Acer Intros Chromebase All-in-One Desktops

Acer Chromebase

Acer Chromebase DC221HQ

Acer is expanding its line of Chrome OS machines with two new all-in-one desktops. The Acer Chromebase DC221HQ series features two models, one with 10-point multitouch technology and one without.

Equipped with a 21.5-inch 1080p HD display, the Chromebase line comes with a tiltable stand adjustable from 15 to 75 degrees; the machines can also be mounted to a VESA-compatible stand, bracket, arm or wall mount for use in public areas. Inside, an NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad-core processor and a 16 GB solid state drive provide the power to handle multitasking and heavy workloads — and to boot up in about 10 seconds.

The Chrome OS supports multiple users and accounts, and backs up photos, videos, music and documents to a user's Google account. After signing into Chrome with a Google account, users are automatically signed into Google services. In addition to the Chromebase's pre-installed apps, more than 30,000 additional apps, themes and extensions are available on the Chrome Web Store.

Other features include:

  • Viewing angles of up to 178 degrees;
  • 4GB of DDR3 1600Mhz memory;
  • NVIDIA Kepler graphics;
  • Built-in HD webcam;
  • Two 3W audio speakers;
  • HDMI out, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports;
  • 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity;
  • Multiple layers of security support;
  • Bundled with a white USB keyboard and mouse; and
  • Complimentary 100 gigabytes of Google Drive storage for two years.

MSRP for the Acer Chromebase is $429.99 for the multitouch screen model and $329.99 without multitouch. For more information, visit the Acer site.

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About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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