Acer Aspire 7600U All-in-One Desktop PC

It’s not anymore new for all of us to see touch-capable displays laid flat like a desk surface for families to enjoy games or even media files. However, when the new Windows 8 came into surface also, families are promised of a more versatile and interactive experience, more if it is with a bigger flatter material. Thanks for Acer for bringing up its unique version of an AIO (all-in-one) PC, the 7600U from the Aspire series. Priced relatively bitter at $1,700, should this AIO be a good alternative to desktop versions of the new Windows?

Featured primarily in the Acer Aspire 7600U is the edge-to-edge glass display with relatively thick bezels overly, plus an extended glass down to the bottom rim for that sophisticated look. Looking around, the 7600U also supports a wide range of ports—majorly for multimedia enhancements—that come encased with the very thin body depth of just 1.4 inches. Being a 27-incher, the 7600U of Acer is still a good prospect for AIOs though I personally am not satisfied with the edgy aesthetic feel. Lastly, the whole body measures just 18.6inches in height and 26inches in width, all summing up to its weight at 22.2lbs.

This may sound a bit confusing, but the Acer Aspire 7600U comes in relatively different ‘kickstands’ for users to enjoy. One model I saw shows an L-shaped foot at the back that slides down easily for adjusting viewing angles, while the other shows a rotatable pivot hinge where family members can spin carefully or even play games with the whole device lying flat. Nevertheless, the 7600U is a sturdy machine catering Windows 8, and this is even made more enjoyable with the said inclusions of multimedia ports, among which include several USB 3.0 ports (and yes, some 2.0 versions), two HDMI-ins, plus one HDMI-out.


While the 27-inch glossy display sports a full-HD 1080p resolution for its price, this is still outweighed by Dell XPS One’s 2540x1440p display at a relatively higher price. On the good side, however, having a good 1080p display is still good for watching HD movies, and even Blu-ray ones if you bought a package with a Blu-ray player on case. More enjoyment is also promised with the 7600U’s inclusion of dual stereo speakers powered with a virtual surround plus the audio enhancement of Real Sound Lab CONEQ. If the said experience will lack anything, it will be an antenna input for live TV streaming.

Interestingly, the Acer Aspire 7600U for its price falls short with the anticipated specs or parts to make it totally wholesome. Having a dual-cored i5 processor may seem enough, but this will surely not justify the very high price. However, this is a bit forgiven when we learn this AIO PC has a discrete gaming card from NVIDIA and 8GB of RAM. Having a terabyte storage drive should sound pretty well, but the 5400rpm technology is considerably outdated also since most of the PCs today ‘at least’ have the 7200rpm versions or flash. Lastly, the 7600U has an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi capability, Bluetooth 4.0 (for the wireless input devices), an optical drive of choice, and going back with the display, a 64-point capacitive screen that responds well.

Ultimately, the AIO PC of Acer boasts of its PointGrab enhancement. What this does is to allow users to interact more to the computer via its webcam wherein gestures are said to be recognized. However, on our tests, the said feature needs a lot more pump to properly work as our attempt to use our hand as a mouse did not really assure anything better than opting for a separate pointing device.

All in all, the Acer Aspire 7600U is one good option for Windows 8 particularly for the enhanced multimedia versatility plus the new glassy design. Out of those, the 7600U is still short of good specs for its price, and some features need a lot more improvement for family members to totally enjoy.

Acer Aspire 7600U All-in-One Desktop PC Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 75,000.00

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