all-in-one desktop feels a bit like one of the recent run of tabletop PCs. The Aspire U5 has a IPS 23-inch 1,920x1,080 display that folds down and back on a kickstand until it lies flat. From there it acts as a tabletop display, pointing straight up from your desk or coffee table.
The big difference between this and true tabletop PCs such as theis that the U5 doesn't include a battery, which would allow it to be picked up and go from room to room as an oversized tablet. Instead, even in tabletop mode, the U5 is tethered to a power cable.
Keeping in mind that this is more of a traditional all-in-one with some flexibility rather than a true tabletop PC, I still thought the folding kickstand was very well-engineered. Unlike most big-screen kickstands, I was able to raise and lower the Aspire U5 easily with one finger, and the kickstand movement felt smooth and precise.
The 23-inch screen has an anti-fingerprint coating, which should be helpful, as the main reasons you'd want to fold a screen like this down into tabletop mode is to interact with maps and photos, or play finger-friendly games such as air hockey.
Configuration options will include Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, and discrete graphics options up to the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M, which is a decent mid-level gaming GPU. Like many all-in-one PCs, it includes an HDMI input, so you can use the HD display with a game console or other media device.
The Acer Aspire U5 is coming in late June, starting at $999.