Acer pitches its new Chromebox CXI4 as a desktop-replacement for enterprise or education
The CXI4 is Acer's latest Chromebox, and has a compact, slab-like shape that means it can be placed out of the way on a desk using its inbuilt stand. Alternatively, it can be installed onto the back of a given monitor using its standard VESA mount. Therefore, the OEM asserts it can provide decently high-powered, straightforward, unobtrusive computing in situations where the contents of the screen it drives might need to be the focus.
The CXI4 has SKUs with Intel processors ranging from newer Celerons to Core i7s. These chipsets confer specs such as Wi-Fi 6 on the new Chrome OS device. There is also one (rear-facing) USB type C port, which may allow the user to connect high-powered displays or storage media while going about their business.
Alternatively, the new Chromebox has 2 HDMI ports. It also has 2 main case options, one of which includes 3 additional USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, whereas the other replaces them with 3 SuperSpeed inputs. Either also has 2 of the faster options on the front, in any case. A 3.5mm jack is also found alongside them.
The Acer Chromebox CXI4 is currently slated to become available (as will more data on its actual CPUs and storage specs) from the middle of 2021's first quarter (1Q2021), and to be set at a starting price of €259 (~US$307).
Acer Press Release