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Acer Announces Modular PCs

Acer Announces Modular PCs


Modular computing appears to be a rising trend, with Acer being the latest major manufacturer to throw its hat in the ring. Having easily replaceable and upgradable parts is a much smarter way to build your electronics, and Acer’s Revo Build M1-601 seems to be a worthy entrant in this field. It’s a Windows 10 PC that features a series of stackable blocks with varying functionality. The base block houses “a super small form factor PC that only occupies 125 millimeters square on your table and comes with a low-power Intel Pentium or Celeron chip.” The other blocks can house things like hard drives, “audio modules (for using Cortana), projectors and a wireless charging plate that pulls double duty as a mobile battery.” Each block is connected to the others with magnets and pogo pins, so it’s really easy to remove and swap for something else.

The result is a PC with an unusual form factor, but one which will give consumers added options and functionality… provided Acer doesn’t get greedy in its pricing. These start at €199, or about $223, with an expected launch around October in EMEA and December in China.


[ More at Engadget ]