Acer Introduces Chromebase All-in-One Desktops
Acer Chromebase DC221HQ
Acer is expanding its line of Chrome OS machines with two new all-in-one desktops. The Acer Chromebase DC221HQ series features two models, one with 10-point multitouch technology and one without.
Equipped with a 21.5-inch 1080p HD display, the Chromebase line comes with a tiltable stand adjustable from 15 to 75 degrees; the machines can also be mounted to a VESA-compatible stand, bracket, arm or wall mount for use in public areas. Inside, an NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad-core processor and a 16 GB solid state drive provide the power to handle multitasking and heavy workloads — and to boot up in about 10 seconds.
The Chrome OS supports multiple users and accounts, and backs up photos, videos, music and documents to a user's Google account. After signing into Chrome with a Google account, users are automatically signed into Google services. In addition to the Chromebase's pre-installed apps, more than 30,000 additional apps, themes and extensions are available on the Chrome Web Store.
Other features include:
- Viewing angles of up to 178 degrees;
- 4GB of DDR3 1600Mhz memory;
- NVIDIA Kepler graphics;
- Built-in HD webcam;
- Two 3W audio speakers;
- HDMI out, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports;
- 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity;
- Multiple layers of security support;
- Bundled with a white USB keyboard and mouse; and
- Complimentary 100 gigabytes of Google Drive storage for two years.
MSRP for the Acer Chromebase is $429.99 for the multitouch screen model and $329.99 without multitouch. For more information, visit the Acer site.
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