The Acer Chromebase is an all-in-one desktop PC with a 21.5 inch display and Google’s Chrome operating system.
Acer introduced the Chromebase in April and it started showing up in retail listings earlier this month. Now the company says the Acer Chromebase will be available in the US in July for $330 and up.
Acer is actually the second company to launch a Chromebase. LG introduced an all-in-one desktop with Chrome OS last year. But the Acer version is a little different since it features an optional touchscreen and an ARM-based processor, unlike LG’s Chromebase.
The Acer Chromebase features a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It features HDMI output, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
A model with a touchscreen display sells for $430, while a non-touch version is $100 cheaper. The system has a built-in kickstand that’s adjustable for angles from 15 to 75 degrees. You can also wall-mount the Acer Chromebase and use it as a touchscreen kiosk-style computer in publis psaces.
Sweet! Does it let you install a real OS like Linux without the Google gunk?
I would prefer broadwell celeron over the Tegra. Intel rules all devices powered by AC. I’ll pay the extra $10 for the Intel BOM.
LG chromebase is the same price, but only has 2GB of sdram. It is a single slot too. My Chromebox runs great with 6GB.
This will be perfect for Continuum for Windows 10 mobile.
Without the innards this thing shd cost like 150-200 dollars.
I would be very interested in a Chromebase which added an HDMI-in port and DVR software.
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