Chromebases haven't seen the same number of models hit the market as Chromebooks have, but Acer's new Chromebase 24 is a fresh option to replace its current model. The screen size is bumped up now to 23.8 inches diagonally, the biggest of any current Chromebase, and it also has a sleek new design with a tilting display that can move from five to 30 degrees.
That big display is still a modest 1920x1080 resolution, but is backed up by your choice of different Intel Core processors and up to 8GB of RAM — solid internal options for a Chromebase. There's also a 10-point touchscreen model available, and with VESA mount compatibility you have even more options for the Chromebase 24. When it comes to video calls, the Chromebase 24 offers four microphones for improved sound, as well as a tilting webcam for the right view.
With a wide variety of models available pricing is going to vary, and Acer isn't yet spilling the specifics on what you'll get at each price point or where they'll be available at launch. The previous Chromebase from Acer started at $329, if you're looking for a plausible starting point.
Acer Launches World's First Chromebase with Intel Core Processors
- Acer announces the world's first Chromebase all-in-one desktop with Intel® CoreTM processors, combining powerful performance with the simplicity and security of Chrome OS
- Acer Chromebase 24 (CA24I) features the largest screen of all Chrome OS devices on the market, a 23.8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with IPS technology
- Optimized for video conferencing, the Chromebase 24 incorporates four digital microphones, and captures the perfect frame with a chassis that can tilt from - 5° to 30°in addition to the adjustable HD webcam
LAS VEGAS (Jan 4, 2016) Acer today announced the world's first Chromebase all-in-one desktop with Intel® CoreTM processors, the Chromebase 24, combining powerful performance with the simplicity and security of Chrome OS. The new Chromebase complements Acer's industry-leading portfolio of Chrome OS products including Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases1. According to the latest data from Gartner, Acer Group is currently the world's leading Chromebook brand with over 34 percent market share for the first three quarters of 2015.
The Acer Chromebase 24 (CA24I) features the largest screen of all Chrome OS devices on the market, a 23.8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with IPS3 technology, reproducing consistent and accurate colors at up to 178-degree wide viewing angles. VESA mount support and 10-point multi-touch option allows for even more intuitive and convenient operation, making it an easy fit in any public space such as for use as digital signage or kiosk device.
Intel® Core processors provide the Chromebase 24 with outstanding performance, up to 8GB of DDR3L brings a smooth computing experience, and 802.11ac wireless or Gigabit Ethernet enables speedy network connectivity. Optimized for video conferencing, the Chromebase 24 incorporates four digital microphones, and can capture the perfect frame with the chassis that easily tilts from - 5° to 30°in addition to the adjustable HD webcam. "Intel Core processors work seamlessly with Chrome OS to deliver the incredible performance and graphics that consumers and businesses expect from an all-in-one desktop," said Gregory Bryant, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Desktop Client Platforms Group, Intel. "With smooth video conferencing, a great HD video experience and ability to multi-task, the Acer Chromebase 24 with Intel Core is an exciting all-in-one design." Simple and Secure
The Chromebase 24, based on Chrome OS, will receive automatic updates every six weeks to ensure it always has the latest security and software installed. All data whether stored on the Chromebase or in the cloud are encrypted and protected by its TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 1.2 chip, which securely generates and stores cryptographic keys. Each time Chrome OS boots up, Verified Boot checks the integrity and validity of system files to ensure they have not been tampered with.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones, and wearables. The company is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer employs 7,000 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally (IDC 2014). Revenues for 2014 reached US$10.39 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.
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