As the main PC business keeps on going down Google’s Chrome operating system magnetizing more partners and offering more choices in different form factors and value ranges. While there are a couple of alternatives regarding the matter of Chromebox units, Acer is presently hopping into the ring with its Chromebox CXI series.
There are several Chromebook running systems are available in market but the CXI series from Acer packs a TPM 1.2 Security chip and is targeted mainly at the business and education, however it will also be available for normal users. According to a news, the Acer CXI PC series is all set to land in next month to Canada and United States and then it will move to UK and other regions next. Acer is offering a 4GB ($220 US / $239 CANADA) and 2GB ($180 US / $199 CANADA) composition. And the rest of the CXi specs are as below, CXI is powered by an Intel Celeron 2957U with 16 GB storage, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, 4 USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, a display port output and HDMI.
As I told earlier, The CXI series is perfect for small to medium businesses and education and also users looking to get budget one who don’t require a mobile platform.
Like the C7 Chromebook series that we have already seen, the CXI is comparatively fast. The CXI takes around 8 seconds to boot up and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode because of the 16GB SSD. Packed in a compact .6 liter (6.51 x 5.12 x 1.3-inches) body that stands upright and is VESA mountable.
The pricing for the Acer Chromebox CXI is similar to what we’re seeing from Acer and HP, though the addition of the TPM 1.2 security chip could be enough to sway consumers to pick this one up over the competition.
via: Android Authority