Acer has launched an impressive Chromebase All-In-One with an impressive display, but questions remain about if it’ll be enough to tip the struggling desktop market.
Acer wants to put Chromebase personal computers on the market by introducing a massive all-in-one device with a 21.5-inch MultiTouch display. The combination of quality with the Chrome OS is what Google believes will set it apart from any other choice on the market. Meanwhile, Acer is hoping that the quality of the device will be enough to tap into a market that really hasn’t been hit very well by Google to this point.
There’s clear indication that desktop PCs simply don’t mean what they did once. Laptops are by far the more popular option, and as 2-in-1, ultrabooks become commonplace, and the specifications on tablets increases – as well as the size of them – it’s hard to see a computing future with desktop PCs. They’re large, cumbersome, and permanent.
However, for those same reasons Acer believes that there is a market to be won. The company believes that it can capture the market that still wants a larger, home-based system, which will run Chrome OS – which comparatively is significantly less expensive than other options. The device brings an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, as well as a 21.5-inch display that’ll measure 1920 x 1080 in terms of resolution. That isn’t anything to be ashamed of, either, as Acer has come up with this here that certainly warrants the attention it’s getting.
That being said though, 3W speakers, HDMI, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 ports, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0 all mean that the device is going to be impressive. It’s an all-in-one, too, so users won’t have to worry about a tower. The display will be bringing touch screen capabilities with it, too. The big questions right now revolve around RAM memory and pricing. These are two key pieces of information that are still unknown and until they are – that will largely shape how successful this Chromebase all-in-one PC actually does on the open market.
If we’re comparing it to other devices on the market – LG’s counterpart sells for $349 with similar specifications. It would be a good prediction at this point that this device will fall somewhere in that range but should at least stay under $400.