The AcerPower 1000 is an ultra-compact desktop PC designed to appeal to small businesses and corporate users, but we feel its compactness, performance and price may find it some fans in the home as well.
The unit is quiet -- and though it's rated at only 26dB, you can faintly hear its two 5cm fans whirring in a still room. But in the usual SOHO environment you would never notice it.
The AcerPower comes without an LCD monitor, which some people may baulk at, considering there are plenty of AU$1,000 systems available with widescreen LCDs. But there are none as elegant or compact as this.
The Acer is bundled with a USB keyboard -- which is actually quite comfortable to type on, and includes several media shortcuts -- and a rebadged Logitech mouse which is also a good fit in the hand -- if a little ugly.