Acer Announces Their First Chromebox, Starting at $180, Available in September

This was expected, a Chromebox from Acer. It almost met my expectations, and I am happy for the most part. I will tell you more about that after the specs and other details of this new Chromie.

The Acer Chromebox is named Chromebox CXI, and starts retailing at $180 in the USA. For this price, you get 2GB RAM. There is a 4GB model as well priced at $220.

Both models feature an Intel Celeron 2957U Haswell processor, 16GB of solid state storage, four USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and n SD card reader. Plus, there is HDMI output, and comes with a Chrome OS keyboard and a mouse. As far as I can see, this is not a wireless keyboard + mice combo.

As an extra, Acer Chromebox will have a TPM 1.2 security chip,  which generates and stores secure cryptographic key. Businesses and schools, you have been targeted.

Now, some pics:

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Now, what am I missing here? The usual complaint I have about Acer Chromebooks, (now Chromebox too), the design. There were some design changes in their recent Chromebook releases, but I am not really happy.

Even the Tegra K1 Chromebook that they announced last week, I wish if they had worked with Google on the design and put out something similar to the HP Chromebook 11.

via Liliputing.

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Dinsan

Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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