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The late 2012 VAIO L is nearly identical to its predecessor but is updated for Windows 8. The all-in-one features a TV tuner and discrete graphics from Nvidia, and it comes with a remote for using the PC as a TV.

Description

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A520 is an all-in-one PC running Windows 8 on a multitouch-enabled 23-inch, 1080p display and can be configured with a 1TB HDD for storage, a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, and a discrete Nvidia GeForce 615 graphics card.

Acer says its Aspire 5600U as "the thinnest all-in-one available," measuring in at a mere 1.7 inches. The 23-inch AIO runs Windows 8 and features a 1080p display.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 26, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,299.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: December 2012
  • Price at launch: $999.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 26, 2012
  • Price at launch: $999.99

Also Known As...

  • Alias: A5600U-UR308, A5600U-UB308
  • Width: 23.15 inches
  • Height : 16.19 inches
  • Depth: 6.78 inches
  • Weight: 23.85 pounds
  • Color: Black

Hardware

  • Width: 22.08 inches
  • Height : 13.61 inches
  • Depth: 8.29 inches
  • Weight: 21.6 pounds
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Width: 22.6 inches
  • Height : 16.6 inches
  • Depth: 1.7 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Operating system: Windows 8

Software

  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Screen size (diagonal): 24 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px
  • PPI: 91.8
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 23 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 23 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Base CPU model: Core i5-3210M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.5 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.1 GHz

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Base CPU model: Core i3-3110M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.4 GHz
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Base CPU model: Core i5-3210M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.5 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.1 GHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3610QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3820QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.7 GHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-3210M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.5 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.1 GHz
  • Graphics type: Discrete
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000

GPU (base)

  • Graphics type: Optional
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 640M
  • Dedicated VRAM: 2 GB

GPU (max)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce 615
  • Dedicated VRAM: 2 GB
  • Base RAM size: 8 MB
  • Max. config RAM: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Slots: 2

Memory

  • Max. config RAM: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Slots: 2
  • Base RAM size: 6 GB
  • Max. config RAM: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Slots: 2
  • Options: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base storage type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Max. config HDD: 2 TB

Storage

  • Options: HDD (Unspecified RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 1 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Memory card support: Other, SD, Memory Stick, MMC
  • Options: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base storage type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 1 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Memory card support: SD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, MMC
  • Optical drive type: Slot-loading
  • Media supported: DVD/CD-RW combo

Optical Drive

  • Optical drive type: Tray-loading
  • Media supported: DVD Super Multi, BD Combo
  • Media supported: DVD Super Multi
  • Surround sound: Yes
  • Audio brand: S-Master

Audio

  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: Dolby Home Theater v4
  • Speakers: 2
  • Surround sound: Yes
  • Audio brand: Dolby
  • USB: 2
  • USB 3.0: 3
  • HDMI: 1
  • TV Tuner: Yes
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1

Ports

  • USB: 2
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • HDMI input(s): 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • USB: 3
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1

Bays

  • 2.5-inch: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Power

  • PSU wattage: 135 W

Bundled Accessories

Wireless mouse, Wireless keyboard
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