Summary: Input devices are just a few of the many improvements Acer could have made with its updated Aspire Z5610 all-in-one PC. The new machine's chief selling points are its quad-core processor and increased storage capacity. That's it. The former doesn't improve general benchmarks, while the latter is a great upgrade for the Â£120 price difference between the two systems.
Summary: You could say that the Acer Aspire Z5610 has a few flaws, but it might be more accurate to call them sacrifices. After all, we don't expect that Acer could sell a 23-inch all-in-one for less than $1,000 without trimming a few costs. Fortunately, Acer chose its trade-offs wisely. You can find faster, better-looking all-in-ones out there, but none that offer this much screen real estate for such an aggressive price.
Pros: Largest screen among sub-$1,000 all-in-ones; better-than-average ATI graphics chip enables smooth HD video playback (downloaded or streamed-only because of the lack of a Blu-ray drive).
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Summary: The Aspire Z5610 is one of the few all-in-ones that’s up to the task of gaming. It’s well under a grand, so don’t expect cutting-edge 3D graphics performance, but demanding games such as Far Cry 2 will run at a respectable rate so long as you turn down the detail settings. With its two-tone styling, the Z5610 certainly isn’t beautiful, but it’s more distinctive than conservative rivals like the HP Touchsmart IQ540 or Sony Vaio L .
Summary: UPDATED 2 MARCH 2010. With the updated £877 Aspire Z5610 all-in-one PC, Acer has jumped into quad-core territory with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 CPU. There's also 4GB of DDR3 memory and a terabyte hard drive.