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Acer’s anti-gaming PC fits on a desk but has all the power you need

Up front the air intake’s been disguised behind an interesting triangular patterned panel, and you also get an SD card reader and USB 3.2 ports in USB-A and USB-C formats. At the rear, as you might expect, is a bunch more USB ports and your standard I/O.

The unit I’ve been testing features a 10th Gen Intel i7 10700 CPU, 64GB of DDR4 memory and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card, plus 1TB of M.2 SSD storage and 3TB of HDD. The system is user expandable and upgradeable, with the PC’s outer shell lifting off after once you’ve removed a few screws.

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The amount of power included here is easily enough for any intermediate creative work, and has plenty of potential for professional grade tasks as well. It’s very quiet generally, but ramped up audibly once I was throwing multiple 4K video streams at it.

And of course it can be used for gaming as well, with the 2070 capable of pushing high framerates, high resolutions and accelerated ray tracing (though not all at the same time), and Acer saying a configuration will be available with the more powerful RTX 3070.

The ConceptD 300 is due in Australia in early 2021, with pricing for a 10th Gen i7 machine set to start at $2999. In all, it seems like a great alternative to a gaming PC for professional use, and likely much cheaper than the equivalent iMac even after you’ve supplied your own display.

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