Acer Chromebase

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Released in mid-2015, the Acer Chromebase was the first all-in-one Chrome OS device to hit the market. The Chromebase is aimed at people who would enjoy an iMac but don’t have the budget to buy Apple hardware. It also makes a good choice for computing in places with little space for lots of computer equipment, such as kitchens and nooks.

Acer chose the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor for the Chromebase, which is a pretty powerful quad-core processor running at 2.1 Ghz. The screen is 21.5” but the active matrix TFT display doesn’t quite cut it in a market full of ISP displays (an issue they’ve resolved with the newer Acer Chromebase 24). One model also features a touchscreen and still keeps the price low at around $400.

Overall, this was a pretty good entry into the all-in-one market for Chrome OS. Those looking for a slightly upgraded experience should probably look at the Chromebase 24, but this original Chromebase is still a good buy, especially as prices have fallen considerably since it was first released.

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  Acer Chromebase
Acer Chromebase
Acer Chromebase (Touchscreen)
Acer Chromebase (Touchscreen)
Acer Chromebase (with Stand)
Acer Chromebase (with Stand)
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List Price: $329.99
Amazon Prices:
List Price: $429.99
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List Price: $349.99
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Model Number DC221HQ BWMICZ / UM.WD1AA.B02 DC221HQ wmicz / UM.WD1AA.002 DC221HQ cwmircz / UM.WD1AA.C01
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Android Apps more info No No No
Perfomance Rating 5.9 5.9 5.9
Processor Quad Core 2.1 Ghz NVIDIA Tegra K1 CD570M-A1 Quad Core 2.1 Ghz NVIDIA Tegra K1 CD570M-A1 Quad Core 2.1 Ghz NVIDIA Tegra K1 CD570M-A1
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB SSD 16 GB SSD 16 GB SSD
Screen Size 21.5" 21.5" 21.5"
Touch Screen No Yes No
Screen Type LED Backlit Active Matrix TFT LED Backlit Active Matrix TFT LED Backlit Active Matrix TFT
Dimensions
width x length x thickness
20.9 x 14.1 x 1.8 inches
(530.86 x 358.14 x 45.72 mm)
20.9 x 14.1 x 1.8 inches
(530.86 x 358.14 x 45.72 mm)
20.9 x 14.1 x 1.8 inches
(530.86 x 358.14 x 45.72 mm)
Weight 7.46 lbs (3.39 kg) 7.46 lbs (3.39 kg) 7.46 lbs (3.39 kg)
Backlit Keyboard No No No
Webcam HD HD HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 4.0
Ethernet Yes Yes Yes
HDMI Full Sized HDMI Full Sized HDMI Full Sized HDMI
USB Ports 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0
Card Reader microSD microSD microSD
Battery No Battery No Battery No Battery
Battery Life No Battery No Battery No Battery
Fanless No No No
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Expiration Date info
August 2020 August 2020 August 2020

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