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Acer announces new 20in Veriton Z series all-in-one desktops

If you're looking for a new commercial all-in-one, Acer has something up its sleeve for you.

The Taiwanese electronics giant has announced that its new 20in class Veriton Z series all-in-one desktops are now available for business, education, and government users. The Veriton Z2640G series includes two models, giving you the choice of either Windows 8 Pro or Windows 7 Professional.

Set to be priced at $539 in the US (£350; UK-specific pricing has yet to be confirmed), the Veriton Z2640G-UC1007X comes with an Intel Celeron processor 1007U, along with 2GB of SDRAM DDR3 (expandable to 16GB). The $599 (£390) Veriton Z2640G-UP2117X, meanwhile, packs an Intel Pentium Processor 2117U and 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM (also expandable to 16GB).

The new all-in-ones feature a screw-free chassis design and modular components, which should make for easy maintenance and upgrades. Both systems are housed inside a flexible frame that tilts from six to 60 degrees, so you can adjust the screen to your preference. They also come with removable feet and a wall-mount support so they can be hung on the wall when you're in need of extra space.

Specs include: a 19.5in HD anti-glare screen with a 1,600 x 900 pixel resolution, 500GB hard drive, 2-megapixel full HD webcam, two HD speakers, and an HD microphone for crisp, clear web meetings. There's also a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and HDMI-in for connecting to HD media devices with a single cable, as well as Acer's dust defender, which prevents dust from accumulating inside the systems.

The devices are Energy Star 5.2 compliant, and come with a portfolio of tools for management and security, including an encrypted hidden drive for confidential files and a file shredder to get rid of sensitive materials.

"We're confident that both end-users and IT professionals will appreciate the flexibility, security and management benefits of this new 20-inch class AIO," Michael O'Beirne, Acer's senior director of commercial product marketing, said in a statement.

He added: "Workers will enjoy the space savings and highly adjustable webcam and chassis, while IT will be pleased with the easy maintenance, strong security and great price. This platform is an excellent choice for any professional environment focused on space savings and collaboration, including financial institutions, government agencies and education."