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

By Jamie Condliffe on at

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 two kilos, 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 five 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 will start at $700 in the US when it goes on sale later this year, with localised prices being confirmed closer to release. 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? [Acer via Engadget]

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