Chrome OS is getting more support from different brands initially with the notebook segment with the Chromebooks and now manufacturers are trying to bring the OS on the desktop. Aside from Chromebooks, ACER is also bringing the OS to desktop machines similar to the way LG has with their Chromebase. Though some manufacturers are offering a Chrome OS equipped devices with what we call a Chromebox, both ACER and LG on the other hand brought the Chrome OS to the desktop with their All-In-One solution. Also, both companies agreed on the same display size for their Chrome-based AIO PC, but unlike the LG Chromebase, ACER AIO machines comes with a touchscreen display that gives the user more interactive options.
The ACER Chromebase is powered by an Quad-Core NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset for multitasking and seamless working environment, it is also a quite machine which you could compare it with any NVIDIA-powered tablets for instance. It comes with a 21.5-inch 1080p touchscreen display with a built-in webcam for video calls and all other things. It is VESA-compliant so it accepts VESA-compatible accessories.
Other features includes a 3W built-in front-throwing speakers and supports HDMI out, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity. It also comes with a wired ACER mouse and keyboard on the package.
The new ACER Chromebase doesn’t have its price set at this time but it should be as affordable as its competitors and it will be available on the second quarter of the year in South Pacific and North America. We’ll get more on the specs, price and availability of the upcoming product as soon as ACER launch their new Chromebase later.