Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 With Intel ATOM Processor Launched

Acer has introduced a brand new Small Factor Desktop PC in India, the Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 Desktop PC which is powered by Intel’s latest low power consumer ATOM N230 Processor and is only 1/3rd the size of a regular desktop PC besides being incradibly low priced.

acer-emachine-el1600-nettopThe new Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 is extremely appealing with its compact classic small form factor design, black glossy getup with small platform of 8.5 Ltr size ideal for desk space saving.

With only 1/3rd the size of a regular desktop PC, the new Acer eMachine EL1600 is designed as low-cost, Internet-centric desktop computing devices now being called ‘netTop‘ and it perhaps offers all the configurations available with a regular desktop along and also offers great value for money. This energy saving desktop seems ideal for users looking for low cost small office file server or even regular bulky desktop replacement.

Powered by 1.6 GHz Intel ATOM N230 Processor featuring 512 KB L2 Cache and upto 533 MHz FSB build using Intel 495GC Express Chipset Motherboard, the Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 desktop PC sports a Small Form Factor (SFF) design that offers 1-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM which is expandable to up to 4-GB maximum, a 160-GB Serial-ATA 7200 rpm hard disk drive, and a integrated 16X Supermulti DVD Double Layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer.

The new Intel Atom N230 processor uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and the processor uses just 2.5 watts of power which is less than 1/10th of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 desktop PC is 1/3rd the size and 1/2th the weight of a conventional mini tower desktop. In addition the new small form factor desktop is ultra-quiet operation at 26 dB and consumes only 90W power saving about 65% on electricity expenses.

Sporting Steel black color, the Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 desktop PC is equipped with integrated Intel Media Accelerator GMA 950 graphics chipset with upto 256 MB shared memory offering upto 2048 x 1536 pixels screen resolution and support Microsoft DX 9 and OpenGL 1.4. No monitor is included.

For connectivity, Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 desktop PC offers 10/100/1000 Mbps Attansic L1 PCI-E Gigabit LAN controller and 56K ITU V.92 data/fax modem card. The nettop also offers 6 USB v2.0 ports – 2 in front and 4 in the rear and internal ATX power supply.

Free DOS preinstalled, Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 also offers one mini PCI (32-bit) free slots, Realtek ALC883 7.1-channel High Definition Audio CODEC Support with USB Stereo 2.0 Speakers having integrated Subwoofer.

In addition, Acer nettop comes with Aspire USB Multimedia Keyboard with 17 Hotkeys and Volume Knob and USB Optical Mouse.

Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 desktop PC also features 5-in-1 media card reader support Multimedia Card (MMC), Secure Digital (SD), xD-Picture Card (xD), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO) & Memory Stick (MS) media cards.

Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 small form factor desktop also offers Acer Empowering Technology which includes eRecovery Management, ePerformance Management, eDataSecurity Management, eMode Management and One Button Recovery (OBR). Acer e-Technology provides security, recovery, performance enhancement features the complete manageability suite for the desktop.

The Acer netTop desktop PC is also designed to be a eco-efficient consumer and business notebooks, and are fully compliant with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive.

I/O ports

  • 6x USB v2.0 ports (2 in front 4 in rear)
  • IEEE 1394 port, 4-pins
  • Ethernet (RJ-45) port
  • Modem (RJ-11) port
  • Headphone and microphone jacks
  • Line-in and line-out jacks
  • VGA Port
  • Serial COM port
  • Parallel Port
  • Express X16 slot
  • Express X1 slot
  • 2x PCI v2.3 5 V slots
  • PS/2 Mouse
  • PS/2 Keyboard
  • DVI Port
  • HDMI Digital out port


Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 Desktop PC Features

  • Small Form Factor Design
  • Intel ATOM N230 Processor, 1.6 GHz
  • 512 KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB
  • Intel 945GC Express Chipset Motherboard
  • 1-GB DDR2 667 MHz PC4200 SDRAM, expandable up to 4.0 GB in 2 DIMM slots
  • 160-GB Serial-ATA Hard Disk Drive, 7200 rpm
  • 16X DVD Supermulti Double Layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer Drive
  • Silver Black Housing with Front USB, Front Ear & Mic Jacks
  • No Monitor
  • Integrated Intel Media Accelerator GMA 950 graphics chipset with upto 256 MB shared memory, 2048 x 1536 pixels screen resolution, Support Microsoft DX 9, OpenGL 1.4
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet Wake-on-LAN-ready
  • 56K ITU V.92 data/fax modem Wake-on-Ring ready
  • 1 mini PCI Slot (32-bit) free
  • Realtek ALC883 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • USB Stereo 2.0 Speakers
  • 6 Hi-Speed USB v2.0 Ports
  • Aspire USB Multimedia Keyboard with 17 Hotkeys and Volume Knob
  • USB Optical Mouse
  • 5-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • Free DOS OS
  • Dimension: WxHxD – 448 x 377.6 x 190 mm
  • Acer Powertainment software CD Pack

Free DOS preinstalled, new Acer eMachine Nettop EL1600 Small Form Factor Desktop PC powered by ATOM N230 Processor is available across India at the price of Rs. 11,999/- (plus local taxes) with one year warranty. No monitor is included in this price. Visit for more details.

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