I have forgotten all about laptops, netbooks, and all-in-one PCs for a while all because of smartphones and tablets. But after the launch of the ASUS Chromebit, the ASUS Chromebook Flip, and the super cheap Chromebooks from Haier and Hisense, plus the fact that porting of Android apps to Chrome OS is now open to everyone, I have a feeling we’ll see more of these Chrome OS-powered computers and small devices.
Acer wants to be ahead by rolling out an All-In-One desktop that is powered by Chrome OS. The Taiwanese company is introducing this device as part of the Chromebase series which also includes the Chromebox and several Chromebooks.
This computer comes with a touchscreen display making this the first all-in-one to run Google’s Chrome OS and have touch display. This maintains Acer’s place in the Chrome OS arena. The brand actually holds 36% of the market share of Chromebooks in the world today according to a report from Gartner.
The Acer Chromebase All-In-One computer features a Full HD touch display that has a 178-degree viewing angle and a 10-point touch technology. No more long waiting time for the computer to turn on because it quickly boots up in ten seconds. As with the latest computers and laptops in the market, device has a built-in multiple layers of security and automatic system updates. The Chromebase computer also includes an HD webcam, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI out, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0 ports.
This Chrome OS-powered computer comes with a free 100GB Google Drive storage. You can set multiple user accounts and back up or sync files with your Google account.
Acer Chromebase runs an NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad-core processor that promises a faster and more responsive experience. Multitasking won’t be a problem because the computer can handle all your tasks. It’s even VESA-compliant so it works with any VESA-compatible stand, bracket, or mount for a more flexible and comfortable viewing.
Product will be available this 2nd quarter in Asia and North America but no information on pricing yet.