Acer today unveiled the latest addition to its Aspire line, the X1200
. The new desktop is pitched as a stylish, space saving and low-cost option for your average business computer or even home theater PC. Acer is shipping three different models. Starting at $450, the X1200 comes with on-board Nvidia GeForce 8200 graphics, an AMD Athlon X2 4850e processor, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, DVD burner, and 64-bit Windows Vista.
Upgrading to a 2.6GHz Athlon X2 5000+ processor adds $10 to the price, while a version of the same system with a 22-inch LCD and a 500GB drive boosts the price to $700. The entire package comes in a 10.6 x 4.0 x 14.4-inch enclosure and includes some media-friendly features such as an integrated 14-in-1 card reader, eSATA and HDMI ports, full 7.1-channel audio support, as well as enough power under the hood to handle H.264, VC1, and MPEG2.