Google has announced a new Chrome OS-based desktop from Acer. The Acer Chromebase for meetings is a new all-in-one PC with a 23.8-inch touchscreen display. The Chromebase for meetings features a built-in 720p camera for video conferencing, along with four microphones and two stereo speakers.
According to Google, ease of use and security are the highlights of the new Chromebase for meetings:
It's a secure, self updating, easy to manage unit that builds on Chrome and WebRTC innovations for sharper video, audio and screen sharing. Guest account support makes it simple to join a meeting even without a Google account: Just click a meeting link invitation and you're connected.
Google has also announced new features for its remote fleet management tools for businesses. Administrators can enable alerts for their set of Chrome devices for meetings, and track their health. Problems with audio and video quality can also be remotely diagnosed and fixed.
The new Chromebase for meetings is normally available for $799, but right now, select Google Apps customers can sign up with Acer to trial two of the devices for 30 days at no cost. If you choose to keep the Chromebases, you can get both at a discount of $549 each.