Acer is set to expand its product line through industry first all-in-one computer devices running on Chrome OS. Acer is no stranger to the Chrome OS via its Chromebook offerings, but these two devices – a non-touchscreen all-in-one computer and a variant with touchscreen – will be a whole new product line for the Taiwan-based outfit, and the products are set to be available in the US market this month.
Both Chrombase devices will sport gorgeous 21.5-inch Full HD (1080p) displays, powered by a robust NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad-core processor – this chipset has given up the “fastest mobile processor around” label, but it is still certainly up there on that list. This will be supported by 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Connectivity options include both USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, HDMI out, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, and the package includes a built-in HD webcam.
All-in-one computers leverage heavily on space-saving form factors, lacking the standard CPU box and all of its elements built-in to the display element. It makes sense that Acer used a mobile processor for this offering, and to make sure it does not experience an annoying amount of lag, it uses an NVIDIA Tegra processor that is sure to perform well, relatively.
The Acer Chromebase DC221HQ will feature a non-touchscreen unit that will be available this month for USD$329.99, while the touchscreen variant will be available in July at USD$429.99. If you are comfortable working on a computer with Chrome OS and are looking for a space-saver, this product is a great option.