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Lenovo may not be the only company with a new Chrome OS device in the works. Acer has apparently been working on a Chromebox since at least the summer of 2012.

Developer François Beaufort dug up some details about Acer’s unannounced Chrome OS desktop code-named “Kiev.”

The computer seems to be powered by a 2.7 GHz Intel Pentium G630 dual core processor and features 2GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

At least that’s what the test configuration featured. It’s possible that the final product could be a bit different if and when it launches.

A Chromebox is a small and usually relatively inexpensive desktop designed to run Chrome OS, an operating system designed to support the Chrome web browser. While Acer has already produced several Chrome OS laptops (called Chromebooks), up until now Samsung has been the only company to offer a Chromebox.

Based on the specifications (an older processor, not very much RAM, and a cheap hard drive), it’s likely that Acer designed the Kiev Chromebox as a low-cost device. The company’s latest Chromebook sells for just $199, and since a Chromebox doesn’t have a display or battery, this device could sell for an even lower price.

Or perhaps it’ll never see the light of day.

via Chrome Story

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