Acer today announced the Chromebox CXI Series, a PC which is aimed at small businesses, schools and budget-conscious consumers. The entry-level model which features an Intel Celeron 2957U dual-core 1.4GHz CPU, 16GB solid state drive and 2GB memory is priced at $179.99. The 4GB model is priced at $219.99.
The solid state drive ensures that the PC is fast, it boots in about 8 seconds and resumes almost instantly from sleep mode.
“The Acer Chromebook CXI is an excellent fit for schools and any other institution or business where conserving costs and space are high priorities,” said Simon Hwang, president of Acer Stationary Computing and Display Business Group. “Due to the ease of management, the Chromebox can significantly reduce technical support and consequently lower the total cost of ownership.”