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Acer launches new sub-$500 desktops, touchscreen

By Matthew
Jun 14, 2011
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  1. Acer's getting a jumpstart on its back-to-school lineup today, unveiling two new mass market desktop ranges: the Aspire M and X Series. Starting at less than $500, both are intended…

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  2. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Maybe I missed it: what exactly does "touchscreen" mean then? Are these desktops preloaded with UI touch software? And does Acer actually expect someone to spend almost 100% of what they did on the desktop on a monitor? Or was it merely a coetaneous announcement of two unrelated products?
     
  3. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Windows 7 is touch capable... and 399 for a HD touch monitor is not too bad if the touch sensors are good. Also the response time is actually better than average, most costing over 500.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...100007721 600012169&IsNodeId=1&name=19" - 24"

    if you average the touch monitors on Newegg (mind you many are not well know consumer brands), it averages to over 500 USD for smaller screens of 21" with way slower response times and very low contrast ratios... if Windows 8 were out I'd probably get one given the competition.
     

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