CES is off to a good start for Acer. In addition to announcing the Acer H7 (the world’s first USB Type-C monitor) and a handful of Windows 10 laptops, Acer has also unveiled two new Chrome OS devices.
Acer Chromebase 24
Powered by Intel’s Core processors, the Acer Chromebase 24 is the most powerful all-in-one Chrome OS device ever announced. The Chromebase 24 features a 23.8-inch IPS display and 8GB of RAM. The 1080p panel also comes with a touchscreen option for those who enjoy getting greasy fingerprints all over their desktop display.
The Chromebase 24 will be positioned as an education and videoconferencing device thanks to its four internal microphones and adjustable HD webcam. Acer isn’t revealing full specifications and pricing yet since those details will vary based on where the Chromebase 24 is purchased.
Acer CB3-131 Chromebook
The Acer CB3-131 Chromebook is a pretty standard Intel Celeron-powered Chromebook featuring an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768-pixel display, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 2/4GB of memory 16/32GB of storage, 3 USB ports, SD card reader and HDMI out, while promising nine hours of battery life.
The specs and design of the Acer CB3-131 Chromebook will not be turning heads, but Acer is hoping that the laptop’s semi-rugged aluminum and plastic build will make it appealing for parents or schools. Acer claims that the CB3-131 can withstand 133 pounds of pressure with its lid closed and survive a basic two-foot drop. The Acer CB3-131Chromebook will be making its way to a handful of global markets starting in February for $179.99