Acer has expanded its Chromebase line up with the addition of a new 24-inch sized Chromebase, making it the world’s biggest device powered by the Chrome OS.
Priced at $799, the all-in-one PC from Acer now also shifts the focus of the company’s Chromebase series from home to enterprise segment.
Besides being the largest Chromebase, Acer also touts the device as the world’s first touch screen compatible Chromebase.
The 24-inch display featured in the new Chromebase will feature a Full HD display resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, and is claimed to provide a stunning viewing angle range of nearly 178 degrees.
Inside, Chromebase is powered by an Intel Celeron 3215U dual-core processor that comes paired with 4G RAM. Unfortunately, 16GB of SSD storage is all what you get with the new Chromebase.
Security is offered through the integrated TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 1.2 chip which securely stores and generates the cryptographic keys. Chromebase also uses a Verified Boot technology for security that runs every time you power up the PC.
Where the company have turned the direction is with the conferencing segment, for which Acer have now introduced an HD webcam in the uplifted series. It also comes with an array of microphone attachments to capture audio from multiple sources and transmit them without any hassle.
Any existing video-conferencing systems and phone systems can easily be integrated with Chromebase, with the Google-Acer partnership also offering users to host Hangouts video conversations with up to 25 contacts.
Users are also assured of regular updates on Chrome OS, and you can expect your Chrome OS to get updated once every six weeks according to the current stance of the company.
Users in the US can also have a demo of the Chromebase before they fix on the device for their enterprise-based conference solutions. The $799 price tag will also cover a $250 management and support fee which you can avail for the initial year after purchase. Apart from US, Chromebase will also be arriving in the UK, Canada, Ireland and Australia.