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New Acer Chromebase is A Killer 24-inch Chrome OS PC

Acer Chromebase 24

Stylish: The new Acer Chromebase 24

CES 2016, and Acer has taken the wrapping off of a stylish new Chromebase PC.

It’s the biggest and most powerful Chromebase released to date.

The all-in-one Acer Chromebase 24 leapfrogs the company’s first-gen model in almost every single area.

Acer has seen fit to bump up the screen size and quality to an IPS panel with full-HD resolution; has ditched the white, plasticky-looking casing, super charged the processor choices; and sprinkled a few novel hardware innovations on top.

The result is a killer Chromebase – the sort we’ve been waiting for since LG debuted the first such device back in 2013.

Acer Chromebase 24 Specs

The Acer Chromebase 24 sports a vivid 23.8-inch IPS display pushing a roomy resolution of 1920×1080 (known as FHD in abbreviation speak). A speaker grill sits beneath the screen (which will also be available with an optional 10-point multi-touch display).

The model will be available in a range of configurations, with a range of Intel Core processors promised. Yup, the low-power slow-poke Intel Celerons used previously give way to proper desktop processors.

sleek chassis houses both the screen and system innards, while the switch to a traditional monitor stand enables the screen to be repositioned between 5 and 30 degrees.

Ports wise there is a selection of USB 2.0 and 3.0 slots, headphone/mic in jacks and an SD card slot for expanding storage.

Sadly Acer only appears to offer a HDMI out slot. This is handy if you need to work with two screens, but limiting for anything else. (The LG Chromebase launched in late 2013 offered buyers a HDMI in port, thereby allowing the Chromebase to double-up as a regular PC monitor, TV or Chromecast receiver).

Key specs at a glance:

  • FHD IPS Display — Largest of any Chromebase
  • Choice of Intel Core processors
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • 10-point touch display (optional)
  • 178-degree viewing angles
  • VESA mount compatibility
  • 4 microphones for improved sound
  • Adjustable HDR webcam

To Buy, Or Not To Buy?

It’s thrilling to see that the Chromebase category isn’t dead. With a paltry pair of devices released thus far – a seemingly endless churn of iterative new Chromebook models make the category seem stale by comparison – a new model was not a given.

A stylish new look, roomy screen size and vivid IPS touchscreen display combine to make my inner desire demand I try to find a purpose for one, if no one else’s!

As an interactive info kiosk in a hotel lobby or a family PC that handles online shopping, social networking, and basic media playback, the Chromebase can more than hold its own against similar low-power PCs out there, be they running Android or Microsoft Windows systems.

Acer is shy on pricing for this new model. But with previous Chromebases asking for around $329 you should expect a price tag in a similar range.

  • Any word on when these are going on sale?

  • ONLY FHD on 23.8″? I’m not amused.

  • sl1kr1ky

    Excellent, I was starting to worry we had seen the last of Chromebase and box

  • Huckleberry

    Nice looking unit, but it seems to me that if you are worried about the resolution or the lack of an HDMI in then you might still be better off with a chromebox instead. This looks like a nice piece of equipment though and I sure wouldn’t mind having one if I could justify having another computer in my house.

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  • Yossihn Hayoun

    Too bad it has no HDMI out. Better to get a Chromebox with a screen.

    • Alex Ohannes

      It does. Read the article again.

      • Mik Furie

        They mean HDMI In, not Out.

        • Alex Ohannes

          I wanted the guy to figure that out for himself. Too late now, I guess.

          • Yossihn Hayoun

            I did figure it out…I meant “in”

  • Vin

    The #1 reason that I currently have little interest in buying another Chromebook is the lack of a good screen – a screen with large size and good resolution (and touch, but now I’m being greedy). For me to do serious work, I need a serious screen. This is inhibiting me now more than any operating system / privacy issues.

    • Keith Reeder

      Really? It’s the screens? You’ve never mentioned THAT before…

    • aayush desai

      Acer chromebook r13

  • Not impressed my feeling is it they ACER are still offloading old surplus obsolete parts when what we really want is the nrwer high speed low drag componrmts, features and options we’re going to pay extra for it just not Dell prices.

    I mean seriously why would any machine offer USB 2.0 right now, answer not me.
    The new SDD drives high capacity high speed low price SDXC cards are coming out for $45 come no problem don’t give us a look at the cards but give us lots to put them in.

    I know we’ve come a long way from the cr-48 back in 2010 and I’m sure and half the time we’re going to be twice as far so I’m being patient but don’t take us for suckers we are your bread and butter and all the kids in school there is so created by God that they have the Chrome resources that they do and of course Google backing with that and that’s just fantastic but non pressed by the chromebase 24 no like somebody earlier said no I can’t I can’t find an excuse to buy that and put it in my house but I can understand some business putting it up as a kiosk absolutely but not for anything more than $300 screw that I will by that old LG 21 led before I did that. And I’m an Acer fanboy.

  • Tony

    希望是霧面瑩幕 wire and wireless connect

  • Tony

    how many hours for battery use ?

    • YY

      If you keep cycling? FOREVER!

      • tony

        If battery broke down where we can buy how much ?

        • YY

          If you go left 200m, then right, then jump. There it is!

          • tony

            You seem very smart hope your life is always smooth

  • Tony

    hope this screen protect user’s eyes

  • Bob Reed

    When will this machine actually be available to buy?

  • pt020

    To Europe they only bring the basic specs… with a premium price!

  • Dan Van Malsen

    The new Chromebase 24 machines are listed on Acer’s site under “For Work”. Does this mean they are “enterprise enrolled”? I would be purchasing one of these for personal use and there is an Amazon review warning that it can only be used as part of an enterprise.

  • Make a comment (real review) and the post gets deleted…. bye good luck, won’t be coming back

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