Here is the most exciting Chromebook (ok, Chromebox) news yet, for 2015. Acer has announced an update to their Chromebox lineup, with a Chromebox that supports 4K display and up to 8GB RAM.
The new Chromebox CXI line-up with will have options featuring 4th generation Intel® Core™ i3 4030U dual-core processors and up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM.
These Chromeboxes support both 2K (2048 x 1536) and 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution displays. The Acer Chromebox CXI-i34GKM with 4GB memory is available at leading retailers and resellers in the United States with an MSRP of $349.99 and the Acer Chromebox CXI-i38GKM with 8GB memory has an MSRP of $399.99.
From Acer’s official press release:
The CXI comes outfitted with up to 8GB of DDR3 1600Mhz memory and Intel® HD graphics. An array of connectivity options include 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gigabit Ethernet as well as four USB 3.0 ports including two with power off charging for smartphones and tablets. It supports up to a 32GB SD card(1) for accessing photos from other devices. Via HDMI® and DisplayPort, it also provides video and content to external displays and HDTVs. The systems are powered by a 65W AC adapter and bundled with a VESA mount kit and a Google approved USB keyboard and mouse.
What is the main attraction here? The 4K display support? 4GB and 8GB RAM options? or the very attractive price considering all the specs there?
I’m not able to make up my mind here. What about you? What’s your pick?