Chromebooks have been receiving a lot of criticisms from users. Even though it highlights the feature of all-in-one PC experience, it is not so popular among the users. But Acer has come up with something innovative. Rather than developing a Home Version of the device company found it worth to develop an Enterprise Version of the device. Acer launched its first ever touchscreen supported Chromebase, made exclusively to handle enterprise level video conferencing.
Acer Chromebase for meetings has the largest screen that any Chrome OS device holds. It is also equipped with four microphones and two speakers for crystal clear audio performance. These features are inevitable when the purpose of the device is considered. Chromebase for meetings can hold upto 25 persons on Hangouts on various devices like Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones and anyone having a meeting link. This all-in-one device holds all the software, hardware and other services required in addition to 24*7 technical support along with Chrome Device Management for ease in administration.
As I mentioned earlier, Chromebase is having the largest screen of all Chrome OS devices. Chromebase is having a display that extends upto 24 inches edge to edge. This display is enhanced by touchscreen along with FHD display supported by adjustable HD webcam that tilts from -50 to 300. The screen is having a resolution of 1920*1080 pixels.
Chromebase is powered by Intel Celeron 3215U dual core processor. This processor is supported by a RAM of 4GB ensuring that the device doesn’t hang during intensive processing. Chromebase for meetings functions on Chrome OS.Acer promises that the device is designed to receive regular updates once in every six weeks.The device is having an internal storage of 16GB Solid State Storage. The entire data stored on Chromebase is protected by TPM 1.2 chip (Trusted Platform Module), which automatically generates and stores cryptographic keys.Verified Boot checks for any issues with system files each time Chrome OS boots up.
Chromebase for meeting supports WiFi connectivity with a bandwidth of 802.11ac. In addition the device also holds three USB ports of v3.0. This ensures that users are allowed to transfer data with lightning speed.
Chromebase for meeting will be initially launched in US. It is tagged with a price of $799 which inclusive of initial year’s $250 management and support fee. The Chromebase for meeting will also make its way to Canada, UK, Australia and Ireland.