Chrome OS laptops, desktops, PC sticks, and all-in-one desktops are generally available as low-cost alternatives to their Windows counterparts. And then there are the Chromebox for Meetings devices. At first glance, these little Chrome desktops look like expensive alternatives to consumer models… but Google and its partners position them as low-cost alternatives to expensive video conferencing software.
Now Google and Acer are branching out a bit with the launch of the first Chromebase for Meetings. It’s priced at $799, but that includes the first year of management and support fees, which would normally run $250.
The Acer Chromebase for Meetings is an all-in-one desktop with a 23.8 inch touchscreen display, an Intel processor, an adjustable HD camera, 4 microphones, and stereo speakers.
The computer also has Ethernet, HDMI, and USB ports on the back and another USB port, a card reader, and an audio jack on the side.
Acer says specs for its Chromebase will vary by region, but every model has a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display with 178 degree viewing angles.
The company is also offering the first 1,000 businesses to sign up a chance to try 2 Chromebase for Meetings devices for free for 30 days (although you’ll have to foot the bill for return shipping if you decide not to keep them).