Acer's New All-in-One Has a Battery So You Can Use It Anywhere

If you’ve ever secretly dreamed of using a desktop computer in the coffee shop, you’re in luck. Acer’s new all-in-one now features a battery so you can use it, well, wherever you like.

The Aspire Z3-700 features a 17.3-inch touchscreen and weights just 4.4 pounds, so in some ways it’s more like a giant tablet than a laptop, but Acer is keen to position it as a portable desktop. The battery apparently lasts around 5 hours, it runs Windows 10 and the screen can be used with a stylus. It’ll arrive in a variety of specs, sporting either an Intel Skylake or Celeron CPU, either an SSD or HDD, and up to 8GB of RAM. It’s expected to cost from $700 when it goes on sale later this year. Thing is, it’s tough to know quite who will want a computer like this — a graphic designer who happens to use Windows and work between coffee shops?

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Elsewhere, Acer has also announced an update to its Aspire R14 convertible. It still sports the same freely swivelling screen — laptop, display, tablet, or however else you like to fold it — but it will now be furnished with an Intel Skylake CPU, SSD or HDD disks and up to 8GB of RAM. It’ll start at $700.

[Acer via Engadget]

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