Gadgets: Micro-size me

The mini PC Acer Aspire highlights the latest technology in one of the smallest packages in the PC market.

mini PC 88 224 (photo credit: Courtesy)
mini PC 88 224
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Economical, yet a complete package for the everyday home computer user, the mini PC Acer Aspire L5100TV highlights the latest technology in one of the smallest packages in the PC market. This ultra-compact PC can live up to the highest expectations as it brings more entertainment capability than most mini desktops. The glossy black design is compact, stylish, and at 25 cm. by 20 cm. by 6 cm. it also looks fantastic. In addition to its good looks it is packed with plenty of hi-tech options and includes the latest specs for modern home theater. The Aspire L5100TV is powered by AMD Athlon Dual Core 64 X2 5000+ 2.6Ghz processor, with 2GB of RAM and all the other gimmicks one would expect from a top of the range computer, such as built-in wireless networking capability, an analog TV tuner, a remote control and a desktop-sized wireless mouse and keyboard set which makes it living room-friendly. It uses the operating system of Vista Premium, and has a sufficient 320GB hard drive to store all your music, films and videos. It has an integrated ATI Radeon X1250 graphics processor with Digital Visual Interface (DVI) and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) which makes it easy to transmit both audio and video to a modern HDTV. There's also a DVI input for traditional PC displays. It's small format of Acer's uSFF (ultra small form factor) PC leads to significant savings on power consumption. Compared to traditional desktops, the Aspire L5100TV may use up to 50 percent less power, which makes its operation far more silent. This mini PC has 6 USB ports and a 5-in-1 card reader that supports Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card and xD-Picture Card. With a price tag of NIS 3,500 it delivers a high performance and professional desktop platform solution. If you are not necessarily a gaming addict, but want to enjoy watching movies and listening to music, as well as using your computer for work, then you get all this through this sleek computer.