The PC market continues to dwindle as mobile alternatives become a more convenient choice for casual computing. It’s a mobile world now and we must all adapt. So, what’s a PC maker to do to keep biting off slices of the consumer space? In the case of the Acer Aspire Z3-700, Acer decided to make the desktop PC just a little more mobile.
No, they didn’t throw in wheels on a PC tower, so you can push it from the car to your table on Starbucks. Instead, they took a smaller all-in-one computer and packed it with an internal battery, so you can use it without any power outlet in sight, just like the smartphone, tablet, and ebook reader in your gear bag.
The Acer Aspire Z3-700 features a 17.3-inch touchscreen display that weighs a light 4.4 pounds, so you can throw it in your pack without being burdened by too much heft. Truth be told, it feels a lot more like a giant Windows 10 tablet than a proper all-in-one, although the dual kickstands should let you use it as a second (or third or whatever) PC around the house, especially since it’s perfectly-sized for sitting on the kitchen counter, a side table, or the living room coffee table. Features include 1080p resolution, 10-point multi-touch, either Pentium or Celeron CPUs, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and a battery rated at five hours of use, so you can get a good amount of work done without plugging in.
Slated for availability by the end of the year, the Acer Aspire Z3-700 is priced at €599.