Yesterday, Acer announced that it will be releasing the world’s first Chromebase unit with an Intel Core™ processor, the Chromebase 24. It sports a 23.8 inch, full HD (1920×1080) resolution screen with 10-point touch capabilities. This is the largest ChromeOS based device currently on the market.
Intel® Core™ processors provide 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.
The device has several ports on the back, including HDMI, three USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, a headphone jack, and an SD card reader. It also comes with Remote Management for troubleshooting video/audio quality. The Acer Chromebase 24 is priced at $799 from partners in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Australia. The cost includes the first year’s management and support fees.
At CES 2016, Google announced the all new Chromebox for meetings. This device was designed for attaching third party items to it (i.e. monitor, camera, keyboard, etc). The Chromebase is a smaller scale, all-in-one desktop designed for smaller groups of people. Setup is as easy as plugging it in and connecting to a network.
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