Even Acer is jumping aboard the Chromebase bandwagon through its new AiO PC powered by the Google Chrome OS which is gaining a lot of support from its OEM partners. The new desktop is yet to go on sale and the company notes that it will be globally available sometime during Q2 of this year.
Just like the 15.6-inch Chromebook and the high-performance Chromebox, the Acer Chromebase is a first of its kind. The device brings touch support to the desktop segment through its 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display with wide viewing angles of up to 178 degrees.
The device boots up in just about 10 seconds which is pretty impressive considering that it has an ARM processor and not a high performance Intel chip. The SOC of choice here is the quad core Nvidia Tegra K1. Design-wise, the Acer PC looks like your traditional AiO. An HD webcam can be found just above the display, while two 3W audio speakers are located below.
There are various connectivity features onboard as well, including HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Coming to the internal components, the Chromebase comes with 4GB RAM and 16GB flash storage. There’s also 100GB of free Google Drive cloud space.
Acer Chromebase specs:
– Google Chrome OS
– Quad core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor
– 4GB RAM, 16GB internal flash storage
– 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen
– Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0/3.0, HDMI
– HD webcam
The Acer Chromebase AiO will be available in North America and Asia Pacific in the coming months. Price details will be disclosed in each market at launch.