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 the secure cryptographic key. Businesses and schools have been targeted.
Now, some pics:
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.