Acer Veriton Z2611G review
Acer's Veriton Z2611G is a particularly compact all-in-one PC, with a screen size of just 20in and few of the bells and whistles that you'll find on more expensive models. However, it's reasonably priced and packs a 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 processor.
Admittedly, it only has 3GB of memory and its 500GB hard disk is rather small, even by budget all-in-one standards. The system is rather short on ports, too. There are two USB2 ports on the side of the PC and another four on the back. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any USB3 ports. The addition of a memory card slot is handy, though, and it supports more formats than most, including xD and Memory Stick Pro, in addition to SDXC cards of up to 32GB in capacity. There's a DVD drive on the opposite side of the PC, and network connectivity is facilitated by a Gigabit Ethernet port on the back panel; there's no integrated Wi-Fi.
One neat feature is a switch for the screen that drops the PC's idle power consumption by 10W to 26W. The Z2611G also has a VGA graphics output that lets you connect a second monitor or projector. Although there are only six USB ports, none of them are required by the mouse and keyboard because the supplied peripherals have PS/2 connectors and the Z2611G has two PS/2 ports. The keyboard feels a little loose and rattles too much, but it proved to be comfortable and accurate. The mouse is rather small and light.
Needless to say, this isn't a massively powerful computer, but it achieved a respectable overall score of 62 in our benchmark tests and remains responsive even with multiple applications and browser tabs open. The integrated Intel GMA 2000 graphics failed our basic 720p Dirt 3 test. Dropping the quality to low and AA to x2 produced a frame rate of 16fps, but that still isn’t good enough, although older 3D titles can be made to run at minimum quality settings.
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