Acer America has unveiled two new Chromeboxes that both run on Intel Core i3 processors. The company has been doing quite a good job pushing ChromeOS devices, and it now introduces two upgraded Chromeboxes that will have higher amounts of RAM and support for 4K displays.
Obviously, these device will run on ChromeOS and there will be two models, one being the CXI-i34GKM and the other being the CXI-i38GKM with 4GB RAM and 8GB RAM on board respectively. They will both be running on a fourth generation Intel Core i3 4030U dual-core processor and be able to output to 2K (2048 x 1536) as well as 4K (3840 x 2160) displays. The Chromebox is housed in a 0.6 liter chassis with a dimension of 165.3 (w) x 130 (h) x 33.02mm. In terms of storage, the 4GB RAM model will have a 16GB solid-state drive while the latter will have a 32GB solid-state drive and an SD card slot that supports up to 32GB for added storage.
As for connectivity, the Chromeboxes will feature Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. There will also be four USB 3.0 ports to allow faster data transfers between USB devices. To support the 2K and 4K displays, users can hook up their displays to the Chromeboxes’ HDMI and DisplayPort ports. Not only that, it also comes with a VESA mounting kit as it supports the VESA mounting standard so users can mount the Chromebox on the wall or on a stand if they wish to.
The two models will have also have a TPM 1.2 chip to enhance the security of the user’s data and personal information. The chip encrypts and safeguards the user’s data as it generates and stores secure cryptographic keys. They come with the standard one-year parts and labour warranty, and the option to add an additional two years via the Acer Advantage service.
Acer’s Chromeboxes are already available in US retailers and resellers for the price tag of $349.99 (about RM1,279) for the CXI-i34GKM model and $399.99 (about RM1,462) for the CXI-i38GKM model. It’s unlikely that these will be arriving in Malaysia, but never discount that possibility.
[Source: Android Central]