Acer is expanding its Chrome OS device offering

Written by Ashraf El Hadi

  • Acer’s latest mini PC, the Chromebox, is easy to set up, use and manage, helping to save space in commercial and educational settings, including classrooms, libraries, reception areas, offices, kiosks, and more .
  • Chromebox CXI5 and Chromebox Enterprise CXI5 support up to 12th Gen Intel Core™ i7 processors, with vPro technology® Intel Business, and up to four external monitors
  • The Acer Desktop All-in-One, Add-In-One 24, consists of a 24-inch FHD display housing a Chromebox CXI5 or Chromebox Enterprise CXI5, easily interchangeable to facilitate upgrades and maintenance

Acer today announced the expansion of its Chrome OS hardware offering with the introduction of the Chromebox CXI5 and Chromebox Enterprise CXI5, as well as the Add-In-One 24, the all-in-one modular solution consisting of a 24-inch FHD display with Chromebox CXI5 installed. Or Chromebox Enterprise CXI5. Both options help businesses save space and simplify maintenance, upgrades and repairs, leading to less downtime and cost savings in the long run.

“These Chrome OS devices are an excellent choice for businesses that need reliable computers that are easy to set up, use and manage, and that make the most of space-constrained environments,” said Jeff Lee, General Manager, Desktop Computing , IT Products said. Division, Acer. . These Acer devices offer the multitasking capabilities and security features required in today’s organizations, as they are equipped with the latest technologies, including Intel vPro and built-in malware protection.”

Chromebox CXI5 and chromebox undertaking CXI5 from Acer

Powered by Chrome OS, the Acer Chromebox CXI5 mini PC is fast, easy to use, powerful in security features and compact in size allowing great flexibility in placement options. This device fits into space-constrained environments, such as call centers and co-working spaces, and the VESA mounting kit allows it to be installed almost anywhere. The mini-computer is equipped with up to a 12th generation Intel Core i7 processor[1], which offers improved performance by up to 20% compared to previous generations, ensuring fast execution of everyday tasks. Designed to support business performance and efficiency, the Intel vPro platform provides an additional layer of hardware-based protection essential in a hybrid work environment, providing reliable stability for IT professionals.

Equipped with the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, the Chromebox Enterprise CXI5 is designed to meet the IT requirements of businesses and support the needs of the modern workplace, offering a combination of rapid deployment capabilities and easy-to-use management tools , along with built-in proactive security features and access to a wide range of applications.task productivity. The smart device is supported 24/7 by IT experts, enabling them to apply hundreds of policies through the Google Admin control panel, and run regular automatic security updates in the background to minimize interruptions and downtime. The Chromebox Enterprise CXI5 is an environmentally friendly device that offers low power consumption modes and efficient charging capabilities.

The two computers can connect to a wide range of peripherals, through four USB 3.2 Type-A Gen 2 ports, and two USB 4 Type-C Gen 3 ports, which represent the fastest technology in the world of USB ports, with a data transfer speed of up to 40 GB per hour. the second. It offers a USB Type-C port, along with two HDMI 2.1 ports Contact what Up to four external monitors. Both devices are also compatible with Intel Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) and have an RJ45 port with 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet (2.5GbE)[2], This ensures a stable internet connection.

Add-In-One 24, the all-in-one desktop solution from Acer

The addition The new Acer 24 features a modular design consisting of a 24-inch FHD 1080p display housing a Chromebox CXI5 or Chromebox Enterprise CXI5, enabling easy swapping of Chromeboxes to simplify upgrades and maintenance and reduce downtime reduce.

The device is ideal for office workers and meetings, as a 5-megapixel web camera with a 115-degree wide angle, two microphones and a 4-watt speaker ensure high-definition video calls. Various AI noise reduction modes enable clear sound delivery, even in the busiest places. The webcam also includes a built-in shutter for added security and to prevent hackers from taking pictures.

The screen design, with its narrow bezels and internal IPS switching technology, offers a clear and wide viewing experience, and its benefits are evident when you collaborate with others in front of the computer or run multiple applications simultaneously. Narrow bezels offer more viewing space and reduce the need to scroll the screen, while the screen can be tilted between 5 and 25 degrees to suit your preferred viewing angle. The optional touch feature1 contributes to easy navigation, and the screen comes with an anti-reflective coating, allowing it to be used even in strong lighting conditions. The Chromebox CXI5 and Chromebox Enterprise CXI5 are securely attached to the back of the monitor with special screws to prevent unauthorized persons from tampering with the device.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer Chromebox CXI5 will be available in EMEA in March, starting at $369 (excluding VAT).

The Add-In-One 24 will be available in EMEA in March from $849 (excluding VAT)

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