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Acer’s all-in-one Chromebase is a touchscreen beast

by Jacob Kleinman | April 2, 2015April 2, 2015 10:00 pm PDT

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When you think of Chrome OS you probably picture a sleek and lightweight Chromebook, or maybe even Google’s new Chromebit HDMI stick. But the same operating system also works on massive all-in-one Chromebase desktops, and Acer’s new touchscreen model may be the best we’ve ever seen.

The Acer Chromebase features a 21.5-inch 1080p display with 10-point touch controls and a 178-degree viewing angle. It also packs a super-fast Tegra K1 quad-core processor, an HD webcam and built-in speakers. Along the sides, you’ll findĀ USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and HDMI ports. The entire thing promises to boot up in ten seconds flat, and comes with 100GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years.

Acer’s new Chrome OS machine is set to launch in North America and parts of Asia sometime in the second quarter of 2015. The company hasn’t revealed how much its Chromebase will cost, though a similar model from LG with a regular non-touch display starts at $350. We’re guessing Acer’s new desktop computer won’t come cheap, though for Chrome OS fans it may be the best option out there

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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...