Acer Unveils Aspire E500 Series Desktop Home PC in India

Acer India's Aspire E500 Acer India has released its Aspire E500 series desktop home PC based on Intel’s Pentium P4 Processor 519 (3.06 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) with an ATI chipset that supports dual-core technology for increased power and excellent performance.

The Aspire E500 desktop doubles as an entertainment center with its DDR2 memory which enables improved multitasking and SATA sorage for enhanced scalability and performance. The ATI Radeon Xpress 200 delivers 3D graphics and universal connectivity, in a chipset design that is said to provide exceptional value for high performance.

The Aspire E500 has a dual input TV-tuner card with IR Remote and IR Receiver for “All-In-One Entertainment”, allowing users to further expand their entertainment options by watching and recording their favorite TV shows. When combined with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, the Aspire E500 allows users to watch DVD movies, listen to music, rip CDs, share digital photos and instantly access on-demand on-line music, news and games – all with a simple to use remote control.

The Aspire E500 has a 15″ silver and black dual color TFT monitor, and Creative 2.1 channel speakers making it an extremely attractive home entertainment system. The combo drive with CD-Writer and DVD-ROM lets users enjoy all the multimedia features available on the PC, such as burning their favourite music and movie CDs.

The desktop PC come equipped with Gigabit LAN, 128 MB Graphics, Direct x9.0 complaint and a 9-in-1 card reader, which can read all multimedia cards, giving the user flexibility and hassle free transfer of data. It is also equipped with the Acer Empowering Technology suite, eMode management.

The desktop home PC includes an Internet and Multimedia ready USB keyboard, USB Optical Mouse, 56 Kbps Data/Fax/ internal Modem and onboard sound and graphics. The Aspire E500 is available starting at Rs. 46,999/- with a one-year Return-to-Bench Warranty.

Sam Thomas, Assistant GM, Networking PC Client Group, said, “The Acer Aspire E500 gives consumers the option to upgrade to Intel’s new Pentium D Dual Core processors for unsurpassed performance. For home users, the more powerful Intel Pentium processor coupled with Microsoft Media Center software has huge benefits. For example, with a TV/FM-tuner installed, while recording a live TV show, you can also view pre-recorded video on a second PC, while playing a music track or surfing the Web.”

“The new generation ATI Radeon Xpress 200 is designed to fully meet the increased system bandwidth requirements placed on today’s converged PCs. It delivers a stable PC platform for everyday PC applications, whether creating, editing or viewing digital photos; video or browsing the Web to view and download media-rich digital files with stunning images,” said Thomas.

“Acer recognizes that demand for all-in-one entertainment by consumers. The digital home and digital lifestyle is now more of a reality than ever and the way people view the availability of entertainment and information is rapidly changing. It is innovative products, like the Aspire E500, that are meeting the needs of the new digital world and will propel Acer to a leading position in the home PC market,” said Harish Kohli, GM – Sales and Marketing, Networking PC Client Group, Acer India.