• Operating System: Windows 10
  • Display: 23.8-inch Full HD IPS @ 60Hz
  • Processor: 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac Wireless LAN
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 128 GB SSD / 1TB HDD
  • Others: 4 USB Type-A ports, 1x USB Type- C, 2x HDMI, 1x LAN, 1x SD Reader
  • Dimensions: 540 x 59.7 x 410mm
  • Pros:
  • Wireless charging
  • Design
  • Cons:
  • No touchscreen
  • Weird wireless charging position
  • Price

Desktop Power In A Monitor

In the past, monitor AIOs (All-in-one) used to be bulky, hefty and not that pretty to look at. But with this Aspire S24, it looks just like your regular monitor, except it has a slightly thicker base. By slotting the components into the base, Acer made it look just like any regular monitors out there.

The S24, as its name suggests, sports a 23.8-inch Full HD display that runs on 1920 x 1080 resolution with thin bezels on the sides and the top. As for the bottom of the display, you have a thicker chin with the Acer logo. Right under the monitor, you have the beefed up base. The first thing we noticed is the Qi symbol located at the base of the stand. By adding wireless charging to the base, and we have to give credit for Acer to add this onto the monitor base. Usually the base of the monitor will be cluttered with additional peripherals, snacks, business cards and so on. However, the annoying thing with the charger is that its located at the back of the base. We’d prefer it if it was located in the front of base, so we can peek at our notifications easier.

As for ports, you have four USB Type-A ports, one USB Type-C, and two HDMI ports. A LAN port can also be found, but the AIO is natively wireless capable, so you can use that if you want. You can also spot a SD card reader for all your photography needs. The AIO is bundled along with a wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse. To use both of the peripherals, you will have to sacrifice a USB slot.

Onto the performance of the device, it is equipped with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. For graphics, it relies on an Intel UHD Graphics 620. In our test we performed some multitasking and light gaming on the AIO and it worked fine, although a little sluggish at times.

We do wish that the display is touchscreen capable, as that would have further complemented the whole AIO setup. For an AIO, it performs decently and without much issues. The build also makes it a perfect fit for the office, school library and home use. But we feel that it can be improved with a touch capable screen, better specs and better pricing.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A decent AIO setup that can be used virtually anywhere, be it the office or schools. But requires peripherals to navigate as the display is not touch capable.

(previously published in issue July 2018)