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Acer Aspire AZ5761-UR20P 23-inch All-In-One Desktop PC

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Acer Aspire AZ5761-UR20P 23-inch All-In-One Desktop PC

Acer Aspire Z5700

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The Bottom Line

Jul 25 2011 - Acer's Aspire AZ5761-UR20P is a modest update to their all-in-one desktop that is both good and bad. The price has come down below $800 which makes it very affordable for a 23-inch multitouch capable unit. The new second generation Core i3 also boosts performance and gives it better integrated graphics. The problem is that the software and materials have remained pretty much unchanged and they have removed the only high speed external peripheral port suitable for performance external storage. The net result is a decent all-in-one for those wanting a basic PC with a large screen and don't plan on many upgrades.
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Pros

  • Very Responsive Multitouch Display
  • Cost Much Less Than Other 23-inch All-In-Ones

Cons

  • Limited Multitouch Software
  • Lacks eSATA or USB 3.0 Ports For High Speed External Storage
  • Case Plastics Still Feel Very Cheap

Description

  • Intel Core i3-2100 Dual Core Desktop Processor
  • 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 Memory
  • 1TB Varialbe Speed SATA Hard Drive
  • 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner
  • 23" WUXGA (1920x1080) Multitouch Display With Intel HD Graphics 2000 Integrated Graphics
  • Intel HDA Audio With 5W Stereo Speakers
  • Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless
  • Eight USB 2.0, VGA, 2.0 Megapixel Webcam, 12-in-1 Card Reader
  • 21.6" x 19.5" x 5.1"
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, Office Starter

Guide Review - Acer Aspire AZ5761-UR20P 23-inch All-In-One Desktop PC

Jul 25 2011 - Acer has taken their previous Z5700 model all-in-one desktop system and updated it with the the new 2nd Generation Intel Core i processor. Unfortunately, Acer has decided to use the very lowest of the desktop class processors with the Core i3-2100 dual core processor. This puts it at a disadvantage against any other all-in-one using the new desktop class processor. It is still competitive against all-in-ones using the mobile processors however. With 4GB of DDR3 memory, it is still sufficient to do most tasks but it will lag in more demanding applications such as desktop video editing.

Storage features for the Aspire AZ5761have pretty much remained the same with two minor changes. The first is the one terabyte hard drive has switched away from a 7200rpm spin rate model to a green variable speed drive. This gives it a bit less overall performance when it comes to accessing data but it does consume less energy and runs with less noise than the past drive. The other change is the removal of an eSATA port. This leaves the system with just USB 2.0 ports for external storage which is very disappointing. If they had included a USB 3.0 port it would have made up for the loss. Finally, it keeps the dual-layer DVD burner for playback or recording of CD or DVD media.

Thankfully, the display for the Aspire AZ5761 keeps the very responsive multitouch 23-inch display. This makes it one of the most affordable systems to feature a 23-inch display that is capable of displaying a 1920x1080 resolution compatible with 1080p HD video. It may not have the best color or viewing angles but is pretty much on par with just about every other 23-inch based all-in-one on the market. The downside is that while it has a nice multitouch feature, the software has still remained fairly stagnant in terms of really taking advantage of the touch interface. At least the graphics system has been updated from the past GMA graphics to the new HD Graphics 2000 that are built onto the CPU. This gives it better performance but still not sufficient for those thinking of 3D gaming. It does benefit those doing desktop video editing with compatible applications though.

The exterior of the Acer Aspire AZ5761 remains pretty much unchanged. A few small changes have been made just below the display area and for the rear stand, but most probably wouldn't notice them. The problem is that the exterior casing is still made from the same plastic material that has a very cheap feel. The stand also has limited positioning of the screen compared to some other all-in-ones. Of course, with its price being several hundred less than most other 23-inch systems, it is pretty much to be expected that the materials might not be of the highest quality.

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