Acer has announced two new thin all-in-one computers today, which the manufacturer provides with optional Intel Optane memory. The so called Aspire U27 and Z24 models will be equipped with passive cooling, which means no spinning fans are included.
For the passive cooling of the Aspire U27 Acer uses the Liquidloop-heatpipe that it also used in the Switch Alpha 12. The U27 is a 27 inch model that comes with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and a chassis thickness of 12mm. The all-in-one houses an integrated sub-woofer and a camera that allows users to log-in biometrically using Windows Hello.
The Aspire Z24 is a 23.8 inch alternative with a thickness of 11mm. The system thereby comes with an optional Nvidia GeForce 940MX videocard. Both the U27 and the Z24 come with an Intel Kaby Lake generation processor and up to 32 GB DDR4 work memory. It’s thereby also possible for Acer to add Intel Optane memory. Intel has 16 and 32 GB cache modules based on its fast X Point memory that can drastically speed up load and buffer times.
The Acer Aspire U27 will be available at retailers by the end of June and will sell for 1499 euro, the Acer Aspire Z24 series will be released in the same month for 899 euro.
For gamers Acer also announced the Predator X27 and Z271UV, two 27 inch monitors that come with a quantumdot layer, or specual nano crystals that improve the color spectrum. Both models will become available later this year. It’s still unclear how the monitors will be priced.