Acer had teased at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 back in January that it’s going to release a new Chrome OS-powered desktop later this year and the company has now following through. It has confirmed the pricing and release details for the Chromebox CXI3. The entry-level model of this device costs $297.99 and it’s now available for pre-order.
Acer is offering three Intel Core processor options for customers to choose from. There’s the Intel Celeron 3865U, the 7th generation Intel Core i3 7130U, and the 8th generation Intel Core i5 8250U. It can support up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Prices obviously vary by configuration and the top-of-the-line model with the 8th generation chip will set you back $744.99.
It features two USB 2.0 and three USB 3.0 ports as well as a USB Type-C 3.0 port. There are ports for Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and 3.5mm headphones. The Chromebox CXI3 also has a microSD card slot. Acer’s new Chromebox ships with a vertical stand and customers have the option to purchase a VSA mounting kit if they want to attach it to the back of their monitor.