by July 11, 2001 0 comments



The Veriton 3200 is a space saver for today’s cluttered offices. At the same time, it does not compromise on
performance or features.

Design

At less than 10 cm height and about 32 cm width, Veriton 3200 takes up only half the space than a conventional PC does. It can be placed either vertically on its adjustable feet, or flat with the monitor on top of the cabinet. Its two speakers can be attached to either side of the monitor.

Despite its small size, you won’t miss a thing in the Veriton 3200 when it comes to expandability, ports, and connectors. It has four USB ports–two at the front (for convenient plugging in of frequently-used USB devices) and two at the back. Two other ports–for headphone and mic–are also located on the front panel, while others are on the rear panel and color-coded for identification.

Acer Veriton 3200
Features: PIII/800 MHz, 128 MB RAM, three PCI, one AGP, four USB ports, padlock facility, integrated Ethernet port, modem
Pros: Good performance, expandability, security features, attractive price
Cons: None
Price: Rs 45,553 for a PIII/866, 64 MB RAM, 10 GB, Windows Me; to Rs 53,805 for PIII 1GHz, 64 MB RAM, 20 GB, Windows 2000; Rs 8,411 for 15” monitor
Contact: Acer India. www.acer.co.in  
Tel: 080-5219520—23 Fax: 5219535. George Thangiah Complex
(E)
80 Feet Road, Indiranagar
Bangalore 560075. 
E-mail: ailenquiries@acer.co.in
 

For connectivity, the PC not only has an integrated Ethernet port, but also a modem in the form of a low-profile PCI card. Other essentials like floppy and CD drives haven’t been left out either. Also, instead of the CD-ROM drive, you can opt for a CD-RW or DVD drive. Its motherboard has three DIMM slots, which can together house a maximum of 512 MB RAM. Its three PCI and one AGP slots can, however, take only low-profile cards. Acer’s site mentions nVidia GeForce2 MX with 32 MB, and nVidia Vanta LT with 8 MB, as two options available for the AGP slot.

For security you can attach a padlock to the system or use an automatic intrusion-detection alarm. You can also opt for a USB-based iKey, which will only let a person having the iKey operate the system. 

Performance

The Veriton 3200 we received had a PIII/800 MHz and 128 MB RAM. It was based on the Intel 815 chipset with onboard display, an AGP slot and Windows Me. Windows 2000 Professional and NT 4.0 are also available. The PC fared quite well in both our benchmarks, scoring 28.5 in Business Winstone 2001, and 28.8 in Content-creation Winstone 2001. This means that you can run most types of productivity and high-end applications on this system.

Overall, the Acer Veriton 3200 has a compact design without compromising on its features or expandability. Its small size and various security features help make it an attractive option for
corporates.

Sachin Makhija

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