Acer has announced that their new Chromebase, model DC221HQ, is now available for those in the United States, and that it will be the first Chromebase to have a touch display. The touchscreen display measures in at 21.5 inches and has a resolution of 1080p. This all-in-one Chromebase will run you either $429.99 or $329.99 depending on whether you want the touch display or not.
If you’re curious about the other specifications of this machine they’re not that bad either. It is running on an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 4GB of RAM on board. For storage they are still expecting you to use the cloud for the most part so you will be limited to a 16GB solid state drive. It also includes a webcam so you can chat face-to-face with friends, family, or coworkers via Google Hangouts.
There are 3W speakers built into the Chromebase as well as an HDMI out port, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. The all-in-one system will also come bundled with a basic mouse and keyboard. The tiltable stand will allow you to tilt the screen from 15 to 75 degrees, or you could get an optional stand, letting you take it with you to use on the go, or even attach the Chromebase to your wall with a wall mount.
I’m a little disappointed by the lack of 802.11 ac wireless standard being included as well as no USB type-c ports. For the price and the nice screen size it still seems like it would be a good deal if you want a non-portable version of a Chromebook for your office space at home.
Would you pick up a Chromebase to have set up permanently in your home or would you rather stick with a PC or Mac desktop? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.Source: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2015/154296
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