Suite Streamlines Routine Tasks
Veriton ControlCenter, a user-friendly utility suite for simplifying routine IT tasks, is pre-loaded. It includes:
• Acer QuickMigration for quickly updating and transferring personal data from one PC to another using a common network cable
• Acer PowerSaver for configuring power levels according to computer usage
• Acer SmartBoot for automatically loading frequently used programs in the system tray at start
• Acer eLock Management password protection to lock removable data devices and other interfaces to ensure that data can't be stolen
• Acer eSettings Management, an intuitive interface for configuration and control of the system
Pricing, Availability and Specifications
The Acer Veriton N282G-UD525W and Veriton N281G-UA425W nettops will be available in North America via Acer authorized resellers in October. Pricing for the Veriton VN282G-UD525W begins at just $449 and the Veriton VN281G-UA425W begins at $399.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks.(1) A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 7,000 people worldwide. 2009 revenues reached US$17.9 billion. See http://www.acer-group.com for more information.