Acer has announced the Acer Chromebase as its first all-in-one Chrome OS desktop with 1080p touchscreen input support. The new device will go on sale in the US sometime in the second quarter.
Similar to the previously launched LG Chromebase, the Acer Chromebase features a touchscreen display panel, but in 21.5-inch size and has 1920x1080pixel (full-HD) resolution. There is an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset along with a quad-core CPU and up to 4GB of RAM.
There is no word on the part of its built-in storage. However, Acer has mentioned in the press release that there is a complimentary 100GB of Google Drive storage for first two years.
The Acer Chromebase has a VESA-compatible stand and comes along with a two 3W audio speakers and an HD webcam. Besides, there is an HDMI out, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 ports in addition to Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity options.
As the Acer Chromebase runs on Google’s Chrome OS, it comes preloaded with Google Apps such as Google Chrome, Gmail and YouTube among others.
Acer claims that the device boots up in just ten seconds and has “multiple layers of security” as well as support for multiple user accounts to offer a decent computing experience.
Last month, Acer brought the new Chromebox CXI to the US market to offer an upgraded Chrome OS experience for enterprises and offices. The new device is powered by a forth-generation Intel Core i3 processor and has 8GB of RAM.