You’ll be forgiven if you’ve lost about Chromeboxes, a desktop PCs using Google’s Chrome OS. While there were a flurry of a mini-PCs expelled a few years back, they have mostly been abandoned in preference of their impossibly successful Chromebook siblings.
Acer hopes to inject some new life into a product difficulty with updated versions of a CX Chromebox lineup, that it launched behind in 2014. Online sleuths have speckled a new CXI3 array popping adult for pre-order on some online sell sites, with 4 simple configurations that underline possibly 7th- or 8th-generation Intel Core processors.
Not surprisingly, a cheapest chronicle uses an strange Kaby Lake processor in a form of a dual-core Celeron 3865U. The CXI3-4GKM, labelled around $300, also comes with 4 gigs of RAM and 32GB of solid-state storage. The subsequent step-up pattern also comes with a 7th-generation Core chip, in this box a twin Core i3-7130U. The CXI3-I38GKM also doubles a RAM and built-in storage for a cost around $470.
The configs featuring rested Kaby Lake CPUs embody a CXI3-I58GKM, that sports a Core i5-8250U, 8GB of memory, and 64GB SSD for about $50 some-more than a Core i3 version, and a CXI3-I716GKM, that is powered by a Core i7-8550U and includes 16GB of RAM and 64 gigs of storage for approximately $750. Whether a high-end Core i7 is profusion for a complement using a Chrome OS, that prides itself on being apparatus un-intensive, is open to debate, though that hasn’t stopped Acer from giving we that option.
The CXI3’s prosy black framework houses a common array of ports, including HDMI, Ethernet, dual USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.1 Type A, USB 3.1 Type C, and a microSD label reader. Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi is also included, as is a mount to keep a complement straight and a VESA ascent pack to hang it behind a monitor.