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Acer CXI is a powerful new Chromebox with 4K support

by Jacob Kleinman | March 7, 2015March 7, 2015 6:00 pm PST

Want to turn your 4K display into a Chrome OS machine? Acer has your back. The Taiwanese company announced its new Chromebox CXI on Thursday, a new computer that features Chrome OS and support for super high-res monitors.

The CXI packs a 4th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 16GB of expandable SSD storage via microSD, support for both 2K and 4K displays, and four USB 3.0 ports. It also boasts a one-touch factory reset button and a super-slim design. You can pick one up for $350 with 4GB of RAM, or pay the full $400 for 8GB of RAM instead.

That’s definitely on the pricy side for a Chromebox. An ASUS-made model that launched last year costs just $179, as does HP’s Chromebox CB1. Then again, neither device can match Acer’s horsepower, or its boot-up time of just eight seconds.

Acer’s new Chromebox will be available later this month, though the company hasn’t revealed official launch plans here in the U.S.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...