Acer has this week announced they will be launching a new Acer Chromebox CXI system next month that will be priced starting from just $180.
The new Acer Chromebox CXI will be the companies very first desktop system running Google’s Chrome OS and will be available in both the US and Canada. Unfortunately no information on worldwide availability has been released as yet by Acer.
The Chromebox CXI will be powered by an Intel Celeron 2957U Haswell processor with either 2GB or 4GB of RAM to choose from, and 16GB of internal memory.
Other features of the new Chromebox CXI include 4 x USB 3.0 ports and connectivity provided by Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Acer have also include an SD card reader for further expansion and HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.
From September 2014 onwards the Acer Chromebox CXI equipped with 2GB of RAM will sell for $180 or $199 in Canada, together with a 4GB model priced at $220 in the US and $239 in Canada. For more information on the new Acer Chromebox CXI jump over to the Acer press release for details and full specifications.
“Building on the success of its award-winning and best-selling Acer C7 Series Chromebook, Acer America today announced its new Acer Chromebox CXI line for customers in North America. The CXI series is ideal for education, small to medium businesses and budget-conscious users who don’t require a mobile platform and who are either invested in or want to leverage the affordability and security of the Google Chrome ecosystem.
Like the C7 Chromebook series, the Acer Chromebox CXI is fast. The CXI boots up in about 8 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode thanks to the 16GB Solid State Drive.(1) Housed in a compact .6 liter (6.51 x 5.12 x 1.3-inches) chassis that stands upright and is VESA mountable, the Acer Chromebox CXI maximizes space, a key consideration for libraries, cube and classroom environments as well as small and medium businesses for task-based user terminals.”