Acer Veriton Essential Desktop review

October 21, 20190

Acer Veriton Essential Desktop review

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Desktop PCs are still valuable in the age of portable computing, especially in a business context.

Many businesses like them for their performance and low cost relative to notebooks, and procure them with an eye toward upgrading them over time to accommodate new software, operating systems, and use-cases.

Acer provides a wonderful platform for doing exactly this with its Veriton Essential desktop PC range, now available from Tarsus Distribution.

Veriton Essential desktops are entry-level PCs that run Windows 10, and they’ve been designed from the ground up to deliver good business application performance and upgrade flexibility.

They also support the widest range of business software, and provide reliability and ease of use to end users while keeping costs manageable.

This particular SKU is model number VES27230G, and it comes kitted with the following hardware:

  • Intel Core i3-8100
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM hard drive
  • Gigabit LAN port
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • 2x USB 3.0 front ports & 4x USB 2.0 rear ports
  • HDMI and VGA outputs
  • USB keyboard and mouse
  • 180W Power Supply

The specification is modest to keep costs low, but also well-suited to power the kind of productivity it will be expected to support: email, document creation, spreadsheets, presentations, financial software, internet browsing, and accessing cloud-based resources.

Expansion Options

When it comes to expanding its capabilities, the machine can be upgraded with more RAM (to a maximum of 32GB); the Core i3 CPU can be bumped up to a Core i5-8400; a 2.5-inch solid-state hard drive can be added; the power supply can be upgraded to a 250W, and a dedicated graphics card can be installed if necessary.

But on its own, without any upgrades, this PC is more than capable of handling the day-to-day functions of a business machine.

This value offering is all packaged in a very attractive, business-like tower chassis that’ll look professional on desks, while being small enough that it can be easily tucked away out of sight.

That all-important after-sales support

Topping all of this off is the fact that Acer offers a 1-year “Fetch, Repair, and Return” warranty on the Veriton Essential Desktop, adding invaluable peace-of-mind for business owners.

Further value-adds

Tarsus is also running a promotion in the month of October whereby you can save R400 if you pair this PC with an Acer monitor. Qualifying monitors include Acer’s KA220, KA240, and KA270 screens.

And should you also need networking equipment and antivirus software, Tarsus is also offering savings on three ASUS Wi-Fi options and Kaspersky Total Security if you bundle them with an Acer Veriton desktop and monitor.

The qualifying ASUS products are:

  • ASUS AC1200 Dual-Band VDSL/ADSL Gigabit modem router
  • ASUS AC1200 Dual-Band Fibre-ready Wi-Fi router
  • ASUS Wi-Fi N150 USB Nano Adapter

To take advantage of this deal, contact your account manager and specifically request the Acer Veriton desktop/monitor/router/AV software offer.

Acer quality

Acer has a reputation for delivering affordable, quality business PCs, and the Veriton Essential Desktop certainly ticks that box.

It’s made all the more appealing by a range of value-add options that are sure to please end users, IT managers, CFOs, and resellers alike.

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